CINCINNATI, OH – Magician/Comedian, Netflix star, and social media sensation Justin Willman will bring his Magic in Real Life Tour to the Cincinnati Music Hall Ballroom for one night only on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM. The show is part of Cincinnati Arts Association’s 2018-19 Presenting Season.
Tickets go on sale Friday, December 21 at 10:00 AM at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS , and the Aronoff Center and Music Hall Ticket Offices. Group discount tickets for ten or more are available by calling (513) 977-4157.
Justin Willman has cemented himself as one of today’s most prolific entertainers. This summer, Willman premiered his six-episode magic series on Netflix entitled Magic For Humans with Justin Willman. In the series, Willman brings his skills as a magician to the strange and misunderstood subcultures of America, while incorporating his disarming demeanor into street magic and social experiments that will boggle the mind. Upon premiering, the show instantly became one of the most streamed shows on Netflix with clips from the show garnering over 100 million views to date across social media, even sparking a viral meme. Indiewire called Willman the “perfect magician/hybrid prototype with incredible comedic timing,” and Rotten Tomatoes currently has the show listed at an 88% audience approval.
Willman also recently announced his new residency aptly called The Magic Show at the historic and swanky Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. The Magic Show will be an intimate performance in a hidden, unmarked theater inside the hotel, and upon announcing the show, all performances sold out almost immediately.
The L.A. Times exclaimed that Willman is “a new breed of magician who’s making magic cool again for grown-ups.” Playboy Magazine dubbed him “the freshest and funniest magician working today,” and Time Outhailed that his show “has to be seen to be disbelieved.”
Prior to Magic for Humans, Willman was known for his multiple appearances on The Tonight Show, Ellen, and Conan. He also performed live at the White House for the Obama Family. His debut comedy/magic special Sleight of Mouth premiered on Comedy Central in 2015 to rave reviews.
Willman is also a consultant & writer for film/television productions like America’s Got Talent, The Goldbergs, and Disney’s upcoming feature film Magic Camp.
Justin was born in St. Louis, lives in Los Angeles, and does not own a rabbit.
Learn more about Justin Willman
- Justin Comedy Central Special: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb4oqayBZlw
- Justin on Leno: https://vimeo.com/76889629
- Justin on Ellen: http://youtu.be/i2_MQekyIXk
- Justin on CONAN: https://youtu.be/CHteFqU-7Hs
- Justin Live Show Clip: https://youtu.be/Fqv0K6seOgM
- Justin’s website: www.justinwillman.com
- Justin Willman and Jillian Sipkins Magical Wedding Dance
- Justin & Jill’s Drunk History
CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION SPONSORS
SEASON SONSORS: AMERITAS (Founding Season Sponsor), FIFTH THIRD BANK (Lifetime Endowment Partner), CINCINNATI-NORTHERN KENTUCKY HONDA DEALERS, FURNITURE FAIR, LOCAL12 WKRC, The P&G FUND of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
SEASON PRESENTING SPONSORS: 21C Museum Hotel, Cincinnati Herald, CityBeat, Courtyard Marriott & Residence Inn-Rookwood, Heidelberg Distributing, Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Hyatt Regency-Cincinnati, Macy’s, Pepsi, Prosource, Skyline Chili, TriHealth, Ultimate Air Shuttle, Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc.
Founded in 1992, the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is a not-for-profit organization that oversees the programming and management of the Tri-state’s finest performing arts venues – the Aronoff Center for the Arts and Music Hall – and is dedicated to supporting performing and visual arts. Each year, CAA presents a diverse schedule of events; serves upwards of 600,000 people in its venues; features the work of talented local, regional, and national artists in the Weston Art Gallery (located in the Aronoff Center); and supports the work of more than one dozen resident companies. Since the inception of its acclaimed arts education programs in 1995, CAA has reached more than 1.6 million students. For more information, visit www.CincinnatiArts.org.
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