The Enigmatist, a new immersive theatrical event from magician and New York Times crossword constructor David Kwong, will premiere at the High Line Hotel in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood in January.
The show is the latest creation to emerge from the popular immersive/experiential theatrical genre that spawned the long-running hit Sleep No More and Queen of the Night at the Diamond Horseshoe.
Taking up residence at the historic High Line Hotel in Chelsea, The Enigmatist reimagines the hotel’s gothic Hoffman Hall as the Riverbank Estate, “the cradle of cryptology,” where theatergoers experience a mysterious world that blends illusion with custom-made riddles and puzzles, as they wander through the bizarre and fantastical estate.
Performances are slated to begin January 4. The Enigmatist will play Friday and Saturday nights at 7 PM and 9:30 PM.
Brett Banakis, the scenic supervisor for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, serves as production designer, with Josh Higgason as lighting and projection designer, Francis Menotti as magic consultant, and Dave Shukan as puzzle consultant.
Presented by Greg Berlanti and Robbie Rogers, Dylan Pager and Andy Jones are the show's creative producer. General management is provided by Baseline Theatrical.
Baseline Theatrical, whose projects include Broadway’s Hamilton, The Cher Show and The Great Comet of 1812. Brett Banakis, International Scenic Supervisor for the global theatrical marvel Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, serves as the Production Designer. Josh Higgason serves as Lighting and Projection Designer, Francis Menotti as Magic Consultant, Dave Shukan as Puzzle Consultant and Nevin Law Group serves as Production Counsel.
For tickets, ranging $85 to $125, visit enigmatistshow.com.