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Houdini - 1997 - Regional (US)

From his beginning as a struggling carnival magician, Harry Houdini emerged as a legendary escape artist whose death-defying feats captivated the world. Houdini portrays the loves and obsessions of a man whose family relationships are as complex as his mystical illusions.

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Goodspeed Opera House

(East Haddam, CT)
PO Box A, 6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
Electro-pop sensation TGC (The Green Children) have released their new single 'Symbiotic' via Illuminated City on 17th July. The track comes in the lead-up to the release of TGC's highly anticipated third album and was mixed by Miles Walker (Sia, Icona Pop, Kygo, Gwen Stefani, Coldplay) and mastered by Colin Leonard (Echosmith, Leona Lewis, Icona Pop, Kimbra, Indigo Girls) at Sing Mastering. TGC have garnered substantial media support from the likes of Rolling Stone Magazine, Huffington Post, Clash Magazine, Music Week, and FGUK Magazine. The duo has remixed and collaborated with notable artists such as Paul Oakenfold, Linus Loves, Moguai, Downlow'd, M4SONIC, Digital Dog and Foster The People. TGC have racked up over 60 million YouTube views and have been featured on the prominent YouTube channel Mr Deep Sense. Their self-produced debut album Encounter (2010) was nominated in the first round of voting for a US Grammy Award in two categories; Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
The five world-class illusionists who make up the mind-bending theatrical production of Champions of Magic are back on tour in 2019, following sold-out shows across the globe, rave reviews and a run in London's West End. Catch this incredible show for the whole family as they begin their third North American tour on October 16, 2019 at the Stranahan Theatre in Toledo.
by Stage Tube - Sep 27, 2019
Old City, Philadelphia opens their 2019-20 season with the winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, RAGTIME. Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once on This Island, Seussical and Lucky Stiff), noted playwright Terrence McNally, and based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel, RAGTIME plays the F. Otto Haas Stage from September 19 through October 20, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Arden Theatre Company in Old City, Philadelphia opened their 2019-20 season with the winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, RAGTIME. The production, which has been featured on 6ABC, FOX29, Philadelphia Inquirer, Metro, 106.1FM, and more, has announced that it is extending due to popular demand now through October 27, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Old City, Philadelphia opens their 2019-20 season with the winner of the 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, RAGTIME.  Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once on This Island, Seussical and Lucky Stiff), noted playwright Terrence McNally, and based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel, RAGTIME plays the F. Otto Haas Stage from September 19 through October 20, 2019. Called “a triumph for the stage” by TIME Magazine and “the best musical in twenty years” by the International Herald Tribune, RAGTIME tells the story of three distinct Americans – an upper-class wife, a Jewish immigrant, and a daring Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and hope in the future. Together, they confront freedom, prejudice, despair, joy, and what it means to be American.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Sometimes being brave means being yourself! This fall Goodspeed Musicals' production of Billy Elliot The Musical will spark with infectious energy. This tour-de-force of dance based on the British movie of the same name, will run September 13 a?' November 24 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be October 2, 2019].
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2020
KPFK Radio's Arts in Review, Los Angeles's longest-running radio showcase on live theater and cabaret, airs Fridays (2-2:30pm) on KPFK 90.7FM. On September 11, host Julio Martinez welcomes award-winning musical theater star, Jason Graae, discussing the 10th Anniverary Kritzerland Show, a live all-star cabaret concert, streaming for free on Facebook and YouTube.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Don't expect rabbits out of hats! Reza's current tour, coming to Jacksonville's Times-Union Center April 3, 2020 at 8 p.m., transports concert level lighting & production merged with the most incredible cutting-edge magic in existence today. Reza has garnered a world-wide buzz and loyal fan base with his passion for creating signature grand-scale illusions such as making motorcycles and helicopters materialize out of thin air!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Last night, Monday, September 9, 2019, The Players honored Tony Award-nominated composer and writer Joe Iconis (Be More Chill) with a Pipe Night, a club tradition that has celebrated significant cultural figures for over a century.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
Today, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts announced an additional performance in the 2019-2020 Kauffman Center Presents series a?" Champions of Magic.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Electro-pop sensation TGC (The Green Children) have shared their new single 'Echo', accompanied by a B-side 'Bad Side', via Illuminated City on the 8th of November. The track has just premiered via Wonderland. 'Echo' and 'Bad Side' were mixed by Miles Walker (Sia, Gwen Stefani, Coldplay) and mastered by Colin Leonard (Echosmith, Leona Lewis, Icona Pop) at Sing Mastering. The single follows the duo's sultry summer hit 'Symbiotic', that has already accumulated over 1.6 million hits on Youtube, in the lead-up to the release of TGC's highly anticipated third album to be released later this year. Their self-produced debut album, Encounter (2010), was nominated in the first round of voting for a US Grammy Award in two categories; Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album. TGC have garnered substantial support from the likes of Rolling Stone Magazine, Huffington Post, Clash Magazine, Music Week, FGUK Magazine and prominent YouTube channel Mr Deep Sense, and have racked up over 60 million YouTube views.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Ragtime recently opened at Arden Theatre Company and critics were in attendance. Find out what they had to say!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
What Will the Neighbors Say? announces the next installment of its educational program What Will the Kids Say? WWTNS? will be remounting Untitled Shape Show: A New Musical for Young Audiences as a concert reading as part of the FringeClub 2019 at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in October.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
