BWW Review: Sleight-Of-Hand Trickster Helder Guimaraes is Aces in VERSO
by Michael Dale - Sep 29, 2016

It takes a certain amount of moxie for a solo performer to begin his Off-Broadway show by looking into the audience and stating 'I am weird.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Helder Guimaraes in VERSO Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Helder Guimarães, one of the premier close-up artists of the world, returns to New York City in his all-new show Verso, following the acclaimed sold-out engagement of Nothing to Hide. Intimate and enigmatic, witty and unorthodox, Verso is Helder's most daunting journey into the impossible yet. Bear witness as he pushes the very limits of magic, and challenges just how much you're willing to accept what your eyes assume to be true. BroadwayWorld has a first look at him in action below! (more...)

Award-winning Wonder in MEMORABLE MOMENTS WITH STUART LIGHTBODY at Cape Town Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Stuart Lightbody is back at the Cape Town Fringe, inviting audiences to come and revel in award-winning magic and Sleight of Hand wonder in MEMORABLE MOMENTS WITH STUART LIGHTBODY. (more...)

Scoop: MASTERS OF ILLUSION on THE CW - Friday, September 23, 2016
by - Sep 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on MASTERS OF ILLUSION, airing on THE CW on Friday, September 23, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: MASTERS OF ILLUSION on THE CW - Friday, September 16, 2016
by - Sep 12, 2016

Get all the scoop on MASTERS OF ILLUSION, airing on THE CW on Friday, September 16, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: Witness the Impossible with THE ILLUSIONISTS
by Libby Champion - Oct 5, 2016

Magic shows. These two little words spark so many different thoughts, feelings and opinions from people. Some view them as a complete farce and waste of time, while others are completely fascinated by the Sleight of Hand, the disillusionment and the mystery behind it all. I happen to be the latter type of person and have seen my fair share of magic shows, so I really wasn't expecting to see anything new or daring in this particular show. Boy, was I wrong! In THE ILLUSIONISTS the seven different type of magicians promise they will "notice, observe, deduce" in a way never seen before, and they absolutely do not disappoint. (more...)

BWW Review: WARRIOR CLASS: Early Voting Projects a Win
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 25, 2016

Boston premiere of Kenneth Lin's ('House of Cards') "political thriller" at Lyric Stage Company ultimately works because of a trio of fine performances by Steven Barkhimer, Michael Tow, and Jessica Webb, under the taut direction of Dawn M. Simmons. You may have had more than your fill of politics for now, but the cat and mouse game devised by the playwright and the authentic portrayals will keep you guessing until the final blackout. (more...)

LubDub Theatre Co. Launches THE DOUBTFUL GUEST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

LubDub Theatre Company, in collaboration with Guild Greene Gallery, is proud to present a one-night only preview performance of THE DOUBTFUL GUEST. On the eve of Halloween, an intimate audience of guests gathers around a dining table for an evening of music, magic, and spirits. (more...)

BWW Review: THE NOSE, Royal Opera House, 20 October 2016
by Alexandra Coghlan - Oct 21, 2016

Composed when Shostakovich was just 21 years old, fresh from the conservatoire and still high on the success of his First Symphony, The Nose is a piece of musical rebellion - a fantasy of abrasive, rule-breaking joie de vivre whose absurd, anarchic rompings and musical shape-shiftings conceal a political switchblade under their brightly-coloured clothes. This is pantomime, certainly, but adult pantomime. Never before staged at the Royal Opera, the piece now makes a belated debut, and in the hands of Australian director Barrie Kosky it looks scarcely less radical now than it would have done back in 1928. (more...)

MASTERS OF ILLUSION Star Jason Bishop to Bring STRAIGHT UP MAGIC to New Victory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Jason Bishop, award-winning illusionist and one of the stars of CW's Masters of Illusion, debuts Straight Up Magic at The New Victory Theater from November 18-27, 2016. Combining multiple styles of magic in one thrilling performance, Bishop will also premiere a brand new illusion created specifically for the New Victory stage. (more...)

