On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™, will play Bass Concert Hall in Austin on November 1-6, 2016 as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities.
THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson and MagicSpace Entertainment. Conceived by Simon Painter, the show’s creative team also includes executive producer Tim Lawson, director Neil Dorward and creative director Jim Millan. “We can’t wait to bring this electrifying show to Austin for a truly entertaining experience for the whole family,” says Painter. “THE ILLUSIONISTS is the most non-stop and powerful mix of outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on the live stage.”
Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered box office records worldwide and thrilled audiences of all ages with a mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth.
The seven stars, each a master in their own field, are:
Yu Ho-Jin / photo credit: Joan Marcus / THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™
The Manipulator – Considered a rising superstar in the world of magic; Yu Ho-Jin was recently named the 2014 “Magician of the Year,” by Academy of Magical Arts and was the first Asian to win the Grand Prix at the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques, also known as the “Olympics of Magic.”
Dan Sperry / photo credit: Joan Marcus / THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™
The Anti-Conjuror – Described as Marilyn Manson meets David Copperfield, Dan Sperry combines the art of magic with the macabre and is one of the top-10 most Googled people, thanks to a legendary “America’s Got Talent” appearance.
Jeff Hobson / photo credit: Joan Marcus / THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™
The Trickster – Jeff Hobson is the epitome of glamour and showmanship. Don’t be fooled by his innocent appearance; Jeff has audiences laughing long after the curtain goes down.
Andrew Basso / photo credit: Joan Marcus / THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™
The Escapologist – Italy’s star escape artist, Andrew Basso considers Houdini his hero and is fast becoming one of the world’s most popular illusionists. He is the only person in the world to perform Houdini’s famous Water Torture Cell with absolutely no covers.
Kevin James / photo credit: Joan Marcus / THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™
The Inventor – Kevin James, known for innovative illusions, is an inventor, comedian and collector of the strange and unusual. Kevin is one of the most prolific inventors of magic in the world and has created some of the most celebrated illusions of the last century.
Ban Blaque / photo credit: Joan Marcus / THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™
The Weapon Master – Ben Blaque has established himself as America’s foremost master of the crossbow after appearing four times on America’s Got Talent. He performs incredibly dangerous acts of dexterity using highly powerful crossbows to shoot various objects supported by his assistant.
Colin Cloud / photo credit: Joan Marcus / THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™
The Deductionist – Colin Cloud, one of the greatest thought readers of all time is a psychic savant known as a real-life Sherlock Holmes. Don’t play against him in a game of poker – he’s never lost.
Tickets start at $20 and are available online at BroadwayinAustin.com, the Bass Concert Hall box office, all Texas Box Office Outlets, and by phone at (512) 477-6060. For groups of 10 or more, call (877) 275-3804 or email Austin.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Performances are Tuesday – Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM, and Sunday at 1 PM & 7 PM at the Texas Performing Arts’ Bass Concert Hall on the University of Texas at Austin campus at 2350 Robert Dedman Drive.