GET READY TO PICK YOUR JAW UP
OFF THE FLOOR—THE MASTER OF
CLOSE-UP MAGIC IS BACK IN NYC!
“Fun and seductive! Don’t trust anything you see.”
–The New York Times
“Prepare to be amazed!”
VERSO is a thrillingly intimate night of illusion with the master of close-up magic, Helder Guimarães. Mischievously fun, VERSO pushes the very limits of sleight of hand, and throws the laws of physics right out the door, right before your eyes. The perfect date night or memorable outing with friends, VERSO keeps you amazed and wondering “How did he do that!?” from start to finish—you may even play a part in one of Helder’s many astonishing feats.
You will gasp.
You will have your mind blown.
You will believe the impossible.
Get close-up and personal with the magician famous for surprising even the magic world’s greatest talents.
“The speed and dexterity of his wondrous sleights of hand
– The New Yorker
“Fun and masterful sleight-of-hand that everyone can marvel at!”
– The Huffington Post
“Freakish ability! A magic show for our paranoid age.”
THIS WEEK'S PERFORMANCES
At the age of 23, Helder Guimarães became a World Champion of Card Magic. He has the distinction of being the youngest competitor to have ever won that prestigious award. Helder’s performance left both the judging panel and over a thousand other performers utterly baffled. His appearances at Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle led him to be awarded the title of Parlour Magician of The Year in 2011 and 2012 by the Academy of Magical Arts. Helder debuted Nothing to Hide in 2012. Directed by Neil Patrick Harris, the show received rave audience reviews and critical acclaim. Nothing to Hide went on to be the best selling and longest running show in the history of the prestigious Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. That success led to an off-Broadway run in New York, with all 110 performances completely sold out. As one of the invited guests for the main TED Conference in 2014, Helder displayed his unique charm, story-telling and jaw dropping magic for a spellbound audience. In February 2016, Helder opened Borrowed Time. An immersive and secretive affair, it was the first of its kind anywhere in the world. Relying only on word of mouth, Borrowed Time ran for 4 sold-out months. The LA Weekly called it “The best magical performance you might ever see in LA,” and The Los Angeles Times picked it as a “Critic’s Choice”. Helder currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
Selected credits include Monstro meu (CITAC, Public’s award in FATAL15); REORG (CITAC, Great Prize in FATAL16); Armadilha para condóminos (Palmilha Dentada, Critics’ choice-Público 2006); O medo que o general não tinha (Palmilha Dentada, Critics’ choice-Público 2012); Muro (Palmilha Dentada, FITEI and Critics’ choice-Público 2015) A cidade dos que partem (Palmilha Dentada, TNSJ); Noites Brancas (Chão Concreto); O Enigma (Antena1); Noite de Reis (O Teatrão); “Ajax” (ACE); Coriolano (Ao Cabo,TNDMII); and Misantropo (Ao Cabo,TNSJ).
A student of the Arts since High School, Catarina earned her degree in Design from Aveiro University. While at the University she started her journey in theater, beginning as a set and costume designer. She worked in theatrical productions such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Fiódor Dostoiévski’s White Nights, operas, and many more. Catarina soon realized that she could not be limited to a singular career in design and has since divided her time between graphic design, photography, set design, and creative direction. Recently, she was credited as a producer and creative director of Helder Guimarães’ critically acclaimed Borrowed Time.
Pedro is a Portuguese Lighting Designer for both Theatre and Dance. He is credited with lighting designs for about 100 productions over nearly 20-year career. From regular collaborations with the National Theatre to smaller Independent companies and projects, he has been working with some of the most important and fresh theatre directors and choreographers in Portugal. He has also worked with directors and choreographers from Japan, Brazil, Argentina, México, UK, and the Netherlands. His work as been seen all across Europe. He is a four-time nominee for Best Show of the Year. He teaches and directs the Stage Lighting Design course at ACE- Oporto Theatre Professional School in Portugal.
