Mentalist Marc Salem will take you on a captivating and surprising journey through the possibilities of the human mind when he returns to New York with a new show "Marc Salem - Mind Over Manhattan" opening Saturday, February 18th (8PM) at the Concert Hall @ the New York Society for Ethical Culture (2 West 64th Street @Central Park West). Produced by Metropolitan Talent and Westbeth Entertainment, "Mind over Manhattan" will delight audiences of all ages with a series of mesmerizing and mystifying mind games on Saturday performances slated through March 10th.
Using psychological techniques, a sharp eye for human nature, a quick wit and more than 20 years of studying the human mind, Salem creates an astounding, mystifying and often hilarious show having prompted New York critics to hail his sold-out engagement at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre with praises that included: "Just Unbelievable!," "Fabulous!," "Miraculous!," and "Brilliantly entertaining!" Salem uses no secret assistants, stooges, or hidden electronics in the presentation of this extraordinary evening.
"New Yorkers inspire my mind to even greater thoughts, and their humor and intelligence is top notch," remarked Mr. Salem about his upcoming new show. "Having performed around the globe, only in New York is the bar so high, that I need to push my mind and wit to the ultimate. Manhattan is more than just a state of mind; it is an explosion of energy and thought!"
Marc Salem has been a student of the human mind for over 30 years. As an academic he holds advanced degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and New York University, and has been on faculty of several major universities for close to two decades. He is considered one of the world's foremost authorities on non-verbal communication. How the mind creates reality and meaning has been his major focus. As a researcher Professor Salem has traveled the globe exploring the mind and its potential. He was a director of research at Sesame Street studying the development and nature of the mental process. As an entertainer Marc has performed around the world, astounding and entertaining millions. His show Mind Games concluded two extended runs on Broadway to both critical and popular acclaim. The Sydney Opera House, the Edinburgh Festival and Singapore's Esplanade have also hosted extended runs of Mind Games.He has been featured on the "The O'Reilly Factor," "Montel," "Maury," CNN and has been a frequent guest on "Live with Regis." He has had two network television specials and has completed 3 sell-out seasons in London. He is a regular guest on Court TV, and was also recently profiled on "60 Minutes" by Mike Wallace.
Metropolitan Talent, Inc. is a multi-faceted entertainment company led by industry leaders John Scher and Al Cafaro. Its live entertainment division, Metropolitan Talent Presents, headed up by Senior Producer Ian Noble, is one of the most respected independent concert promoters in the U.S. The company is a preeminent producer of world class live entertainment and has presented a vast array of artists in the Northeast and across the country including Paul Simon, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Tool, Foo Fighters, and Lyle Lovett. Metropolitan Talent Presents also produced the triumphant Liza's at The Palace, a limited engagement Broadway theater run starring Liza Minnelli, which earned a Tony Award in 2009 for Best Special Theatrical Event. An artist management division and independent record label, Hybrid Recordings, are also under the Metropolitan umbrella. www.metropolitantalentpresents.com
Westbeth Entertainment, Arnold Engelman-President, is a producing organization that has successfully and consistently produced critically acclaimed, financially successful, groundbreaking entertainment for 30 years. From Billy Connolly to Eddie Izzard, John Leguizamo to The Jim Henson Company, Lewis Black to The Family Guy, WestBeth has been the creative catalyst, partner and producer of some of the most innovative productions in North America. Productions include Eddie Izzard's Dress To Kill, Circle, Sexie, and Stripped-a 35 city US Tour, and his 2010 US Arena tour, Billy Connolly's Too Old To Die Young tour in America and Canada, Lewis Black's Nothing Sacred show at New York's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, as well as Lewis' Dual Citizenship Tour in Canada, Tommy Tiernan US dates, Christopher Titus' NEVERLUTION, Shaun Majumder's Canadian Tour, Dylan Moran Live in Los Angeles and San Francisco and Billy Connolly Live in Seattle, Boston, Chicago and his 2010 tour 'The Man Live'. Most recent productions include John Leguizamo's Ghetto Klown on Broadway, in London, and Colombia, Eddie Izzard's Stripped to the Bowl at Hollywood Bowl, Henson Alternative's Stuffed and Unstrung tour. Upcoming productions include continuing tours of Ghetto Klown and Henson Alternative's Stuffed and Unstrung. www.westbethent.com