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Tuesday, April 22, 2014 | 3:53 p.m.
Magician Tommy Wind, who celebrated his 300th show in Las Vegas over Easter Weekend, has a reality TV show in development.
Tommy, who purchased the TW Theater on the Strip between MGM Grand and the Hawaiian Village after its owners lost their rights, is now working with his parents, Tommy Sr. and Arlene, his grandfather and his fiancee, Stacey Jackson, to upgrade and renovate it.
They also have created an after-hours concept, Club Equilibrium, that launches this month. The theater development and his rock and roll music combined with martial-arts illusions are the driving theme of the new reality TV show.
“We’re Italians,” Tommy, who also plays five instruments in the show, told me. “We are filled with passion for the crazy challenges we take on, and that leads to us all fighting one another almost all the time but still loving us all. It makes for great reality television.”
Tommy, who won Best Teen Magician in 2009 at the Fox World Magic Awards, added, “That was when one of my dreams come true from when my grandfather introduced me to magic at age 7.
“Now coming to Las Vegas is another dream come true, and Pops travels down every day to see my show and often comes on stage to show either audience a bonus trick.” Tommy and his father also compete onstage in an incredibly fast-paced drum battle.
“We do everything together as a family. My fiance is my assistant who gets stabbed with swords and winds up locked in a sack in Houdini’s “Metamorphis” illusion switch. Since we’re always together as a family, it leads to some pretty incredible situations, some explosions and some beautiful make-ups.”
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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