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Magic show 'The Illusionists' will play Broadway

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The Illusionists

One of the world’s most successful magic tours will make a pit stop on Broadway this fall.

The Illusionists – Witness the Impossible will begin previews on November 26 at the Marriott Marquis Theatre prior to a December 4 opening. The strictly limited six-week engagement, ending January 4, 2015, is one city on a 30-stop tour that will chug onward to Washington, D.C. following the Broadway run.

Conceived by Simon Painter, The Illusionists is a special effects-filled showcase for seven talented performers, each of whom is a field master of a different element of illusion: The Manipulator (Yu Ho-Jin); The Anti-Conjuror (Dan Sperry), described as “Marilyn Manson meets David Copperfield”; The Trickster (Jeff Hobson); The Escapologist (Andrew Basso), the “only person in the world to perform Houdini’s famous Water Torture Cell with absolutely no covers”; The Inventor (Kevin James); The Futurist (Adam Trent); and The Warrior (Aaron Crow), “a strong and silent type specializing in weapon magic.”

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