Do you like magic shows? Have you seen one recently?
According to Cindy Adams at the website, Page 6, Clay Aiken just attended the opening of Penn and Tellers new show on Broadway.
In the audience, Clay Aiken: “I ran for Congress, North Carolina, the state with no Confederate flag. I now love living here. I’m writing a book about knowing if I want to do politics or show business.” Clay brought son Parker, age 7. “His first Broadway show.”
The hope the Aiken family had fun at the show!
This is the first New York show in 15 years for Penn and Teller. It certainly is not the usual Broadway show, but it is nice to see a bit of mystery on the stage.
According to the New York Times:
…Fans who knew them then will find them utterly recognizable. They’re still wearing what look like the same sober, three-piece suits. Penn is thinner than he was but just as toweringly tall. And his chemistry with the shorter, sweeter Teller remains based, ingeniously and reassuringly, in comic archetypes: that of Mutt and Jeff, or Laurel and Hardy. Or, perhaps, Groucho and Harpo, with Penn playing the sardonic, scamming motormouth to Teller’s devilishly angelic silent partner.
Many of the tricks, too, are familiar, including the priceless segment in which Teller swallows one sewing needle after another, and Penn’s climactic fire-eating routine. Others are brand new, including the one that, by old-time magician standards, is probably the hoariest, the rabbit and the hat…
I wonder if either Clay or his son had seen the act before. I hope they enjoyed every moment!
In 2012, Clay got to know Penn. They were both on Celebrity Apprentice together. They didn’t always see eye-to-eye on everything, but they are certainly both talented men and I am sure they respect each others intellect and talent.
Have you ever seen Penn and Teller perform in person?