The Magic Show
Doug Henning vanishes an elephant on the Broadway stage!

The Magic Show was a one-act musical that starred magician Doug Henning and prominently featured his illusions as the main part of the plot.
Produced by Edgar Lansbury, Joseph Beruh, and Ivan Reitman, (yes, the Ghostbusters director and longtime personal friend of Henning's), it opened on May 28, 1974 at the Cort Theatre in Manhattan, and ran for 1,920 performances, closing on December 31, 1978.
Henning was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.
The cast also included Anita Morris, Patti LuPone's brother Robert LuPone, and David Ogden Stiers, later known as Major Winchester on the TV show M.A.S.H.
The live orchestra/band for the show also included keyboardist Paul Shaffer, who later was David Letterman's bandleader.


Mr. G.

Date 8/23/2022

Great show as I attended one of the performances. Doug was a fantastic performer with great stage presence. It was one of the first magic shows I ever went to. Influenced me to continue on in magic and entertain many others over the years, including childrens parties. Thanks Peter for sharing this classic clip!!

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