The show, featuring the "world's foremost mentalist," usually plays Monday nights only at the Lyceum. From Aug. 30-Sept. 5, however, Salem will offer shows Monday at 8 PM, Wednesday-Saturday at 8 PM, Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM. Mind Games will return to its Monday-night-only schedule Sept. 6. (There will be no performance of Mind Games on Mondays, July 26 and Aug. 2.)
Mind Games is neither a traditional magic show nor a hypnotism act, yet seems to have elements of both. A spokesperson for the original show termed it "a cross between Penn & Teller and Ricky Jay."
Salem, a former New York University professor, has degrees from NYU and the University of Pennsylvania. He was a director of research at "Sesame Street" for ten years. His "mind games" involve audience participation and the revelation of hidden answers that come to Salem — but who knows how?
Salem's performance features the mentalist trying to divine personal information and the nature of randomly selected items from the audience.
The Lyceum Theatre is located in Manhattan at 149 West 45th Street. Tickets for Marc Salem’s Mind Games on Broadway are priced at $70. For more information visit www.delphibroadway.com.