Derren Brown: Secret

Derren Brown: Secret

Following his Off-Broadway debut with Atlantic Theater Company in 2017, which won a Drama Desk Award for "Unique Theatrical Experience," Derren Brown makes his Broadway debut with Secret. Watch Derren Brown bring his unique brand of mind reading and psychological illusions to the stage, as he encourages audiences to consider their surroundings at every moment.

Hailing from Croydon in South London in the UK, Derren Brown is arguably England’s most celebrated mentalist and illusionist. He shot to fame in 2000 thanks to his television debut in “Derren Brown: Mind Control”. Since then, he has starred in three series of “Trick of the Mind,” two series of “Trick or Treat,” “The Events,” “Derren Brown Investigates,” and “The Experiments,” as well as over a dozen one-off TV specials.

He is also no stranger to London’s West End and is a two-time Olivier Award winner (taking home the trophies for “Best Entertainment” in 2006 and 2012 for his West End productions of Something Wicked This Way Comes and Svengali, respectively, and earning an Olivier nomination for Derren Brown: Enigma in 2010.

His other previous stage shows include Derren Brown Live (2003), Mind Reader – An Evening of Wonders (2007), Infamous (2013), Miracle (2015), and Derren Brown: Underground (2017).

Brown is also the author of five books: Absolute MagicPure Effect, Tricks of the MindConfessions of a Conjuror, and Happy, and even has his own theme park attraction at Thorpe Park, just outside London, called Derren Brown’s Ghost Train.

Seeing the remarkable mentalist perform live is truly a mind-boggling, extraordinary experience and fans have long been in awe of both his intellect and his showmanship… Brace yourself, Broadway! The Secret is about to be revealed…

(Photos by Matthew Murphy)

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Running time: 
2hrs 30mins (including 1 intermission)
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About Derren Brown: Secret :

From stage to screen, two-time Olivier Award winner Derren Brown has mesmerized millions worldwide with his unique brand of mind reading, persuasion, and psychological illusion. Now, for the first time ever, this U.K. phenomenon and Netflix star brings his talents to Broadway, playing at the Cort Theatre for 17 weeks.


Child Policy:
Derren Brown: Secret is not suitable for children under 12.
Derren Brown, Andy Nyman & Andrew O'Connor
J.J. Abrams, Thomas Kail, and Jeffrey Seller
Andy Nyman and Andrew O'Connor
Ben Stanton
Jill BC Du Boff
Takeshi Kata
Cast list:
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Other info:
Projection Design by Caite Hevner
Derren Brown: Secret Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
September 6, 2019
Opening date: 
September 15, 2019
January 4, 2020

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Cort Theatre

138 West 48th Street (between Broadway and 6th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
49th Street station

Latest Derren Brown: Secret News & Features

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New York Theatre Guide at the Opening Night of Derren Brown: Secret on Broadway
September 16, 2019

Last night the New York Theatre Guide was on hand to celebrate the official opening of Derren Brown: Secret at the Cort Theatre on Broadway. A household name in the UK for almost two decades, Derren Brown is now unleashing his mind-blowing magic on unsuspecting audiences in New York City for a special limited run through January 4, 2020. Read our 5* review of Derren Brown: Secret here. Read our full New York Theatre Guide to Derren Brown: Secret here.

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A New York Theatre Guide to... Derren Brown: Secret!
September 13, 2019

Something Wicked This Way Comes! BAFTA and two-time Olivier Award winner Derren Brown has been a household name in the UK for almost two decades. Since his television debut with “Mind Control” in 2000, the Croydon native has forged an extraordinary career thanks to his eerily extraordinary talent as a mentalist and illusionist across the pond. With regular stints on the West End stage and in theatres across the UK and Ireland to his résumé, even garnering two Olivier Awards for “Best Entertainment” in 2006 and 2012, it’s now time for Mr. Brown to set his sights on cracking Broadway.

Our Derren Brown: Secret Review

I want you to go see Derren Brown: Secret by Andy Nyman, Derren Brown and Andrew O’Connor, directed by O’Connor and Nyman and now playing at Broadway’s Cort Theatre, as soon as possible so that we can talk about it. If I tell you the "Secret" now, it will spoil it for you. And, at the risk of being prescriptive, I declare that you should have this thrill in your life. This show magnifies the... Read more