Monday, February 02, 2009

Sean Mahon now starring in Broadway's The 39 Steps at the Helen Hayes Theatre

I have to tell you, one of the funniest shows that I've seen in a long while is "The 39 Steps"! If you haven't caught it yet, you must!
Sean Mahon, seen last season in Conor McPherson’s The Seafarer, joined the cast of The 39 Steps as leading man Richard Hannay, kicking off performances at the plays new home, the Helen Hayes Theatre, which began January 21. Based on the classic Alfred Hitchcock film and novel by John Buchan, The 39 Steps is the story of Richard Hannay, who is lured into a world of intrigue by a mysterious woman claiming to be a spy. When she winds up dead in his flat, he flees London with the police hot on his trail. Patrick Barlow's script features a cast of four actors who, against all odds, breathlessly and hilariously reenact all of the characters, locations and famous scenes in Hitchcock’s thriller with just a few props and a lot of theatrical ingenuity and split second quick changes. Mahon joins current cast members Arnie Burton (Man #2), Francesca Faridany (Annabella Schmidt/Pamela/Margaret) and Jeffrey Kuhn (Man #1). This very popular show originally opened as a limited engagement at the American Airlines Theatre(now houses Hedda Gabler) on January 15, 2008, going on to win two Tony Awards (for Sound Design and Lighting Design) and the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience.The show then transferred to the Cort(which now houses Will Ferrell's A Night with George W Bush) on April 29 and now resides, hopefully for a continued long run at the Helen Hayes.

Click below to watch a nice montage of clips from the show.

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