Things aren’t always what they seem, especially amidst the magic of the holidays. After a popular yuletide visit on Broadway in 2018, The Illusionists – Magic Of The Holidays will return for an all new show this holiday season. Once again wielding their jaw dropping abilities, the stars of magic and illusion will play Broadway, settling in for a stint at the Neil Simon Theatre, running from November 29, 2019 through January 5, 2020.
Producers Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, MagicSpace Entertainment, and The Works Entertainment announced the show’s triumphant return today. “Back in New York by popular demand for a strictly limited run, this mind-blowing holiday spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.”
The lineup of talent for this year’s shows is, as always, composed of some of the most-inspiring illusion artists in the world. This time around, Chris Cox will serve as “The Mentalist”, Paul Dabek as “The Trickster”, Kevin James as “The Inventor”, Hyun Joon Kim as “The Manipulator”, the world best quick change artists Sos & Victoria Petrosyan as “The Transformationalists” / "The Designers" and Enzo Weyne as “The Unforgetable”. Also along for the festive fun is the VERBA Shadow Theatre, “which creates performances by combining shadow and light effects, acting and professional acrobatic layouts based on motives of famous films, TV series, and cartoons.” VST has appeared on “Ukraine’s Got Talent” and “America’s Got Talent”
The creative team for The Illusionists – Magic Of The Holidays includes executive producer Tim Lawson and director Neil Dorward.
Single tickets for The Illusionists – Magic Of The Holidays will go on sale exclusively for American Express Card Members on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 10am EST. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public through Monday, August 12 at 9:59am EST. Beginning Monday, August 12 at 10:00am EST, The Illusionists – Magic Of The Holidays tickets will be available through Audience Rewards, The Official Rewards Program of Broadway & the Arts. Members of the program will be able to purchase tickets and can continue to earn Audience Rewards Bonus ShowPoints through Monday, August 19 at 9:59am EST.
Tickets for The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays will go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 19 at 10:00am.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. His forthcoming book, Sitcommentary: The Television Comedies That Changed America, will hit the shelves in October, 2019. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.