IN & OF ITSELF Breaks Box Office Record For Weekly Gross; Extra Seats Added For Final Week Of Run
IN & OF ITSELF, the smash-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), adds one more record to the books by breaking the all-time record for highest weekly gross ($216,630.00) at Daryl Roth Theatre, for the production's penultimate week of performances (week ending August 12). The show is also primed to break the record a second time in the upcoming final week, with DelGaudio delivering the final performance ever on Sunday, August 19, 2018.
IN & OF ITSELF is now in its fourth and final extension at the Daryl Roth Theatre - former home to some of Off-Broadway's most successful shows including Fuerza Bruta, De La Guarda, and more - which was re-configured into an intimate 150-seat setting for DelGaudio's acclaimed production. The show has grossed over $7 million to date since opening in April 2017, at which time it broke the theatre's box office record for highest advance sales in history. Due to extremely high demand, an extra row of seats has been added for the final week of the run; for details on how to purchase tickets, visit: http://inandofitselfshow.com/final/
Produced by five-time Emmy & Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, Tom Werner/Werner Entertainment, Tony Award winner Forbes Candlish, and Prediction Productions began previews on April 5, 2017, and opened to resounding critical acclaim on April 12, 2017. 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.
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.
"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 "Five 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 skills...it 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."
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 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 Ticketmaster.com. The performance schedule is Tuesday-Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 4pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm & 7pm. An additional row of seats has been put on sale for the final week of performances. For details on how to purchase tickets, visit: http://inandofitselfshow.com/final/