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The Magic Show - 1974 - Broadway

The Magic Show is a one-act musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Bob Randall. It starred magician Doug Henning. Produced by Edgar Lansbury, it opened in May 1974 at the Cort Theatre and ran for 1,920 performances, closing on December 31, 1978. Henning was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and director Grover Dale was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical.

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Cort Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
138 West 48th St.
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by Julie Musbach - Sep 7, 2018
Producer Lauren Class Schneider announced today that Kathleen Chalfant, Ann Harada and Ana Villafañe will join the stellar all-female ensemble for the staged reading of Twelve Angry Men. Tony Award winner Cady Huffman will direct.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 5, 2019
The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) opens its fourth production this season, Working, A Musical. The show runs September 4 through September 21 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2019
Magician/comedian and Critics' Choice nominee Justin Willman has cemented himself as one of today's most prolific entertainers with his Netflix magic series, a?oeMagic for Humans with Justin Willman,a?? that quickly became one of the outlet's most-streamed shows. Incorporating a disarming demeanor into street magic and mind-boggling social experiments, he has made multiple appearances on a?oeThe Tonight Show,a?? a?oeEllen,a?? and a?oeConan.a??
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 24, 2018
J.T. Rogers' Oslo, winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play, and Sarah Ruhl's Dear Elizabeth play in rotating repertory live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT. Oslo plays September 19 - October 21 and Dear Elizabeth, October 4 - 28. For tickets and information, call (802) 296-7000 or visit northernstage.org. Tickets start at $19 for students and $34 for adults.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 18, 2018
Verdict is in! The all-female ensemble for the staged reading of Twelve Angry Men (September 16, Theatre Row) received standing ovations for the stellar all-star company of Broadway women. Tony Award winner Cady Huffman directed the show which inspired and drew laughs from the standing-room-only house.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2019
The Rosen family, battered and blessed, celebrates life as their hearts lie gasping on the floor.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 13, 2018
J.T. Rogers' Oslo, winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play, and Sarah Ruhl's Dear Elizabeth play in rotating repertory live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT. Oslo plays September 19 - October 21 and Dear Elizabeth, October 4 - 28. For tickets and information, call (802) 296-7000 or visit northernstage.org. Tickets start at $19 for students and $34 for adults.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 4, 2018
J.T. Rogers' Oslo, winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play, and Sarah Ruhl's Dear Elizabeth play in rotating repertory live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT. Oslo plays September 19 - October 21 and Dear Elizabeth, October 4 - 28. For tickets and information, call (802) 296-7000 or visit northernstage.org. Tickets start at $19 for students and $34 for adults.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 28, 2019
Variety reports that musical theatre legend Stephen Schwartz will write the music for Disney's upcoming musical film adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol.' Bill Condon was announced as director.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 28, 2018
Composer Stephen Schwartz has revealed what's next for him in his most recent newsletter for The Schwartz Scene.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 24, 2018
Let the bells peal!  Ring in the holidays with a classic tale.  Long Island's newest theatrical venue The Argyle Theatrepresents the musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame, based on the novel by Victor Hugo and songs from the Disney film originally developed by Disney Theatrical Productions, with music by Alan Menkin, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and book by Peter Parnell.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 24, 2018
An evening of unsung and new songs as well as hits by Stephen Schwartz will be performed at a Orphaned Songs for Orphaned Starfish a special benefit evening for The Orphaned Starfish Foundation.  This one night only show will be Monday, November 19th at 7:00 pm at The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street, NYC. The musical evening will have performances by Stephen Schwartz and Tony Award winners and Broadway stars to be announced.  Musical Director is Michael Lavine, and Paul Kreppel is the Concert Director, with Host Scott Coulter and the Creator is Carol de Giere.  
by Stephi Wild - Oct 23, 2019
Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the comedy/drama, a?oeVisiting Mr. Greena?? by Jeff Baron, on Monday, November 18, at 7 p.m. The cast includes Tim Jerome as Mr. Green and Charles Socarides as Ross Gardiner. The reading will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 28, 2018
Andrew Pinard makes the impossible possible. This 49-year-old magician keeps people amazed, involved, laughing, and somehow manages to slip in some history.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2020
This week's Theater Stories features the Cort Theatre! Learn about the box office record-breaking production of Fences, it's longest-running show The Magic Show with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and much more!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 20, 2018
'Orphaned Songs for Orphaned Starfish' - a concert of composer Stephen Schwartz (Monday, November 19 at The Cutting Room), was an evening of unsung/cut songs from Wicked, Pippin, Working, and Children of Eden along with a new duet from the stage production of The Prince of Egypt. The concert also included some favorites from The Bakers Wife, Magic Show, Pippin, Pocahontas, Wicked and his opera Seance On a Wet Afternoon. The benefit evening for The Orphaned Starfish Foundation raised over $60,000.
