On the eve of the 88th anniversary of Houdini’s death (Halloween, October 31), Criss Angel unveils his latest creation: The SUPERNATURALISTS™, featuring 8 mind-blowing magicians that destroy reality and revolutionize the live magic ensemble experience. Premiering June 2015 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, The SUPERNATURALISTS™ will launch with a three-week run, before continuing on as a national and world tour (additionalcities and dates will be announced in the coming months).
Criss Angel explains his motivation for The SUPERNATURALISTS™: “While there are other ensemble shows out there, performing many of the same illusions that have been around for years, my goal is to redefine magic touring like Cirque du Soleil did for the Circus. I’ve scoured the globe for the very best performers, each in their respected disciplines, and our lineup is historic.”
The unprecedented world-class cast includes a variety of magicians from around the globe:
“The Illusionist” Brett Daniels (U.S.): Honored as Magician Of The Year and two-time Entertainer Of The Year, Daniels has starred in more than a dozen network magic TV specials. “I’m not only honored to be working with the most successful magician on planet earth but I’m excited about this show,” Brett says. “This show will redefine magic touring as we know it and–trust me, as creator of some of the current magic shows on the road–The SUPERNATURALISTS™ will be unlike any magic touring show ever produced.”
“The Mystfier” Cosentino (Australia): The most successful magician from his country, he was awarded International Magician Of The Year and is the creator and star of four of his own mega-hit rated primetime magic TV specials. He was the winner of Dancing With The Stars and second place in Australia’s Got Talent. “I’ve been courted by other ensemble magic shows in the past, but declined since I’ve been selling out my own national tours for years,” Cosentino adds. “I’m thrilled to be a part of Criss’ peerless creative vision, this incredible cast and what’s in store – it’s light years beyond what we know in magic. It’s genius.”
“The Mentalist” Banachek (South Africa): Lifetime Achievement award recipient, two time Entertainer Of The Year, he was also awarded Outstanding Contribution To The World Of Mentalism. Banacheck is the only man to fool scientists with the power of his mind; he is known by his peers as the greatest mentalist alive, and is the author of eight best-selling magic/mentalism books.
“The Street Magician Phenom” Adrian Vega (Spain): The only first place winner in both the categories of close-up and stage magic in the Cordoba magic competition and winner of the Spanish Championship Of Close-Up magic. He has been awarded Spanish Magician Of The Year by his peers and received a special Award Of Merit in London.
“The Femme Fatale Of Legerdemain” Krystyn (U.S.): Leading magic’s female revolution, she has dominated the field on stage and on camera, was featured in Teen Vogue, on the Today Show and in 10 episodes of the Criss Angel BeLIEve television series. Krystyn has been awarded World Teen Magician, placed second on America’s Most Talented Kids, has been honored by the Magic Castle with the Junior Achievement Award and starred in the documentary “Make Believe”–an award winning film.
“The Dog Whisperer Of Magic” Johnny (Columbia): One of the most original and in-demand acts out there, he has been awarded Best Showman Of Columbia two times and has performed in circuses around the world for over 30 years. His love for animals and uncanny ability to understand their behavior has resulted in the most unbelievable magic act and the ONLY one in the world of its kind
And last–but not least–physical comedy master “The Joker” The Great Maestro (Mexico): Kung Fu World Champion and co-star of over twenty five hundred performances of Criss Angel BeLIEve LIVE at the Luxor in Las Vegas, he has appeared in numerous episodes of both the MINDFREAKand BeLIEve television series, and continues with his hilarious live performances in Vegas while performing on tour in The SUPERNATURALISTS™…with the use of a teleportation device…
The mind-blowing The SUPERNATURALISTS™ will destroy reality. “I’ve been working on this concept for many years and I know my co-producer Brett Daniels has as well,” Criss reveals. “We are resolute in our mission to bring to the stage a truly revolutionary theatrical experience of magic unlike anything that has ever been seen before.”
And lastly, Criss Angel will be joining the cast himself…virtually! Says Angel, “In addition to being a part of each performance via LIVE video feed from Las Vegas, I will be making myself available to the media and will make surprise, unannounced appearances in The SUPERNATURALISTS™–it’s gonna be a blast!”
For an exclusive behind the scenes peek from the cast of The SUPERNATURALISTS™, go towww.TheSUPERNATURALISTS.com.
About Criss Angel:
For over a decade, Criss Angel has dominated the world of magic as the biggest name on the planet. His visionary approach to the art escapes the confines of tradition and has given birth to a new breed of modern mysticism. From his role as star, creator, Executive Producer and Director of his hugely successful A&E television series Criss Angel MINDFREAK, to his countless television specials, books, retail products, music CD’s and more–Criss has redefined magic for the 21st century.
Prior to the premiere of The SUPERNATURALISTS™ in 2015, Angel will also unveil his second production–featuring his first performances outside of Las Vegas in more than six years–with MINDFREAK® Live! The show premieres in November 2014 (six shows) at the Foxwoods Casino Resort (MINDFREAK LIVE! Tickets), returns in January 2015 for a two week tour of the east coast, and then continues on internationally with performances in Dubai. Ticket holders for these shows can expect to witness 90 minutes of the most spectacular original illusions ever performed–woven with a cast of multi-talented artists, original music, lighting, special effects and so much more–in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
All the while, Angel will continue his wildly successful residency show–which began in 2008 in partnership with Cirque du Soleil, Criss Angel BeLIEve–as the show celebrates its 6th anniversary this Halloween. BeLIEve performs nightly Tuesday through Saturday (eight-ten shows per week) at the Luxor Hotel and Casino. Criss’ partnership with Cirque du Soleil and MGM Resorts International (he serves as writer/director, illusion designer and star) has resulted in it being the #1 best-selling live magic show in the world since its opening, and has had over 2400 performances. The Huffington Post’s Lee Speigel calls it “The Magic Event of a Lifetime.”
His acclaimed series MINDFREAK on A&E is the most successful magic show in television history, resulting in more hours of magic during prime time than any other magic show ever! Angel’s most recent series, Criss Angel BeLIEve, premiered on Spike on October 15, 2013 as Spike TV’s most-watched original series premiere in over 18 months. In November 2013 Endemol, the world’s largest independent production and distribution company, announced that it had acquired the international television distribution rights (outside of North America) to the series, and now the show is seen in over 100 countries worldwide.
Angel is also the most watched magician in Internet history–a YouTube sensation. His “Walk on Water” clip has generated over 50 million views alone, and all of his clips combined have generated more than 300 million views. Criss also has the largest social media following of any illusionist, with 6 million followers.