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Hitch-cake! 39 Steps Celebrates Birthday of Legendary Director Alfred Hitchcock

Hitchcock is the director behind the original film version of The 39 Steps.

39 Steps cast members Robert Petkoff, Brittany Vicars, Arnie Burton, and Billy Carter with the Hitch-cake.
(photo courtesy of the production)

Off-Broadway's 39 Steps celebrated Alfred Hitchcock's 116th birthday on Thursday, August 13 by inviting the audience to join special post-show festivities, which included a custom-designed cake by Cake Alchemy in the shape of Hitchcock's famous likeness.

The show also launched a daily in-person lottery, offering a limited number of orchestra tickets to patrons at the box office at 100 East 17th Street. Ticket-buyers can enter the lottery beginning one hour before the performance, and names will be drawn 30 minutes prior to curtain. Winners may purchase up to two $10 tickets with cash only to that day's performance. Seat locations will be at the theater's discretion, and lottery may not be offered at all performances.

39 Steps opened at the Union Square Theatre on April 13. The show features four actors portraying more than 150 characters. The company is led by Robert Petkoff (All the Way) as Richard Hannay, the dashing hero racing to solve the mystery of the 39 Steps while trying to clear his name; Brittany Vicars as the fetching Pamela, Annabella, and Margaret; Billy Carter as Clown #1; and original Broadway cast member Arnie Burton (Lives of the Saints) as Clown #2.

The play is adapted by Tony-nominated author Patrick Barlow from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon, and based on the book by John Buchan as well as the classic 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film. The production reunites the entire original creative team, including Tony-nominated director Maria Aitken, Tony-winning lighting designer Kevin Adams, Tony-winning sound designer Mic Pool, and Tony-nominated scenic and costume designer Peter McKintosh.

Alfred Hitchcock's birthday the shape of Alfred Hitchcock.
(photo courtesy of the production)

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