Penn & Teller to Return to Boston for First Time in a Decade, Jan. 24-25, 2014
Penn & Teller will bring their irreverent brand of comedy and magic back to Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre in 2014. The post-modern bad boys of magic will play three performances only, on Friday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Tickets go on public sale Friday, Oct. 4.
Penn & Teller perform at the Citi Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont St., Boston on Friday, Jan. 24 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 25 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $35.00 - 75.00; all prices include a $3.75 facility fee per ticket. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 4 at the Citi Center box office, through www.citicenter.org or by calling (866) 348-9738. Groups of 10 or more may reserve tickets now by contacting Citi Performing Arts Center Group Sales at (617) 532-1116 or firstname.lastname@example.org
"Our Vegas bosses at Caesars are co-promoting our shows in Boston, which for us is the best of both worlds. When I was growing up in Greenfield, Mass. and Teller was attending Amherst, Boston seemed like a million miles away. Now, that we live in Vegas, Boston is like coming home. Outside of Vegas, we do some of our best shows in Boston and we can't wait to come back home. It's been wicked too long," said Penn Jillette.
For nearly 40 years Penn & Teller have defied labels - and at times physics and good taste - by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy.
With sold-out runs on Broadway, world tours, Emmy-winning TV specials and hundreds of outrageous appearances on everything from Letterman toFallon, Friends to The Simpsons, Chelsea Lately to Top Chef, comedy's only team show no signs of slowing down.
Seven-time winners , including 2013, as "Las Vegas Magicians of the Year," their 12-year run at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, owned by Caesars Entertainment, makes them one of the longest running and most-beloved shows in Las Vegas history, outselling every other resident magician on The Strip.
Their acclaimed Showtime series, "Penn & Teller: BS!" was nominated for 13 Emmys and is the longest-running series in the history of the network. The show tackled the fakes and frauds behind such topics as alien abduction, psychics and bottled water. Their newest television venture, "Penn & Teller Tell A Lie" for the Discovery Channel premiered last October and Penn recently showed his business savvy on the new season of NBC's "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice."
In the UK, they've recently completed the first series of their highly -lauded return to British television, "Penn & Teller: Fool Us!" on which up-and-comers and magic veterans try to fool Penn & Teller for a chance to star in the duos' hit Las Vegas stage show.
Along the way, they've written three New York Times Best-Sellers, hosted their own Emmy nominated variety show for FX, starred in their own specials for ABC, NBC and Comedy Central and produced the critically lauded feature film documentary The Aristocrats.
As individuals, they are just as prolific. Teller co-wrote and directed the Off-Broadway thriller Play Dead, which received raves from The New York Times and Wall Street Journal and has written two books. Penn has written three books, including the New York Times Best Seller, "God No!", hosted the NBC game show Identity , donned his ballroom shoes for the 2008 season of ABC's hit Dancing With The Stars and competed on NBC's Celebrity Apprentice.