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Matsuki Productions Presents: It’s Magic!

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sue Matsuki hosts an evening of music, mirth, and magic starring world-renowned magician/actor Richard Bloch and comedian/actor Nancy Redman, with musical director Gregory Toroian on piano. Bloch’s close-up magic will astound and confound you, while Redman’s comedic take on life will tickle and amuse you. Matsuki and Toroian open and close the show with a selection of “magic” tunes that will charm and delight you.

Friday, April 5, 7:00 PM at Don’t Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, 212-757-0788 (after 4:00 PM); $25 ($20 MAC) + $20 two-drink minimum per person CASH ONLY

Richard Bloch has toured his comedic magic show world-wide from Japan to Las Vegas, and many stops in between. He has collaborated with well-known magicians, including David Copperfield and Siegfried & Roy. Orson Welles, who hired Bloch as a scriptwriter and consultant, once referred to Bloch as “an Edison of magic.” In addition to his life-long love and commitment to magic, Bloch is a DC-based attorney. He and his wife Susan Low Bloch, a law professor at Georgetown University, are the founders and managing owners of Dickens Parlour Theatre in Ocean View, Delaware. Dickens Parlour Theatre features world class magicians as well as a variety of musical performances and theatrical shows.

Nancy Redman is currently touring her semi-autobiographical one-person show A Séance With Mom, directed by Austin Pendleton. Nancy’s past appearances, all one-woman shows directed by Pendleton, earned her special awards at the United Solo Theatre Festival: Best Comedian Award for both The Doctor Is Not In and CLUTTER: I’m Saving My life and It’s Killing Me, and Best Stand-up for EMERGENCY A La Carte. For her solo play AT WIT’S END: A Home for Retired Comics, directed by Bill Cosgriff, she was honored by United Solo with The Best of The Decade selection. On television, Redman was featured on Girls’ Night Out (Lifetime), The Oprah Winfrey Show, and was a two-time prize winner on America’s Funniest People (ABC). She also “warmed up” audiences for hit shows like The Golden Girls (NBC) and Designing Women (CBS). Additionally, Redman has been a regular performer at top comedy clubs in New York City,  Los Angeles, and Atlantic City.

Sue Matsuki is a Bistro and MAC Award-winning singer/songwriter who has played every major (and minor) club in New York from Birdland to 54 Below to the Iridium, as well as Carnegie Hall and The Metropolitan Opera. Matsuki has performed from Provincetown to Las Vegas to Los Angeles to Alaska. She has recorded two CDs: A New Take and Sue & Edd’s FABULOUS Christmas, with Edd Clark, and appears on Christine Lavin presents Christmas Angel, featuring “Christmas Angel,” her original song with Paul Stephen. Matsuki is also an author (So You Want to Sing Cabaret), producer (Urban Stages’ Winter Rhythms and NATS Musical Theatre Gala), columnist (Sue’s Views), educator (UCONN & Fordham), and host (Matsuki and Toroian’s Jazz Brunch Open Mic). Matsuki has over 400 songs in her repertoire including jazz, blues, show tunes, country and American Songbook.

Gregory Toroian, musical director, arranger, singer-songwriter, teacher, and jazz musician has been featured in Cabaret Scenes magazine and was a 2020 Bistro Award winner for Outstanding Collaboration with Sue Matsuki, with whom he also won the MAC award for Best Duo Production. In addition to working with such artists as Tony Bennett, Jon Hendricks, Cab Calloway, Donna Summer, Melissa Errico, Karen Mason, and Jane Olivor, he has appeared in almost every jazz club and cabaret, (major and minor), in New York. He has toured with principal dancers from the New York City Ballet and has made numerous radio and television appearances including the Today Show and Maury Povich. His recording work includes the recent debut CD of Suzanna Ross, which is receiving rave reviews and radio play worldwide, as well as the debut CD of award-winning cabaret artist Sue Matsuki, for which he was arranger, producer, and pianist, and seven CDs with NYC cabaret singer Nancy Stearns. Gregory’s vocal arrangements have been featured on a series of albums in the US and Japan, by the vocal group String of Pearls.


April 5
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Matsuki Productions


Don’t Tell Mama
343 West 46th St
New York, NY 10036 United States
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