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Huron Club at the SoHo Playhouse
15 Vandam St. New York City, NY 10013
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Simon Lovell's "Strange and Unusual Hobbies"
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attended Feb 21 2009

Great Show by this newly named Merlin award winner!! This is one of the best show I have seen in awhile!!! Anyone you gave this less thatn 4 stars has no sense of HUMOR AT ALL!!!

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5 stars
attended Jun 02 2012

The show was great. Lots of fun with audience participation and help from props. The card tricks were terrific and the banter that goes along with them was very funny. Very small venue -great for this type of show.

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14 stars
attended Jul 07 2007

Different. Card tricks. Funny. About an hour & 15 minutes.

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Quotes & Highlights

“Mindblowing.” —New York Daily News
“A dazzling 70 minute show.” —_Wall Street Journal _


Simon Lovell is a world-renowned close-up entertainer incredibly gifted in the art of sleight-of-hand. His level of skill is second only to his ability to entertain and create laughter. His talents are especially popular at private parties and corporate functions where he can seamlessly entertain from group to group, amazing everybody along the way!

Simon’s live engagements have received wide acclaim. Simon’s performed all over the world, from the famous Magic Castle in Hollywood to the London Palladium, through the Middle and Far East to Australia and South America. Whatever the group, he has never failed to please them!

One of Simon’s specalities is catering his work to corporate clients. Whatever the size of the group he can use his magical talents to give them an experience they will never forget. He has integrated his clients products into his performance, designing specialized magic into each show.

Simon is a highly experienced performer with more than 350 television credits to his name. Additionally, Simon has produced 16 videos, published 21 books, and written hundreds of magazine articles, short stories and scripts. In recent years he has been professionally engaged advising others performers in live and film situations, lecturing worldwide to casinos and also to specialist groups of magicians.

Over the years Simon has appeared in every kind of venue. His unique style and audience involvement make him one of the most popular magical entertainers around. Reviewers have described his trademark straitjacket routine as one of the funniest tricks in the world!

This show is intended for audiences age 16 and older.

About the Ticket Supplier: SoHo Playhouse

Under the new management of Darren Lee Cole and Faith Mulvihill, the newly renovated SoHo Playhouse continues to serve the downtown theater community as an historic 199 seat Off Broadway venue. The Huron Club below is an intimate 55 seat cabaret and bar steeped in the history of Old New York.

The SoHo Playhouse stands on land that was once Richmond Hill, a colonial mansion that served as headquarters for General George Washington and later home to Aaron Burr. Purchased from Burr in 1817, the land was then developed into federalist-style row houses by fur magnate John Jacob Astor.

15 Van Dam Street, was designated at the Huron Club, a popular meeting house and night club for the Democratic Party. The turn of the century brought the Tammany Hall machine to the Huron Club. Prominent regulars included “Battery” Dan Finn and the infamous Jimmy “Beau James” Walker, known as “The night Mayor” due to his predilection for jazz clubs and chorus girls.

The main floor was transformed into a theater in the 1920’s, and in the 60’s operated as the Village South, home to Playwrights Unit Workshop under the direction of Edward Albee. It was on this stage that Mr. Albee produced many first works of Terrance Mcnally, John Guare, Lanford Wilson, Sam Shephard, AR Gurney and Leroi Jones.