First Look: NBC’s The Illusionists Bring Their Broadway Show to Primetime (VIDEO)
The magicians behind the stage show The Illusionists–Live on Broadway are conjuring up something for television.
NBC’s The Illusionists special, which airs Wednesday night at 10/9c, features various illusions, card tricks, mind-reading games and even a full-view water torture escape from seven stars of the genre: Jeff Hobson (“The Trickster”), Andrew Basso (“The Escapologist”), Yu Ho-Jin (“The Manipulator”), Kevin James (“The Inventor”), Adam Trent (“The Futurist”), Jonathan Goodwin (“The Daredevil”) and Dan Sperry (“The Anti-Conjuror”).
Basso’s trick includes him holding his breath for four minutes as he escapes from underwater. The Illusionists, taped earlier this year in Los Angeles at the Orpheum Theatre, is back on stage in New York at the Neil Simon Theatre.
Here’s an advance look at the NBC special: