"''What a great idea for a show . . . so smart'' - Ira Glass "a one-of-a-kind adventure"- Atlas Obscura
"favorite magic spot" - The New York Times
"Terrific" - The Village Voice
THE SHOW You walk into an unassuming office building in Herald Square and are greeted by professional magician Noah Levine. You ride an elevator to the 6th floor, walk through a narrow hallway and stop at the door to Louis Tannens the oldest magic shop in New York City.
Inside there are sprawling bookshelves, colorful boxes, and hundreds of drawers with mysterious labels. Noah takes the group through the space telling some of the stores most curious historical anecdotes, sometimes pausing to perform one of Tannens best sellers from the 1930s.
Drinks are served, everyone is seated at a circular table, and all the lights are turned out except for a single overhead lamp. With the table as a stage, an interactive show begins.
THE HOST Since the tender age of 9, Noah Levine has studied the art of magic. Today, he is world-renowned as one of the leading young scholars and performers in the field. Noah's sleight-of-hand expertise has been on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center, as well as in several television commercials and films.
In 1925, Louis Tannen began selling magic tricks from a stand in Flatbush Brooklyn. Today, Tannen's Magic is a legendary fixture of the New York magic scene and is considered the most iconic magic shop in the world. The store receives visitors from every continent and is frequently called upon to consult for television, theater, and film.
Tannen's Magic (View)
45 West 34th Street Suite 608
New York, NY 10001