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39 Steps

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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

84
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if Such a fine take of the movie. Very entertaining

Don't see it if your not a Hitchock fan

78
Delightful, Funny, Original

See it if Engaging shiw

Don't see it if Don't want to have a good time

80
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You love clever mysteries

Don't see it if You are not familiar with Hitchcock!

100
Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if like mystery solving and action

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with seeing women in a slip-on

90
Hilarious, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing, Must see

See it if you want to be entertained. If you like mysteries and can fill in the gaps while watching a staging (rather than a movie).

Don't see it if you don't like Alfred Hitchcock or seeing the same actors portray all the characters

85
Ambitious, Confusing, Edgy, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You are awake and can follow a complicated storyline

Don't see it if You hate fun

100
Must see, Hilarious, Great staging, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you enjoy Hitchcock thrillers turned upside down! The unique storytelling and inventive comic elements lift Hitch's story to new heights.

Don't see it if you only want to watch the original story ala serious murder thriller.

Also This show illustrates the beauty of theatrical storytelling. A cast of... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if enjoy great British humor. Older show with great comedy.

Don't see it if you do not like British humor. Very British show and very funny. It is a small company and some actors play various characters.

100
Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if If you want to be thoroughly entertained ...if you like silliness

Don't see it if you don't enjoy Pythonesque offerings.

93
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You like Fast pace funny

Don't see it if You do t have a sense of humor

83
Funny, Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if You enjoy delightful, fun experiences. You've ever seen a Hitchcock film. Dizzying, whirlwind experiences excite you.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy a good farce. You like your theater serious & humorless.

93
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if The show showcases the amazing abilities of the actors. A great choice for someone who wants something different than the "typical" show.

Don't see it if You like fluffy and campy shows.

82
Clever, Dizzying, Great acting, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy imaginative stage presentation.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in anything that isn't "modern".

75
Clever, Dizzying, Entertaining, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if You love physical comedy and Hitchcock.

Don't see it if You want a profound night out. It's a little stale compared to its original production on Broadway.

55
Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You like Hitchcock

Don't see it if You have anything better to do

96
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Masterful, Great staging

See it if You want to laugh out loud

Don't see it if You don't like physical comedy

87
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if you like fast dialogue and even faster changes! This show is a delightful spoof of the Hitchcock film, and loads of fun

Don't see it if you are easily confused by actors playing multiple roles

18
Disappointing, Overrated, Original, Banal, Dated

See it if You like clever tricks with limited actors.

Don't see it if You don't like nonsensical marketing gimmicks and being disappointed.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Dizzying

See it if you enjoy old school theatre tricks and have an active imagination as cast members play many, many roles, at a breakneck pace.

Don't see it if you don't like Alfred Hitchcock films

90
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You're looking for a night of good laughs and family fun.

Don't see it if You're looking for a serious, emotional piece.

100
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great writing

See it if You want to be kept on your toes while laughing the whole time.

Don't see it if You are opposed to hilarity.

92
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Original

See it if You enjoy anything Alfred Hitchcock. The staging is a delight and it is fun from being to end!

Don't see it if you don't like Hitchcock. Or plays.

100
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Exquisite, Hilarious

See it if You like your Hitchcock with plenty of laughs,this shoestring company is top drawer playing so many characters it's dizzying to watc

Don't see it if You dead!!!!

95
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if You want to be absolutely entertained, you love clever staging and acting

Don't see it if ....just see it. If you want something pop and overrated, then don't see this.

78
Delightful, Funny, Original, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You like comedies

Don't see it if You don't like comedies


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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