NEW BRUNSWICK—State Theatre presents the magic duo Penn & Teller on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 8 p.m. Known worldwide for their outrageous blending of comedy and magic, Penn & Teller’s live show has been a hit on Broadway, Las Vegas, and all around the country. Edgy, provocative and hilarious, Penn & Teller’s live show can involve knives, guns, a fire-eating showgirl, and a duck. Tickets range from $35-75.
Known as the “Bad Boys of Magic,” for supposedly revealing the secrets to their tricks, they may show you how it´s done, but they still manage to leave you startled. For 35 years Penn & Teller have defied labels—and at times physics and good taste—by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy. With sold out runs on Broadway, world tours, Emmy®-winning TV specials and hundreds of outrageous appearances on everything from Letterman to Leno, Friends to The Simpsons, Chelsea Lately to Top Chef, contemporary comedy’s only team show no signs of slowing down.
With an amazing five wins as “Las Vegas Magicians of the Year,” their almost 10-year run at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino makes them one of the longest running and most-beloved shows in Las Vegas history, outselling every other resident magician on The Strip. Their acclaimed Showtime series, Penn & Teller: BullSh**! has been nominated for 13 Emmys® and is the longest-running series in the history of the network. The show tackles the fakes and frauds behind such topics as alien abduction, psychics and bottled water.
Along the way, they’ve written three New York Times Best-Sellers, hosted their own Emmy® nominated variety show for FX, starred in their own specials for ABC®, NBC® and Comedy Central® and produced the critically lauded feature film documentary The Aristocrats.
As individuals, they are just as prolific. Currently, Teller is opening a show Off- Broadway on November 10 called Play Dead. The play was written and directed by Teller. Teller has also directed a version of Macbeth that toured the East Coast to raves from The New York Times and Wall Street Journal and has written two books. Penn has written two novels, hosted the NBC® game show Identity and donned his ballroom shoes for the 2008 season of ABC’s hit Dancing With The Stars.
For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 1-732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Saturday 1pm to 5pm; and at least one hour prior to curtain on performance dates. For information on group outings and discounts, call 1-732-247-7200, ext. 517.
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