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Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” visits The 39 Steps tomorrow!

Comedy writers Kevin Bleyer & Elliott Kalan to host a special post-show talk back.

Wednesday, September 8th

“This delicious deconstruction of Hitchcock’s classic film has been happily re-incarnated Off Broadway.”

New York Times

On Wednesday, September 8th, comedy writers Kevin Bleyer and Elliott Kalan from Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” will host a special post-show talk back with the cast of THE 39 STEPS.  The talkback is open to all ticket holders and will take place immediately following the evening performance.  39 tickets are available for $39 for tomorrow’s performance.

Alfred Hitchcock’s THE 39 STEPS hosts an ongoing talk back series with comedians, novelists, journalists, Hitchcock aficionados and many more.  In addition to Kevin Bleyer and Elliott Kalan on Wednesday, September 8 author TOM SANTOPIETRO will host on Monday, September 20.

Alfred Hitchcock’s THE 39 STEPS is currently playing at the New World Stages/ Stage 1 (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues).

THE 39 STEPS features a cast of four actors who, against all odds, breathlessly and hilariously 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 cast features John Behlmann as Richard Hannay, Cameron Folmar as Man #2, Jamie Jackson as Man #1 and Kate MacCluggage as Annabella Schmidt/Pamela/Margaret


“The Daily Show”

KEVIN BLEYER – September 8

Kevin is an Emmy Award-winning writer for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  Previously, he was a writer/producer for “Dennis Miller” and “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher.”  His book, “Me The People: An Order To Form a More Perfect Union” will be published by Random House in late 2011.

ELLIOTT KALAN – September 8

Elliott is a comedian and Emmy Award-winning writer for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”.  He hosts Closely Watched Films, a monthly classic film screening series at 92YTribeca and co-hosts “The Flophouse”, a biweekly podcast devoted to discussing bad movies.

TOM SANTOPIETRO – September 20

Tom Santopietro is the author of Sinatra in Hollywood, Considering Doris Day (New York Times “Editor’s Choice”), and The Importance of Being Barbra. He lectures on all three books around the country and performs “The Best Is Yet To Come”, a tribute to Frank Sinatra, with singer/pianist Tony DeSare. A manager of over twenty Broadway shows during the past twenty-five years, he is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is extremely happy not to be practicing law, a state of affairs applauded by the American Bar Association.
Next life: Wimbledon champion.

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

Set and costume design is by Peter McKintosh, lighting design is by Kevin Adams and sound design is by Mic Pool.  Original movement was created by Toby Sedgwick.  Additional movement is created by Christopher Bayes.  Production stage manager is M. William Shiner.


Tickets ($89.50 – 69.50) are available through Telecharge at 212-239-6200 or online at www.telecharge.com.  Student rush is available for $26.50.   All prices include a $1.50 facility fee.  Performances are Monday, Wednesday – Saturday at 8:00 PM, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 3:00PM.  39 tickets are available for $39 for both Wednesday performances & Thursday evenings

Ben Brantley of the New York Times recently re-visited the show and raved about it here: NewYorkTimesreview

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