The masterful magician Reza brings this ancient art form to a new level in a?oeEdge of Illusion,a?? a full-stage rock concert style magic production at the Spencer Theater stage on Friday, October 25 at 7 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
The Onecenter has announced the addition of four new shows to its event line-up! See full details below!
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.
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.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 11, 2019
Over twenty years after debuting his one-man solo musical HOUDINI in New York City nightclub cabaret Don't Tell Mama, Tom Frueh brings the fully fleshed out show to the prestigious United Solo Theatre Festival, giving hope to every cabaret artist who dreams, one day, of seeing their show off-Broadway as well.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Looking for something to get you in the Halloween spirit? Look no further than Nicholas Wallace's annual Halloween show, a mash-up of Nick's spookiest and creepiest illusions playing October 30th, 8:00 PM at the Staircase Theatre.
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.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2019
The five world-class illusionists that make up the mind-bending theatrical production of Champions of Magic are back on tour in 2019, following sold-out shows across the globe, rave reviews and a run in London's West End. Catch this incredible show for the whole family on Saturday, December 21 at The Brown 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!
by Jim Munson - Nov 15, 2019
David Hirata is the creator and sole performer of a?oeA Box Without a Bottom (Soko-nashi Bako)a?? currently running at The Marsh Berkeley. Within the context of a magic show, Mr. Hirata connects his own personal story to that of earlier Japanese magicians in a way that explores the illusions of race and identity in America. Talking with him, it's evident that he's a true magic geek as he delights in sharing his extensive knowledge about the history of magic and finding hidden links to his heritage as a Japanese American.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2020
Tune into BOING! 2020, a free webcast debuting on Chicago Children's Theatre's new YouTube channel, CCTv, dropping Saturday, June 20 at 10 a.m. CST.
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. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
Making his Sarasota debut on Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m., Reza takes the art of illusion to a new level, delivering his rock concert style magic show to the Van Wezel stage. Tickets are on sale now.
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.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2020
This spring, the acclaimed Watermill Ensemble presents a bold, innovative all-female production of Shakespeare's timeless tragedy, Hamlet. Underscored with live music, played by the cast, The Watermill's resident company applying their collaborative style to Shakespeare's most enduring play.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
Who doesn't love a party with music, dancing and sweet cake? You're cordially invited to enjoy Doll Face Has a Party!, a world premiere virtual puppet show now streaming for free on CCTv: Virtual Theatre and Learning from Chicago Children's Theatre, the company's new YouTube channel.
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2020
Grammy nominated band Foster The People released their latest single “The Things We Do,” available everywhere today. 
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.
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
On Thursday, January 23rd music industry leaders, celebrities, wine enthusiasts, and sommeliers came together to celebrate T.J. Martell Foundation's 12th annual Los Angeles Wine Dinner Auction & Celebration at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood. There, at one of the season's most anticipated events, T.J. Martell Foundation continued their commitment to help build awareness and raise funds for cutting-edge cancer research at some of the top hospitals across the nation, including Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
On Thursday, January 23rd  music industry leaders, celebrities, wine enthusiasts, and sommeliers came together to celebrate T.J. Martell Foundation's  12th annual Los Angeles Wine Dinner Auction & Celebration at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood.  There, at one of the season's most anticipated events, T.J. Martell Foundation continued their commitment to help build awareness and raise funds for cutting-edge cancer research at some of the top hospitals across the nation, including Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
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.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Covent Garden's cheekiest street performer, Tony Roberts, has taken his highly successful street theatre escape indoors to create a rollicking family-friendly show in, I'm a Magician Get Me Out of Here! Earning gongs at festivals internationally, the show was nominated for Best Family Show Award at Brighton Fringe 2018 & Best Children's Event Weekly Award Winner Perth Fringe World 2019.
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??
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 5, 2020
Opera star Liora Michelle has entered the cabaret world and audiences couldn't be happier
by Martin Ganeider - Feb 4, 2020
Not sure how to spend Valentines Day? There are plenty of options to spend the afternoon/evening with your beloved one. Apart from all the fine restaurants and Jewellery stores, there is some fine entertainment, offering something for everyone's taste. Here are some of our favorites for Valentine's day.
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:
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.
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.
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. 
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.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
Leave the iPads at home. Playtime at The Palace, the hit series of live performances geared toward children and families, returns to The Palace Theatre in Stamford on Sunday, January 26. The fun-filled season of magicians, musicians, clowns, puppets and more features seven shows to entertain and delight even the youngest theatergoers.
by - Dec 1, 2019
Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for December, 2019.
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. 
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.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Apr 29, 2020
We all need a bit of escapism now, more than ever. A musical, comedic magic show may sound like something for the children, but Nick Mohammed's show Mr. Swallow: Houdini, is resolutely amusing and surprising in equal measure.
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.