MT: September 27-October 3, 1999

VOLUME: 21 / ISSUE: 637 / Monday – September 27, 1999
David Copperfield’s Magical Underground does not appear to have any life left. The feature article in the Sunday New York Times Business section, titled “Poof! $34 Million Vanishes on Broadway,” they chronicle the demise of this project. One of the surprising revelations are that midway through the project when Copperfield threatened to quit, the investors approached Lance Burton about taking it over. Even though the project is 85% complete it will probably never open due to the anger among investors. Last month the largest investor seized control of the property and is trying to rent it for more than $2 million dollars per year. The legal system will most likely be used to sort out the affair. To read the Sep. 26 article by Charles V. Bagli click: HERE. You need to join the NYT before they let you read it.(9/27)

MISSOURI: The fourth annual WORKSHOP’99 featuring Tom Mullica, Dana Daniels, Martin Lewis, Glenn Falkenstein & Frances Willard, Goldfinger & Dove, Paul Cummins, Fred Walker, Daryl, Charles Bach, and special guest of honor Norm Nielsen takes place on Sep. 30-Oct. 2 in St. Joseph, Missouri. The event is limited to 150 people and has very few openings at this time. For more information click: HERE. Or e-mail David Sandy at

Dimmare, Earl Nelson, Dale Hindman, Steve Silverman, Jonathan Neal, Howard Jay, Bruce Gold, and Blake Maxam appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Sep. 27-Oct. 3. Johnny Ace Palmer lectures on Sunday Oct. 3.(9/27)

Monday, Sep. 27
Siegfried & Roy are scheduled to appear on the Today show on Monday Sep. 27 at 7am ET on NBC-TV (US).(9/26)
Siegfried & Roy are scheduled to appear on Live — Regis & Kathie Lee on Monday Sep. 27 at 9am ET on ABC-TV (US).(9/26)
Johnny Mysto Boy Wizard –See 9/2.(9/26)
Working Magic episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Monday Sep. 27 at 3pm ET on Discovery Canada.(9/26)
VOLUME: 21 / ISSUE: 638 / Tuesday – September 28, 1999
Boston’s Tuesday night magic shows are back for another season of Random Acts Of Magic at the bar and a full cabaret show at 10pm. This week’s cast includes David Oliver, Jon Stetson, Marcelo Contento, Steve Kradolfer, and Mike Bent. Go to “Magicians & Spirits” at The Green Street Grill in Cambridge, MA on Tuesday Sep. 28. Show starts at 10pm, bar magic at 9pm. All seats $10. For more info phone: 617-876-7094.(9/28)

Tuesday, Sep. 28
Siegfried & Roy are scheduled to appear on This Morning on Friday Sep. 28 at 8am ET on CBS-TV (US).(9/27)
America’s Funniest People with a segment on magic on Tuesday Sep. 28 at 3:35am ET on TBS-TV (US-cable).(9/27)
The Builder’s episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Tuesday Sep. 28 at 3pm ET on Discovery Canada.(9/27)
The Herrmann’s episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Tuesday Sep. 28 at 9:30pm, and Sep. 29 at 1:30am and 5:30am ET on Discovery Canada.(9/27,28)
VOLUME: 21 / ISSUE: 639 / Wednesday – September 29, 1999
Just got back from a preview of Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box. The movie was delayed as we waited for Siegfried & Roy to make it to the theater. Upon arrival Roy thanked everyone for coming and stated that the movie based on their life story is inspirational and magic is all around us. Siegfried then commented that you should never let your partner speak ahead of you because Roy said everything he wanted to say. The movie itself was larger than life. The performance sequences, shot at their theater in Las Vegas, were the highlights. The technology used for the IMAX-3D is unbelievable — you actually felt that Siegfried & Roy were performing two inches from your face. You got to experience their stage illusions in what could be called close-up conditions. The detail and picture quality is amazing. The animal sequences made you feel like reaching out and touching the tigers and lions — it looked that real. When the movie opens in your area go see it — the technology is just as amazing as the magic. (9/29)

Wednesday, Sep. 29
James Randi on NOVA- See 9/9.(9/28)
The Herrmann’s episode- See 9/28.(9/28)
The Great Halls Of Magic episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Wednesday Sep. 29 at 3pm ET on Discovery Canada.(9/28)
VOLUME: 21 / ISSUE: 640 / Thursday – September 30, 1999
NEW YORK: Tannen’s 37th Magic Jubilee takes place on Oct. 1-3 at the Kutsher’s Country Club in Monticello. Juan Tamariz, Lennart Green, Camillo Vasquez, Darren Romeo, Sonny Fontana, Gerry & Lennora Frenette, Gorge Blass, Pepe Dominguez, Danny Archer, Robert Bengel, Jay Scott Berry, Eric Citron, Robin, Thomas Solomon, Friedhoffer, Scott Hitchcock, Richard Wayne, Steve Rodman, Astro, and Christopher Lee are some of the performers scheduled to be there. The Guest of Honor and ‘Louie’ award recipient is Bob Elliott. For registration and information phone Tannen’s at: 212-929-4500 or e-mail:

