Magic show ‘The Illusionists’ returns to NY

Source:Xinhua Published: 2019/12/4 15:53:40

Eric Chien Photo: VCG

The world-famous touring magic show The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays has returned to New York with a batch of new magicians and their mind-boggling tricks. 

Already in its fifth holiday season on Broadway, the show gathers six of the hottest names in today's magic world, dazzling audiences with a mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage.

The new cast include Dom Chambers, "The Showman"; Eric Chien, "The Manipulator"; Chris Cox, "The Mentalist"; Paul Dabek, "The Trickster"; and Kevin James, "The Inventor."

Chien, who was born on the island of Taiwan and currently lives in Beijing, made his Broadway debut with the close-up card and coin tricks that helped him win the 2019 TV show Asia's Got Talent season 3.

Performing on a table with superior sleight of hand, Chien easily changes the cards' colors, turns them into coins and makes them disappear ultimately, in the blink of an eye.

The 27-year-old psychology major dropped out of a US college after his sophomore year to focus on magic. In 2016, he started his magic career as a consultant for a top magician in China.

Two years later, he became the first Asian to ever win the title of FISM World Champion of Close Up Magic Grand Prix.  


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