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The 39 Steps continues Talkback Tuesday tomorrow with Liz Tuccillo

THE 39 STEPS’ “HITCHCOCK MEETS HILARIOUS”

TALKBACK TUESDAY SERIES CONTINUES TOMORROW NIGHT

WITH LIZ TUCCILLO

POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS WITH CAST MEMBERS

FROM THE HIT BROADWAY COMEDY JOINED BY

COMEDIANS, PROMINENT HITCHCOCK AFICIONADOS

Alfred Hitchcock’s THE 39 STEPS, Broadway’s longest running comedy, continues its “Hitchcock Meets Hilarious” Talkback Tuesday series tomorrow night with Liz Tuccillo (co-writer, He’s Just Not That Into You) joining cast members of the Tony Award-winning comedy for a post-show discussion. 

The “Hitchcock Meets Hilarious” Talkbacks are free to anyone attending Tuesday evening performances.

Line-up of guests for July and August include:

  • Tues, July 21stLiz Tuccillo (co-writer, He’s Just Not That Into You)
  • Tues, July 28thRachel Dratch (actress/comedian, “Saturday Night Live” and the upcoming musical, Minsky’s)
  • Tues, Aug 4thKarith Foster (comedian, “Imus in the Morning”)
  • Tues, Aug 11thMurray Pomerance (Hitchcock scholar)
  • Tues Aug 18thJeff Cohen (Mystery writer, Some Like It Hot Buttered, it Happened One Knife, A Night at the Operation)
  • Tues, Aug 25thChris Grabenstein (Mystery writer, Tilt a Whirl, Mad Mouse, Mind Scrambler)

Now in its second smash year, the Tony Award-winning quick change comedy version of Hitchcock’s classic film thriller is playing at the Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44th Street).

THE 39 STEPS is adapted by Patrick Barlow and directed by Maria Aitken.  The production is based on an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon and on the book by John Buchan.  

THE 39 STEPS features a cast of four actors who, against all odds, breathlessly and hilariously attempt to reenact all of the characters, locations and famous scenes in Hitchcock’s 1935 film thriller with just a few props and a lot of theatrical ingenuity and split second quick changes.  

The production stars Arnie Burton (Man #2), Jeffrey Kuhn (Man #1) Sean Mahon (Richard Hannay) and Jill Paice (Annabella Schmidt/Pamela/Margaret).  The company also includes Rob Breckenridge, Cameron Folmar and Nisi Sturgis.

THE 39 STEPS opened to deliriously ecstatic reviews.   Ben Brantley, New York Times, called the production, “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.  The actors themselves seem to be having a helluva good time.  As does the audience.”   Clive Barnes, New York Post, pronounced THE 39 STEPS “Inventively astonishing, riotous & marvelous.”  Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News, exclaimed, “Hitchcock probably never imagined his thriller had the makings of a hilarious comedy, but this show is a dizzy delight and an ingenious spoof, inventively directed by Maria Aitken. A fast-paced fun ride!”

Tickets are available from TeleCharge at 212-239-6200, online at www.telecharge.com and at the Helen Hayes Theatre box office.  Performances are Tuesday at 7:00 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM. 

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