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Derek DelGaudio's IN & OF ITSELF Celebrates One Year Of Performances Off-Broadway

Derek DelGaudio's IN & OF ITSELF Celebrates One Year Of Performances Off-Broadway

IN & OF ITSELF, the record-breaking hit solo show written and performed by three-time Academy of Magical Arts Award winner Derek DelGaudio (Nothing to Hide) and directed by four-time Emmy Award winner Frank Oz (Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Star Wars), celebrates one year of performances today at the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square.

IN & OF ITSELF, which has grossed over $5 million to date in its twelve months of playing to sold-out houses in the intimate 150-seat theater, has extended an astounding four times and is playing through Sunday, August 19, 2018. There will be no additional extensions. There will be no tour. There will be no London production. August 19 is the final performance ever.

Produced by Werner Entertainment, Tony Award winner Forbes Candlish, Prediction Productions and five-time Emmy & Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, IN & OF ITSELF began previews on April 5, 2017, and opened to resounding critical acclaim on April 12, 2017, breaking the Daryl Roth Theatre's box office record for highest advance sales in history. The show transferred to New York from a smash-hit 2016 engagement at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, where it extended five times and became their highest-grossing show to date.

"This show, while incredibly hard to describe, is one of my most favorite shows that I have had the pleasure to be a part of," says Neil Patrick Harris. "Derek is a true artist, a magician at the top of the game. I have been captivated by both magic and theater since I was a small child, and this show uniquely combines the two into a truly remarkable experience. I would tell you more, but I think it's best if you just come see for yourself." Frank Oz reflects, "I've done so much. I feel privileged. But still, it all feels like a detour. Only now, working with Derek to create IN & OF ITSELF do I feel I've really come home to my real self; my fearless and rebellious self." "I can honestly say I've never been as proud of anything as I am of our team and this show. And I've never been more grateful than I am for everyone who has supported us on this journey," says Derek DelGaudio.

"Wonder is a rare commodity these days," raved The New York Times, who declared the show a Critic's Pick. "Derek DelGaudio, the phenomenally talented creator and star of the stealthily entrancing IN & OF ITSELF, is a magician, a raconteur, a conceptual artist and conceivably a mind reader... And his show works. Beautifully. Tenderly. Astonishingly. To watch is to see audience members each receive a private benediction and leave the theater, heads aswirl." Time Out New York gives the show "Four Stars!"; Vogue says, "In the astonishing IN & OF ITSELF, Derek DelGaudio performs some of the most heart-stoppingly wondrous pieces of magic I've ever seen;" and The New Yorker calls it, "a thoughtful piece of theatre that makes inspired use of DelGaudio's will linger in the mind and leave ample room for wonder." The Huffington Post hails the show as "nothing short of remarkable," and Entertainment Weekly describes DelGaudio as an "undeniably compelling storyteller" with "jaw-dropping" talent. TheaterMania declared IN & OF ITSELF a "wildly impressive" show that "elevates magic to a fine art."

A mysterious story is deciphered and the illusion of one's own identity is revealed in Derek DelGaudio's groundbreaking theatrical experience IN & OF ITSELF. A modern allegory, IN & OF ITSELF explores new ways of seeing the unseeable, as memories from yesterday, inexplicable events witnessed today, and secrets imagined for tomorrow, are blended together to create a perpetual paradox of a show. Glenn Kaino (2004 Whitney Biennial, U.S. Representative to the 13th Cairo Biennale) serves as Artistic Producer of the production, which also features Original Music by Devo frontman Mark Mothersbaugh, and Production Design by A.BANDIT.

DelGaudio is a writer, performance artist, and three-time Academy of Magical Arts Award-winning magician. He wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed show Nothing to Hide, which played sold-out engagements in LA and NYC. He was selected to be the Artist in Residence for Walt Disney Imagineering and co-founded, along with Kaino, the performance-art collective, A.BANDIT. In April 2017, DelGaudio became one of the youngest artists to receive the Academy of Magical Arts' "Magician of the Year" award, joining the ranks of such luminaries as David Copperfield, Penn & Teller and Ricky Jay.

Frank Oz is a four-time Emmy Award winner, whose directing work includes such feature films as Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, In & Out, The Score and Death at a Funeral. As a performer, he has voiced such iconic characters as Yoda in the Star Wars franchise, Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear on "The Muppet Show," and Grover and Cookie Monster on "Sesame Street." Oz is a recipient of The Art Director's Guild Award, The Comedy Award, Saturn Lifetime Achievement Award and George Foster Peabody Award, among others.

Tickets to IN & OF ITSELF are on sale at The performance schedule is Tuesday-Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm & 7pm. Beginning in June, all Saturday and Sunday performances are at 4pm & 8pm. A performance has been added on July 2 at 8pm. There are no performances on May 29, June 5, June 12, June 19, and July 3-5., @InandOfItself

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