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THE ILLUSIONISTS Begin Performances This Friday at the Historic Palace Theatre

Performances begin this Friday, November 25 for The Illusionists - Turn Of The Century, as the production returns to Broadway for the third consecutive holiday season with a new show designed to transport audiences back to the golden age of magic.

The Illusionists' limited engagement plays through January 1, 2017 at the historic Palace Theatre (47th Street and 7th Avenue), a venue renowned for housing the world's premiere magicians and vaudeville acts at the turn of the twentieth century.

The cast of The Illusionists - Turn Of The Century is led by The Clairvoyants (Thommy Ten and Amélie van Tass), who were recently crowned first runners-up in NBC's 2016 "America's Got Talent" competition. The cast also features DAna Daniels (The Charlatan), Charlie Frye (The Eccentric), Mark Kalin (The Showman), Jinger Leigh (The Conjuress), Justo Thaus (The Grand Carlini), and Rick Thomas (The Immortal), joined by returning audience favorite Jonathan Goodwin (The Daredevil).

Beginning with the first performance on November 25, a limited number of same-day $35 tickets will be sold to winners of a digital lottery drawing. For details and entrance to the digital lottery, please visit https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/the-illusionists/.

FOR 11AM FAMILY PERFORMANCES: Lottery opens at 3PM and closes at 6PM on the day before the performance. Tickets are limited to four per person.

FOR MATINEE PERFORMANCES: Lottery opens at 9AM and closes at noon on the day of the show. Tickets are limited to two per person. For the 1PM matinee on Sunday, November 27, the lottery opens at 8AM and closes at 10AM. For the 2PM matinees on Wednesday, December 21 and Sunday, January 1, the lottery opens at 8AM and closes at 11AM.

FOR EVENING PERFORMANCES: Lottery opens at NOON and closes at 3PM on the day of the show. Tickets are limited to two per person.

Winners will be notified within minutes of the drawing, and will have one hour to pay for their tickets online with a credit card. Tickets can be picked up at the Palace Theatre box office 30 minutes prior to showtime. Photo ID is required for pickup. Seat locations and the number of tickets awarded by the lottery are subject to availability and blackout dates may apply.

The Illusionists - Turn of the Century is produced by producer Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, MagicSpace Entertainment, and Road Show Entertainment LLC

Ticketing Information

Tickets for The Illusionists - Turn Of The Century are on sale at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 877-250-2929, or in person at the Palace Theatre box office.

About The Illusionists - Turn Of The Century

Featuring world class illusionists handpicked from across the globe, Broadway's holiday smash hit, The Illusionists, returns to New York City with a new show designed to transport audiences back to the golden age of magic. The Illusionists - Turn Of The Century is centered in a time when conjurers were the true rock stars of the day. Showcasing the origins of some of the greatest and most dangerous illusions ever built, the show also unveils never-before-seen experiments drawn from a treasure trove of long-forgotten mysteries.

Audiences are invited to discover first-hand the spectacles that transformed Stage Entertainment over 100 years ago with a cast of world famous magicians playing incredible characters, each of whom embodies a magical great of the past.

Last year, The Illusionists - Live On Broadway broke the record for the highest weekly box office gross ever at the Neil Simon Theatre and recouped in just over six weeks of performances, making it one of just four shows in the 2015-2016 Broadway season to announce earning back its investment. Simultaneously, a West End engagement of The Illusionists broke sales and attendance records at The Shaftesbury Theatre in London whilst The Illusionists 1903 broke box office records at Arts Centre Melbourne, Australia. During the 2014-2015 holiday season, The Illusionists - Witness The Impossible recouped in just over three weeks of performances and set weekly gross records at the Marquis Theatre.

