Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Myron the Magnificent & the Lovely Vera Visit!

Myron the Magnificent and the Lovely Vera stopped by Tannen’s to pick up supplies for their show Myronic! which starts on August 11th as part of The New York International Fringe Festival.

Myron and Vera perform a wide range of amazing magic drawn from the repertoire of Myron’s grandfather, the legendary Mervyn the Magnificent (Vaudeville’s Yiddish Man of Magic) and his father, Marvin the Magnificent. The duo recently returned from Las Vegas after an unfortunate incident with their Flaming-Double-Sword-Vivisection.
“We’ve been performing that trick for decades,” said Myron. “Then you singe one audience member and you’re out of a theatre.” 
Myronic! will be appearing at the Players Theatre for five performances during the NYC Fringe Festival. Saturday, August 11, 7:45 p.m.; Sunday, August 12, 5 p.m.; Wednesday, August 15, 9:30 p.m.; Tuesday, August 21, 7 p.m.; Sunday, August 26, noon. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.
“The Fringe gives us the chance to expose our show to a whole new audience,” said Myron. “I wish we weren’t always on the fringe,” said Vera. “Just once I’d like to be in the middle of something.”
Buy your tickets here or by phone at 866-468-7619. For more information visit myronthemagnificent.com.

Monday, July 2, 2012

J. J. Abrams stops by Tannen's in NYC

J. J. Abrams is the creator of some of our greatest contemporary films and television shows including the hit show Lost and films Star Trek and Super 8. Even with so much success, he'll be the first to tell you that his creative inspiration began with the Tannen's Mystery Boxes!

Last week, J. J. stopped by Tannen's to pay a visit to the place where his creative wheels began turning. He's a big fan of magic and he had a great time watching the Tannen's demonstrators perform. J. J. was specifically interested in sleight-of-hand based card work, and he left with both Utopia by Dani Daortiz and the Essential Dai Vernon, perfect items for the serious card student.

The next time J. J. visits we're sure that he'll have a lot more tricks up his sleeve!

Check out this video of J. J. at Tannen's!