Neil Patrick Harris Brings the Magic of Nothing to Hide From LA to NYC
Huffington Post - over 3 years
When a play is extended four times at the Geffen Playhouse, a theater lover in LA (if only part-time) has to buy a ticket. I had read a few favorable blurbs of Nothing to Hide, starring Magic Castle sensations Derek DelGaudio and Helder Guimaraes, but didn't understand the fuss until I saw the remarkable 70-minute magic show directed by the multi-talented Neil Patrick Harris, himself President of the Academy of Magical Arts at the Magic Castle.
DelGaudio, artist, magician and founder of the experimental performance art duo, A. Bandit, and the Portuguese wonder, Guimaraes, the youngest ever World Champion of Card Magic in 2006 at just 23, have the kind of rapport and chemistry you expect from a comic duo together for decades.
DelGaudio reminds one of a young, thin Vincent D'Onofrio, striking a perfect balance between cockiness and self-deprecation, while Velder strikes one as a low-key Roberto Benigni. Both are wonderfully sarcastic, so it's not a traditional funny/straight man dy
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