ANNOUNCES THIRD EXTENSION
OF ITS SMASH-HIT NEW YORK PREMIERE ENGAGEMENT
NOW PLAYING THROUGH MAY 6, 2018
AT UNION SQUARE’S DARYL ROTH THEATRE
NEW BLOCK OF TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW AT TICKETMASTER.COM
(New York, NY)IN & OF ITSELF, the smash-hit show created and performed by three-time Academy of Magical Arts Award winner Derek DelGaudio (Nothing to Hide) and directed by four-time Emmy Award winner Frank Oz (Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Star Wars), has announced a third extension to the show’s New York Premiere engagement at the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square. IN & OF ITSELF, which opened to resounding critical acclaim on April 12, 2017,will now play an additional eighteen weeks, through May 6, 2018.
Produced by Werner Entertainment, Tony Award winners Gary Goddard & Forbes Candlish, Prediction Productions and five-time Emmy & Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, IN & OF ITSELF began previews on April 5, setting a box office record for the highest advance sales in the history of the Daryl Roth Theatre. Even amidst the most crowded theater season in over twenty years, IN & OF ITSELF has grossed over $3 million (in a 150-seat theater) and continually sold-out performances—prompting three extensions to the original ten-week run, now taking the show to fifty-seven weeks.
A mysterious story is deciphered and the illusion of one’s own identity is revealed in Derek DelGaudio’sIN & OF ITSELF. A modern allegory, IN & OF ITSELF explores new ways of seeing the unseeable, as memories from yesterday, inexplicable events witnessed today and secrets imagined for tomorrow are blended together, creating a perpetual paradox of a show. Glenn Kaino (2004 Whitney Biennial, U.S. Representative to the 13th Cairo Biennale) serves as Artistic Producer of the production, which also features Original Music by Devo frontmanMark Mothersbaugh, and Production Design by A.BANDIT.
“Wonder is a rare commodity these days,” raved The New York Times, which declared the show a Critic’s Pick. “Derek DelGaudio, the phenomenally talented creator and star of the stealthily entrancing IN & OF ITSELF, is a magician, a raconteur, a conceptual artist and conceivably a mind reader… And his show works. Beautifully. Tenderly. Astonishingly. The finale allows Mr. DelGaudio a momentary connection to any audience member who proves willing. To watch is to see audience members each receive a private benediction and leave the theater, heads aswirl.” Time Out New York gives the show “Four Stars!”; Vogue says, “In the astonishing IN & OF ITSELF, Derek DelGaudio performs some of the most heart-stoppingly wondrous pieces of magic I’ve ever seen;” and The NewYorker calls it, “a thoughtful piece of theatre that makes inspired use of DelGaudio’s skills…it will linger in the mind and leave ample room for wonder.” The Huffington Post hails the show as “nothing short of remarkable,” and Entertainment Weekly describes DelGaudio as an “undeniably compelling storyteller” with “jaw-dropping” talent. TheaterManiadeclared IN & OF ITSELF a “wildly impressive” show that “elevates magic to a fine art.”
DelGaudio is a writer, performance artist, and three-time Academy of Magical Arts Award-winning magician. He wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed show Nothing to Hide, which played sold-out engagements in LA and NYC. He was selected to be the Artist in Residence for Walt Disney Imagineering and co-founded, along with Kaino, the performance-art collective, A.BANDIT. In April 2017, DelGaudio became one of the youngest artists to receive the Academy of Magical Arts’ “Magician of the Year” award, joining the ranks of such luminaries as David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, David Blaine and Ricky Jay.
Frank Oz is a four-time Emmy Award winner, whose directing work includes such feature films as Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, In & Out, The Score and Death at a Funeral. As a performer, he has voiced such iconic characters as Yoda in the Star Wars franchise, Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear on “The Muppet Show,” and Grover and Cookie Monster on“Sesame Street.” Oz is a recipient of The Art Director’s Guild Award, The Comedy Award, Saturn Lifetime Achievement Award and George Foster Peabody Award, among others.
IN & OF ITSELF played a limited engagement at Geffen Playhouse in the spring and summer of 2016, where it extended an unprecedented five times, and became their highest grossing show to date.
Tickets to IN & OF ITSELF are on sale at Ticketmaster.com. The performance schedule is Tuesday–Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm & 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm & 7pm. There are no shows on Tuesday October 31, Thursday November 23, Sunday December 31 or Tuesday, January 2. There are added shows on Monday October 30 at 8pm, Monday November 20 at 8pm, and Wednesday January 3 at 3PM. On Wednesday December 27, Friday December 29, and Saturday December 30, performances are at 5PM and 9PM.
DEREK DELGAUDIO (Creator and Performer) is a writer, performance artist, and three-time Academy of Magical Arts Award-winning magician. He wrote and starred in the show, Nothing To Hide. He was selected to be the Artist in Residence for Walt Disney Imagineering. Derek co-founded, along with Glenn Kaino, the performance-art collective, A.BANDIT. He has staged works at LA><ART, Art L.A. Contemporary, SoHo House Hollywood, Art Basel Miami, The Broad Art Museum at MSU, and The Kitchen in New York City, as well as, site-specific performances for Grand Arts, The Ball of Artists, LACMA and The Storefront for Art & Architecture.
