Breaking news from Variety: Penn & Teller have signed to return to Broadway this July.
The show titled “Penn & Teller” will bring the best from their Vegas show and some of their classic stuff from their years of work and will run six weeks at the beautiful Marquis Theater.
Variety points to the recent success of The Illusionists – Witness the Impossible as evidence that a magic show will work well for the tourists that invade Broadway during the summer.
Penn Jillette issued a statement, saying, “When I was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts, I felt I should have been in NYC, and when I moved there I was home. We loved being on Broadway. We love doing our show in Vegas, but even after all this time in Vegas . . . well, coming back to Broadway feels like we’re coming home. Our hearts never left. Do they make Elmo costumes in my size?”
The duo are returning to Broadway having appeared there in 1987 and 1991.
The show runs from July 7th through August 16th. Check back for updates as we learn more.