Magic on Manhattan Convention Pays Tribute to a Legend June 24-25, 2011 (City Guide Magazine)


Magic on Manhattan Convention Pays Tribute to a Legend June 24-25, 2011

June 22, 2011 - by CG News Desk

Experience a piece of history that will never be repeated: two celebrity magic shows in commemoration of legendary magician and film star John Calvert’s 100th birthday! Taking place in the grand ballroom of the Hotel Pennsylvania on June 24th and 25th, 2011, the shows will feature some of magic’s biggest stars, including Liu Chen (Asia’s number one magic superstar), Jeff
(Las Vegas star seen on Criss Angel’s “Mindfreak”), David & Dania (award-winning quick-change act seen on “America’s Got Talent”), and many more! Each show is only $45. For an additional $80 patrons can see both shows as well as a celebrity close-up show, attend lectures and visit the dealer room, commingling with some of the world’s greatest magicians and learning their most mystifying techniques!

The guest of honor, John Calvert, was the first magician to perform on Broadway and in Las Vegas. His world tour holds the record for the longest-running world touring stage show in theatrical history. Calvert is also an accomplished actor, having appeared in over forty films. He is best known for his role as ‘The Falcon’ in the popular noir series of the 1940s and '50s.

Fantasma Magic (421 Seventh Ave.) is the world’s premier manufacturer of magic sets. Their toys are sold all over the world with permanent kiosks at Toys R Us Times Square and New York’s FAO Schwarz. Fantasma was awarded Toys R Us Vendor of the Year in 2004 and its flagship store was named Best Birthday Venue by New York Magazine in 2008. Fantasma’s Magic on Manhattan shows are guaranteed to sell out so call Fantasma Customer Service at 212-244-3633 or visit to purchase tickets.

Magic in Manhattan takes place at NYC's Hotel Pennsylvania June 24-25, 2011


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