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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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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 Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2019
The Rosen family, battered and blessed, celebrates life as their hearts lie gasping on the floor.
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 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 Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2021
In 1977, stars from Broadway shows gathered onboard a New York City subway car to take what would become an iconic photo, appearing with the tag line “The Only Sure Way to Make It to Broadway.” Forty-four years later, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Broadway advertising agency RPM collaborated to re-create this photo.
by A.A. Cristi - 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 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2022
On Thursday, March 10, 2022, Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts will honor world-renowned singer, composer, comedian, and multi-instrumentalist Paul Shaffer with its Lifetime Achievement Award at the 'Together We Celebrate' Annual Gala. 
by A.A. Cristi - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2022
Long Island Musical Theatre Festival has announced that Stephen Schwartz will join its 2022 summer program as a guest artist. Schwartz will join a long list of LIMTF guest artists, which includes Beth Leavel, Jeanine Tesori, Alice Ripley, Jay Armstrong Johnson and more.
by Michael Dale - Mar 13, 2022
This week I saw productions of two decades-old musicals, each written by one of theatre's great composer/lyricists, which, in their original productions, ran a combined total of nine performances on Broadway.
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 12, 2022
Bergen County Players will present the uplifting, toe-tapping, joyous classic rock musical GODSPELL, opening on March 19. Under the direction of Lynne Lupfer, this musical sensation, the first offering from internationally acclaimed composer Stephen Schwartz, continues to touch audiences around the world with its vibrant rock score and messages of kindness, tolerance and love. Performances will take place at the Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell, March 19 thru Palm Sunday, April 10 (Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm, and Sunday afternoons at 2pm).
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 Michael Major - Jun 28, 2022
Stephen Schwartz has shared his thoughts on the decision to release the Wicked film in two parts. Schwartz seemingly confirmed that the first Wicked film will end after 'Defying Gravity,' the stage musical's act one finale. Schwartz assured fans that any changes made to Wicked will be done so to add something new to the story.
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 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jan 2, 2022
Watch as Richard Ridge chats with Broadway composer extraordinaire, Stephen Schwartz!
by A.A. Cristi - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2022
Bergen County Players will present the uplifting, toe-tapping, joyous classic rock musical GODSPELL, opening on March 19. Under the direction of Lynne Lupfer, this musical sensation continues to touch audiences around the world with its vibrant rock score and messages of kindness, tolerance and love. 
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 A.A. Cristi - Dec 8, 2021
A dependable haven for artists in isolation, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is now into its second year of non-stop weekly Community Gatherings this Friday, having offered to date over 80 conversations and unlimited camaraderie since April 17, 2020.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 8, 2021
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Broadway composer and conductor Keith Herrmann passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at the age of 69.  He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Georgia, and son A.J.
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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Stephi Wild - Aug 30, 2022
Patti LuPone is remembering her late brother Robert LuPone, who recently passed away, following a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 27, 2022
MCC Theater has announced the passing of performer and MCC Founding Co-Artistic Director Bob LuPone. LuPone passed this morning following a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
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 A.A. Cristi - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Stephen Mosher - Apr 12, 2022
Debbie Gravitte had an idea and she took it to Jim Caruso and, now, Birdland has the next big thing.
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.

The Magic Show Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of The Magic Show have their been?
The Magic Show has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1974 and Broadway which opened in 1974.

What Tony Awards has The Magic Show been nominated for?
Best Direction of a Musical for Grover Dale.

What productions of The Magic Show have their been?
The Magic Show has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1974 and Broadway which opened in 1974.

What songs are in The Magic Show and what's the order?
Up to His Old Tricks
Solid Silver Platform Shoes
Lion Tamer
Style
Charmin's Lament
Two's Company
The Goldfarb Variations
Doug's Act
A Bit of Villainy
West End Avenue
Sweet, Sweet, Sweet
Before Your Very Eyes
Cane Dance

What is the order of songs in The Magic Show and what's the order?
Up to His Old Tricks
Solid Silver Platform Shoes
Lion Tamer
Style
Charmin's Lament
Two's Company
The Goldfarb Variations
Doug's Act
A Bit of Villainy
West End Avenue
Sweet, Sweet, Sweet
Before Your Very Eyes
Cane Dance

What productions of The Magic Show have there been?
The Magic Show has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1974 and Broadway which opened in 1974.