209th Anniversary Season · America's Oldest · Founded 1809
Production History

It's fast-paced, nonstop laughter as Broadway takes on the master of suspense!

Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps

Adapted by Patrick Barlow, from the novel by John Buchan, from the movie by Alfred Hitchcock and an original concept by Nobby Dimon and Simon Corble

March 15 – May 1, 2011
Mainstage Production History

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of merry mayhem and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced mystery for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters played by a ridiculously talented cast, 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 comedic pleasure!

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