The team consists of the brash, hulking Penn Jillette and the silent, diminutive one-named Teller. Their new Broadway show offers a combination of stage magic from their Las Vegas show and classics from their earlier repertoire.
In this TV appearance, Penn revealed the story behind his one red fingernail, talked about the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, on whose TV show he once appeared, and the team performed an illusion in which they appeared to levitate an audience member. Also, the usually mute Teller briefly spoke, when pretending to supply a voice for the volunteer.
The team made their first big splash Off-Broadway in 1985, and on Broadway in 1987 with their show Penn & Teller, followed by a 1991 engagement titled Penn & Teller: The Refrigerator Tour and another Off-Broadway appearance, Penn & Teller Rot in Hell. They made another Broadway appearance in 2001, filling in for a week at Christmastime as the Narrators of the revival of The Rocky Horror Show.
Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster, (877) 250-2929. The performance schedule will be 8 PM Wed.-Mon. plus 3 PM Sat. & Sun.