From the show:
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.
After a sold-out, critically acclaimed run off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company, Derren Brown: Secret returns with a spellbinding experience that dares us — in the most jaw-dropping way — to take a closer look at the stories and beliefs that guide our lives. Behold a theatrical event of the mind in this “thrilling spectacle of psychological magic” (Entertainment Weekly). Performances begin September 6 at the Cort Theatre.
See it if you like mind magic. Brown is master at of illusion of the mind. Fun audience participation. 2 hours of pure entertainment. Highly recommend
Don't see it if you don't like magic that doesn't have the card tricks and the typical illusions
See it if You want to see a different magic show 😉 I want to say more but had sworn the secrecy.
Don't see it if You prefer a traditional performance such as a musical or a play.
See it if you like magic/illusions with some explanation
Don't see it if it's not a traditional theater entertainment, so you can get the gist of the performer's skills by watching him in other media
See it if If you like 1 man mentalist or magic shows and can sit thru 2 hours with sporadic action you would enjoy this show.
Don't see it if Too slow and in a way dated even with an unusual twist or two. If you like Plays, i.e. Drama's or Musicals or Comedy then skip this one.
See it if You like mysteries and believe in the unexpected. Derren Brown is incredibly talented and this show is something to see!
Don't see it if You don't like magic.
See it if you want a unique experience in a Broadway theater and are open to having your mind expanded and your jaw dropped
Don't see it if you prefer to see the standard play or musical on Broadway, or don't enjoy "one man" shows with a sparse stage
See it if you would enjoy an entertaining, personable performer with impressive skills as a mentalist with psychological insights into people.
Don't see it if you're expecting a dazzling magic show as this is more about "mind reading" and interactions with the audience.
See it if you like a fun and entertaining night out. Quite some feats I've never seen done by other performers.
Don't see it if you prefer a plot line. Some feats might be beyond belief
See it if You enjoy the science of mind reading/telepathy mixed with magic. You like interactive, participatory shows - very positive tone
Don't see it if You don’t like interactive theatre - if you don’t buy in/engage it might not be fun - tonight’s audience was all in and loved show
See it if you like mentalists. Brown has mastered his craft, but he also has a great stage presence and adds elements to keep if funny,
Don't see it if you don't like mentalist or magic acts on Broadway.
See it if you want to see a top notch mentalist/magician/painter charm you with his great showmanship.
Don't see it if you’re looking for a show with a narrative.
See it if you love to be surprised and amazed by a talented mentalist and enjoy a funny entertainer.
Don't see it if you have trouble suspending your logical side and want everything revealed on how he does it.
See it if you still have the capacity for wonder buried somewhere inside you, even if you think you can't be impressed by a mentalist act.
Don't see it if you hate the very idea of a magic/mentalism show on Broadway and abhor anything with audience participation. But you still might like this.
See it if You want a light, fun Las Vegas kind of entertainment. Expertly executed.
Don't see it if You are looking for something with meaning or depth. Or if you're over 50. He doesn't include anyone over 50. Go figure on the agesim.
See it if Derren Brown is a delightful, engaging mentalist and illusionist. He has a secret...I know what it is, but am not allowed to tell...
Don't see it if One person show, can't pay attention, expecting a rabbit out of a hat...
See it if you want to see an entertaining mentalist put on a show for those who believe.
Don't see it if you're skeptical of mentalism or are looking for a play/musical. Many tricks take a long time to explain and set up, so it can be slow.