In & Of Itself, the mysterious solo evening of illusion and storytelling performed by magician Derek DelGaudio, will end its Off-Broadway run August 19 after nearly a year-and-a-half of performances.
In & Of Itself arrived Off-Broadway this past spring following a sold-out, five-time extended engagement at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. Prior to beginning previews Off-Broadway April 5, 2017, the show set the box-office record for the highest advance sales in the history of the Daryl Roth Theatre. Since then, it has grossed $5 million.
In & Of Itself explores identity and illusion, and is created and performed by magician and performance artist DelGaudio with direction by Emmy winner Frank Oz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Little Shop of Horrors).
Producers bill the mysterious new show as a modern allegory. “In & Of Itself explores new ways of seeing the unseeable,” read production notes, “as memories from yesterday, inexplicable events witnessed today and secrets imagined for tomorrow are blended together, creating a perpetual paradox of a show.”
Glenn Kaino serves as artistic producer of the production, which also features original music by Devo frontman Mark Mothersbaugh and production design by A.BANDIT.