"Patrons will experience an unparalleled display of remarkable close-up magic," according to Robbins, "as nine of the City's top magicians take turns visiting the patron's table and presenting an intimate concert of sleight-of-hand magic, mentalism, pickpocketry, sideshow skills and more." Brief performances will also be given on stage throughout the night. The show features a rotating roster of magicians which currently includes: Matthew Holtzclaw, Prakash Puru, Noah Levine, Matias Letelier, Jason Suran, Patrick Davis, Alex Boyce and Mark Calabrese. Robbins's co-host is Virginia Logan who also does "whimsical Tarot readings" at the tables. Stride and jazz pianist Jesse Gelber will provide music. "Anything can happen, and probably will, and probably will happen to you," continues Robbins in describing Magick at the McKittrick.
Todd Robbins is a multifaceted performer who has established himself most vividly for perpetuating the traditions of the sideshow including stunts like eating light bulbs and hammering a nail into his nasal cavities. He is also a talented magician who starred in Play Dead an off-Brodway show of true ghost stories and haunted happenings that Robbins created with Teller of Penn & Teller. He also can be seen as the host of Investigation Discovery's show True Nightmares and is a partner in the team that produces Monday Night Magic at the Players Theater in Greenwich Village.
The McKittrick Hotel was created as the venue for the immersive theater production Sleep No More and has branched out to also host a variety of other events, including another magic evening, At the Illusionist's Table.
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