Six days a week, The Fantasticks, the longest running show in New York history, fills the Sullivan Street Playhouse. But Monday nights are "magical" at the theatre, where every week a rotating group of magicians gather to ply their trade.
Begun in Oct. 1997, Monday Night Magic features a minimum of five different magicians performing in both parlor and close up settings. Tricks include vanishing birds, predictions for the future, levitations of women, linking steel rings and swords through people's necks as well as card tricks and other sleights of hand.
Recent magicians have included Jen Adams, "Professor" Robert Baxter, J.B. Benn, Krista Jean Brown (the MNM's production manager), Michael Chaut (who also produces the show), Nowlin Craver, Bob Elliot, Docc Hilford, Kurt Kritzler, Simon Lovell, Rich Marotta, Taylor Martin (who drags it up as Andrea Merlyn), Anthony Owen, Rocco, Todd Robbins, Torkova, David Williamson and Meir Yedid.
A regular schedule of magicians can be checked at both the Monday Night Magic hotline at (212) 615-6432 or by checking the show's website at www.MondayNightMagic.com.
Tickets are $25 and available through TicketMaster at (212) 307-4100. The Sullivan Street Playhouse is located at 181 Sullivan Street. -- By Christine Ehren