THE MAGIC SHOW
Book by BOB RANDALL
Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
and DOUG HENNING
Oldtime magicians seemed to breathe the hooded air of the occult. They were like satanists in white ties. Canadian-born Doug Henning, 27, is not at all like that. Physically wispy, amiably diffident and almost self-surprised, he creates the impression of a boyish Walter Mitty who imagines that he could be a magician.
Nothing could be more misleading. Henning is a master illusionist. Traditionally, he saws a woman in half, and the boxed halves are trolleyed on-and offstage during a...