The Magic Show

Opened: May 28, 1974
Closing: December 31, 1978

The Magic Show - 1974 - Broadway History , Info & More

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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Berkshire Theatre Group Unveils Winter/Spring 2024 Season Featuring National Acts, Regional Bands & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2023

Berkshire Theatre Group has revealed the 2024 winter and spring season at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. 

by A.A. Cristi - Nov 28, 2023

Hopelessly Devoted: The Music of Olivia Newton-John Presented By Segerstrom Center for the Arts is a musical event featuring the iconic songs of Olivia Newton-John. Contact Segerstrom Center for the Arts for more information.

What's New on Max This December 2023
by Michael Major - Nov 27, 2023

Stream Original Comedy Specials “Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares?!” For HBO And “Gary Gulman: Born on 3rd Base” For Max, Max Original Documentary “Oprah and The Color Purple Journey,” HBO Original Documentary Series “Murder in Boston: Roots, Rampage & Reckoning,” and more. Check out what's coming to Max and leaving Max in December 2023.

Broadway Buying Guide: November 13, 2023
by Team BWW - Nov 13, 2023

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, November 13, 2023.

THE SHARK IS BROKEN Celebrates 100 Performances on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 8, 2023

This weekend, THE SHARK IS BROKEN celebrated 100 performances at the Golden Theatre! Learn how to purchase tickets to the show!

Broadway Buying Guide: October 30, 2023
by Team BWW - Oct 30, 2023

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, October 23, 2023.

Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT to be Presented at Laguna Playhouse This Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2023

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE announces 'Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT' directed by Jeffrey B. Moss, opening next summer at the LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE. Get the details on this exciting production!

Review Roundup: Pre-Broadway THE WIZ Tour Launches; What Are the Critics Saying?
by Stephi Wild - Oct 4, 2023

The all-new production of the Tony Award-winning hit musical The Wiz will open on Broadway on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, in a limited engagement at the Marquis Theatre. The pre-Broadway tour has launched and is now underway. Read the reviews here!

Magic Theatre Launches 2024 Performance Passes, Including 4 World Premiere Plays
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 2, 2023

Experience the thrill of 4 world premiere plays at the Magic Theatre in 2024. Don't miss out on these exciting performances, including Dirty White Teslas Make Me Sad, Garuda's Wing, Richard II, and Jerry Garcia in the Lower Mission. Get your passes now and be part of the magic! (Dates: February 28 - March 17, June 5 - 23, August 22 - September 28).

Kentucky Performing Arts Reveals New 40th Anniversary Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2023

Kentucky Performing Arts celebrates its 40th arts season with a wide variety of exciting and diverse entertainment offerings at The Kentucky Center, the historic Brown Theatre and Old Forester’s Paristown Hall. Learn more about the full season and how to get tickets here!

CANDIDE Comes to Skylight Music Theatre in October
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2023

Skylight Music Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the long-awaited production of Leonard Bernstein’s masterpiece, Candide. Learn more about the production, and who will star in it, here!

BINGE FREE FESTIVAL Starts October 15 At Santa Monica Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 31, 2023

Santa Monica Playhouse has been a cultural treasure in the seaside community for 63 years. Now, the Playhouse is giving love back with its Eighth Annual Binge Free Festival, five weeks of free performances, workshops, and music in Santa Monica's ONLY fringe festival. The BFF's primary focus is on Santa Monica and Los Angeles-based artists, but there will be exciting international artists on view as well.

Broadway Buying Guide: August 28, 2023
by Team BWW - Aug 28, 2023

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, August 28, 2023.

Broadway Buying Guide: August 21, 2023
by Team BWW - Aug 21, 2023

Looking for the best deals on Broadway shows? Welcome to our new weekly guide to the most popular shows listed on BroadwayWorld. Check out which shows are selling this week, August 21, 2023.

Magic Theatre Extends Run of World Premiere Play JOSEPHINE'S FEAST
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2023

Join us at the Magic Theatre for the world premiere of 'Josephine's Feast,' a captivating new play. Don't miss your chance to experience the enchanting world of this mesmerizing production, running until August 30th. Book your tickets now!

Bringing Together a Shakespeare Classic and Songs by Cole Porter KISS ME, KATE! Opens in Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - Aug 16, 2023

Kiss Me, Kate! is a musical written by Bella and Samuel Spewack ,with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The story involves the production of a musical version of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and the conflict on and off-stage between Fred Graham, the show's director, producer, and star, and his leading lady, his ex-wife Lilli Vanessi.

Review Roundup: THE SHARK IS BROKEN Opens On Broadway- See What The Critics Are Saying!
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 10, 2023

THE SHARK IS BROKEN officially opens tonight at Broadway's Golden Theatre for a strictly limited 16-week engagement. Read the reviews!

Celebrate the Iconic Women of Country Music with Two-Time Jeff Award Winner Missy Wise Vanderzee
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2023

Join two-time Jeff Award winner Missy Wise Vanderzee as she pays tribute to the most influential female country artists of all time in 'Let's Go Girls!' Experience the unforgettable voice of Vanderzee and immerse yourself in the evolution of country music. Get your tickets now!

Video: First Look at THE SHARK IS BROKEN, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Show Highlights - Aug 10, 2023

All new clips have been released for the new comedy THE SHARK IS BROKEN opening tonight, Thursday, August 10, at Broadway’s Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street).  Check out the video here!

Photos: Get a First Look at THE SHARK IS BROKEN on Broadway
by Show Highlights - Aug 7, 2023

Get a first look at THE SHARK IS BROKEN on Broadway with exclusive photos. Discover behind-the-scenes images and stunning visuals from the highly anticipated production.

THE SHARK IS BROKEN to Offer $30 & $46 Tickets Through Rush & Lottery Policies
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2023

Get ready for an unforgettable theatrical experience with 'The Shark is Broken.' Enjoy the thrills and excitement of this sensational show while saving money with discounted tickets. Don't miss out on the limited-time offer - secure your seats now!

Best Broadway Shows for Summer 2023
by Sidney Paterra - Jul 22, 2023

Not sure about which Broadway show to see this Summer 2023? Below, check out a full list of whats new on Broadway and which productions to catch before they're gone for good!

The Magic Theatre and Campo Santo to Present World Premiere of JOSEPHINE'S FEAST Next Month
by Blair Ingenthron - Jul 13, 2023

The Magic Theatre will premiere the first live production by Playwright In Residence Star Finch and announce the cast and creative team for the World Premiere of her new play JOSEPHINE’S FEAST. This profound and potent new play is directed by legendary theatre artist Ellen Sebastian Chang.  JOSEPHINE’S FEAST will perform from August 02– August 20, 2023 at the Magic Theatre’s Fort Mason location

Video: THE SHARK IS BROKEN Gets Ready to Take a Bite Out of Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 13, 2023

Rehearsals are underway for The Shark is Broken, which officially begins Broadway previews on July 25, at the John Golden Theatre. The play officially opens on Thursday, August 10, 2023, for a strictly limited 16-week engagement. In this video, watch as the cast meets the press!

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 12, 2023

BroadwayCon has revealed the lineup for its First Look, treating attendees to an exclusive showcase of performances from some of the newest and most talked-about shows of the season.


Up to His Old Tricks
Solid Silver Platform Shoes
Lion Tamer
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
The Magic Show has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1974 and Broadway which opened in 1974.
The Magic Show has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for Grover Dale.



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