Monday, March 17, 2008

The 1,400 Steps

The 1,400 Steps

According to Gordon Cox of Variety, that wonderful little spoof of Alfred Hitchcock films known as The 39 Steps will move just 1,400 steps (0.7 miles) from its current Broadway berth at the American Airlines Theatre to the considerably larger Cort Theatre on April 29.

Just last week, the hilarious and well-reviewed comedy enjoyed an incredibly robust week at the box office, climbing to 96% capacity (although it should be noted that its average ticket price was a mere $50.83).

Nevertheless, with the show currently hampered by the need to close at the subscription-based Roundabout Theatre Company venue -- it must make way for the upcoming revival of Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses with Laura Linney that already begins performances on April 11 -- the low-budget 39 Steps is making a dramatic leap onto the other side of Broadway, thus ensuring it's still around come Tony time.

Talk about a step in the right direction!

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Click here for tickets.
Related Stories:
The 39 Steps (The SOB Review) (March 8, 2008)
Did 39 Steps Benefit From Critical Leap? (January 16, 2008)
"39" Steps Into Broadway Opening (January 15, 2008)
39 Steps To The Great White Way (September 6, 2007)
Sunday At The Grosvenor House With Laurence (February 19, 2007)

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At 17 March, 2008, Blogger Esther said...

This is great news! As you know, I'm a big fan of "The 39 Steps" and I'm glad it'll be around awhile longer. I just think it's such a witty, inspired little show. Ok, admittedly my theatergoing experience isn't very lengthy, but I've never seen anything quite like it! Granted, it works best if you've seen the Hitchcock movie, but even if you haven't, it's still fun. I also think it's a great family show - preteens and teens would enjoy it as well as adults.

At 18 March, 2008, Blogger SarahB said...

I've heard that Dangerous Liasons is being postponed.

At 18 March, 2008, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Esther, it was unlike anything I've ever seen, too. I'm delighted that it will have greater, longer lasting legs than the Roundabout berth gave it.

At 18 March, 2008, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Sarah, As of this moment, they're still selling tickets to the April 12 preview performance and it's looking nearly sold out.


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