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THE ILLUSIONISTS Will Reappear on Broadway This Holiday Season!


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).

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.

"Returning to New York during the holidays has become an annual tradition," said producer Simon Painter. "This year we are really shaking things up by giving visitors an unforgettable new production that shines the spotlight on what was truly a magical time in history."

The cast of THE ILLUSIONISTS - TURN OF THE CENTURY™ will feature Dana Daniels (The Charlatan), Charlie Frye (The Eccentric), Mark Kalin (The Showman), Jinger Leigh (The Conjuress), Thommy Ten and Amélie van Tass(The Clairvoyants), Justo Thaus Jin (The Grand Carlini), and Rick Thomas (The Immortal), joined by returning audience favorite Jonathan Goodwin (The Daredevil).

Tickets for THE ILLUSIONISTS - TURN OF THE CENTURY™ will go on sale to the public on Monday, June 27, beginning at 10:00am EST,

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning today, Monday, June 13 at 10:00am EST through Monday, June 20 at 9:59am EST.

Audience Rewards members will have priority access to tickets beginningMonday, June 20 at 10:00am EST through Monday, June 27 at 9:59am EST.

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. 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.

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 are innovative young celebrities in the world of mentalism. These European shooting stars (currently seen on NBC's "America's Got Talent,") have the ability to reveal audiences' innermost thoughts in a way the baffles even their fellow magicians.

The Grand Carlini - Justo Thaus Jin is considered a master string-puller who performs a musical number that fuses magic with puppetry. The act is the result of many years of training and preparation under the likes of Pepe Carrol, Juan Tamariz, Camilo Vazquez and many more. His amazing dexterity is belied by is tiny stature, and his ability to perform illusions that take even the most human of magicians years to master is a wonder of this world.

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.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

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