Riddles In The Dark Presents MAGICK & ALCHEMY at Saint Martins Place on 5/13
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

International circus performance troupe from the UK Riddles In The Dark host their new show in Melbourne Magick & Alchemy a mysterious performance and celebration of life, a place to discover hidden truths and share secrets... witchcraft, sorcery, magic and mind control. The planets are shifting to creating a supernatural reality transforming effect of biblical proportions. (more...)

Magic Show IMPOSSIBLE to Open at Noel Coward Theatre in July
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

IMPOSSIBLE, the world's greatest magic show, will return to London this summer, following its acclaimed West End season last year. The show, which features the world's greatest illusionists including new cast members Josephine Lee, Sabine Van Diemen and Magical Bones, will begin performances at the Noel Coward Theatre on Friday 8 July and run through to Saturday 27 August (Press Night: Wednesday 13 July at 7:00pm). (more...)

MASTERS OF ILLUSION Returns to The CW for Third Season Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

MASTERS OF ILLUSION produced by Associated Television International and hosted by Dean Cain will return for a third season on The CW with two 30-minute episodes airing back to back on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

COME FLY WITH ME! and More Slated for Florida Studio Theatre's Summer Cabaret Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Florida Studio Theatre's Summer Cabaret Season will present the best of Sammy Cahn in 'Come Fly With Me!' The Sammy Cahn Songbook, the interactive Sleight of Hand show, The CardShark, and the energetic and inventive female trio, The GiGi's. (more...)

Thrillpeddlers to Offer CREEPSHOW CAMP This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Thrillpeddlers is proud to announce Creepshow Camps, Summer 2016. Running June 13 - August 12, 2016 (in 2-week Sessions) at The Hypnodrome in San Francisco. Young devotees of Horror, Sci-Fi and Suspense have a summer camp to call their own! (more...)

Mesmerizing Magician Dennis Watkins Set for Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Magician Dennis Watkins will bring his hilarious brand of magic and mentalism to Theatre at the Center in Munster on April 2 and 3 for a total of three performances. (more...)

Know Theatre to Stage Cincy Fringe Encores of 'CODY CLARK' and 'HITCHHIKERS'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Know Theatre is delighted to announce the penultimate Fringe Encore of the 2015/16 Season, a double bill featuring two vastly different theatrical experiences, each with a unique voice you'll definitely want to hear again -- or for the first time! (more...)

by Barry Lenny - Jun 4, 2016

The first night of the Gala was hosted by Adelaide's own cabaret favourite, Amelia Ryan. (more...)

Close-Up Magic Artist Helder Guimaraes to Bring VERSO to New World Stages This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Helder Guimarães, one of the premier close-up artists of the world, returns to New York City in his all-new show Verso, following the acclaimed sold-out engagement of Nothing to Hide. Intimate and enigmatic, witty and unorthodox, Verso is Helder's most daunting journey into the impossible yet.  Bear witness as he pushes the very limits of magic, and challenges just how much you're willing to accept what your eyes assume to be true. (more...)

CABARET: Searing and Sexy Tale for our Times Now Thru July 17
by Linda Hodges - Jun 25, 2016

San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre plays host to the provocative and still darkly daring, Cabaret now through July 17. Set in 1931 Berlin, on the cusp of all that was to come with the rise of the Nazis, the Kander and Ebb musical revolves around the Kit Kat Club and its cast of characters who are determined to ignore the outside world. 'We have no troubles here! Here, life is beautiful,' shouts the garishly made-up emcee. He and the club's performers do their best to convince us that indeed, 'life is a cabaret' and, for a moment in time, it seems to be true. Yet they set aside the warning signs at their own peril. Coming directly from Broadway and originally directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall, SHNSF's Cabaret is a spectacular Sleight of Hand, giving us sinfully sexy performances even as the real depravity lies in wait like spider outside the doors of the Kit Kat Club. (more...)

Scoop: MASTERS OF ILLUSION on THE CW - Today, June 24, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on MASTERS OF ILLUSION, airing on THE CW on today, June 24, 2016! (more...)

BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT's Richard Jones to Guest Appear in IMPOSSIBLE, July 8 - Aug. 27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Lance Corporal Richard Jones, stole the hearts of the nation when he was crowned the first ever magician to win Britain's Got Talent last month. He is now set to will guest star in the return of West End magic showIMPOSSIBLE at the Noel Coward Theatre from 8 July - 27 August. As previously announced, IMPOSSIBLE, the world's greatest magic show, returns to London this summer, following its acclaimed West End season last year. The show features the world's greatest illusionists including Josephine Lee, Sabine Van Diemen, Magical Bones, Jonathan Goodwin, Ben Hart and Chris Cox. Press Night: Wednesday 13 July, 7pm. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS Will Reappear on Broadway This Holiday Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Producers Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, MagicSpace Entertainment, and Road Show Entertainment LLC just announced that THE ILLUSIONISTS will return to Broadway for the third consecutive holiday season for a limited engagement, playing November 25, 2016 through January 1, 2017, this year at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater (205 W 46th St). (more...)

Tickets to THE ILLUSIONISTS in Toronto on Sale Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY (, will play the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto from December 13, 2016 - January 8, 2017 as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities. (more...)

BWW Review: Be Mystified by HOAX at MAP
by Cybele Pomeroy - Jul 28, 2016

If you've an interest in the unusual, if you have sampled traditional theatre and avant garde theatre and found them both not quite what you wanted, if you'd like to gather a few of your friends and your favorite '50s fancy duds, if you'd like an evening out that isn't clubbing and isn't pizza, do consider HOAX. (more...)

Scoop: MASTERS OF ILLUSION on THE CW - Friday, July 29, 2016
by - Jul 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on MASTERS OF ILLUSION, airing on THE CW on Friday, July 29, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, Palace Theatre, 27 July 2016
by Marianka Swain - Jul 27, 2016

During the recent Ghostbusters furore, enraged opponents claimed the movie would ruin their childhood. As someone who grew up with the Harry Potter book series - preparing for GCSEs while the characters stressed over O.W.L.s - I can happily declare that this affectionate, spellbinding work only enhances that treasured experience. It's both nostalgic and thrillingly new, a smartly crafted love letter to J.K. Rowling's invention and to theatre itself. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

A. E. Degnan aims to clear the believed misconceptions of some readers and the unawareness of others regarding the documented excesses of the Third Reich period through the eyes of fictional characters in 'The Bismarck Memorandum' (published by AuthorHouse). Supported with personal research and extensive studies, this historical tale connects the dots on this bizarre and unforgettable period in history through a new and unique approach. (more...)

bergenPAC Season Tickets On-Sale this Friday; Toni Braxton, A Christmas Carol, Pinkalicious & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC: Toni Braxton-Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 8PM; A Christmas Carol: A New Production By Sundog Theatre-Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 1PM an 4PM; Masters of Illusion-Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 8PM; Pinkalicious The Musical-Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 1PM and 4PM; Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live!-March 19, 2017 at 2PM and 5:30PM; and Shaolin Warriors-Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 29, 2016 at 11AM at or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

Dean Cain Hosts Season 3 of MASTERS OF ILLUSION on The CW, Premiering 7/22
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

MASTERS OF ILLUSION produced by Associated Television International and hosted by Dean Cain will continue its third season on The CW with two 30-minute episodes airing back to back on Friday, July 22 (more...)

THE NAKED MAGICIANS Announce West End Debut at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and on the back of sold-out shows and rave reviews in Australia, Asia, USA, Canada and New Zealand, the world's funniest and cheekiest magic show is set to take London by storm. The Naked Magicians will make their West End debut and wave their magic wands at Trafalgar Studios from Wednesday 31 August until Saturday 24 September. TICKETS ON SALE: MON 18 JULY 2PM (more...)

BWW Review: IMPOSSIBLE, Noël Coward Theatre, 13 July 2016
by Natalie Crofts - Jul 14, 2016

There's something rather nostalgic about watching a magic show in the heart of London, where the prestigious Magic Circle was first established in 1905. Playing at the Noel Coward Theatre until 27 August, Impossible, presented by Jamie Hendry and Gavin Kalin Productions, celebrates an old-fashioned, over-exaggerated sense of wizardry through a series of special stunts, illusions and tricks that successfully evoke feelings of child-like wonder. (more...)

City of Fairfax Theatre Company to Present THE MUSIC MAN This July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The City of Fairfax Theatre Company's production of The Music Man by Meredith Willson runs at Sydney Lanier Middle School, July 22 - July 30, 2016. (more...)

