Magician Joshua Jay to Launch New York Residency at Mastercard Midnight Theatre

See Jay perform for 8 dates and 16 shows beginning Wednesday, February 7.

By: Nov. 01, 2023
Magician Joshua Jay to Launch New York Residency at Mastercard Midnight Theatre
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Internationally renowned performer, author, and lecturer Joshua Jay will bring Look Closer: A New Magic Show by Joshua Jay to Mastercard Midnight Theatre in the heart of the Manhattan West Plaza for 8 dates and 16 shows beginning Wednesday, February 7. Prior to its arrival at the Mastercard Midnight Theatre, the show will make its New York debut at the intimate Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall on January 31. Jay returns to New York City 4 years after his critically acclaimed show, Six Impossible Things, sold out its entire 18-month off-Broadway run.

 

You can catch him at Mastercard Midnight Theatre:

@ 7:00 and 9:30pm

Wednesday, February 7

Thursday, February 8

Wednesday, February 14

Thursday, February 15

Monday, February 19

Tuesday, February 20

Wednesday, February 28

Thursday, February 29

 

Tickets are on sale HERE

 

As a magician, Joshua Jay has performed his original work on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with James Corden and even successfully fooled Penn & Teller on Fool Us. Jay was also named "Magician of the Year" by the Society of American Magicians and a world champion at the World Magic Seminar. 

 

Jay has written six books on magic, including The New York Times best-selling children's book Big Magic for Little Hands. He has received praise on his newest book, How Magicians Think, by David Copperfield who said, “Joshua Jay is a superb, innovative conjurer with an unrelenting love of the art. This book is proof of that passion.” Jay has designed illusions for both stage and screen, working with shows such as Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire. He also helped the US Postal Service design their Forever stamp series, "The Art of Magic."

 

Mastercard Midnight Theatre, is a 150-seat venue presenting a diverse roster of programming including talent from the Broadway stage, comedy, burlesque, music and other unique special events. Previous acts have included Tony Award Nominees Shoshana Bean and Kathryn Gallagher, Broadway's Andrew Barth Feldman (Dear Evan Hansen), Disney's Laura Marano, English Singer-Songwriter Raye and many more. Also a TV & film industry hub, the venue has hosted premieres, screenings, parties and talk backs for companies such as Showtime, Hulu, Peacock, Paramount+, BAFTA, Mastercard and Peloton and welcomed notables like Pete Davidson, Kaley Cuoco, Shonda Rhimes, Amy Schumer, Busy Philipps, Jessica Chastain, Michael Shannon and more. Tickets for upcoming events available here.

 

An escape from the everyday, Mastercard Midnight Theatre is also a culinary destination thanks to the venue's pan-Asian restaurant and cocktail lounge, Hidden Leaf. With a kitchen helmed by the innovative Chef Chai Trivedi, the romantic and playfully chic dining room serves polished, table-sharing, pan-Asian cuisine. 

 

ABOUT Joshua Jay

Joshua Jay is an internationally recognized performer, author, and lecturer. He has performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with James Corden, and on Penn & Teller's Fool Us...where he did, indeed, fool Penn & Teller. He has performed in over a hundred countries, and wrote and starred in Six Impossible Things, an acclaimed immersive magic show that ran in New York City for over two years. In 2020 the Society of American Magicians named Joshua "Magician of the Year" for his contributions to the art of magic. Jay is the author of six books on magic, including The New York Times best-selling children's book Big Magic for Little Hands, and most recently, How Magicians Think. Of this title David Copperfield said, "Joshua Jay is a superb, innovative conjurer with an unrelenting love of the art. This book is proof of that passion." Jay has designed illusions for stage and screen, including work for Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire. He was tapped to help the US Postal Service design their stamp series, "The Art of Magic." When he is not traveling, Jay resides in New York City.  

 

 




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