The 39 Steps, the British stage production of the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film and John Buchan's popular 1915 novel in which South African Richard Hannay finds himself embroiled in murder and espionage, is heading for the bright lights of Broadway. Four actors play nearly 140 roles.
The 39 Steps will play at the American Airlines Theater via the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York. The run is scheduled from January 4 to March 23, 2008.
Further details here. Read about the Boston previews here and the London production here.
About the photo: A mysterious woman (Jennifer Ferrin) with an even more mysterious accent meets her end in the London flat of Richard Hannay (Charles Edwards), who's wrongly accused of killing her in the Huntington Theatre Company's pre-Broadway American premiere production of Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps." Photo: T. Charles Erickson