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Date of Birth: March 24, 1874
Date of Death: October 31, 1926 (52)

Birth Place: Budapest, HUNGARY
Dreamfactory Presents MAGIC WORLDS Photo Dreamfactory Presents MAGIC WORLDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2020

Dreamfactory is now presenting Magic Worlds! The experience runs through March 9, 2022.

Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, September 22- with Will Swenson, Ravi Coltrane Quarte Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, September 22- with Will Swenson, Ravi Coltrane Quartet, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020

Today (September 22) in live streaming: Will Swenson visits the Producer's Perspective, Ravi Coltrane Quartet plays at Birdland, and so much more!

Theater Stories: INTO THE WOODS Ghost Stories, the Sequel to BYE BYE BIRDIE and More  Photo Theater Stories: INTO THE WOODS Ghost Stories, the Sequel to BYE BYE BIRDIE and More About the Al Hirschfeld Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2020

In this week's Theater Stories, we are learning about the Al Hirschfeld theater! From theater ghosts to short-lived musical sequels, this theater is home to endless amounts of history, interesting facts and more.

d'ILLUSION: The Houdini Musical Releases Theater Audio Experience Photo d'ILLUSION: The Houdini Musical Releases Theater Audio Experience
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2020

d'ILLUSION: The Houdini Musical has officially launched a streaming Audio Theater Experience online at houdinionbroadway.com. The Audio Theater Experience, an entirely new media format, was recorded in its entirety remotely by the cast and creative team throughout the last three months. 

D'ILLUSION: THE HOUDINI MUSICAL Announces Launch of Audiobook Photo D'ILLUSION: THE HOUDINI MUSICAL Announces Launch of Audiobook
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020

May 14, 2020 - d'ILLUSION: The Houdini Musical announces the launch of an audiobook set for the end of Summer 2020. The project will feature a full audio experience including dialogue, orchestration, songs, foley sounds and narration all recording remotely during this time of self-isolation. 

MR. SWALLOW: HOUDINI to be Released on Soho Theatre On Demand Photo MR. SWALLOW: HOUDINI to be Released on Soho Theatre On Demand
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020

Nick Mohammed, The Pleasance, Soho Theatre and United Agents have announced the digital release of Mr. Swallow: Houdini - freeing from the shackles of 2017 the Mr. Swallow-anointed, first-ever entirely true auto-biopic of legendary magician Harry Houdini.

Meet the Cast of COMPANY - Now in Previews on Broadway! Photo Meet the Cast of COMPANY - Now in Previews on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020

Company is officially in previews on Broadway!  Following the engagement in London's West End, the new production of Sondheim and George Furth's landmark American musical, Company, directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Marianne Elliott comes to Broadway starring Tony and Grammy Award® winner Katrina Lenk as Bobbie and two-time Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone as Joanne.

Slow Burn Theatre Company to Stage RAGTIME in March Photo Slow Burn Theatre Company to Stage RAGTIME in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020

JetBlue presents Slow Burn Theatre Company's production of Ragtime sponsored by American National Bank in the Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Friday, March 20-Sunday, April 5.

BWW Review: Musical Theatre West Revisits the Epic RAGTIME in Grand Splendor Photo BWW Review: Musical Theatre West Revisits the Epic RAGTIME in Grand Splendor
by Michael Quintos - Feb 14, 2020

Fifteen years after its first production of the musical, Musical Theatre West revisits the Tony Award-winning musical RAGTIME for only its second time---smartly reviving the musical in a similarly lavish production that beautifully converges the show's classic staging and vibe with wonderfully integrated 21st Century tech upgrades that help elevate the material rather than hinder its storytelling. Under the enlightened direction of Paul David Bryant (who also provides the production's high-energy choreography), this brand new, spectacularly engrossing production bellows with an emotional fervor and is one of my favorite iterations of this musical I have seen in recent years. This local revival---which continues performances at the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts in Long Beach through February 23, 2020---is a feast for the senses.

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by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2020

Aurora's Paramount Theatre Will Present ROCK OF AGES, CINDERELLA and More in 2020-21  Photo Aurora's Paramount Theatre Will Present ROCK OF AGES, CINDERELLA and More in 2020-21 Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020

Aurora's award-winning Paramount Theatre - the second largest subscription house in the U.S. - announced today the four blockbuster musicals on tap for its 10th anniversary season in 2020-2021:

The Seacoast Repertory Theatre Will Kick Off the New Year with RAGTIME Photo The Seacoast Repertory Theatre Will Kick Off the New Year with RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020

The Seacoast Repertory Theatre will kick off the new year with fireworks. Ragtime, the award-winning musical depicting America's tumultuous social vibrancy, will set the stage for year of theater considering where modern society has come from and where it is going.

