David Kaye to be Honored as Magician of the Year
Over the course of more than a century legendary talents of magic have performed in the annual Salute to Magic show presented by Parent Assembly #1. Harry Houdini, Dai Vernon, Joseph Dunninger and Dante are just a few of the acclaimed magicians who have appeared. This year the 110th Annual Salute to Magic will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019 in the Abrons Arts Center’s historic Playhouse Theater, located in Manhattan on the Lower East Side. The theater is an intimate jewel-box of a venue that will provide the perfect showcase for the acts of conjuring and variety art that comprise the show. The Salute is the longest-running annual magic show anywhere and has been a consistent source of inspiration and entertainment for generations of magic lovers of all ages.
David Kaye Honored as Magician of the Year
For the last 51 years the Salute to Magic has also been the occasion for the Assembly to honor its Magician of the Year, a notable figure in the field of magic or someone who has substantially contributed to the mission of the organization. This year’s honoree is David Kaye, who is both an internationally recognized and highly influential professional magician as well as an active and dedicated member of the Assembly who plays an important role in helping it fulfill its mission to support the art of magic.
David is widely known in magic as a leader in the field of children’s magic. He performs regularly for children in New York City, appears frequently as a lecturer at magic conferences across the globe, and has published two influential books on children’s magic. He has been profiled in The New Yorker magazine, has himself appeared on numerous magazine covers, and writes a regular column for Genii, the world’s most widely circulated magic magazine. Among his notable performances are appearances at the White House and Lincoln Center. David was previously honored with a Performing Fellowship from the Academy of Magical Arts, in Hollywood which is the highest honor a magician can receive. David currently is the President of the Parent Assembly where he shapes the agenda of the organization, and last year, as its First Vice President, was responsible for producing the 2018 Salute to Magic.
The Abrons Arts Center’s Playhouse Theater
The Abrons Arts Center’s Playhouse Theater opened in 1915 and has been home to many groundbreaking productionsthroughout its history. Today it is part of the Henry Street Settlement, which delivers a wide range of social service, arts, and health care programs to more than 50,000 New Yorkers each year. The theater is located at 466 Grand Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The Parent Assembly’s Salute to Magic will be performed at the Abrons Arts Center as part of the @Abrons program.
Ticket prices for the Salute and the bill of performers will be announced at a later date. Please check salutetomagic.com for the latest information.