The tail end of January was the first time I had gotten to be home for more than a couple of days in awhile. I got to catch @mattgoss crush it in his new show @1oaklv from a private booth, saw @bluemangroup in their always killer show @luxorlv and topped off the week with the ever amazing @timgabrielson filling in for @jeffcivillico @parisvegas before catching @infernolasvegas and last (but certainly not least), saw @humannaturelive for the first time @venetianvegas. Great shows in a great town. Las Vegas lends itself to preventing dull nights and I couldn’t think of a better way to spend some time at home.
January 19th was very special. @lasvegasowl invited me to celebrate his birthday and do a private performance for his parish as a thank you to them for raising over $25,000 for the Laughlin Food Bank. Not only was the audience incredibly kind but, on more than one occasion, left@me speechless and kept me on my toes. Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate. Performing in a church was a unique but lovely experience and I’ll never forget some of the one-liners you fine folks came up with. Until next time! #Magic #JohnOnStage #Magician #AGENTPROVOCATOUR
01/19/2018 - Not only did I get to enjoy a lovely drive through the Nevada desert but I got to celebrate a milestone birthday for @lasvegasowl. Charlie is part of my Vegas Family and asked if I’d be willing to do a special private performance for his parishioners at #StJohnTheBaptistCatholicChurch in Laughlin. The church is beautiful and the crowd that night made me feel right at home. I don’t always perform at a church... but when I do, it’s at St. John’s. #Magic #JohnOnStage #Magician #AGENTPROVOCATOUR
January 18-20 of 2017 were certainly a less than pleasant time for me personally. Thankfully, a year’s time lends itself to a lot of positive change and growth. I’m thrilled to see hard work paying off and loved being able to share the evening of 01/18/18 with some close friends at @gordongram #HellsKitchen @caesarspalace. I even had the pleasure of running into the always stylish @beardofvegas and @koribarnard! Exemplary food, great drinks and impeccable service. Go there now. Run! #Noms #OmNomNom #Food
There’s not a better way to start a day than a visit to #SunriseChildrensHospital. After landing in Vegas the evening prior, visiting these kiddos was the perfect way to feel back at home. Many times, I’m here helping other entertainers bring smiles through @winwincharity but this week I had the pleasure of doing the entertaining myself. One of the greatest moments was hearing from two of the patients that they were getting to go home later that day. This always brings a smile to my face and is a testament to the incredible care and kindness that the hospital and its staff provide. #JohnOnStage #BeASuperHero #Magic #LoveServeGive
Special thanks to 2017 Win-Win ‘Entertainer of the Year’ @johnrotellini who not only is our Volunteer Director at Sunrise Children’s Hospital, but sometime is our featured performer as well - like today! He can be both, because well... he’s a magician... and an incredible one at that. Thank you for all the joy you brought with your selfless talent today, John! ❤️ #winwinentertainment #winwincharity #winwinvegas #johnrotellini #johnonstage #sunrisechildrenshospital
After a few days of entertaining audiences with @workday at #NRF2018 I got to enjoy one more morning and afternoon in NYC. While the weather was cold and wet, @marriotthotels delivered with a great fitness facility for me to continue to put in the work and get ready to take on the city. After walking through some of the more touristy neighborhoods, I was lucky enough to meet up with @chelsearomayne, a dear friend and recent NYC resident for tea. From there it was onto #30Rock to see @nbc HQ - home of @nbcsnl, @nbcnews and @fallontonight. @radiocitymusichall was just down the road, unfortunately none of the @therockettes were around. Lastly, I had to re-visit the @empirestatebldg and @macys. While I didn’t get to check off everything on my list, I suppose I’ll just have to go back again soon. (Remember, all work and no play makes Johnny a very dull boy). NYC, thank you for being everything I want you to be and more any time I come visit. I’m so glad I got to spend a few days kicking butt and raising awareness and $$$ for @winwincharity and cant wait to do it again. #JohnOnStage #Magic #WDayForGood #LoveServeGive #BeASuperhero
Day 4 in NYC continued a trend of great days of work at #NRF2018 with @workday. You might wonder where photos from there are... they’re coming at some point. We had some lovely photographers working very hard and I look forward to seeing what they shot during the convention. In the meantime, I continued my quest for wonderful sights, sounds, smells and tastes and found a few more excellent places to add to my “next visit list.”
Full day in NYC #3 was even better than the second! Had a busy day performing with @workday at #NRF2018 and loved spreading the word about @winwincharity and our national expansion. After a long but fun day, I headed back to my @marriotthotels room overlooking the #edsullivantheater and the @colbertlateshow with @stephencolbert. After some downtime, I headed out with my colleagues and had another great evening of fun times, good food and cold drinks. Dinner @employeesonlyny was superb as were the drinks and authentic jumbo pretzels @thestandardnyc and their #biergarten. #JohnOnStage #Magic #LoveServeGive #WDayForGood
My time in NYC was amazing! The second full day in the city was my first performance day. After getting a quick walk through part of midtown, I headed over to my office for the week, the @javitscenter. The building is fantastic and I had a blast working with my friends @workday during #NRF2018. Not only did we bring smiles to a ton of people but we also raised a few thousand dollars over the course of the week for @winwincharity through the #WDayForGood program. After the close of the convention for the day, I headed to mass at @stpatrickscathedral and was blown away by how beautiful the cathedral is and how lovey of a service they had. Easily one of my favorite holy places. I lit some candles for those I love and then headed out to a lovey evening out with some of my colleagues. New York is full of different wonderful food and nightlife experiences and I couldn’t be more thankful to have been able to share some good times with some lovely people. #JohnOnStage #Magic #LoveServeGive
After a couple of shows in South Dakota and Iowa, it was time to head to New York City!
1.) Despite seven hours of delays and plane changes in #Atlanta, @delta took very good care of me. I happened to bump into my old college roommate Amy which was a great way to kill an hour, catch up and enjoy a beer.
2.) Got into NYC late in the evening on Friday but fell in love with the skyline and happened to find myself staying very close to the #EdSullivanTheater, TV home of @stephencolbert and @colbertlateshow! Super cool!
3.)Got an excellent nights sleep in a great room thanks to @marriotthotels
4.) Explored some of midtown yesterday afternoon and had lunch in #TimesSquare.
5&6.) Rounded out the night with a short bar tour and watched the @njdevils play the @philadelphiaflyers from a killer suite with @miketywells and co.
7.) Headed back from Newark to New York (that’s not confusing) and caught some of the best late night Pizza #RosePizzaPennStation to get some@much needed shut eye and get ready to crush my second full day in NYC and have some fun hanging out with @workday. It’s showtime!
#JohnOnStage #Magic #Magician #NRF2018 #TourLife