El Mago Pop (Broadway)
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El Mago Pop (Broadway)

El Mago Pop (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(26 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Cliched, Clever, Fluffy, Absorbing

About the Show

Antonio Diaz, the number one European illusionist in the world, comes to Broadway as El Mago Pop.

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Member Reviews (26)

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70 Reviews | 10 Followers
Delightful, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if If you like magic this is for you. Fun for all ages. There is a lot of audience participation. It will keep you intrigued.

Don't see it if If you don't like magic.

437 Reviews | 181 Followers
A hopeful show for dreamers, Broadway isn’t the right fit, Entertaining, Imaginative, A spectacle of talent and dream-come-true wisdom

See it if you love magic and are curious to see the apparent top illusionist in Europe become the youngest illusionist in a solo show on Broadway.

Don't see it if you aren’t a fan of magic shows in general, overpaying for a 70 minute show, and/or audience participation and cameramen in the aisles. Read more

297 Reviews | 50 Followers
Cliched, Enchanting, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You like big magic tricks.

Don't see it if You dislike Vegas style flash. Self promotion videos don’t make for cohesive story.

79 Reviews | 4 Followers
Absorbing, Masterful, Entertaining, Cliched, Delightful

See it if you love magic, family friendly environments, want something light hearted/fun, want to feel like a kid again, enjoy visual effects.

Don't see it if you dislike self promotion, want a longer piece, are paying more than $100 for the ticket, triggered by strobe lights, are a realist. Read more

66 Reviews | 26 Followers
Fluffy, Overrated, Disappointing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if You are free, no other show to see and got complementary tickets like half of the audience today at the Theater.

Don't see it if I was expecting so much more!!! It’s Broadway people!! We had seen better magic acts in AGT. Disappointing!

85 Reviews | 7 Followers
Disappointing, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if interested in <1hr, generously, of illusions/magic. This felt more like a publicity stunt/U.S. 'debut' to buildup U.S. presence.

Don't see it if you want a good value proposition. Felt like 17 minutes of self-promotion videos, 40 minutes of magic, and 3 mins of forced applause holds. Read more

343 Reviews | 64 Followers

See it if Everyone I went to this show with loved it so I guess I'm in the minority.

Don't see it if Didn't like all of the video, backstory, set up stuff. Got bored which is saying a lot for a spectacle of this type.

90 Reviews | 28 Followers
Promotional, Banal, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a very random assortment of illusions, many impressive, surrounded by rampant self-aggrandization

Don't see it if you expect a polished piece of theater that has something to say Read more

Critic Reviews (8)

The New York Times
August 21st, 2023

“ ‘El Mago Pop’ alternates between large-scale illusions and smaller ones, performed in the aisles of the orchestra and shot by roaming cameramen...Levitation is one of Díaz’s specialties. Teleportation is another. The teleportation tricks are probably his best.”
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Time Out New York
August 20th, 2023

“If you can catch ’El Mago Pop’ during its too-brief run, you will be well entertained...Broadway hasn’t hosted a magic show since before the pandemic shutdown, and it’s good to have some illusions again. For 75 delightful minutes, you may feel a little transported yourself.”
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New York Stage Review
August 20th, 2023

“The number of aides on hand is nowhere disclosed about an extravagant entertainment that’s anything but a money-gobbling illusion. It’s all right out there...This goes toward further cementing Díaz’s name as the actual sought-after pay-off.”
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New York Stage Review
August 20th, 2023

“Lacking the sort of self-conscious irony endemic to so many contemporary magic shows, ‘El Mago Pop’ provides a reasonably entertaining magical diversion, especially for younger audiences who will best respond to Diaz’s boundless enthusiasm.”
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Broadway News
August 21st, 2023

“ ‘El Mago Pop’ is an effort at magic very loosely intertwined with autobiographical storytelling and overly laden with PR...a fast-paced 65-minute show — a very welcome summer respite. Visual fantasy par excellence.”
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Front Row Center
August 20th, 2023

“When the show is not being poignant or thrilling, it is being self-promotional...And though his Broadway run is brief, he’ll have plenty of time – and space – to figure out just who he is...This master of disappearance has no plans to vanish.”
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New York Theater
August 20th, 2023

Hype of course is a standard tool in the magician’s trade, but it’s a tad out of whack in “El Mago Pop.” Before we even get to Diaz’s entertaining mix of sleight-of-hand, disappearing acts, and dizzying illusions of flying, levitating or going backwards in time, we get ten minutes or so of self-promotional video – this, in a show that ran only about seventy minutes at the performance I attended.
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August 20th, 2023

“In life, many things need to be seen to be believed. ‘El Mago Pop’ firmly fits into this category!”
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