The 5000th Chamber Magic show – October 6, 2017!

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I want to share some exciting news with you… The 5000th Chamber Magic show is coming up, and Mayor Bill de Blasio is declaring October 6th “Chamber Magic Day” in the City of New York! We are planning a special night around this landmark event, and there are only few seats remaining. 5000th Chamber Magic show Friday, October 6, 9PM […]

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#7 Top NYC Show on TripAdvisor

“Chamber Magic” is now ranked #7 (of 415) of all theater shows in New York City, on TripAdvisor. When I started “Chamber Magic” 16 years ago, my goal was to help raise public respect toward magic as a performing art. I wanted people to consider going to a magic show instead of the opera, or the ballet. It is […]

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Moving, not Closing!

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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 […]

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Luxury Listings Magazine – Feature Story

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Now you see him A view of the Waldorf Astoria’s transformation as seen through the eyes of its resident magician by ISABEL SCHWAB On a recent Saturday night at the Waldorf Astoria, a crowd of dressed-up New Yorkers and tourists watch in amazement as a man attempts increasingly daring tricks. From a single teapot, magician […]

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“An Elite Attraction” – New York Magazine Article

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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’ […]

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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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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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#8 Top NYC Show on TripAdvisor

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“Chamber Magic” is now ranked #8 (of 357) of all theater shows in New York City, on TripAdvisor. When I started “Chamber Magic” 15 years ago, my goal was to help raise public respect toward magic as a performing art. I wanted people to consider going to a magic show instead of the opera, or […]

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Departures Magazine: Magic’s Moment Is Now!

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May/June 2013, p. 160

by Jim Windolf

Anyone with a handheld device is a magician of sorts. So how to explain the resurgence of old-fashioned magic in popular culture? Why are people falling for a brand of entertainment that seemed at its height a hundred years ago, when Harry Houdini was all the rage? Haven’t we moved beyond that?

Apparently not. In a private suite at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria, Steve Cohen, known as the “Millionaires’ Magician,” presents a stately 90-minute illusionfest, Chamber Magic, five times a week. Last year he became the first magician in nearly four decades to appear at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, and his refined act has impressed guests at the homes of Barry Diller, Martha Stewart and Warren Buffett, among others. And maybe that’s the role of magic these days – to provide a dash of wonderment for those who have seen it all.

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