Already closed | 2h 15m | Midtown W

The Illusionists-Turn of the Century (2016)

From 74 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Absorbing, Masterful

About the show

Featuring world-class illusionists handpicked from across the globe, 'The Illusionists' returns to Broadway with a brand-new show designed to transport audiences back to the golden age of magic. More…

'The Illusionists-Turn of the Century' is set in an era when conjurers were the rock stars of the day. Showcasing the origins of some of the greatest and most dangerous illusions ever created, the show also unveils never-before-seen experiments drawn from a treasure trove of long-forgotten mysteries. Featuring The Clairvoyants of 'America's Got Talent' fame.

2h 15m | Already closed | Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (74)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Absorbing, Masterful
74
Avg Score

79
Cliched, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you enjoy being dazzled and confused by magic.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of magic acts.

76
Enchanting, Clever, Quirky, Intense, Edgy

See it if You like magic and slight of hand

Don't see it if You have a weak stomach

75
Dizzying, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if Love illusions

Don't see it if Hate magic

80
Must see, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like magic and comedy, all the different styles fit together amazingly

Don't see it if You don’t like comedy or magic, basically if you’re boring

84
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you enjoy amazing magic

Don't see it if last year was better

90
Entertaining, Slow, Clever, Banal, Cliched

See it if you like talented illusionists.

Don't see it if you are looking for dazzling scenic design.

83
Great staging, Great writing, Masterful, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if You like magic

Don't see it if You like musicals

82
Absorbing, Entertaining, Epic, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if you love magic; the clairvoyants are mind-blowing

Don't see it if you don't like magic tricks or mind reading

90
Entertaining, Absorbing, Ambitious, Epic, Masterful

See it if you love magic and illusions or if you are looking for a show the whole family will enjoy

Don't see it if you do not like clairvoyants which is a new addition to this version of the show

49
Disappointing, Cliched, Banal, Excruciating, Insipid

See it if You LOVE Magic.

Don't see it if You hate magic or dislike watching really boring shows.

80
Enchanting, Quirky, Delightful

See it if Love magic! So much fun and old school. Great for kids

Don't see it if You Like a traditional Broadway show. Odd to see card tricks And rope tricks on Broadway.

86
Funny, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if Want to laugh

Don't see it if You don’t have a sense of humor

100
Masterful, Must see, Intelligent, Epic, Intense

See it if You are have a great interest in illusions

Don't see it if You want to see a traditional Broadway show

90
Absorbing, Enchanting, Funny, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if You want to be entertained (the Clairvoyants are amazing).

Don't see it if You're looking for a show with a plot, Illusionists is a magic show.

70
Disappointing, Confusing, Edgy, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if You are really into magic shows

Don't see it if You don't care to see someone push a quarter through their skin (with all the blood)...

87
Entertaining, Delightful, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Clever

See it if You love magic and illusions!

Don't see it if You're looking for a play or musical

80
Entertaining, Intelligent, Epic, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if You like magic

Don't see it if You don't like magic

72
Dated, Cliched, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of magic

Don't see it if You don't like magic

90
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy magic, suspense, and a child-like sense of wonder

Don't see it if conservative families may not enjoy this as a family show.

80
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if You have kids and like magic shows

Don't see it if You don't like magic and your funny bone is broken.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if You love Magic and enjoy being floored!

Don't see it if your squeemish.

100
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy

See it if Love magic!!!

Don't see it if You are a boring person

100
Great musicians, Clever, Entertaining, Great music, Funny

See it if You love amazingness

Don't see it if You are boring

100
Clever

See it if Loved the show.

Don't see it if N/a


December 5th, 2016
"A bigger and kitschier enterprise, but still a less grandiose occasion than the first two seasons of this ensemble evening...Most of the evening’s bright spots were quieter, less bedazzled affairs...While the illusions were uniformly expert, several of the performers had a stilted, somewhat form...
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December 7th, 2016
"The third installment offers its fair show of 'Hey, how’d they do that?' wonders. It also boasts a vintage Vaudeville vibe. The evening is a buffet: Dana Daniels combines comedy and card tricks — and a parrot; Charlie Frye juggles at warp speed; Jonathan Goodwin is a stud who doesn’t get impaled...
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December 7th, 2016
"'Turn of the Century' is indeed styled as an evening of old-fashioned vaudeville acts, with each performer possessing a fun, individual style...'The Illusionists' are all accomplished pros who have been working at their craft for years and their magical antics are sure to delight the kids and ba...
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December 4th, 2016
"I was truly stunned not by their tricks, but by the amount of selflessness I saw onstage...I gave over to the magic; I believed—which is more than I can say about traditional Broadway hits...In a setting that perhaps requires the most whimsy and belief, this belief factor came easily. As for the...
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