Winner! 2 Tony® and Drama Desk Awards, 2008
Winner! Best New Comedy, Laurence Olivier Award, 2007
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!
In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure! The 39 Steps, was Broadway’s longest running comedy, and played over 500 performances.
“THEATER AT ITS FINEST… Absurdly enjoyable! This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchcock’s film is fast and frothy, performed by a cast of four that seems like a cast of thousands.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“The most entertaining show on Broadway!” –Liz Smith, The New York Post
“INGENIOUS! A DIZZY DELIGHT!” –Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News
“RIOTOUS & MARVELOUS!” –Clive Barnes, The New York Post
“A giddy display of theatrical invention!” –David Rooney, Variety
“Rollicking Fun! Hugely Entertaining!” – Sunday Times