About The Palace Theatre

The Palace Theatre is the perfect venue for The Illusionists - Turn Of The Century. Harry Houdini himself performed at the magnificent theater, which opened on March 24, 1913, riding the wave as New York City became the American epicenter of live entertainment and The Palace became the premiere venue for notable headliners of the day including Ed Wynn, Will Rogers, Fanny Brice, the Marx Brothers, Red Skelton, Bob Hope, ventriloquist Hank Siemon and "Archie," circus performer and trick horse rider Edwin "Poodles" Hanneford, silent film actor Roscoe Arbuckle, and comedian and pantomime Danny Kaye.

Now, more than 100 years after the Golden Age of magic, the legendary magicians and shocking feats of the vaudeville era return home in the heart of Times Square.

About The Cast

The Charlatan, DAna Daniels has been recognized by his peers as one of the best comedian magicians working today. His unique twist on the craft leads to audiences being amazed and distracted, which is right where he likes them.

The Eccentric, Charlie Frye never fails to keep audiences laughing and applauding all at once. Trained in the rich tradition of vaudeville Frye synthesize virtuosic skills and a passionate love of their art into something classic, yet undeniably fresh -- something that astounds even as it entertains.

The Daredevil, Jonathan Goodwin is widely considered one of the most creative, skilled, and frankly crazy stunt performers in the world. He is an accomplished knife thrower, archer, escape artist, fakir, martial artist, free diver, and free climber. Unlike the other performers in the show, Jonathan is not a magician or illusionist but he will leave any audience breathless with his death-defying stunts.

The Showman, Mark Kalin has been one of the most influential magicians of the last decade. As a young man Mark's specialty was sleight-of-hand magic, but he later enlarged his act, with Jinger Leigh, to include tigers, panthers, and sensational, split-second marvels.

The Conjuress, Jinger Leigh brings a unique blend of elegance and theatricality that has redefined the role of the magician. A modern conjuress in a very ancient art, Jinger has earned fans around the world and has been performing for audiences since she was fifteen years old.

The Clairvoyants, Thommy Ten and Amélie van Tass, were both born and raised in Austria and now reside in Austria and America. When they met in October 2011, they began to develop their "second sight" act, and two months later brought it on stage for the first time. Within a year they had developed a full length show. Shortly thereafter, they started touring Europe. In 2014, they received their first long term contract in America. They performed in the show "The Illusionarium" by Jeff Hobson. A theatre was specially built for this show on the cruise ship "Norwegian Getaway." After a six month run in "The Illusionarium," they were offered a featured spot in the largest touring magic show in the world, "The Illusionists," produced by Simon Painter. As part of the brand new show "The Illusionists 1903," they toured Australia, Mexico and the Middle East. They continued on with "The Illusionists 2.0" and "The Illusionists - Live from Broadway". A highlight of their career was the opportunity to perform their show at the Sydney Opera House. In 2016, they decided to take part in the biggest talent show in the world, "America's Got Talent." After four months, six different performances and over 100,000 contestants, America voted them runners-up. In October 2016 they will appear, together with winner Grace VanderWaal, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Being part of this show was another major step in the evolution of their career. Van Tass and Ten were awarded "The German Champions of Mentalism," "Magicians of the Year 2015," and, also in 2015, were enthusiastically chosen as the "World Champions of Mentalism," a prize that hasn't been awarded in 30 years.

The Grand Carlini - Justo Thaus is a Spanish illusionist best known for creating original characters. After a life spent creating and casting shows around the globe, he developed a musical act combining prestidigitation and marionettes. To achieve this feat, Justo spent years immersed in the world of puppetry, all the while innovating and developing new techniques that would allow a puppet to become a master illusionist. "The Grand Carlini" was the result and the magic of his existence has captivated audiences in the world's most renowned venues.

The Immortal, Rick Thomas is well known as one of the most successful illusionists working today, having completed five world tours covering over 50 countries. A world-class magician, physical comedian, trained mime, ventriloquist, inventor, and master of intricate shadow puppetry, Thomas' unique spin on magic guarantees belly laughs and gasps of amazement to people of every age.

In addition to Painter the creative team for The Illusionists - Turn Of The Century includes executive producer Tim Lawson and director Neil Dorward.



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