The full video of my May 20, 2010 appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman.Read the full post »
Judging from emails I’ve received, some patrons have misread my recent announcement about Chamber Magic’s future. The show is moving, not closing! To provide clarity, here are some bullet points of my upcoming transition. • I have been playing at the Waldorf Astoria New York for 16 years. Over 500,000 guests have visited the show. • Chamber Magic is […]Read the full post »
As you may know, I stay at the Waldorf Astoria from Thursday through Sunday every week. After my shows are over, I take off my tuxedo, put on my pajamas, and go to sleep. One of the benefits of performing in a hotel suite is that there is an adjoining bedroom! Aside from Mac King, I […]Read the full post »
Theoretical physicist Brian Greene, author of The Elegant Universe, is a Columbia professor and leading proponent of string theory. Together with Tracy Day, he is the founder of the World Science Festival, held annually in New York City. Last week Brian and I shared the stage in my Waldorf Astoria suite in a special evening of Science and Magic. Brian talked […]Read the full post »
Theater Listing by Drew Pisarra You don’t have to tell Steve Cohen that magic is beholden to salesmanship. The prestidigitator has written an instructive self-help book (Win The Crowd) extolling the relationship while building a lucrative career through niche marketing that targets the upper crust. As to his long-running show Chamber Magic, the self-anointed “Millionaires’ […]Read the full post »
I will be touring at the end of October, and hope you can help spread the word. Tickets are now available for Chamber Magic performances at the Waldorf Astoria CHICAGO. The show will be identical to my long-running Waldorf Astoria show in New York.
I’m excited to announce the following tour dates:
The Waldorf Astoria Chicago
11 E Walton St, Chicago, IL
October 28 and 29
(4 performances: 7pm and 9pm each night)Read the full post »
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.Read the full post »
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!)Read the full post »
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
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 MiserablesRead the full post »
(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.Read the full post »