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by Todd Robbins
July 23rd, 2015, 8:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: History of David Copperfield's Magic Underground Restaurant
Replies: 15
Views: 1979

Re: History of David Copperfield's Magic Underground Restaur

After Copperfield's Time Square project fell apart, the property was taken over by the folks that had Windows on the World and finished. It opened as a salsa themed club called Noche, but it wasn't successful. It was later taken over by another company and retooled as a karaoke nightclub called Spot...
by Todd Robbins
July 22nd, 2015, 12:10 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Play Dead Vegas
Replies: 2
Views: 547

Play Dead Vegas

The odds are 6 to 5 in favor that a permanent production of Play Dead will open in Las Vegas in the Spring of 2016. The odds are also good that if this production happens I will be performing in the show. But the video of the NY production will never be released on DVD due to issues with the rights ...
by Todd Robbins
July 21st, 2015, 11:44 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Danny Doyle - Intoxicating Magic in Vegas
Replies: 11
Views: 2192

Re: Danny Doyle - Intoxicating Magic in Vegas

Intoxicating Magic is a show I've created with magician Danny Doyle. Danny has been a working pro for several decades but is not well known in the magic community. For a gig he had in Puerto Vallarta he worked up an extended formal close up set based upon the material Charlie Schulien taught him whe...
by Todd Robbins
September 24th, 2009, 9:55 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Theater Show "Radnevsky's Real Magic" In NYC
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

New Theater Show "Radnevsky's Real Magic" In NYC

A very intriguing show will be coming to NYC for a run this October. The show is called Radnevsky's Real Magic and features the return of an enigmatic figure from the past. Anton Radnevsky vanished from the scene in New York several decades ago and this is being billed as his triumphant return. I he...
by Todd Robbins
September 13th, 2005, 9:29 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Todd Robbins Dark Deceptions and More
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Todd Robbins Dark Deceptions and More

I want to let everyone know that I will be doing a couple of things that might interest you. If you missed my NY International Fringe Festival show, or want to see it again, or just want to pass the word along about it, then you should know that I have two performances of Dark Deceptions: The Seance...
by Todd Robbins
May 14th, 2005, 2:20 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: On the Road with the World of Wonders
Replies: 0
Views: 80

On the Road with the World of Wonders

The good news is that the last of the legendary carnival showman Ward Hall is going out on the road with a new show. The new World of Wonders sideshow and illusion show is hitting the carnival circuit in a few weeks. They need two women to work as assistants with the magic illusions. I'll tell you r...
by Todd Robbins
February 3rd, 2004, 7:29 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Attention Magic Castle Members
Replies: 359
Views: 114235

Re: Attention Magic Castle Members

I'm telling you right now, if Milt and AMA had just kept the Festalboard, none of this would have happened!
by Todd Robbins
January 26th, 2004, 9:49 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mad Science
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Mad Science

The Mad Science thing has been featured at Six Flags/Great Adventure's Fright Fest for the last few seasons in NJ.
by Todd Robbins
January 25th, 2004, 10:09 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Attention Magic Castle Members
Replies: 359
Views: 114235

Re: Attention Magic Castle Members

It's funny that all this should be coming down right now as I am considering joining several clubs back here in NY. When I look around here and see what clubs cost and I reminded what an AMAZING bargain the Castle and the AMA is for it's members. The biggest trick that has been pulled of is keeping ...
by Todd Robbins
November 23rd, 2003, 8:18 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: NY Magic Scene gets 3/4 pg in SunNYTimes
Replies: 20
Views: 411

Re: NY Magic Scene gets 3/4 pg in SunNYTimes

David Copperfield had no money invested in the ill-fated NY venue. He only licensed his name and had creative control over the place. A live magic venue in NY would be such a major undertaking. To do it and do it right would be so expensive and there are many reasons why it wouldn't work. It's not i...
by Todd Robbins
September 24th, 2003, 2:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine To Quit?
Replies: 38
Views: 3503

Re: Blaine To Quit?

Carl, The check is in the mail. Yours Truly, Todd Robbins* *Star of Todd Robbins'Carnival Knowledge at the Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam St. (between 6th Ave. & Varick, one block north of Spring St.) Take the C or E trains to Spring St and then walk north one block. Call Telecharge for tickets: 212-...
by Todd Robbins
September 23rd, 2003, 4:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Blaine To Quit?
Replies: 38
Views: 3503

Re: Blaine To Quit?

There are a number of inaccuracies in that article that I spotted, so how much more of it is just plain wrong? Pete's right. He's getting press. That's what this is all about.
by Todd Robbins
July 29th, 2003, 6:00 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Carnival Illusions
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Carnival Illusions

Sorry, Steve, the dwarf is a guy. But he does look good in a dress, so let's talk about this.


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by Todd Robbins
July 28th, 2003, 10:20 pm
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Carnival Illusions
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Carnival Illusions

Admittedly, this is shameless self promotion, but if you enjoyed the excerpt from Al Stencills wonderful book on the sideshows, and would like to see a number of them performed live, then I have a suggestion for you. My show, Carnival Knowledge, just started previews off-Broadway in NY. In addition ...
by Todd Robbins
July 21st, 2003, 8:57 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Calling All Freaks!
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Calling All Freaks!

