Magic Arts & Entertainment has been bringing hundreds of thousands of people to their feet each year throughout their 25 years in the entertainment industry. And from the very beginning, the company has been led by business partners Lee D. Marshall and Joe Marsh.
As former partners in Magicworks Entertainment, Marshall and Marsh began by producing David Copperfield’s first –ever tour in 1983. The company then grew to produce, manage, book and promote a versatile roster of live entertainment events that expanded to include such high-grossing concerts as the North American tours for Janet Jackson, Cher, N Sync, Britney Spears, Barry Manilow, The Backstreet Boys and many others.
Theatricals have always played a main role in the body of Magic’s tour producing roster. Past Broadway theatrical credits have included the Tony-nominated Hello Dolly! starring Carol Channing, Jekyll & Hyde, Ann-Margret starring in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Cabaret, The Gin Game starring Julie Harris and Charles Durning, Off-Broadway’s The Marijuana Logues starring Tommy Chong, West Side Story, A Chorus Line and Mannheim Steamroller’s A Christmas Angel among dozens of others.
In 1998 Magicworks was acquired by SFX Entertainment (now Live Nation). After this acquisition, the former Magic office became SFX’S Family Touring Division overseeing the following tours: The Magic of David Copperfield, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, Rugrats, A Live Adventure!, Arthur, A Live Adventure!, Titanic: The Exhibition and St. Peter and The Vatican, The Legacy of the Popes Exhibition.
Marshall and Marsh ran this division until 2001 when they then left to open Magic Arts & Entertainment, reuniting with many of their former Magic staff.
Marshall, Marsh and their staff have over 150 combined years of experience in the entertainment industry. And today, the office continues to produce a roster of shows throughout North American theatres throughout each year. Current tours include The Magic of David Copperfield, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, Jesus Christ Superstar starring Ted Neeley, the upcoming tours of Bob the Builder Live and 101 Dalmatians! The Musical.
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