by Jim Munson - Nov 15, 2019
David Hirata has got quite a lot to offer with his multi-layered 'A Box Without a Bottom (Soko-nashi Bako).' He combines elements of a magic show with his own personal narrative as he also tells the surprising history of Japanese magicians in 19th-century America, all in a tight 55 minutes. It's a tall order, and Hirata largely succeeds. The idea for the show came to Hirata, a lifelong magic nerd, when he learned that the first Japanese person given a passport to leave Japan for the US was magician Namigoro Sumidagawa in 1866.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 6, 2021
Today we celebrate the birthday of gravity-defying composer, Stephen Schwartz! 
by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2020
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT original cast recording will be released on digital and streaming formats on Friday, April 3. A physical CD will be available later this year. Featuring the a?oemiraculous musica?? (Time Out London) of Stephen Schwartz, the album is produced by Dominick Amendum and Stephen Schwartz, with Kurt Deutsch serving as Executive Producer.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 22, 2021
One of the most versatile and unstoppable character actors of the past fifty years, Dale Soules, joins Stephen Kitsakos, Executive Producer and Artistic Associate of The Studios of Key West for a conversation on the weekly livestream series, 'Between Two Palms' about her life and work before and after her three-time SAG Award Winning Frieda on Netflix's 'Orange Is the New Black' on Wednesday, March 24th from 6-7PM.
by Sarah Hookey - Mar 12, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents SUSAN EDWARDS MARTIN in "THE ORIGINAL LADY BLUES OF TORCH SONG TRILOGY IS BACK IN TOWN!", on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 9:30pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021
Roshunda Jones of G.W. Carver Magnet High School in Houston and Holly Stanfield of Bradford High School in Kenosha, Wisconsin, are the dual recipients of the second annual Stephen Schwartz Musical Theatre Teacher of the Year Award presented by The ASCAP Foundation and the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2020
Corey Mitchell, head of the musical theatre department of Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, North Carolina is the recipient of the inaugural Stephen Schwartz Musical Theatre Teacher of the Year Award presented by The ASCAP Foundation and the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA).
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2019
STAGE, a new streaming service for premium content devoted to the entire world of theatre, announces the addition of Session Two: Stephen Schwartz of the award-winning original series STUDIO SESSIONS to its diverse line up of programming.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2021
In celebration of Pride month, Backstage Babble is releasing a series of episodes with LGBT artists that fulfill it's mission-painting a picture of what it has been like to be gay in the theater world from the 1950s up until the present day. It is hosted by 13-year old Charles Kirsch.
by Greg Kerestan - Jun 13, 2019
It's something of a cliche to compare magicians to Harry Potter, especially youthful, energetic British ones. Luckily, Billy Kidd bears no resemblance whatsoever to the fabled boy wizard; no, she's more of a female Daniel Radcliffe. (Anyone who has seen Radcliffe in ANYTHING other than his most famous role knows the kind of joyfully off-kilter blend of enthusiasm and weirdness this comparison should bring to mind.) Headlining at the Cultural Trust's Liberty Magic cabaret theatre, Billy Kidd manages to fuse sleight of hand, comedy and theatre into something unique and unforgettable.
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 27, 2018
In this week's edition, we caught up with John Treacy Egan, who directed and choreographed Peter, Who?, running at NYMF through July 29.
