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Theater Review: ‘Derren Brown: Secret’

Derren Brown, the psychological magician, first puts his audience at ease in "Derren Brown: Secret.” (Ahron R. Foster)
Derren Brown, the psychological magician, first puts his audience at ease in "Derren Brown: Secret.” (Ahron R. Foster)

NEW YORK—Currently holding court at the Atlantic Theater Company is the world premiere of the one-person show “Derren Brown: Secret,” and, yes, there is a...




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  • Michael Brown. (Jamie Beck)

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  • The cast of "The Play The Goes Wrong." (Jeremy Daniel)

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  • (Courtesy of Florence in NY)

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  • Diana Ross performing at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ on August 16, 2013.
( Rick Gilbert/Skyhook Entertainment)

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