Magician and actor Ricky Jay passed away this weekend at age 72. He was one of my favorite magician and I will always treasure his performance in one of my favorite movies “House of Games.” I had the great luck to see him live onstage at Second Stage Theatre in “On The Stem.” It was a reflection on the history of magic and New York City, two of my favorite topics. I had the pleasure of sitting in the front row and being selected for one of his tricks onstage. Yes, as a magician, I did understand how he pulled it off but my companion attending the show was completely mystified. He was a giant of the magic business and he will be missed mightily. But I am happy to have met him and have a signed Playbill from an amazing performer.
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