CPT Announces Spring Lineup - CALCULATING KINDNESS, London Premiere of THE JOKE and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

With a brand new youth theatre, three festivals, four major premieres, and (almost) 100 shows from some of the most inspiring contemporary theatre makers in the UK, Spring at CPT guarantees to cater for all your theatrical desires…    (more...)

BWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL Dazzles in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 28, 2016

Can there be a better way to capture Matilda's spirit so evocatively than in a sparkling new work for the musical theater? A musical journey through which we can chart her soulful, heartfelt ascent into a literary hierarchy in which readers can live vicariously? Matilda's forays into a fictional world of devil-may-care adventure, oftentimes aided by her gift for telekinesis or her penchant for clever tricks (like switching her father's hair oil with her mother's peroxide) - which is at once darker than other offerings of like ilk, yet somehow rather more confectionary than even the fluffiest of musical comedies - lend themselves exquisitely to Matilda the Musical, the critically lauded stage extravaganza that is somehow effervescently uplifting while remaining grounded. (more...)

Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret Announces Show Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret will be celebrating the month of love with some fun shows and lovely Valentine offerings. Plus, Lannie Garrett returns with her cult show, 'The Hilarious Patsy DeCline Show' on Saturday, February 27th at 8pm (continues Saturdays through April 9th). (more...)

Honolulu Theatre for Youth to Premiere THE TINY TREE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Honolulu Theatre for Youth continues its 61st season with the world premiere of THE TINY TREE, by local children's theatre playwright Annie Cusick Wood. With live music and song, a charming father-son astronaut duo and a fantastical setting on a planet far far away, the play is designed especially for tiny tots-but will also resonate powerfully with adults. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Announces Free & Discounted Shows in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Just because East Lynne Theater Company isn't currently producing weekly shows in Cape May doesn't mean the company is idle. During the winter, there are Murder Mystery Weekends at The Henry Sawyer Inn, touring shows on the road, and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance's (NJTA) 'Stages Festival' in March.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE ILLUSIONISTS: Taking Your Breath Away One Illusion at a Time
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 25, 2016

Dazzling originality and elegant artistry blend together in the spectacular show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, now playing at the Hollywood Pantages. Much more than a magic show, the artists who make up this 'Magnificent Seven' exhibit a stunning array of feats that will constantly leave you saying, 'How'd they do that?!' (more...)

Hippos and Comedians Launch That's Fife Comedy Festival Programme
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Sitting astride two painted hippo sculptures, Scottish stand up comedy legend, Fred MacAulay, and Rosyth's finest physicist turned state-of-the-art comedy magician, Kevin McMahon, today (Thursday 18 February), unveiled a stunning programme of comedy talent for That's Fife.  Fife's side-splitting comedy festival will be staged at venues across the Kingdom from 1 to 30 April 2016, with Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, the central Hub of the festival.   (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Offer Pre-Show Magic Lesson from Magician Kostya Kimlat, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

?Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF has partnered with nationally renowned magician, Kostya Kimlat to offer an exclusive evening of magic and Shakespeare to patrons attending the Theater's production of The Tempest on March 25, 2016. The pre-show party will feature an intimate sleight-of-hand magic lesson from Kostya Kimlat and two other official magicians of the Orlando Magic. The magic lesson will take place prior to the evening's $25 Under 35 performance. Ticket holders of any age are invited to add on the pre-show entertainment package for just $20 (per person). Add-on packages may be purchased by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1 or by emailing Limited number of spaces available and activity subject to change. (more...)

BWW Review: IMPOSSIBLE, New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham, February 16 2016
by Jenny Ell - Feb 17, 2016

Fresh from its hugely successful run in the West End, Impossible is a brand new stage spectacle featuring six of the best magicians and illusionists that this country has to offer. From death-defying stunts to close-up magic, the show manages to strike the perfect balance in scale and has the audiences enchanted and on the edge of their seats for the whole two and a half hour show. (more...)

The Downstairs Cabaret Announces 14 Shows as Part of 2016 Winter Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The Downstairs Cabaret is thrilled to announce 14 shows as part of its 2016 Winter Program, including several regional premieres, performing through the 3rd week in March. (more...)

