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Harry Houdini

Date of Death: October 31, 1926 (52)

Birth Place: Budapest, HUNGARY

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Review: HOUDINI'S GREATEST ESCAPE, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Houdini’s Greatest Escape, put on by New Old Friends in association with Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, tells the story of the great escape artists Harry Houdini and his wife, Bess, as they travel to England with the hopes of being invited to perform at King Edward’s Royal Gala. But, things quickly take a turn when they are framed for murder and robbery.

Photos: Go Inside the New King's Head Theatre

Executive Producer and Interim CEO Sofi Berenger, Chair of the Board James Seabright, and the whole team at the King’s Head Theatre have released new images of the new purpose built 200-seat theatre, now officially opened.

THE MAGIC PARLOUR Extended at Goodman Theatre Through June

More magic in 2024! Critical and popular acclaim for third-generation magician Dennis Watkins, following the opening of his famed The Magic Parlour at 50 W. Randolph, spur an extended calendar of additional performances into late spring 2024.

Exclusive: Watch Teal Wicks Sing 'Back to Before' in RAGTIME at Signature Theatre

Watch Teal Wicks sing 'Back to Before' in Ragtime at Signature Theatre.

Video: THE SIMPSONS Spoofs RAGTIME in 'Henry Ford' Parody Musical Number

A recent episode of The Simpsons featured a spoof of a song that Broadway fans may recognize! In a scene featuring Mr. Burns at a nuclear power plant, the cartoon program included a parody of 'Henry Ford' from Ragtime.

King's Head Theatre Reveals Opening Date for New Venue and Details of Inaugural Season

The King's Head Theatre charity has announced it will open the first new production at its purpose built 200-seat theatre on 8 January 2024, with the world premiere of Exhibitionists by Shaun McKenna and Andrew Van Sickle.

LJR Productions To Present ALL JAZZED UP! Cabaret, November 16

Join us for an autumnal evening of jazz standards and musical theater songs in All Jazzed Up! Featuring 11 musical numbers, this show will take you on a journey through ballads and upbeat songs that will leave you wanting more. Don't miss this unforgettable performance.

The Association Of Performing Arts Professionals Announces UP NEXT! Artists For 2024

The Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) announced earlier this week the 18 artists from across the U.S. and around the globe selected by an APAP panel to pitch their new work at the annual UP NEXT!


New for 2024 Award-winning theatre company New Old Friends in association with Yvonne Arnaud Theatre present HOUDINI'S GREATEST ESCAPE which will open at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford on 08 February and Tour the UK throughout Spring. 

Video: The Kid Critics Learn the Power of Friendship at THE VANISHING ELEPHANT

In this video, watch as Evangeline (10), Lilah (8), and Tess (9) head to the New Victory Theatre to check out The Vanishing Elephant. Curious about what they thought of the show? Find out below!

Review: SIDE SHOW at Ashland Productions

What did our critic think of SIDE SHOW at Ashland Productions? 'Side Show,' based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton, who rose to fame during the Depression, offers a poignant portrayal of two women bound at the hip.

THE VANISHING ELEPHANT Comes to New Victory Theater Next Month

The Vanishing Elephant, produced by Belfast’s Cahoots NI, will kick off the New Victory Theater’s 2023-24 season with a dazzling display of life-size puppetry from October 14 through October 29 at Stage 42.

Bill English, Nkrumah Gatling, Teal Wicks & More to Star in RAGTIME at Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre has revealed the cast and creative team for the epic musical Ragtime, with book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Woodside Musical Theatre to Present SEUSSICAL Next Month

Woodside Musical Theatre will present SEUSSICAL a musical with music, book, and story by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, beginning next month. Get event and ticket information here!

Review: RAGTIME THE MUSICAL at Lincoln Theatre

Critics use the word “well” often when describing the arts. Something is “well-written,” “well performed,” “well-acted,” “well thought-out.” RAGTIME, which runs Sept. 22-Oct. 1 at the Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long Street in downtown Columbus), is all of those things, and more.

Feature: RAGTIME THE MUSICAL at Lincoln Theatre

David Glover is out to disprove the adage of “Those who can’t do, teach” when he takes on the role of Coalhouse Walker Jr. in Columbus Children’s Theatre production of RAGTIME THE MUSICAL. The Terrance McNally musical will be performed Sept. 22-Oct. 1 at the Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St. in downtown Columbus).

First Comedy Magic Tour In Philadelphia Launches

Award-winning magician and native of Philadelphia, Robert Malissa, has launched Philadelphia's first Comedy Magic Tour.

Columbus Children's Theatre to Present RAGTIME At The Lincoln Theatre

Columbus Children's Theatre presents Ragtime The Musical at the historic Lincoln Theatre. Don't miss this Tony Award-winning show that weaves together the lives of three distinct groups during the turn of the 20th century. Experience the power of Ragtime in person from September 22nd to October 1st. Get your tickets now!

Review: RAGTIME at Union Avenue Opera

When the musical Ragtime was produced for Broadway in 1998 it was a colossal, big-budget show.  It cost some ten million dollars.  What in the world were the folks at tiny little Union Avenue Opera thinking when they decided to include this show in their twenty-ninth season?  Ragtime, the musical treatment of E. L. Doctorow’s vast rambling nostalgic, wonderfully American novel, is far removed from opera.

Dialogue With Three Chords Begins Residency In Industry City

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) will present 'A Brooklyn Arcanum 1,' the next installment in their serialized play series at Brooklyn's Industry City. Written by Stephen Gracia and directed by Michael LoPorto, the performance includes two original short plays about séances and apocalyptic magic.


Harry Houdini has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

Harry Houdini has not appeared in the West End

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