by Julie Musbach - Jul 23, 2018
Following a well-received Sarasota Festival of New Plays this past spring, Florida Studio Theatre (FST) announces an addition to its New Play Development program. Three new works will be staged throughout the month of August featuring some of the latest work by George Brant, Barry Harman and Keith Herrmann, and Sandy Rustin. "Good comedies with exciting stories are hard to find and we have found three well-crafted tales from various eras, points of view, and comedic angles," shared FST Associate Artist Catherine Randazzo. Talkbacks will follow each reading, giving audiences the chance to engage with each piece more deeply, while also giving playwrights valuable feedback. These readings are free and open to the public, though reservations are required.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2018
A new musical with traditional tunes and a historical spin will receive a developmental reading on July 25th, 2018 at the Dramatists Guild Foundation Music Hall on 40th St. in Manhattan.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 30, 2020
One of Broadway's most decorated composers is giving an accolade of his own: The Stephen Schwartz Musical Theatre Teacher of the Year Award will represent the highest level of achievement for a middle or high school theatre teacher, with the winner receiving $5,000 and travel to the International Thespian Festival for the announcement and recognition.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 30, 2020
One of Broadway's most decorated composers is giving an accolade of his own: The Stephen Schwartz Musical Theatre Teacher of the Year Award will represent the highest level of achievement for a middle or high school theatre teacher, with the winner receiving $5,000 and travel to the International Thespian Festival for the announcement and recognition.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 18, 2019
As the sixth annual New Works Now new play festival commences, Northern Stage is thrilled to announce its third Off-Broadway production, Only Yesterday by Hollywood writer Bob Stevens, and bring another world premiere to the main stage, Venus Rising by local playwright Marisa Smith.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2020
Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) in association with Eric Krebs will present the Off-Broadway premiere of Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn, with book and lyrics by Mark Saltzman, music adapted from classic Italian melodies, and directed and choreographed by Justin Ross Cohen. Previews begin at the Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres 502 West 53rd Street (10th Avenue & 53rd Street) tomorrow night, Tuesday, January 14th at 7pm with an official opening on Thursday, January 23rd at 8pm. Performances will continue through February 16, 2020.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 8, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group (David Staller, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the 2019 Golden Shamrock Gala will be held on Saturday, March 16th at 3 West Club (3 West 51st Street), and will honor humanitarian and award-winning creator of Godspell, Pippin, and Wicked, Stephen Schwartz, and tireless supporter of the arts in New York, Mary Pamela Singleton.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 27, 2021
The Studios of Key West continues its innovative online conversation series, 'Between Two Palms,' streaming live each Wednesday from 6-7PM in March. The program invites award-winning theater, television, film, literary and visual arts personalities online for a lively, unscripted hour-long conversation produced by The Studios.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 27, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents SUSAN EDWARDS MARTIN in 'THE ORIGINAL LADY BLUES OF TORCH SONG TRILOGY IS BACK IN TOWN!', on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 9:30pm. An unpredictable musical evening with the song stylings and comedy of Broadway's Susan Edwards Martin, featuring music from the American Songbook, Broadway and her own original Broadway bound show, UNLIMITED! YOU'LL HAVE THE TIME OF HER LIFE! with a virtual appearance by Harvey Fierstein! This multi-talented and captivating performer is someone you do NOT want to miss!
by Julie Musbach - Feb 21, 2019
Star of "America's Got Talent" and winner of NBC's "Phenomenon," Magician Mike Super comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, March 24 at 4:30pm. Super stuns audiences with his spectacular illusions, which defy gravity and control the elements. Hailed by critics as the "Dane Cook of Magic," Criss Angel himself praised Super on live TV in front of millions!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 3, 2019
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK star DALE SOULES guest stars in the highly-anticipated Season 3 of the phenomenally successful THE MARVELOUS MRS MAISEL which begins streaming Friday, December 6 on Amazon Prime Video. Soules plays Margaret, the unflappable secretary to Angie, boss at the Phoenician Hotel.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 13, 2018
Magician/Comedian, Netflix star, and social media sensation Justin Willman will bring his Magic in Real Life Tour to the Cincinnati Music Hall Ballroom for one night only on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM. The show is part of Cincinnati Arts Association's 2018-19 Presenting Season.
by Julie Musbach - Aug 29, 2018
An all-star cast of leading Broadway women will lend their impassioned voices to a reading of the classic play, Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 21, 2020
The New York Times has reported that playwright Kenneth Bernard, a key figure in the experimental theater movement, passed away on August 9th at age 90.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 19, 2019
Working, A Musical opens on September 4th at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF). The show runs through September 21st at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park.
by Paul Smith - Aug 15, 2019
These pieces of news are simple joys! In a newsletter from Stephen Schwartz, he discusses plans to film a future production of Children of Eden in Chicago and how Pippin will have its first production in Paris.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 8, 2020
ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut has announced the theater's anticipated return with next season's line-up of production
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 4, 2019
The British Theatre Academy is to produce Disney's My Son Pinocchio Jr. as part of its second annual summer season takeover at Southwark Playhouse.
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 3, 2019
Fountain Hills Theater announces the opening of the extra-ordinary musical by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) Pippin. Pippin will play April 19 - May 5, 2019. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30PM and Sundays at 2PM. Individual tickets are $30.00 for Adults and $12.00 for Youth 17 and under.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 15, 2021
A full season of performances by a diverse array of musicians, dancers, and lecturers return to Omaha Performing Arts for the 2021/2022 Season. 
by Student Blogger: Emily Brooks - Apr 10, 2021
Whether choosing material for the next season of Next on Stage, an audition, or performance, finding the right song can feel as difficult as mastering the song itself. But choosing the right song – finding one that you really love to sing and can personally connect with – can make all the difference.
by Julie Musbach - Apr 10, 2019
The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts announces today An Evening of Wicked Fun Honoring Stephen Schwartz.