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The Thirty-Nine Steps Tickets & Information

Cort Theatre

138 West 48th Street

Between 7th and 6th Avenues

New York NY 10036 View on map

The Thirty-Nine Steps Summary

Alfred Hitchcock's classic spy thriller, The 39 Steps, brilliantly and hilariously recreated as the smash hit Olivier Award Winning Best New Comedy. This blissfully funny show follows the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff-upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women. This wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy thriller features four fearless actors, playing 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action.

39 Steps, 2 Actors, Countless Roles (New York Times)
Will the thugs harm the old couple? Will the McGarrigles reveal the whereabouts of our hero and heroine? And how on earth will all four roles be played by just two actors?

From Sketch to Stage (New York Times)
A look at The 39 Steps with the show's set designer Peter McKintosh

Novel to Screen to Stage: Evolving Step by Step (New York Times)
In London the award-winning theatrical comedy is billed as John Buchan's The 39 Steps. But on Broadway, where the British import opened this month, it is called Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps.

The Shows Must Go On, but Not Until They Change Theaters
If Broadway critics said August and 39 Steps are moving experiences, they’d be right on the mark.

The Thirty-Nine Steps Cast Members:

Arnie Burton, Francesca Faridany, Jeffrey Kuhn, Sam Robards

The Thirty-Nine Steps Creative Team

Adapted by: Patrick Barlow
Director: Maria Aitken
Producer: 39 Steps L.P.
Press Agent: Boneau/Bryan-Brown

The Thirty-Nine Steps Award Winners/Nominees

Nominated for 6 2008 Tony Awards
  • Best Play
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play - Peter McKintosh
  • Best Costume Design of a Play - Peter McKintosh
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play - Kevin Adams - Winner
  • Best Sound Design of a Play - Mic Pool - Winner
  • Best Direction of a Play - Maria Aitken
Nominated for 3 2008 Outer Critics Circle Awards
  • Outstanding New Broadway Play
  • Outstanding Director of a Play - Maria Aitken
  • Outstanding Lighting Design - Kevin Adams
Nominated for 3 2008 Drama Desk Awards
  • Unique Theatrical Experience - Winner
  • Outstanding Lighting Design - Kevin Adams - Winner
  • Outstanding Sound Design - Mic Pool

The Thirty-Nine Steps Quick Facts

Running Time:

1 hour and 47 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission

Price Range

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Audience :

May be inappropriate for 8 and under.
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
April 29, 2008 May 8, 2008

Box Office Hours

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: Noon - 6pm (If there is an evening performance, open until curtain.)

No future sales 30 minutes before start of performance.

Mail Order

The 39 Steps Mail Order
P. O. Box 998
Times Square Station
New York, NY 10108-0998

Coat Room

Yes (No strollers or furs)