Orpheum Theatre to Welcome Penn & Teller; Tickets On Sale 6/6
The Orpheum Theatre announces that it will present a special engagement of Penn & Teller on Friday, September 19, 2014. Known for magic, comedy and skepticism, 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.
Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, June 6 at 10:00 AM. Ticket prices start at $32.50 and will be available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS).
With sold out runs on Broadway, world tours, Emmy-winning TV specials and hundreds of outrageous appearances on everything from Letterman to Fallon, Friends to The Simpsons, Chelsea Lately to Top Chef, Penn & Teller show no signs of slowing down.
With an amazing seven wins, including 2013, as "Las Vegas Magicians of the Year," their 13-year run at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino 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.
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. Their acclaimed documentary, Tim's Vermeer, follows Texas-based inventor Tim Jenison on his quest to discover the methods used by Dutch Master painter Johannes Vermeer. The Sony Pictures Classics film, which was nominated for a BAFTA and shortlisted for the 2014 Oscars, is currently in theaters.
As individuals, they are just as prolific. Teller directed a version of Macbeth that toured the East Coast to raves from The New York Times and Wall Street Journal, co-wrote and directed the Off-Broadway thriller Play Dead and has written two books. Penn has written three books, including the 2011 New York Times Best Seller, "God No!", hosted the NBC game show Identity and donned his ballroom shoes for the 2008 season of ABC's hit Dancing With The Stars. Penn recently showed his business savvy on the past two seasons of NBC's All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.
With inclusions in the New York Times Crossword Puzzle, as answers on Jeopardy and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, their status as cultural icons and the preeminent duo in comedy was once again reinforced when Katy Perry personally asked them to co-star in the video for her #1 song, "Waking Up in Vegas." In April of last year, Penn & Teller were given their very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.