Once a week, after closing time, 20 people gather at the oldest magic shop in town, Tannen's, to enjoy a pleasant evening of prestige by young and attractive Noah Levine. The shelves are crammed with quirky devices; there is a file cabinet behind the counter, a simulated elephant in the corner, and containers with individual trick instructions on plastic covers, such as comics or sheet music. The charm of Levine's show is in how well it adapts to the environment of this magical and geek chamber of secrets. As he maneuvers cards, eggs, cups and balls with aplomb, he talks about shop, carrying his patter with tributes to routines such as the Stencel Aces and Vernon Boat Trick's relics of his craft that he polishes softly and displays to our amazement.
Piff The Magic Dragon takes his show to the road. Modern magic shows with illusions, escape art and even mind-blowing thought suggestions are now considered the height of entertainment throughout the Big Apple. Recorded from fragmented stories, a renowned Egyptian magician known as Dedi performed what many believe was the first trick with the ball, that is, to make one appear or disappear (the details are quite vague). At the age of nine, young Erik became a trapeze artist and later in 1891 he began his career in magic, changing his name to a more suitable stage name, Harry Houdini.
You'll laugh and be amazed when incredible miracles happen in front of you in this intimate and magical living room setting. Every night a different guest magician is invited to share his own brand of foreground magic and illusionistic delights. A beautiful double staircase makes it the perfect photo before entering for the most impressive magic show you've ever seen. If you live in New York or are going to visit New York, you'll be delighted to know that some of the best magicians in the world call New York their home.
As New York's oldest Off-Broadway magic show, “Monday Night Magic has been entertaining guests of all ages with amazing ballroom magic for over twenty years. Now, the world-renowned magician is holding his “modern spell demonstration five times a week for those lucky enough to get a ticket to the intimate show, which is held in the ultra-luxurious Madison Room at the Lotte New York Palace. A full recorded performance and an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the rewards and challenges of dedicating an entire space to a magic show will be available soon. Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of a magician as Noah guides you through Tannen's magic shop in New York City, explaining its rich history and sharing its deepest secrets.
Dan White, who has worked with David Copperfield and Kanye West, has his own magic show at The NoMad Hotel north of Flatiron. A maneuver, called “Think of a Drink”, caused this masterful magician to serve different drinks as requested by the public in a single teapot and in cups for them to taste. New York wasn't exactly thrilled about young Harry's magical career, so he set off, earning his fame as an escape artist in Europe before returning to New York in 1904.