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Houdini’s Infamous Suspended Straitjacket Escape Recreated Live at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square on Sunday, March 24

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Type: Entertainment & Performances

In homage to the late, great Harry Houdini on the anniversary of his birthday, Sunday, March 24 (12pm), Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square sideshow performer Albert Cadabra will execute Houdini’s infamous straitjacket escape hanging from the ceiling of the New York City Odditorium.

Albert Cadabra will hang 35 feet off of the ground, bound only from his ankles, and attempt a full escape from the restraints of a regulation straitjacket. Cadabra is master of ceremonies and lead performer of Ripley’s Sideshow Wonders, a live, family-friendly sideshow with performances of the strange and bizarre.