Pedro was born in Porto. His musical career began playing keyboard in the indie rock band Alla Polacca. He abandoned that to work as a film composer in Sweden, but somehow ended up working and living in Berlin, Barcelona, and Los Angeles. He is co-founder of the Jump Willy project and has worked in both the Nordic and American film industries. He is credited in more than 20 feature films. www.jumpwilly.com
Kelly is a Tony nominated choreographer. Upcoming: Come From Away (Broadway, Spring 2017). Broadway: Zhivago, Rocky (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle noms.) and Rock of Ages. International: Rocky (Germany), Rock of Ages (West End, UK tour, Toronto, Australia – Helpmann and Green Room Awards). Opera: Faust (The Met and ENO), and Wozzeck (San Diego Opera). Off-Broadway: Fat Camp, Frankenstein, and Anne Wrecksick. Regional: Come From Away (La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Rep, Washington), Toxic Avenger, A Christmas Story, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Zhivago,(La Jolla). Stratford Shakespeare Festival: Cabaret and Romeo and Juliet. Film and Television: Mozart in the Jungle, Dear Dumb Diary, Noami and Elf’s No Kiss List, and Happy Texas.
Rodney migrated to New York from Australia where he founded Newtheatricals, a producing group in 2004. Current: Come From Away, Washington and Toronto ahead of Broadway, Spring 2017. Broadway: Rocky, Catch Me If You Can, Lend Me A Tenor. Off Broadway: Here Lies Loves. Australia as Producer and General Management include: Blue Man Group, The Addams Family, Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages, Boeing Boeing, Burt Bacharach and the Sydney Symphony, The Woman in Black, Jamie Oliver Live, Bryn Terfel – In Recital, Anthony Warlow – Under the Stars, Stuff Happens, Leader of the Pack, Lesley Garrett and Anthony Warlow – The Magic of The Music, Via Dolorosa (written and performed by David Hare), La Fura Dels Baus XXX. Awards: Live Performance Australia Life Member, six Helpmann Awards including Best Musical 2010 (Jersey Boys) and Best Play 2006 (Stuff Happens). newtheatricals.com
Four time Tony Award winning Latitude Link is a California based production company with shows on stages worldwide. Current Broadway: Fun Home (2015 Tony Award), Jersey Boys (2006 Tony), and Matilda. US Tours: Jersey Boys, Hedwig, and Fun Home. International: Jersey Boys (London). Past: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2014 Tony), Of Mice and Men, Memphis (2010 Tony), American Idiot, Hands on a Hard Body, Jesus Christ Superstar, 33 Variations and Farnsworth Invention. Upcoming: Come From Away www.latitudelink.com
Kevin is the founder of Avalon Ventures. He has specialized in the formation, financing and development of more than 125 early-stage high tech and biotech companies. He is a graduate of MIT and holds a Master’s from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Kinsella won the Tony Award for producing Jersey Boys, and produced the Grammy Award-winning Jersey Boys Original Cast Recording. He also received a second Tony nomination for Best Revival of a Musical for Jesus Christ Superstar.
Upcoming: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (Broadway); Found, A New Musical (Philadelphia Theatre Company); Dear Evan Hansen (Broadway); Small Mouth Sounds (Tour). Select Broadway credits include: On Your Feet!; Peter and the Starcatcher (5 Tony Awards); Annie (Tony Award-nominated 2012 revival); The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations); and The Addams Family. Noted solo shows and concerts include Benjamin Scheuer’s The Lion and Broadway engagements of Lewis Black; Carrie Fisher; Kathy Griffin; Colin Quinn (dir. Jerry Seinfeld); and The Temptations/Tops. Eva was named one of Crain’s NY 40 Under Forty Rising Business Stars.
With a passion for music, theater and film, David has spent his life pursuing the arts. A 15-year veteran of the entertainment industry, David is a published songwriter, and has been credited on multiple AAA video games. Currently managing Grammy award winning artists, David is proud to represent Mr. Guimarães and Borrowed Time, which David executive produced, receiving critical acclaim and validation of his belief that Helder Guimarães is a once in a generation artist.
Anita Waxman is CEO of Alexis Productions, which has garnered 16 Tony Awards and 71 nominations. Anita is currently producing Escape to Margaritaville, the Jimmy Buffett musical, Little Dancer and is also a board member of Broadway Dreams Foundation. Past productions include Zhivago, Rocky, Cabaret, The Real Thing, Bombay Dreams, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
Tony Award winner: Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder, Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike, Hair and The Norman Conquests. Other Broadway productions: Next Fall, The 39 Steps, Sunday in the Park with George, Cyrano de Bergerac, Butley and The Best Man. Numerous off-Broadway productions. New York Stage & Film Board Member, Public Theater Board of Trustees. Broadway League Member. Love to ARIS.
Richard and Heni have produced award-winning on and off-Broadway shows; including Tonys for The Norman Conquests; Memphis; La Cage Aux Folles; Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike; Porgy & Bess; A View from the Bridge; Skylight; Gentleman’s Guide…; and A Raisin in the Sun.