• Carol A. Gerner


Press Release




HEINZ HALL | APRIL 19th-24th, 2016


Pittsburgh, PA— On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ will visit Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh on April 19 through April 24, 2016 during a 25 city U.S. tour. The New York Times raved the show is, “A High-Tech Magic Extravaganza.” THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ is a season special part of the 2015-2016 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony, and Broadway Across America.

THE ILLUSIONISTS is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, MagicSpace Entertainment, Road Show Entertainment LLC, and The Production Office. Conceived by Simon Painter, the show’s creative team also includes executive producer Tim Lawson, director Neil Dorward and creative director Jim Millan.

Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS hasshattered box office records worldwide and thrilled audiences of all ages witha mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth. This blockbuster theatrical show has dazzled sold-out audiences worldwide.

Creative Producer Simon Painter said, “We can’t wait to bring this electrifying show to Pittsburgh for a truly entertaining experience for the whole family. THE ILLUSIONISTS is the most non-stop and powerful mix of outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on the live stage.” For more information visit www.theillusionistslive.com.

In Pittsburgh, performances of THE ILLUSIONISTS at Heinz Hall will be Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.; Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets ($26-$72) are available for purchase by calling (412) 392-4900, visiting the Heinz Hall Box Office, (600 Penn Avenue) or online at www.TrustArts.org.

For more information about the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, please call 412-456-6666 or visit www.TrustArts.org.  For more information about subscriptions to the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, please call (412) 456-1390 or email: subscriptions@TrustArts.org.  Groups of 10 or more may call (412) 471-6930, email groupsales@TrustArts.org or visit www.TrustArts.org/groupsales.

About The Performers :

The seven stars, each a master in their own field, are as follows.

The Manipulator, Yu Ho-Jin Considered a rising superstar in the world of magic; Yu Ho-Jin was recently named the 2014 “Magician of the Year,” by Academy of Magical Arts and was the first Asian to win the Grand Prix at the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques, also known as the “Olympics of Magic.”

The Anti-Conjuror, Dan Sperry Described as Marilyn Manson meets David Copperfield, Dan combines the art of magic with the macabre and is one of the top-10 most Googled people, thanks to a legendary “America’s Got Talent” appearance.

The Trickster, Jeff Hobson Jeff Hobson is the epitome of glamour and showmanship. Don’t be fooled by his innocent appearance; Jeff has audiences laughing long after the curtain goes down.

The Escapologist, Andrew Basso Italy’s star escape artist, Andrew considers Houdini his hero and is fast becoming one of the world’s most popular illusionists. He is the only person in the world to perform Houdini’s famous Water Torture Cell with absolutely no covers.

The Inventor, Kevin James Kevin James known for innovative illusions, is an inventor, comedian and collector of the strange and unusual. Kevin is one of the most prolific inventors of magic in the world and has created some of the most celebrated illusions of the last century.

The Weapon Master, Ben Blaque Ben Blaque has established himself as America’s foremost master of the crossbow after appearing four times on America’s Got Talent. He performs incredibly dangerous acts of dexterity using highly powerful crossbows to shoot various objects supported by his assistant.

The Deceptionist, James More James More’s modern approach to magic, involving fast-paced, high-risk illusion, combined with his good looks and charisma, have been witnessed by millions of people around the world. No camera tricks or special edits – what you see is what you get. He takes the art of illusion to new heights, with a performance that promises to keep you on the edge of your seat.

For more information visit www.theillusionistslive.com.

Stay connected with the magic and follow the official Instagram, Facebook and YouTube (@TheIllusionistsLive) and Twitter (@Illusionists7); #TheIllusionists.

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA is part of the Key Brand Entertainment family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and is operated by John Gore (Owner & CEO). BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 38 markets. Current and past productions include Beautiful, Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, Million Dollar Quartet, Hairspray, On Your Feet, The Producers and Waitress.  Broadway.com is the premier theaterwebsite for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.

Dates & Times:

Tue, Apr 19, 2016 7:30 PM Wed, Apr 20, 2016 7:30 PM Thu, Apr 21, 2016 7:30 PM Fri, Apr 22, 2016 8:00 PM Sat, Apr 23, 2016 2:00 PM Sat, Apr 23, 2016 8:00 PM Sun, Apr 24, 2016 1:00 PM Sun, Apr 24, 2016 6:30 PM

Steel City Mom will be there or will I? Maybe its an illusion. HAHAHA

– Carol

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