We start previews of my show, Carnival Knowledge, on Thursday. On Wednesday, we are doing an open call audition for freaks, unusual performers or beautiful women willing to be hypnotized and turned into a gorilla. These will be for understudies for the show and for future companies of the production...
by Todd Robbins
July 7th, 2003, 6:56 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Andre Kole?
Replies: 14
Views: 259

Andre Kole?

So I hear that Andre Cole displeased a number of people at a convention. Or perhaps it was Penn & Teller disguised as Andre? Details from those that were there would be appreciated.
by Todd Robbins
June 25th, 2003, 7:13 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Todd Robbins' Carnival Knowledge
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Todd Robbins' Carnival Knowledge

Though there are a number of elements that still need to be worked out, it looks like this show will happen. Here's the promo for it: Todd Robbins Carnival Knowledge The Sideshow Experience from the Bally to the Blow-Off In this gasp inducing spectacle of real-life human marvels, purveyor of amazeme...
by Todd Robbins
June 24th, 2003, 8:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Coney Island Sideshow in trouble!
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Coney Island Sideshow in trouble!

I want to thank everyone for the support we have received from the magic community to help keep us alive in Coney Island. I almost wrote "keeping us afloat" but floating is what we have been doing in rain drenched Coney Island. There are only three traditional sideshows left. There is our ...
by Todd Robbins
March 21st, 2003, 5:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Children magic
Replies: 23
Views: 1131

Re: Children magic

If the bent penny thing doesn't impress them, do the Blockhead.
by Todd Robbins
March 21st, 2003, 5:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Children magic
Replies: 23
Views: 1131

Re: Children magic

Take a pair of pliers and bend some pennies. Switch a bent one for an unbent one and put it in the kid's hand. As you do this, tell the kid to close his hand fast and tight, and to squeeze with all of their might. When they open their hand they will squeal, thinking that they bent the penny. All the...
by Todd Robbins
March 17th, 2003, 10:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ruffing (roughing?) fluid
Replies: 46
Views: 6734

Re: ruffing (roughing?) fluid

You know, this formula for Roughing Fluid, when mixed with ginger ale makes a refreshing summer time drink.
by Todd Robbins
March 17th, 2003, 10:40 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magic Castle Junior Society
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Magic Castle Junior Society

The ban had to do with some people thinking my act was a "pile" but not of cards.
by Todd Robbins
March 17th, 2003, 7:12 am
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Magic Castle Junior Society
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Magic Castle Junior Society

I must admit that this post is completely self serving, but it is a bit of history that has not been written. Back in the middle of the 1970s, the Academy of Magicial Arts decided to start up a Junior Society. One Spring Saturday afternoon, there was a public meeting to introduce this new level of m...
by Todd Robbins
February 14th, 2003, 11:47 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Melvin Burkhart's Dice Routine
Replies: 7
Views: 1662

Re: Melvin Burkhart's Dice Routine

Matt, Thanks for the Ginzu knife. Though, I have been working for over a year now trying to get the thing to change colors. By the way, I sat down with Melvin at his home in Riverview, FL and video taped him doing all his stuff and the explanation to it all. I also took a number of photos of his han...
by Todd Robbins
February 12th, 2003, 10:27 am
Forum: Columns
Topic: Melvin Burkhart's Dice Routine
Replies: 7
Views: 1662

Re: Melvin Burkhart's Dice Routine

Asrah, you are right about Melvin being on the Strates show. He started working for Slim Kelly in 1955 and continued with that show for thirty years. The amazing thing was that he never missed a single performance in all that time! I have a lovely transcript of Melvin working on the Strates show in ...
by Todd Robbins
February 11th, 2003, 6:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I'm Getting Married in the Morning
Replies: 23
Views: 304

Re: I'm Getting Married in the Morning

This is good. Congratulations. If you want a stripper at your wedding, let me know. I'll make a few calls. Send us a review.
by Todd Robbins
February 11th, 2003, 6:10 pm
Forum: Columns
Topic: Melvin Burkhart's Dice Routine
Replies: 7
Views: 1662

Melvin Burkhart's Dice Routine

It was good to see James Taylor's Shocked & Amazed mentioned in Jon Racherbaumer's On the Slant column. James has poured countless hours, a ton of hard work and unlimited passion into the creation of this fine publication. It's good to see it get some notice. I would also like to thank Jon for t...
by Todd Robbins
February 3rd, 2003, 7:26 am
Forum: Feature Articles
Topic: Name for a Magic bar?
Replies: 47
Views: 2551

Re: Name for a Magic bar?

Okay, this is really cheesy, but what about the Hocus Pocus Pub. If you are really going for the shabby/chic feel this works as it sounds like a place that has been around for a gazillion years. If that doesn't please you, name it the Chat Room. That seemed to work for AOL.

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