Derren Brown: Secret (Broadway)
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Derren Brown: Secret (Broadway)
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Derren Brown: Secret (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(255 Ratings)
Positive
95%
Mixed
5%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Funny, Masterful

About the Show

British mentalist and illusionist Derren Brown brings his unique brand of mind reading, persuasion, and psychological illusion to Broadway for the first time. (Past Reviews)

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Show-Score Member Reviews (255)

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61 Reviews | 6 Followers
100
Clever, Riveting, Ambitious

See it if Like your mind blown. Amazing mentalist!

Don't see it if Can't go for the ride

89 Reviews | 11 Followers
100
Clever, Absorbing, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if You want something smarter than the Vegas magic shows

Don't see it if You can’t do stairs. No elevator!

286 Reviews | 23 Followers
100
Must see, Masterful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You want to watch a clever and masterfully executed show lead by the charismatic Derren Brown.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy mentalism shows.

69 Reviews | 11 Followers
100
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy magic shows. Derren Brown is one of the best! So entertaining and delightful!

Don't see it if you don't like being manipulated or not knowing how tricks are done.

146 Reviews | 34 Followers
98
Magical, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like magic, mentalism and want to be thoroughly amazed. Best magician and mentalist I’ve ever seen. Read New Yorker article on Derren

Don't see it if You don’t like magic or mentalism Read more

69 Reviews | 20 Followers
96
Riveting, Must see, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy having your mind bent by a master showman, you want to leave wondering "how did he do that?", you can suspend your disbelief.

Don't see it if you only want to see plays or musicals on Broadway, you are skeptical and can't enjoy being drawn in by a very clever showman, you're stupid

749 Reviews | 421 Followers
95
Delightful, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Just one word to describe this show, AMAZING. Derren Brown refers to himself as a mentalist. Whatever label he uses, the show is brilliant

Don't see it if If you don't like seeing a mentalist show, then you should skip this show.

1205 Reviews | 486 Followers
95
Clever, Great staging, Riveting, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy magic-one of the best, most entertaining I’ve ever seen. Not just illusions, his storytelling woven between tricks is impressive!

Don't see it if You don’t like magic/illusion shows. No matter how mind blowing he might be (and he really is!) if you’re not into it don’t bother. Read more

Critic Reviews (21)

The New York Times
September 15th, 2019

CRITIC'S PICK "Review: Being Brainwashed Into Joy in Derren Brown’s ‘Secret’: This one-mentalist show, in which Mr. Brown peers into the minds of his audience, offers exhilaration and comfort to New York City’s head cases."
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Time Out New York
September 15th, 2019

4/5 Stars "Mentalist Derren Brown blows your mind in the Broadway magic show 'Secret.'"
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Deadline
September 15th, 2019

"‘Derren Brown: Secret’ Makes Dizzying Magic On Broadway In J.J. Abrams-Produced Dazzle"
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Variety
September 15th, 2019

"It’s a jaw-dropping, multi-layered reveal with a kicker of a coda. If minds aren’t totally blown, they’re at least scrambled for a while. Even cynical New Yorkers will be at least momentarily stunned."
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The Hollywood Reporter
September 15th, 2019

"The show...is infused with a theatrical polish that makes its substantial running time fly by. By the time it's over, you'll be thrilled you've been so oblivious to the evening's devilish machinations that you somehow didn't see a man in a gorilla suit snatching a banana from a podium onstage in plain view. Not once, but twice."
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Entertainment Weekly
September 16th, 2019

Grade: A “The tricky thing about reviewing Derren Brown’s Secret on Broadway is that the audience is sworn to secrecy on arrival in the theater. So should I just tell you it’s great, go see it, you won’t regret it, and be done? Okay, fine, you’re here for more context than you’d gain from a tweet, so here comes a mostly cryptic review.”
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AM New York
September 15th, 2019

3/4 Stars. "Illusionist's show may not be magic, but it sure is theater."
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NY1
September 15th, 2019

"The show is bound to keep audiences guessing how he does it night after night. Hard to believe it’s just a bunch of tricks up his sleeve because he does seem to have some powers of thought control. And now that I’ve said it, I’m wondering who really wrote this rave review - was it me or was it him?"
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