Derren Brown has a secret – he’s gay. That may not seem that shocking these days, but it was the wellspring for his lifetime interest in secrecy. In Derren Brown’s Secret, the mentalist’s one-man (and one gorilla) show that opened on Broadway at the Cort Theater this week focuses on picking apart the deepest demons of his audience members. Brown, selecting his subjects at random by throwing a frisbee out into the audience, uses his highly developed powers of insight to guess the darkest secrets held by his audience. Brown emphasizes that he is not a mind reader – he’s just trying to find the cosmic harmony between us all. After 150 minutes of seeing the witty Brown in action, you just might become a believer yourself.


Darren Brown’s Secret is now playing at the Cort Theater until Jan. 4.