Penn & Teller Booked For State Theatre NJ
Comic magicians Penn & Teller will appear at State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick on Saturday, September 23 at 8 p.m. In 2022, Penn & Teller celebrated 47 years of professional partnership.
From humble beginnings busking on the streets of Philadelphia to sold-out runs on Broadway to the longest-running resident headline acts in Las Vegas history, the duo continues to refine the genre of magic and invent their own distinct niche in comedy.
Their current series Penn & Teller: Fool Us! for the CW Network, on which up-and-comers and magic veterans try to fool Penn & Teller for a chance to star in the pair’s Las Vegas stage show, was nominated for a Critic’s Choice Award and returned for a ninth season in late 2022. Penn & Teller have appeared on everything from Fallon to Friends, The Simpsons to Colbert, Modern Family to Big Bang Theory, plus their own specials for NBC, ABC, PBS, and Comedy Central.
In recent years they’ve become documentarians with the BAFTA-nominated Sony Pictures Classic release Tim’s Vermeer, which follows Texas-based inventor Tim Jenison on his quest to discover the methods used by Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer. Their other films include The Aristocrats and the Showtime short The Gambler’s Ballad.
The Olivier-nominated Magic Goes Wrong, written and created in collaboration with Mischief Theatre (creators of the Tony-nominated The Play That Goes Wrong), opened in January of last year at London’s West End Vaudeville Theatre, setting a box office pre-sale record.
The State Theatre is located at 15 Livingston Avenue. Tickets are $45, $65, $75, $95, and $125. Visit STNJ.org.