The basketball drama Magic/Bird will play its final performance on May 12 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre. Starring Tug Coker and Kevin Daniels as basketball greats Larry Bird and Earvin "Magic" Johnson, respectively, the show began previews March 21 and officially opened on April 11.
Magic/Bird traces the fierce competition and eventual friendship between NBA icons Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird. At the heart of one of sports history's fiercest rivalries, Johnson and Bird battled for three championships, bragging rights and the future of the game in the 1980s. The duo electrified the nation on the court and eventually turned their rivalry into one of the most famous friendships in professional sports. The cast also features Deirdre O'Connell, Peter Scolari, Rob Ray Manning Jr. and Francois Battiste.
The Magic/Bird creative team includes David Korins (set design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Paul Tazewell (costume design) and Nevin Steinberg (sound). Wendall K. Harrington's projections also weave historic NBA film footage throughout the play.