Already closed | 1h 40m | Gramercy

39 Steps

From 268 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Delightful

About the show

The Tony Award-winning comedic spoof of the classic 1935 film, in which four actors portray more than 150 characters in a fast paced 100 minutes. More…

The madcap story follows dashing hero Richard Hannay as he races to solve the mystery of 'The 39 Steps,' all the while trying to clear his name. The four actors change roles in the blink of an eye. This production, performed at the intimate Union Square Theatre, is a transfer of the Tony Award winning Broadway production.

1h 40m | Already closed | Union Square Theatre (Gramercy)

Member Reviews (268)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Delightful
82
Avg Score

100
Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining, Quirky, Fast-paced

See it if You love Hitchcock, 30's and 40's comedies, farce, inventive staging, murder mystery

Don't see it if You are looking for a straight dramatic retelling of the film

88
Clever, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if You love Alfred Hitchcock

Don't see it if Zany comedy is not your thing

30
Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if only vaudeville is your taste.

Don't see it if You expect a lot!

75
Clever, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You're a fan of Alfred Hitchcock (obviously), film noir, Mel-Brooksian parody, and fourth-wall-breaking meta-theatre

Don't see it if You're offended by irreverent silliness

87
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy physical humor and puns

Don't see it if you don't!

85
Clever, Entertaining

See it if You like fast paced comedy!

Don't see it if You don't have a good imagination.

87
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Clever

See it if You like witty fast paced humor with clever and enthralling actors.

Don't see it if You're boring and don't have a good sense of humor.

100
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Must see

See it if This show is a must see! I haven't laughed that hard in a while!

Don't see it if If you don't see this show you are missing out!

78
Clever

See it if You just need a good laugh!

Don't see it if You are expecting something extremely tasteful.

85
Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You can appreciate 4 actors doing MANY parts

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor

76
Clever

See it if You love Hitchcock films.

Don't see it if You have a tough time understanding accents.

83
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy plays with a sense of humor and a brain

Don't see it if You hate spies!

95
Delightful, Quirky, Must see, Funny, Enchanting

See it if You love musicals or don't know where to start on Broadway

Don't see it if You have no soul

100
Clever, Funny, Great staging, Dizzying, Delightful

See it if You're a Hitchcock fan. Combines scenes from some of his works, with comedic, manic flair! Expertly, exquisitely choreographed. Amazing!

Don't see it if ...you don't like to have fun.

90
Entertaining, Great acting, Clever

See it if You like true creative, fun, lively, well executed theatre.

Don't see it if You don't like untraditional theatre, using a classic film for inspiration

72
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You're looking for a cute, fun, comedy. Some slap stick humor is involved, but even that is entertaining.

Don't see it if You're looking to see a serious show, or if slap stick humor is really not your thing.

89
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You enjoy satires.

Don't see it if You dont enjoy satires.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Indulgent

See it if you like both Alfred Hitchcock and Monty Python

Don't see it if You don't want to laugh


April 13th, 2015
"It remains indomitably funny...This bare-bones production is as disciplined and as precise in its footwork as a 'Firebird' from the Bolshoi Ballet. '39 Steps' remains a gallant and giggly ode to make-do resourcefulness...The cast members are as crude and as refined as they need to be."
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April 13th, 2015
"It’s a supporting actor—Arnie Burton, reprising his 2008 Broadway role—who really carries this welcome revival...It’s the silly stage business that milks the laughs. Shedding and switching secondary roles faster than they can doff or trade their cloaks and caps, Burton and sidekick Billy Carter ...
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April 13th, 2015
"Author Patrick Barlow and director Maria Aitken have created a unique piece of screwball comedy to call their own...This loving sendup is part madcap romance, part mistaken-identity thriller, and pure absurdity...At times, it feels a bit like a backyard production from the neighborhood kids, but...
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April 13th, 2015
"One of the funniest plays Broadway had seen in years is now majorly head-scratching in just how unfunny this mounting is...It seems that the show was rushed to the stage without enough rehearsal...the pacing is so far off, the chemistry nonexistent, and the campiness too big for a house of this ...
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