On Wednesday, September 8th, comedy writers Kevin Bleyer and Elliott Kalan from Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" will host a special post-show talk back with the cast of THE 39 STEPS. The talkback is open to all ticket holders and will take place immediately following the evening performance.
Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS hosts an ongoing talk back series with comedians, novelists, journalists, Hitchcock aficionados and many more. In addition to Kevin Bleyer and Elliott Kalan on Wednesday, September 8, the upcoming guests will include journalist DAVID SAX (Monday, August 30) and author Tom Santopietro (Monday, September 20).
Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS is currently playing at the New World Stages/ Stage 1 (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues).
THE 39 STEPS 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 1935 film thriller with just a few props and a lot of theatrical ingenuity and split second quick changes.
The cast features John Behlmann as Richard Hannay, Cameron Folmar as Man #2, Jamie Jackson as Man #1 and Kate MacCluggage as Annabella Schmidt/Pamela/Margaret.
TALK BACK BIOS:
"The Daily Show"
KEVIN BLEYER - September 8
Kevin is an Emmy Award-winning writer for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, he was a writer/producer for "Dennis Miller" and "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher." His book, "Me The People: An Order To Form a More Perfect Union" will be published by Random House in late 2011.
ELLIOTT KALAN - September 8
Elliott is a comedian and Emmy Award-winning writer for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart". He hosts Closely Watched Films, a monthly classic film screening series at 92YTribeca and co-hosts "The Flophouse", a biweekly podcast devoted to discussing bad movies.
DAVID SAX - August 30
David Sax is a freelance journalist originally from Toronto. He lived for three years in both Buenos Aires, Argentina and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, covering South American politics, business, travel and culture for publications including the Globe and Mail, the Walrus, Wine Spectator, Foreign Policy, and the New Republic...not to mention a few surfing magazines. After returning to Canada in 2005 he continued writing articles, including regular pieces for Toronto Life, and contributions to Rolling Stone, GQ, American Way, and The Huffington Post. His first book, Save the Deli, will be published by McClelland and Stewart (Canada) and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (USA) in fall 2009. The book, a cultural history and travelogue of the Jewish delicatessen business, has led to the creation of David's popular blog www.savethedeli.com. David recently moved to New York, where he writes for magazines such as Portfolio and New York.
Tom Santopietro - September 20
Tom Santopietro is the author of Sinatra in Hollywood, Considering Doris Day (New York Times "Editor's Choice"), and The Importance of Being Barbra. He lectures on all three books around the country and performs "The Best Is Yet To Come", a tribute to Frank Sinatra, with singer/pianist Tony DeSare. A manager of over twenty Broadway shows during the past twenty-five years, he is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is extremely happy not to be practicing law, a state of affairs applauded by the American Bar Association.
Next life: Wimbledon champion.
Adapted by Patrick Barlow and directed by Maria Aitken, THE 39 STEPS is based on an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon and on the book by John Buchan.