The Illusionists – Turn Of The Century returns to Broadway November 25 at the Palace Theatre (47th Street and 7th Avenue), a venue that housed some of the world’s premiere magicians and vaudeville acts at the turn of the twentieth century. Performances continue through January 1, 2017.
The Clairvoyants (Thommy Ten and Amélie van Tass), who were crowned runners-up in NBC’s 2016 America’s Got Talent competition, lead the cast of The Illusionists – Turn Of The Century as the production returns to Broadway for the third consecutive holiday season with a new show.
The Austrian natives’ finale performance left AGT host and judges Nick Cannon, Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and Mel B. stunned. “You have magic powers,” Cowell said at the time. Mandel added, “I have been here for seven years. That is the most amazing thing I have ever seen.” Klum said, “I’m floored. . . . I have no idea how you did this. It’s absolutely incredible.” And Mel B. said, “I feel like I’m stuck in some crazy Twilight Zone or something… That is a talent beyond this planet. It’s alien-like or something.”
The Broadway cast also features Dana Daniels (The Charlatan), Charlie Frye (The Eccentric), Mark Kalin (The Showman), Jinger Leigh (The Conjuress), Justo Thaus (The Grand Carlini), and Rick Thomas (The Immortal), joined by returning audience favorite Jonathan Goodwin (The Daredevil).
The Illusionists – Turn Of The Century, according to press notes, “is centered in a time when conjurers were the true rock stars of the day. Showcasing the origins of some of the greatest and most dangerous illusions ever built, the show also unveils never-before-seen experiments drawn from a treasure trove of long-forgotten mysteries. Audiences are invited to discover first-hand the spectacles that transformed stage entertainment over 100 years ago with a cast of world-famous magicians playing incredible characters, each of whom embodies a magical great of the past.”
The Illusionists is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, MagicSpace Entertainment, and Road Show Entertainment LLC.
Tickets are on sale at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (877) 250-2929.
Over 13 million people have viewed The Clairvoyants’ performances via AGT’s YouTube channel. Watch their finale performance here:
(Updated November 25, 2016)