FRANK OZ (Director) is a four-time Emmy winner, recipient of The Art Director’s Guild Award, The Comedy Award, Saturn Lifetime Achievement Award, George Foster Peabody award, and others. He’s performed with The Muppets and on the Star Wars Films. The dozen feature films he’s directed include Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, In & Out, The Score, and Death at a Funeral.
GLENN KAINO (Artistic Producer) is a conceptual artist based in Los Angeles. In 2012 he was selected by the U.S. Department of State to represent the country in the 13th International Cairo Biennale, and he has had additional solo exhibitions at The Andy Warhol Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Grand Arts, The Modern Ft. Worth, The Whitney Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, and REDCAT among others. He has also been included in numerous group exhibitions such as the 12th Lyon Biennial, Whitney Biennial, Performa 09, and Prospect.3. With Derek he co-founded A.BANDIT and the group has its first artist monograph coming out later this year.
MARK MOTHERSBAUGH (Original Music) is a founding member and frontman of the popular band DEVO. He has been a prolific visual and musical artist since before the band’s inception, with a diverse body of work that includes albums, soundtracks, drawings, sculptures, photographs, videos, prints, eyewear and rugs. Mothersbaugh created the often-imitated sound of Wes Anderson’s beloved films with his scores to Rushmore, Bottle Rocket, The Royal Tenenbaums and The Life Aquatic. He also composed the musical scores for “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse,” the “Rugrats” series and films, The Lego Movie, Hotel Transylvania, both 21 and 22 Jump Street and hundreds of other films, television series and advertisements.
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS (Executive Producer) can currently be seen as Count Olaf in Netflix’s series adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” Television: “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris,” “American Horror Story,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Glee,” “Sesame Street,” “Stark Raving Mad,” “Joan of Arc,” and “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” among others. Online: “Neil’s Puppet Dreams,” “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” and “Prop 8: The Musical.” Film: Gone Girl, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 1 & 2, The Smurfs 1 & 2, the Harold & Kumar films, Starship Troopers, and Clara’s Heart, among others. Broadway: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Assassins, Cabaret, Proof. Off-Broadway/Regional: Company (New York Philharmonic), All My Sons (Geffen Theater), The Paris Letter (Kirk Douglas Theater), Sweeney Todd (NY Phil, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra), Romeo and Juliet (Old Globe Theater), Rent (Los Angeles/2nd National Tour), and Luck, Pluck and Virtue (Atlantic Theater Co.). London: tick, tick…BOOM! (Menier Chocolate Factory). Directing: Nothing to Hide (Pershing Square Signature Center & Geffen Theater), Rent (Hollywood Bowl), The Expert at the Card Table (Ediburgh Fringe Festival & Broad Stage Theater) and I Am Grock (El Portal Theater). Harris is a five-time Emmy Award winner for his guest-starring role on “Glee,” and as host of the 63rd, 65th, 66th and 67th Annual Tony Awards. Additionally, Harris served as the host of the 87th Annual Academy Awards in February 2015.
WERNER ENTERTAINMENT/ TOM WERNER (Producer). In addition to his membership in the Television Academy Hall of Fame, Tom Werner has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Producers Guild of America. That is why he has such a strong respect for illusionists. The Carsey Werner Company, which Marcy Carsey and he cofounded, has produced over 2000 hours of quality half-hour television, and it has won numerous Emmy Awards, Golden Globes, and Peabody Awards. In the last fifteen years, Werner has also been the Chairman of the Boston Red Sox, and the club has won 3 World Series after a drought of 86 years. Werner is extremely proud of his association with Derek DelGaudio and he helped produced the critically acclaimed Nothing to Hide when it traveled to N.Y.C. after its record-breaking run at the Geffen Playhouse.
GARY GODDARD ENTERTAINMENT/ GARY GODDARD & FORBES CANDLISH (Producer). Tony Award-Winning Producers Gary Goddard & Forbes Candlish are celebrating their 40th year working together in the legitimate theater. On Broadway they have produced The Encounter, HAIR, reasons to be pretty, Jekyll & Hyde, The Big Love, Tru and Sherlock’s Last Case. Other NYC Theater Credits include The Wiz for New York City Center Encores, Jesus Christ Superstar at the Paramount Theater, Shida at Ars Nova and Runt of the Litter at 37 Arts.
PREDICTION PRODUCTIONS (Producer) is a New York-based production company dedicated to developing and creating structurally inventive content for film, television, theater and new media formats. Launched in 2015 by award-winning actor, producer and director Neil Patrick Harris, Prediction Productions holds a first-look television production deal with NBC, with whom they produced the live variety series, “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris,” and with whom they are producing the upcoming “Genius Junior,” in association with Shed Media. Shea Martin serves as Vice President, with Zoë Chapin as the company’s Head of Productions.
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