Six Month Countdown at the Waldorf Astoria NY

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It has been a pleasure to perform Chamber Magic at New York’s legendary Waldorf Astoria New York for the past 16 years. The show started on a dream and a shoestring budget, and it’s now ranked as the 9th most popular theatrical event in New York City on TripAdvisor. I’ve entertained more than 500,000 people in the Waldorf, including billionaires, celebrities, royalty, and heads of state.

As you may have read in the media, the hotel will undergo a massive renovation starting in the spring.

As a result, there are only six months remaining to see Chamber Magic at its original venue, the spectacular Waldorf Astoria.

Book your tickets now to see the show at the hotel where it became famous! I will perform the last show at the Waldorf on February 25, 2017.

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Lonely Planet magazine: Top 10 Reasons to Fall in Love with NYC

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Lonely Planet magazine lists Steve Cohen’s Chamber Magic as one of the “Top 10 New Ways to Fall in Love with New York.” (Spring 2016 issue)

Here is the list (which includes several places I want to visit myself!):

1. Secret gardens – greenthumbnyc.com

2. Alexander Hamilton home in Harlem – nps.gov/hagr

3. Japanese cherry blossoms in Brooklyn – bbb.org

4. Le Train Bleu restaurant in Bloomingdales – bloomingdales.com

5. Arcade Bakery (I love this place!) – arcadebakery.com

6. Steve Cohen’s Chamber Magic at the Waldorf Astoria New York – chambermagic.com

7. Carnegie Hall 125th anniversary gala – carnegiehall.org

8. Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm – brooklyngrangefarm.com

9. Museum of the American Gangster – museumoftheamericangangster.org

10. Jimmy’s No. 43 restaurant – jimmysno43.com

The summer is a great time to explore all that New York has to offer. I’ve lived in Manhattan for 21 years, and relish finding new, hidden spots. I was glad to stumble upon this list in Lonely Planet magazine (and was secretly happy to be included in it!)

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2016 Certificate of Excellence – TripAdvisor

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I’m honored to receive the 2016 Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor.com! Chamber Magic is now the #9 show, among all Broadway and theater shows in NYC. It’s headspinning to be listed in the “Top Ten” with Lion King, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, etc. Thank you to all of my wonderful audiences for believing in magic!

As of May 26, 2016, here are the current Top 25 Shows and Concerts in New York City, as listed on TripAdvisor:

1. The Lion King

2. Jersey Boys

3. Wicked

4. Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

5. Kinky Boots on Broadway

6. The Phantom of the Opera

7. Radio City Musical Hall

8. The Metropolitan Opera

9. Steve Cohen’s Chamber Magic

10. Les Miserables

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90th Birthday Party for HARRY LORAYNE

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(May 1, 2016) Over the course of his decades-long career as an author and performer, Harry Lorayne has connected with millions of people. For his ninetieth birthday, he was reminded of how many lives he’s touched. Nearly one hundred people gathered in New York City to celebrate Harry’s birthday, and it was a joyous occasion.

At the party, Michael Vincent turned to Harry and said, “You were my best friend long before you knew I existed.”

This sentiment resonated with many, because we all felt close to Harry long before meeting in person, through reading his books. Harry’s writing style is so conversational it reads as if a friend is chatting with you, offering private lessons.

To my knowledge, Harry currently gives actual private lessons to only one person, his accountant Alan Frankel. Alan and I have struck up a friendship over the past few years, and together we decided to co-sponsor Harry’s ninetieth party as a way of thanking him for his friendship and inspiration.

Too often we wait too long to tell people how much they’ve meant to us. Not this time. People traveled from England, France, Finland, China, and all over the United States to attend.

The guest list read like a Who’s Who of New York City’s magic scene, and beyond. Many told me that it was the greatest “three-hour magic convention” they’ve ever attended.

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90th Birthday Video for HARRY LORAYNE

On the occasion of Harry Lorayne’s 90th birthday, magicians and entertainers from around the world sent video greetings to celebrate his extraordinary life. I’ve compiled them into one film that is breathtaking in scope. When viewed together, these “Happy Birthday” videos demonstrate the impact that Harry Lorayne has had on the most influential magicians alive. Appearances by: Steve […]

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MAGIC MENTOR MONDAY: Mark Sicher

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This week we’ll focus on one of my close friends and mentors, Mark Sicher, a brilliant young magician who tragically passed away at the age of 23 after battling cancer. In my eyes he was one of the greats, and he left us far too soon.

I met Mark Sicher at Tannen’s Magic Camp in the summer of 1985. I was 14, he was 15, and we were serious about our magic. Throughout high school, we phoned each other three to four times a week to exchange ideas, challenge each other, and develop our acts.

Long before the age of Facetime and Skype, it was difficult to share the intricacies of sleight of hand over the telephone, but we prevailed. The minutiae had to be described rather than demonstrated, and we became pretty good at breaking down steps to their smallest components in order to teach each other

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Waldorf Astoria Walk-through Experience

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Congratulations for booking your ticket to Chamber Magic! We look forward to welcoming you at the magnificent Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. The purpose of this article is to provide useful information and a visual walk-through experience for guests visiting the show. ♣♥♠♦ Our dress code: Cocktail Attire – jackets and ties for gentlemen and dressy attire for […]

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2015 Year in Review

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As we look forward to the promise of a new year, it’s easy to forget the special moments and accomplishments of the previous twelve months. Allow me to wax nostalgic with a rundown of my 2015 highlights!

232 Chamber Magic performances at the Waldorf Astoria New York

14,000 visitors to Chamber Magic

15 national and international performances

Thank you, everyone, for your ongoing support of my show. I look forward to sharing more magic with you in 2016.

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MAGIC MENTOR MONDAY: Albert Goshman

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Welcome to MAGIC MENTOR MONDAY. In this weekly series, I introduce you to my magic mentors – people who have inspired me to become a better magician. Each Monday you’ll meet someone who has offered advice, or acted by example, to help steer my career.

Some of these people are alive, others no longer with us. Some are famous, others not so much. The beauty of mentorship is that you don’t necessarily have to meet your mentor face-to-face, nor even live during the same time in history. Many of the people who motivated me were alive a century before I was born! By reading classic books, old newspapers, and magazine articles, I’ve tracked down stories about their lives and work that continue to inspire me to become a better entertainer.

My “big three” mentors are Max Malini, Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, and Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin. Each of these giants has been featured in previous weeks. You’ll also read about more contemporary figures like Harry Lorayne, non-magicians Danny Kaye and Sammy Davis, Jr. and even fictional characters like Willy Wonka.

How do mentors inspire? They set examples, helping us imagine how we too might solve a particular problem. By seeing the world through a mentor’s lens, we can learn more about them, and about ourselves, at the same time.

This week we’ll discuss lessons I learned from a man known for his avuncular charm: ALBERT GOSHMAN

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Additional Holiday Performances at the Waldorf Astoria

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Our 2015 tickets are almost completely sold-out!

Due to popular demand, we have added two additional Chamber Magic performances at the Waldorf Astoria New York on Sunday, December 27.

These additional Sunday performances on Christmas weekend offer an additional date for you to share some holiday magic with your loved ones.

Additional Performances:

December 27 (Sunday) at 2:00pm

December 27 (Sunday) at 7:00pm

Check availability and book your tickets online

We look forward to welcoming you to the magnificent Towers of the Waldorf Astoria!

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