Penn & Teller Pull a Broadway Opening Night Out of the Hat Tonight

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Penn & Teller on Broadway brings the provocative New Vaudeville magician team back to the Great White Way for a six-week stand, officially opening July 12 and continuing through Aug. 16 at the Marquis Theatre.

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A production spokesperson told, "It will be a combination of stage magic from their Las Vegas show and classics from their repertoire–not based on their TV shows."

The team, which consists of the brash, hulking Penn Jillette and the silent, diminutive one-named Teller, 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 in 1991, 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.

The team has toured extensively, including a record-breaking 14-year run at the Rio in Las Vegas, a feature film "Penn & Teller Get Killed," and a series of TV shows including "Penn & Teller Tell a Lie," "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" and "Penn & Teller: Bullshit!," the latter involving the team's using their knowledge of illusions to debunk common misconceptions, cons and conspiracy theories. It was nominated for 13 Emmy Awards.

Penn &amp; Teller
Penn & Teller

Jillette issued a statement, saying, "When I was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts, I felt I should have been in NYC, and when I moved there I was home. We loved being on Broadway. We love doing our show in Vegas, but even after all this time in Vegas . . . well, coming back to Broadway feels like we're coming home. Our hearts never left. Do they make Elmo costumes in my size?" Penn & Teller is produced by Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel and Steve Baruch, the same team that has produced all their Broadway and Off-Broadway engagements.

Tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster, (877) 250-2929.

The performance schedule is Wednesday-Monday at 8 PM with 3 PM matinees Saturday and Sunday. 

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