Review: Steven Cohen performs his Chamber Magic show in New York City

Magician Steven Cohen performed his Chamber Magic show at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel in Manhattan.

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Magician Steven Cohen performed his Chamber Magic show at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel in Manhattan.

This journalist had the chance to see his show on Friday, March 29. He has been performing this magic show live for over 24 years. He has been affectionately called the “Millionaires’ magician.”

As he took the stage, Cohen welcomed the audience to his “concerto of secrets” and “symphony of magic.”

Cohen kicked off his set with his “Inimitable Card Tricks” and immediately broke into his “Illusive Silver Dollar,” which has puzzled many people over time.

One of the highlights from the first part of his show was his “Think a Drink,” which allowed him to interact with the audience.

Most impressive about this drink is that it has not been performed on the American stage since 1921, and Cohen has brought it back in a raw and refreshing manner.

The second act of his show featured “Unseen Forces,” as well as the “Mental Map,” where an audience was invited to think of any city in the U.S. and Cohen would correctly choose it and find its exact location on the map.

The “telepathic tests” and subsequent card tricks were also intriguing and baffling, thus inspiring the audience to ask themselves: “how did he do that?” and as to whether or not, Cohen is an actual wizard.

The Verdict

Overall, Steve Cohen was able to put on a noteworthy Chamber Magic show at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel. It was a highly eclectic performance, which featured some comedy magic, sleight of hand, close-up magic, mentalism and conjuring.

Unlike many of his contemporary magicians, his magic is complex, artistic, creative, and layered. His storytelling ability and presentation skills were engaging, and he was able to prove many of the skeptics wrong.

Magic is all about moving the audience on an emotional level, and Cohen did just that. His show was reminiscent of the work of such magicians as Lance Burton, Jeff McBride, mentalist Derren Brown, coupled with the philosophy of the late but great Eugene Burger.

Steven Cohen’s Chamber Magic show is worth more than just a passing glance, and it garners an A rating.

To learn more about Steve Cohen and his Chamber Magic, visit his official website.

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