In 1935, The 39 Steps was an Alfred Hitchcock mystery thriller. Now, in 2008, it is a new Broadway play (transferred from London's West End, where it won the Olivier Award) ... with a twist.
Billed as a "whodunit/espionage thriller/slapstick comedy", the production casts four actors as a host of characters -- some even at the same time -- ranging from femme fatales to secret agents to a swampy bog.
The 39 Steps opened tonight at the American Airlines Theatre and is scheduled to run through March 23.
UPDATE: The reviews are in ... could a Tony nomination be the next step?