"The reason anything succeeds, whether it's in television or film or the theater, is that it is original. The vision has to be brilliant and authentic."
So decrees veteran producer and sports impresario, Tom Werner. Chairman of both the Boston Red Sox and the Liverpool Sports Club, Werner has parlayed this boilerplate soundbite into a singular resume, with TV credits like Mork & Mindy, The Cosby Show, Roseanne, 3rd Rock From The Sun, and That 70's Show.
He can now add "magician's assistant" to the list.
Derek DelGaudio and superfan Daniel Radcliffe pose backstage at 'In & Of Itself'. (Photo: Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
In & Of Itself, written and performed by acclaimed illusionist Derek DelGaudio, has recouped its $850,000 capitalization. This according to Werner, who is producing the Off-Broadway show, alongside Forbes Candlish, Prediction Productions, Glenn Kaino, and known magic aficionado Neil Patrick Harris. They have extended its run for a fourth time, now through August at the Daryl Roth Theater in New York.
Though Werner is no stranger to showbiz, theater is relatively new territory. He rarely invests in Broadway, alleging its habit of regurgitating stale content.
As he puts it, "People don't need my money for a revival of My Fair Lady."
Click here for the full article published on Forbes.com by Lee Seymour on February 13, 2018.