Soul Lifting Success Story Comes to Life on Stage to Combat Mental Illness Stigma and HIV Stigma

Based on the true story of once internationally famed escape artist Daniel Bauer, a journey of loss, survival and triumph comes to life as this soul lifting human-being has courageously found his voice and the strength to return to the stage to combat HIV and mental illness stigma through the arts of magic and escape.

New York, NY, August 15, 2015 --( September 11, 12 & 13, 2015, Daniel Bauer, once internationally respected escape artist and New York City night life icon, whose career was derailed as a result of HIV stigma and mental illness stigma, returns to New York City off-Broadway with the revival of his highly-acclaimed production Beyond Belief: Escape to Survival at the legendary Gene Frankel Theater located at 24 Bond Street, New York, NY 10012. Show time 8 PM, Tickets are $25. Beyond Belief is more than just a magic show. It is 90-minute heart-pounding journey of hope and taboo about living with HIV and mental illness all uniquely weaved through the arts of magic and death-defying escape. "I found myself completely enthralled by the stories he [Bauer] wove. So much so that before I knew it, I was shedding tears, laughing out loud and amazed by his acts of magic and escape. It was a truly fascinating and heartbreaking performance. Daniel’s message is one of strength, courage, hope and most importantly an inspiring struggle to keep chasing your dreams, no matter what stands in your way or knocks you down." (Stephen Lance,, Canada's Largest Online HIV Magazine).

Bauer says, "Very few people talk openly about living with HIV and depression and bipolar. I tried to take my life because I felt so unloved! But I remember the loss of Heath Ledger and Robin Williams! I could not stay silent another minute. I am lucky to be alive today! Thankfully I have all of my uniqueness managed and now living a magically healthy life. So, it is time for me to inspire others! So I will get tied up while doing it. Ha!" Other critics who have seen the original version in 2012 stated: "Bauer made a Believer out of me!" (Oriol G., Editor in Chief, Poz Magazine); "I was really impressed" (Johnathan G., Host, Talking About TV) and PozIAm Radio Host Robert B. states, "Daniel Bauer is triumphant!"

Daniel Bauer is an internationally respected escape artist, magician and motivational speaker. To date he has delivered heart-pounding, life changing motivational programs to more than a half-million high school students reminding them #AllLivesMatter and that all it takes is a little help and little bit of love to find the light of hope and never give up. He continues to be one of the most requested youth speakers in New York City (and the Nation). His next projects include the release of his book "Beyond Belief: Escape to Survival" coming out mid-September (2015) and a documentary that begins filming late September (2015) about his life story and how he is combating HIV and mental illness stigma.
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