The Illusionists begin performances on Broadway tonight


The mega-magic show The Illusionists returns to Broadway tonight, beginning performances at the Neil Simon Theatre for a limited engagement through to 3 January 2016, complete with new artists and brand new acts.

The cast of magicians includes Jonathan Goodwin (The Daredevil), James More (The Deceptionist) and Raymond Crowe (The Unusualist), who are set to join returning audience favourites Yu Ho-Jin (The Manipulator), Jeff Hobson (The Trickster), Dan Sperry (The Anti-Conjurer) and Adam Trent (The Futurist).

Described as a "fast-paced show which features seven of the world’s greatest magicians", the show is suitable for families and features "magic, death-defying stunts and acts of wonder."

Produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, MagicSpace Entertainment, and Road Show Entertainment LLC, The Illusionists originally ran on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre from 6 December 2014 to 6 January 2015, and was described by The New York Times as a "A high-tech magic extravaganza".

- by Tom Millward