Thursday, Sep. 30
Dr. Strange (1978) features a psychiatrist who becomes involved with the magic arts on Thursday Sep. 30 at 3pm ET on SCIFI-TV (US-cable).(9/29)
The Business Of Magic episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Thursday Sep. 30 at 3pm ET on Discovery Canada.(9/29)
VOLUME: 22 / ISSUE: 641 / Friday – October 1, 1999
Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box has staggered release dates worldwide. The IMAX-3D movie opens to the public on Oct. 1 in New York and Tokyo, Oct. 8 in Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Berlin and Munich, Oct. 15 in Atlanta, Frankfurt, Bochum, Dusseldorf, and Sinsheim, Oct. 23 in Miami, Tempe, San Francisco and Los Angeles, Oct. 30 in Orlando and Indianapolis, and Nov. 7 in Bangkok. The rest of the world will follow shortly. To find out more about the movie and see excerpts from it click: HERE.(10/1)

Here is some of the press Siegfried & Roy have been receiving:
–Sep. 22- Associated Press. To read the article click: HERE.
–Sep. 22- Entertainment Briefs in NewsPlanet. To read the article click: HERE.
–Sep. 28- CBS News This Morning report. To read the article click: HERE.
–Sep. 29/Oct. 5- Dennis Lim article in The Village. To read the article click: HERE.(10/1)

Tony Brent is the magician/spokesman for The Fox Family Fest’s national tour which includes a Magic Search Contest at every stop. The October stops include: State Fair of Texas, Dallas, TX (Oct. 1-3), Atlanta Zoo, Atlanta, GA (8-10), and Oyster Festival, Oyster Bay, Long Island (16-17). To find out more about the Family Fest click: HERE. For details on the competition click: HERE.(10/1)

The 63rd annual British IBM convention held in Llandudno, Wales, which expects to get close 2,000 magicians this year, is profiled by the BBC News. In addition to the article there is a three minute audio clip with Victoria Ellis. To read and listen to the Sep. 28 report click: HERE.(10/1)

Friday, Oct. 1
Rough Magic (1995) starring Bridget Fonda as a magician’s assistant on Friday Oct. 1 at 5pm, Oct. 4 at 12:05pm, Oct. 13 at 10:05am and 3:45pm, Oct. 17 at 8:15am and 5:20pm,  Oct. 18 at 3am, Oct. 23 at 12:30pm Oct. 28 at 2:20pm and Oct. 29 at 4:45am ET on SHOW2-TV and Oct. 2 at 1pm  Oct. 5 at 1:45pm and Oct. 21 at 4pm ET on HBO-TV (US-cable).(9/30, 10/4,17,28)
It’s Magic!/One Bad Day is a magic themed episode of Salty’s Lighthouse on Friday Oct. 1 at 9:30am ET on TLC-TV (US-cable).(9/30)
Ricky Jay stars in David Mamet’s 1988 movie “Things Change” on Friday Oct. 1 at 4pm and Oct. 2 at 11am ET on BRAVO-TV (US-cable).(9/30)
Ricky Jay in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) on Friday Oct. 1 at 8pm,  Oct. 2 at 3:15pm, Oct. 21 at 9:35pm and Oct. 31 at 6pm ET on SHOW-TV (US-cable).(9/30,10/20,29)
The Royal Dynasty episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Friday Oct. 1 at 3pm ET on Discovery Canada.(9/30)
VOLUME: 22 / ISSUE: 642 / Saturday – October 2, 1999
Soiree Fantastique, is a new magic show produced by Bruce Sinclair featuring George Millward, Andrew Goldenhersh, and Sinclair. The show will run every Sunday night in October (Oct. 3,10,17,24 and 31) at the Cinegrill inside Hollywood’s legendary Roosevelt Hotel.(10/2)

A Tribute to Red Skelton starring Tom Mullica on Sunday Oct. 3 at 2pm and 7pm at the historic Missouri Theater in St. Joseph, Missouri. For more information e-mail David Sandy at:

Le Grand David Spectacular Magic Company, now in its 24th season performs every Sunday in October (3,10,17,24 and 31) at 3pm at the Cabot St. Cinema Theatre in Beverly, MA. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. For more info and tickets call: 978-927-3677.(10/2)

Saturday, Oct. 2
James Randi challenges the authenticity of paranormal phenomena on the Secrets of the Psychics episode of NOVA on Saturday Oct. 2 at 4pm ET on WNJN-TV (US). This show is syndicated and may appear at different times and channels — check local listings.(10/1)
Rough Magic (1995)- See 10/1.(10/1)
Ricky Jay in Things Change -See 10/1.(10/1)
VOLUME: 22 / ISSUE: 643 / Sunday – October 3, 1999
Lennart Green and Camillo are rumored to be joining Richard Wayne, Peter Kougasian, Jeff Moche, and Jamy Ian Swiss at Monday Night Magic on Oct. 4 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100. (10/3)

NEW YORK: Terry Parrett lectures for the Long Island Mystics SAM Assembly on Monday Oct. 4 at 8pm at the Copiague Public Library. Cost is $10. For more information E-mail Jeff Miller at:

Sunday, Oct. 3
The Great Flamarion (1945) is about an evil magician on Sunday Oct. 3 at 1:15am ET on WLIW-TV (US). This show is syndicated and may appear at different times and channels — check local listings.(10/2)
Amazon Recommends

Leave a Reply