Musical Theatre West Brings RAGTIME To The Carpenter Performing Arts Center February Photo Musical Theatre West Brings RAGTIME To The Carpenter Performing Arts Center February 7-23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020

Musical Theatre West (MTW) brings five-time Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center February 7-23.  Based on E.L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel, the 13-time Tony-nominated musical tells the story of three families trying to find their way during the turn of the 20th century in New York City; each struggling with the changing cultural climate in America and each facing the promise of hope and new beginnings in the midst of prejudice and bigotry.  Showcasing music and lyrics by the Tony Award-winning team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and a Tony Award-winning book by Terrence McNally, Ragtime features a score with such memorable songs as a?oeYour Daddy's Son,a?? a?oeWheels of a Dream,a?? a?oeTill We Reach That Daya?? and a?oeMake Them Hear You.a??

THE DETROIT MUSICAL Returns to Planet Ant Theater Photo THE DETROIT MUSICAL Returns to Planet Ant Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020

The Detroit Musical, Planet Ant's hilarious interpretation of Detroit's history, has received a grant from Michigan Humanities for a limited run of six performances, opening on Friday, March 13 (313 Day). In conjunction with the March 13 opening night performance, Planet Ant will host a 313 Day party to celebrate the resurgent pride in living within the famous area code. The musical comedy will run for two weekends, closing on Sunday, March 22.

EPIX Greenlights Series Based on JERUSALEM'S LOT Starring Adrien Brody Photo EPIX Greenlights Series Based on JERUSALEM'S LOT Starring Adrien Brody
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2019

Premium network EPIX announced today that a drama series (title forthcoming) based on the short story Jerusalem's Lot by Stephen King has been greenlit for a 10-episode season, starring Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody.  Set in the 1850s, the series follows Captain Charles Boone (Brody), who relocates his family of three children to his ancestral home in the small, seemingly sleepy town of Preacher's Corners, Maine after his wife dies at sea. However, Charles will soon have to confront the secrets of his family's sordid history, and fight to end the darkness that has plagued the Boones for generations. The series will commence production in May 2020 in Halifax, Nova Scotia with an eye towards a Fall 2020 premiere.

BWW Review: RAGTIME, PlayMakers Repertory Company Photo BWW Review: RAGTIME, PlayMakers Repertory Company
by Nicole Ackman - Dec 6, 2019

RAGTIME is a musical that is as relevant now as it was in 1998 when it premiered and the production currently on at PlayMakers Repertory Company makes that abundantly clear. While the show might be set in the state of New York in 1906, it makes statements about immigration, race relations, corrupt justice, and women's rights that continue to ring true today. Director Zi Alikhan stages the show as you've never seen before, cutting away the period clothing and elaborate setting to focus on its brilliant music and lyrics and the poignant themes it explores. The new 360 degree theatre layout puts the audience firmly into the action, letting them get even closer to the characters than in a normal show. 

BWW Interview: The Daredevil Talks About the Astonishing THE ILLUSIONISTS ��" MAGIC O Photo BWW Interview: The Daredevil Talks About the Astonishing THE ILLUSIONISTS ��" MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS at The Fox Theatre!
by Katie Laban - Nov 26, 2019

The Illusionists are coming back to Detroit and ready to celebrate the holidays with the entire family with their all new, mind-blowing show at the Fox Theatre this weekend. The Illusionists a?' Magic Of The Holidays will have three incredible performances on November 29th and 30th featuring the jaw-dropping talents of some the most incredible illusionists on earth including The Elusive, The Trickster, The Transformationalists, The Daredevil, The Manipulator, The Showman, and The Mentalist. The Illusionists have shattered box office records across the globe and dazzle audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. This year's family-friendly show promises even more illusions, close-up magic, mentalism, daring escapes, and technological spectacle performed by master entertainers who've captivated audiences worldwide. BroadwayWorld Detroit was lucky enough to speak with Jonathan Goodwin aka The Daredevil for a few moments during tech rehearsals for the show and he teased us about the exciting things that The Illusionists are bringing to Detroit!

ETHER, The Strange Afterlife Of Harry Houdini And Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Makes World  Photo ETHER, The Strange Afterlife Of Harry Houdini And Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Makes World Premiere At IRT Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019

Harry Houdini wrote Sir Arthur Conan Doyle a heartfelt plea to recommend a medium 'you know to be genuine.' His mother had just died and he wanted proof she had not completely vanished. The friends investigated mediums in the U.K., France and the U.S., where Scientific American was to pronounce the medium Margery genuine. They witnessed Eva C's ecotoplasm and, in Atlantic City, Lady Doyle's inspired communication.

BWW Review: RAGTIME at Musical Theater Heritage Photo BWW Review: RAGTIME at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - Oct 13, 2019

a?oeRagtimea?? at Musical Theatre Heritage is more than just a great show. It has harnessed extraordinary power to move its audience and remind us of the idea that is America.

THE LAST ACT OF HARRY HOUDINI Comes to the Cockpit Photo THE LAST ACT OF HARRY HOUDINI Comes to the Cockpit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019

The man who brought us Mr Blobby now seeks redemption by bringing his own, highly acclaimed one man show The Last Act of Harry Houdini to London. Harry Houdini confronted death on a daily basis a?" and his own death, on October 31st, as foretold by the very mediums and mystics he spent his life debunking, is his final act.

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