Mentalist. Hypnotist. Illusionist. Derren Brown dons a lot of hats, but he achieves one goal with all of them – leaving audiences speechless! Derren Brown: Secret is the latest Broadway show that uses a mind-boggling array of tricks including mind-reading, psychological illusions, and suggestion. As Derren warns in the show, you are at the risk of having your secrets exposed to the audience! Popular thanks to his TV & Netflix shows, Mind Control, Miracle Faith or Fiction, Sacrifice and Derren Brown: The Push, Derren Brown comes with a brand new arsenal of illusions in his latest show. Join the audience at the Cort Theatre this fall where Derren Brown: Secret will be playing for a limited engagement. Pick your seat wisely, you might end up being called onstage!
Derren Brown: Secret - About The Show
Derren Brown: Secret is on its second outing in the US and the first on Broadway. Derren is a celebrated British illusionist who has several stage shows like Underground, Miracle, Infamous, Svengali, Enigma, Mind Reader – An Evening of Wonders, Something Wicked Comes This Way and Secret. These have won him five Olivier Award nominations and two wins! He is best known for his show Mind Control in the UK that enabled him to do insane acts on TV.
The show Derren Brown is co-written with two of his directors Andy Nyman (Worked with Derren on Russian Roulette, For Something This way, Enigma and Messiah) and Andrew O’Connor (Directed 42nd Street, Anything Goes, The Nerd on tour). Takeshi Kata is in charge of the stage as Scenic Designer, Ben Stanton is the Lighting Designer and Jill Bc Du Boff is the Sound Designer. Watch Derren Brown: Secret, the Drama Desk Winner for Unique Theatrical Experience, and enjoy a great evening out with friends, but be careful as you might just spill all your secrets!
Derren Brown: Secret - Broadway Plot
The Derren Brown: Secret show is a theatrical experience that engages the audience in an intimate and shocking manner. At its core it is an illusionist show and uses from a variety of mind-reading, suggestion and psychological illusions to entertain. Over the course of the show, Derren Brown does at least 10 long acts that require audience participation. Audiences have left shocked and stunned about the facts that Derren gleans from them during the course of the show. All the shows are unique in a sense because the audience always keeps changing. He often starts off the show with insight into phenomenology and how individual perspectives alter the way we see our world.
Derren also speaks a lot about himself, for instance about how he figured out he was gay by 15 but waited till 31 to come out of the closet. He says ‘We would care less of what people thought about us if we realized that they didn’t’. The show is peppered with more such philosophical thoughts that tie in perfectly with the acts in the show. The shows acts might seem similar to few acts of other illusionists but it is Derren’s suave personality that brings the edge to the acts. He is a masterful interrogator and a mighty persuader. Watch Derren Brown: Secret an unbelievable experience into the mind and come out surprised!
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The Cort Theatre has a seating capacity of nearly 1,082.
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Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
Derren Brown: Secret Broadway Tickets
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Derren Brown: Secret - Cort Theatre
Price - $49 onwards
Derren Brown: Secret first premiered at the Atlantic Theatre Company and ran in the spring and summer of 2017. This production will run from September 15th 2019 to January 4th 2020.
Derren Brown: Secret Reviews
“It was a treat to feel baffled and bamboozled by something that had nothing to do with politics, and a salutary reminder that even in a disenchanted age, some mysteries remain.”
- The Guardian
“‘A thrilling spectacle of psychological magic.”
- Entertainment Weekly
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