Vinny Deponto’s new show Charlatan, directed by Andrew Neisler, opens in New York’s Ars Nova Theater. Not merely a magic show, Charlatan explores the nature of deception and deceivers. The show runs on September 12, 13 and 14. For ticket information visit the Ars Nova website. To learn more about Vinny (below right), visit

Now You See It continues to rake in money around the world. It has officially hit the $200 million mark for overseas box office in addition to the domestic take of $117 million. It was also released on Blu-Ray and DVD in the United States earlier this month.

Finally the Bournemouth Daily Echo brings readers the story of Chris Keward (above), the recent winner of three of the four trophies at the Wessex Magical Association’s annual convention. His magical career started while searching through his parents attic and finding a dusty old magic book called 165 Quick and Easy Sleights. “None of them were quick or easy at all, but it really grabbed my attention,” Keward reports. Read the story here.