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Neil Patrick Harris' IN & OF ITSELF, Written & Performed By Derek DelGaudio, To Extend 11 Weeks

Producers Werner Entertainment, Tony Award winners Gary Goddard & Forbes Candlish, Prediction Productions and five-time Emmy & Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris are thrilled to announce that, due to popular demand, the critically-acclaimed IN & OF ITSELF - created 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) - will double the length of its limited engagement with an eleven-week extension, at Union Square's Daryl Roth Theatre.

After taking Los Angeles by storm with sold-out performances and five extensions, IN & OF ITSELF is now following suit with its New York Premiere engagement, even amidst the most crowded theater season in over twenty years. Continually playing to sold-out houses, IN & OF ITSELF - which initially scheduled a ten-week run through June 18 - will now continue through the summer until September 3, 2017. The show began previews on April 5 with the largest box office advance in the history of the Daryl Roth Theatre, setting a house record, and opened on April 12 to resounding critical acclaim.

A mysterious story is deciphered and the illusion of one's own identity is revealed in Derek DelGaudio's new show 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, creating 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, David Blaine 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.

IN & OF ITSELF played a limited engagement at Geffen Playhouse in the spring and summer of 2016, where it extended an unprecedented five times, and became their highest grossing show to date. Los Angeles Magazine said IN & OF ITSELF "might be the best piece of theater you'll see this year. It's hard to imagine any evening at the theater being more personal, more moving, or more magical." Theatermania declared, "Your eyes betray you at every turn, showing you events that seemingly could not have possibly taken place - and yet they have." IN & OF ITSELF makes the case for the art of magic with the power of storytelling. Derek DelGaudio isn't just performing magic, but presenting a moving, deeply personal and compelling narrative, using magic as a metaphor to reach a deeper truth," said SlashFilm. And BroadwayWorld proclaimed, "It is an experience that will change you, or at the very least, change how you see yourself in relationship to the world."

Tickets to IN & OF ITSELF are now on-sale at Ticketmaster.com. The performance schedule through Sunday, June 18 is Tuesday - Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm & 7pm. Beginning Tuesday, June 20, the performance schedule will be: Tuesday - Friday at 8pm, Saturday 5pm & 9pm, and Sunday 3pm & 7pm.

www.InandOfItselfshow.com

Photo credit: Matthew Murphy


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