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Derren Brown: Secret

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Posted: 8/20/19 at 5:11pm
Coming to the Cort in September, according to the Facebook page. Have yet to see official press release, but may have missed it.
Lettuce talk amongst ourselves re this production, yes?
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Posted: 8/20/19 at 6:31pm

It was announced about two months ago!

http://www.playbill.com/article/derren-brown-secret-to-play-on-broadway-this-fall

My thoughts? Ticket prices are astronomical for an... illusionist-esque show?

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Posted: 8/21/19 at 12:29am

GreasedLightning said: "It was announced about two months ago!

http://www.playbill.com/article/derren-brown-secret-to-play-on-broadway-this-fall

My thoughts? Ticket prices are astronomical for an... illusionist-esqueshow?
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They certainly look to be.  Oy.

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Posted: 8/21/19 at 4:20pm

I actually received a mailer for this yesterday. I think it had a code but I'll check when I get home...

My stepfather loves this stuff but I told him I can only handle one: this or the Illusionists when they come back in November winkI would like to read a candid review here of this when the time comes, though.

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Posted: 8/21/19 at 4:27pm

NievesG said: "I actually received a mailer for this yesterday. I think it had a code but I'll check when I get home...

My stepfather loves this stuff but I told him I can only handle one: this or the Illusionists when they come back in November winkI would like to read a candid review here of this when the time comes, though.
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The Illusionists is Vegas.  Derren Brown is theatre.

 

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Posted: 8/21/19 at 4:47pm

JSquared2 said: "NievesG said: "I actually received a mailer for this yesterday. I think it had a code but I'll check when I get home...

My stepfather loves this stuff but I told him I can only handle one: this or the Illusionists when they come back in November winkI would like to read a candid review here of this when the time comes, though.
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The Illusionists is Vegas. Derren Brown is theatre.
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Ok? Not really looking to debate about it. Two peas in a pod.

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Posted: 8/21/19 at 11:36pm
Someone must have seen him at the Atlantic.
Opinions (as opposed to reviews from the media) ?
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Posted: 8/22/19 at 12:34am

Sho-Tunes-R-Us said: "Someone must have seen him at the Atlantic.
Opinions (as opposed to reviews from the media) ?
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I did.

 

I really enjoyed it. The Brown/Illusionists Broadway/Vegas analogy is fairly apt.

 

Brown is more about intimacy and getting inside your mind than he is about flash and glitz and fooling your eye. Mentalism is my least favorite type of magic, but he's incredibly engaging.

 

He also has a couple of real big twisty moments that I still think back of in awe.

 

If there was a cheaper ticket option, is go see this show again in an instant. I'm curious how parts of it replay after seeing it once, though not curious enough at full price.

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Posted: 8/22/19 at 9:00am

Intriguing - might have to see this after all.

The mailer code (DBS19DM) is the same deal as the offer on BroadwayBox but I wonder if TDF will have this at some point...

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Posted: 8/22/19 at 10:17am

I also saw this back in 2017, and my friend and I both enjoyed it. I don't remember it as well as kaykordeath does, but I would go along 100% with what that poster is saying. It was entertaining and leaves you with the "How did he DO that?" feeling quite a few times!

Now, how it will be in a much larger theater, I don't know. I imagine it will lose some or all of the intimacy, and the feeling you might be picked at any moment to participate may be lessened.

I've never seen the Illusionists and I've never been to Vegas (except from watching GLOW! LOL), so I can't compare.

 

 

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Posted: 8/28/19 at 3:33pm

Tickets are available for this on TDF for this, if anyone is interested.