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Tuesday, 20 October 2009 13:27

The 39 Steps Continues Hitchcock Meets Hilarious" Talkback Tuesday Series




Alfred Hitchcock’s THE 39 STEPS, Broadway’s longest running comedy, continues its popular “Hitchcock Meets Hilarious” Talkback Tuesday series tonight with LITE-FM host Christine Nagy.

The “Hitchcock Meets Hilarious” Talkbacks are free to anyone attending Tuesday evening performances.

Christine Nagy is currently the co-host of 106.7 Lite-FM's morning show, Bronson and Christine. Christine has been a familiar voice to morning radio in NY for the past 12 years, having been part of morning shows on Z100 and Q104.3. She has also worked nationally in radio for the Martha Stewart Channel on Sirus/XM Satellite Radio. In addition to her love for radio, Christine is passionate about theatre and film. Acting credits include Tina, in the off-Broadway production of Tony and Tina's Wedding and the host of Hookin' Up with Christine Nagy at Carolines on Broadway.

Upcoming guests in October and November include:

October 27 – Comedian Kenny Kramer
Kenny Kramer, the "Real" Kramer, is the model for Cosmo Kramer, the unpredictable and affable bachelor who has trouble staying on his feet.  Prior to serving as Cosmo's model, Kenny had a long career as a stand-up comedian and was the manager of a British reggae band.  For six years Larry David lived across the hall from Kenny. One day Jerry Seinfeld asked Larry for help creating a TV show. Jerry became famous, Larry became George and Kramer became Kramer. For the past ten years, Kenny has been the host of "Kramer's Reality Tour" and "Kramer on Seinfeld." Here Kenny relies on his stand-up experience to entertain people from all over the world with the behind-the-scenes Seinfeld story.

November 10 – Humorist and author Kate Clinton

Kate Clinton is a faith-based, tax-paying, America-loving political humorist and family entertainer who still believes that humor gets us through peacetime, wartime and scoundrel time. This year YES on K8 will tour the US and Canada .

Last presidential year, Kate's show Hilarity Clinton '08 toured nationwide. It followed her 2007 show, Climate Change, a CD of which was released in March, 2008. In 2006, Kate Clinton celebrated her 25th Anniversary of performing with a 50-city It’s Come To This! tour. A documentary DVD of her hilarious performance with extra features of personal moments along the tour route, rare interviews, backstage banter, readings from her book What the L?, and celebrity cameo appearances is now available.

November 24 – Comedian Dave Konig

Comedian Dave Konig won three Emmy Awards for his hilarious "man under the street" interviews on the New York TV show, Subway Q & A”. He hosted his own daily comedy talk show on Sirius radio, and hosted the infamous HBO late night comedy series Hardcore TV”.  He starred on Broadway as the libidinous deejay Vince Fontaine in the hit '90s revival of Grease.  He is generally regarded to be America's Most Beloved Living Entertainer.  Visit Dave Konig at or

Now in its second smash year, the Tony Award-winning quick change comedy version of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film thriller is playing at the Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44th Street) through January 10, 2010.  The production has played over 650 performances on Broadway and is the longest running Broadway play of the last seven years. 

THE 39 STEPSis adapted by Patrick Barlow and directed by Maria Aitken.  The production is based on an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon and on the book by John Buchan.  

THE 39 STEPS features a cast of four actors who, against all odds, breathlessly and hilariously attempt to 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 production stars Arnie Burton (Man #2), Jeffrey Kuhn (Man #1), Sean Mahon (Richard Hannay) and Jill Paice (Annabella Schmidt/Pamela/Margaret).  The company also includes Rob Breckenridge, Cameron Folmar and Nisi Sturgis.

THE 39 STEPS opened to deliriously ecstatic reviews.   Ben Brantley, New York Times, called the production, “Absurdly enjoyable!  This gleefully theatrical riff on Hitchcock’s film is fast and frothy, performed by a cast of four that seems like a cast of thousands.  The actors themselves seem to be having a helluva good time.  As does the audience.”   Clive Barnes, New York Post, pronounced THE 39 STEPS "Inventively astonishing, riotous & marvelous."  Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News, exclaimed, “Hitchcock probably never imagined his thriller had the makings of a hilarious comedy, but this show is a dizzy delight and an ingenious spoof, inventively directed by Maria Aitken. A fast-paced fun ride!”

 Tickets are available from TeleCharge at 212-239-6200, online at and at the Helen Hayes Theatre box office.  Performances are Tuesday at 7:00 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM, with matinees Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 PM.

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