The 39 Steps (Gallery Players)
The 39 Steps (Gallery Players)
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The 39 Steps (Gallery Players) NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(10 Reviews)
Positive
70%
Mixed
20%
Negative
10%
Members say
Clever, Hilarious, Great staging, Ambitious, Entertaining

About the Show

The Gallery Players revives this madcap theatrical spoof in which four actors portray more than 150 zany characters, turning Hitchcock's 1935 spy thriller into a fast-paced romp.

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Member Reviews (10)

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297 Reviews | 78 Followers
45
Cliched, Excruciating, Insipid, Dated, Not funny

See it if just...don't. The few times we chuckled was unfortunately at their expense. Trekking to Brooklyn for dinner was great but not for THIS mess.

Don't see it if you're expecting hilarity. Spanky & the Our Gang kids put on better shows out back in the barn. We groaned & rolled our eyes for 2 long hrs.

214 Reviews | 171 Followers
85
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious

See it if Great silly fun!If you dislike

Don't see it if if you dislike joyous fast paced romps

146 Reviews | 18 Followers
71
Hilarious, Fast paced, Delightful

See it if you like campy but a funny spoof on Hitchcock.

Don't see it if you are a purist.

111 Reviews | 20 Followers
100
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious, Masterful

See it if like Hitchcock or laughing.

Don't see it if hate Hitchcock or don't like spoofs.

101 Reviews | 56 Followers
92
Clever, Absorbing, Great staging, Hilarious, A show to see!

See it if ...you like incredibly well-played well-acting. ...you like.a frenzy of fun. ...you like good smircky smart theater.

Don't see it if you better hurry. Closes this week.

20 Reviews | 22 Followers
76
Ambitious, Delightful

See it if You are a Hitchcock fan and enjoy the idea of a few actors taking on multiple roles.

Don't see it if You might be lost if you are not a devotee of Hitchcock.

16 Reviews | 10 Followers
53
Cliched, Quirky, Slow, Dated, Strange

See it if you are interested in seeing a funny comedy and like seeing actors cross-dress.

Don't see it if you are easily bored.

14 Reviews | 1 Follower
85
Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious, Clever, Fast paced

See it if you enjoy creative, very funny writing and staging, and strong performances.

Don't see it if you're looking for more than pure entertainment.

Critic Reviews (3)

Stage Buddy
November 8th, 2016

"The Gallery Players' 'The 39 Steps' is like really entertaining clockwork. The talents of the cast and the production team combine to keep this fast-paced comic whodunit moving without a hitch...Austin as the wrongly-accused Richard is hilarious...Baxter is phenomenal with accents and postures...And the combination of Leyenberger and Walsh is nothing short of legendary."
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T
November 11th, 2016

"Despite its peregrinations, the play retains much of its small-scale, village hall beginnings in North England. Which is why it does so well in its latest revival, where it is ably directed by Gallagher...Much of its success relies on the synergy this ensemble creates. Happily, the ensemble is energetic, funny and perfectly foolish at all the right times...It is not necessary to get all the allusions to enjoy the show. But a high tolerance if not a love of pratfalls is definitely required."
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A
November 4th, 2016

“This is a parody of the 1935 film made by Alfred Hitchcock, which was based on the 1915 novel written by John Buchan. This 4-actor version contains 33 scenes. All the actors are extremely talented but the play may not be everyone's cup of tea. There are times when the plot is absolutely ridiculous and others scenes that are brilliant. If you’ve seen the play and liked it, you will not be disappointed. If you haven't seen it, this is a perfect opportunity to see it for a very reasonable price.”
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