Theatrical Magic Show Nothing to Hide Recoups Off-Broadway Investment
10 Dec 2013
Neil Patrick Harris
Nothing to Hide, the live theatrical production created by magicians Derek DelGaudio and Helder Guimarães, has recouped its full $400,000 capitalization. The stage production is directed by Golden Globe nominee and Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris.
Nothing to Hide opened to strong critical notices Nov. 6 and extended its run through Jan. 18, 2014. The production, which has already grossed over $1 million, recouped its investment in eight weeks of performances at the Pershing Square Signature Center.
It arrived in New York following a celebrated, extended 2012 run at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. Harris, a fan of magic since his childhood, also staged the L.A. premiere and repeats his work for the Off-Broadway engagement.
In addition to directing Nothing to Hide, Harris will also star in the 2014 Broadway premiere of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
"After seeing Derek and Helder perform their amazing set at the Magic Castle I knew they needed to be seen by a wider audience," Harris said in a previous statement. "My suspicions were right – It broke the Geffen Theatre's box office records in L.A and extended 5 times! I couldn't be more pleased to now have a discerning New York theatre audience get to experience Derek and Helder for themselves. I'm positively proud to present this pair of unprecedented prestidigitators. Say that 5 times fast..."
Here's how it's billed: "Two of the world's most gifted sleight-of-hand artists, Derek DelGaudio and Helder Guimarães star in this uniquely unconventional magic show... Through a series of diverse and engaging vignettes, Nothing to Hide leads the audience on an amazing and memorable journey into a world of pure astonishment."
Nothing to Hide is written by DelGaudio, featuring magic choreography by Guimarães. The show also features artistic direction by Glenn Kaino, production design by Dave Spafford, lighting design by Adam Blumenthal and music by Pedro Marques. It is produced by Werner Entertainment and Ostar Productions.
For tickets visit TicketCentral.com or phone (212) 279-4200. The Pershing Square Signature Center is located at 480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues.
Derek DelGaudio, Neil Patrick Harris and Helder Guimar
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.