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The 39 Steps review

As Richard Hannay, Anthony Lovato was in top form as the dashingly handsome comedic lead, reminiscent of Cary Grant (which is fitting, really, as Mr. Grant was one of Hitchcock’s favorites), complete with the hammy facial expressions and athletic vigor, which lent themselves to the style of the play adroitly. While all of the other actors rotated from one character to the next, Lovato’s solid handling of the single role he played carried the production with fluidity, as a hub to a wheel with many spokes. One scene wherein he is mistaken for a political candidate and delivers a rousing speech—underscored by the British anthem “Jerusalem”—showed his sweeping range. His accent was also the most expertly accomplished in the show, which I greatly appreciated.”

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