State Theater New Jersey and Metropolitan Entertainment present PENN & TELLER
State Theater New Jersey and Metropolitan Entertainment present Penn & Teller on Saturday, September 23 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets cost $45, $65, $75, $95, and $125 (plus applicable fees) and are available at https://cloud.broadwayworld.com/rec/ticketclick.cfm?fromlink=2231445®id=16&articlelink=https% 3A%2F%2Fwww .stnj.org%2Fevents%2Fdetail%2Fpenn-and-teller?utm_source=BWW2022&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=article&utm_content=bottombuybutton1.
From humble beginnings busking the streets of Philadelphia to acclaimed sell-out shows on Broadway to becoming the longest-running and one of the most popular resident headlining acts in Las Vegas history, legendary Magic duo Penn & Teller continue to defy all labels , redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy.
Penn & Teller’s record-breaking Las Vegas show at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino has a staggering eight wins for “Las Vegas Magicians of the Year” and was named “The single best show in Vegas” by the Los Angeles Times.
The current hit series Penn & Teller: Fool Us! for The CW Network, in which aspiring and magical veterans try to fool Penn & Teller for a chance to star in the couple’s hit Las Vegas stage show, was nominated for a Critic’s Choice Award and later returned for a ninth season back in 2022. Hundreds of outrageous performances in everything from Fallon to Friends, The Simpsons to Colbert, Modern Family to Big Bang Theory, as well as their own specials for NBC, ABC, PBS, and Comedy Central have earned them an Emmy and a Writer’s Guild award. The duo has their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The controversial Showtime series Penn & Teller: BS! was nominated for 13 Emmys and was the longest-running series in network history. The show underscored the couple’s glowing skepticism by addressing the fakes and scams behind topics like alien abduction, psychics and bottled water.
In recent years, they have become acclaimed documentarians with the BAFTA-nominated Sony Pictures Classic release Tim’s Vermeer, which follows Texas-based inventor Tim Jenison as he searches for the methods of Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer. Her other films, the critically acclaimed feature The Aristocrats and the Showtime short The Gambler’s Ballad, were met with critical acclaim.
Written and created in collaboration with Mischief Theater (creators of the Tony-nominated The Play That Goes Wrong), the Olivier-nominated Magic Goes Wrong opened at London’s West End Vaudeville Theater in January last year with a box office ticket to the record. The Daily Mail hailed it as a “fascinating romp,” while The Sun’s theater critic gushed: “I’ll be laughing next week.”
As individuals, they are just as productive. Teller has directed versions of Macbeth and The Tempest that toured at New York Times and Wall Street Journal raves, co-wrote and directed the off-Broadway thriller Play Dead, and has written two books. Penn has written three books, including the New York Times bestseller, God No! and Presto. He hosted the NBC game show Identity and donned his standard shoes for ABC’s hit Dancing With The Stars. Penn also showed his business acumen in two seasons of NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.
In 2022, Penn & Teller celebrated 47 years of professional partnership.
For tickets, more information, or group discounts, call State Theater Guest Services at 732-246-SHOW (7469) or visit online at STNJ.org.
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