Coming Up This Week on MASTERS OF ILLUSION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

MASTERS OF ILLUSION produced by Associated Television International and hosted by Dean Cain will continue its third season on The CW with two 30-minute episodes airing back to back on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Pacific/Eastern/7:00 p.m. Central.  The fast-pacedseries of 30-minute episodes features 35 of the world's greatest magicians, including many new performers, lots of audience participation and interactive magic involving modern technology including iPhones and iPads. (more...)

THE MAGIC PARLOUR to Return to The House Theatre of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The House Theatre of Chicago announces the return of Dennis Watkins in The Magic Parlour, at the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, 17 E. Monroe, for an open run starting September 2. (more...)

Anthony Magyar and Jason Sibley Release Suspense Novel, DARE YA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Elevation Book Publishing signs Anthony Magyar and Jason Sibley. Debut novelist of suspense novel, Dare Ya!, due to release December 2016. (more...)

Kiss Kiss Cabaret, Magic Lounge Headliners and More Set for Uptown Underground This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, presents a full fall of Retrotainment including The Kiss Kiss Cabaret's annual Halloween-themed 'Peek-A-Boo' and Chicago Magic Lounge presents a variety of celebrity magicians. (more...)

CARNEY MAGIC Returns to The Colony Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

A theatrical show that blends world-class Sleight of Hand expertise with intelligence, taste, and wit into a unique performance that is pure pleasure, intrigue, and fun. Carney Magic is back after playing to a sold out house earlier this year at The Colony Theatre in Burbank. (more...)

MAGIC MONDAY Returns This May at Santa Monica Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Experience the thrill of magic and spellbinding illusions with a rotating cast of master magicians every week in the Magic Monday cabaret at the Santa Monica Playhouse from May 2 through June 27.  (more...)

Magic, Comedy, and Vegan Bites on Deck at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Magic and stand-up comedy will be part of the buffet at the sixth annual New York City Vegetarian Food Festival, popping up at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan on May 7-8. Ivan Stratienco, of Insane Illusions, will give Festival attendees a taste of his Sleight of Hand skills and magic tricks. The illusionist has more than 10 years experience performing in the tri-state area at both intimate parties and large-scale gatherings. Meanwhile, Myq Kaplan will return for his second Festival appearance. He is a 2010 Last Comic Standing finalist who has also appeared on the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, the Late Show with David Letterman, and Comedy Central Presents. His debut CD, Vegan Mind Meld, was one of iTunes' top ten best-selling comedy albums in 2010, followed by Meat Robot in 2013, and his one-hour Netflix special Small Dork and Handsome in 2014. Both of the entertainers happen to be vegan, which will put them right at home at the Festival. Over a hundred vegan vendors will be on hand, as well as plant-based chefs, physicians, professional athletes, and inspiring speakers. The Festival is founded and presented by U.S. Veg Corp. The event-planning company has also branched out to Scottsdale, Arizona with the AZ Vegetarian Food Festival, and it plans to launch the CA Vegetarian Food Festival later this year in the Los Angeles area. U.S. Veg Corp co-founder Sarah Gross said the purpose for staging all of these events is to inject a maximum of fun into living a humane lifestyle. 'We vegans used to have such a serious and militant stereotype,' she said. 'And non-vegans thought we had to be masochistic to deny ourselves all those animal-based foods that are so much a part of the American diet. Our aim is to show that exactly the opposite is true.' New York's Festival will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days. Attendees can expect to snag free food samples from such exhibitors as Rescue Chocolate, Pure Genius Provisions, Beyond Sushi, Pilot Kombucha, and many others. They can also watch cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs including Jenne Claiborne, Isabelle Steichen, Jay Astafa, Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby. Among the high-powered physicians scheduled to speak about their research into the health benefits of a vegan diet are Garth Davis, Thomas Campbell, Robert Ostfeld, and Michael Greger. Festival-goers with young children should also plan to check out the Kumquat Kids Area where there will be story-telling, arts and crafts, and family entertainment. 'Kids should also have fun learning about the importance of sustainable living so those ages 10 and under are always free,' says U.S. Veg Corp co-founder Nira Paliwoda. For more information about the Festival or to purchase tickets, go to (more...)

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