Neil Patrick Harris is having quite the magical week! Fresh from his hosting duties at the Emmy Awards, the star will direct an off-Broadway engagement of Nothing to Hide, the unconventional magic show that broke box office records in Los Angeles. Starring magicians Derek DelGaudio and Helder Guimaraes, the production will play a limited engagement from October 23 through December 8 at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre in the Pershing Square Signature Center.
“After seeing Derek and Helder perform their amazing set at the Magic Castle I knew they needed to be seen by a wider audience,” Harris said in a statement. “My suspicions were right—it broke the Geffen Theatre's box office records in L.A. and extended 5 times! I couldn't be more pleased to now have a discerning New York theater audience get to experience Derek and Helder for themselves. I'm positively proud to present this pair of unprecedented prestidigitators. Say that 5 times fast…”
Nothing to Hide takes audience members on an imaginary journey through a series of diverse and engaging vignettes brought to life solely from the words and hands of two masterful magicians. The production originally opened November 27, 2012, at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater in Los Angeles.
Guimaraes became the youngest World Champion of Card Magic at age 23. His one-man shows include The No-No Show, This is Not Normal and Incomplete. DelGaudio has performed at SoHo House, Art L.A. Contemporary, ART Annex and The Kitchen. Harris is a three-time Emmy Award winner and host of the 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Tony Awards. As an actor, he has appeared on Broadway in Proof, Cabaret and Assassins. He will headline the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch beginning March 29, 2014, at the Belasco Theatre.
Ready to be amazed? Click below to see Guimaraes perform one of his signature card tricks!