The Illusionists Will Be Seen in NBC-TV Special; Adds 4 Performances to Broadway Run

News   The Illusionists Will Be Seen in NBC-TV Special; Adds 4 Performances to Broadway Run
 
The Illusionists — Live on Broadway, the extravaganza of magic that opened a seven-week Broadway run at the Neil Simon Theatre Nov. 19, has announced that it will be seen in an hour-long TV special Dec. 9, and will add four performances to the New York run.

The special, which was filmed during The Illusionists' stand at the Orpheum Theater in Lost Angeles earlier in its tour, will be broadcast starting at 10 PM ET on NBC-TV.

Four extra performances were announced Nov. 20, including two weekday morning "family matinees" during the holiday break: Dec. 21 at 7 PM, Dec. 29 at 11 AM, Dec. 30 at 11 AM and Jan. 3, 2016, at 7 PM.

The Illusionists – Live On Broadway is scheduled to run through Jan. 3. Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster.com. According to producers, the show features "mind-blowing magic, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder."

During its 2014 holiday engagement, the show recouped its $1.75 million Broadway investment in just over three weeks of performances.

Jonathan Goodwin (The Daredevil), James More (The Deceptionist) and Raymond Crowe (The Unusualist) join returning audience favorites Yu Ho-Jin (The Manipulator), Jeff Hobson (The Trickster), Dan Sperry (The Anti-Conjurer) and Adam Trent (The Futurist).

The Broadway run is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, MagicSpace Entertainment, and Road Show Entertainment LLC.

Here's a breakdown of the performers:

The Unusualist, Raymond Crowe is a world-class magician, physical comedian, trained mime, ventriloquist, inventor, and master of intricate shadow puppetry. His unique spin on magic guarantees belly laughs and gasps of amazement to people of every age.

The Daredevil, Jonathan Goodwin is widely considered one of the most creative, skilled, and frankly crazy stunt performers in the world. He is an accomplished knife thrower, archer, escape artist, fakir, martial artist, free diver, and free climber. Unlike the other performers in the show, Jonathan is not a magician or illusionist but he will leave any audience breathless with his death-defying stunts.

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.

The Deceptionist, James More burst on to the scene on "Britain's Got Talent." His modern approach to magic involving fast-paced, high-risk illusions, combined with his good looks and charisma, have been witnessed by millions of people around the world.

The Anti-Conjuror, Dan Sperry is described as Marilyn Manson meets David Copperfield; Dan 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.

The Futurist, Adam Trent, shatters stereotypes and brings a new generation of magic to fans fusing technology illusions, dancing and comedy with classic techniques.

The Manipulator, Yu Ho-Jin is considered a rising superstar in the world of magic; Yu Ho-Jin was 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."

The Broadway stop is part of a national tour. For complete touring information visit theillusionistslive.com.

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