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A new drama tracing the competition between legendary basketball stars Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.

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Tickets on Sale for Sports Drama Magic/Bird at Broadway’s Longacre Theatre

Tickets on Sale for Sports Drama Magic/Bird at Broadway’s Longacre Theatre

Tickets are now on sale for the basketball drama Magic/Bird, starring Kevin Daniels as Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Tug Coker as Larry Bird. Penned by Lombardi playwright Eric Simonson and directed by Thomas Kail, the play will begin its Broadway run on March 21 at the Longacre Theatre. Opening night is set for April 11.



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Magic/Bird to Play Broadway's Longacre Theatre; Dates and Additional Casting Set

Magic/Bird to Play Broadway's Longacre Theatre; Dates and Additional Casting Set

The previously announced basketball drama Magic/Bird, which traces the fierce competition and eventual friendship between NBA icons Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird, has found a home court. Penned by Lombardi playwright Eric Simonson and directed by Thomas Kail, the play will begin its Broadway run on March 21 at the Longacre Theatre with opening night set for April ...

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Kevin Daniels Will Play Earvin 'Magic' Johnson in Magic/Bird

Kevin Daniels Will Play Earvin 'Magic' Johnson in Magic/Bird

Kevin Daniels will join previously announced star Tug Coker in the upcoming Broadway sports drama Magic/Bird. Daniels will play Earvin “Magic” Johnson opposite Coker as Larry Bird. Written by Eric Simonson and directed by Tony nominee Thomas Kail (In The Heights), the new play focuses on Bird and Johnson's on-court rivalry and off-court friendship. No theater has been ...

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Video Exclusive! Basketball Great Magic Johnson Previews the 'Amazing' Broadway Drama Magic/Bird

Video Exclusive! Basketball Great Magic Johnson Previews the 'Amazing' Broadway Drama Magic/Bird

Basketball fans have a treat in store next spring: the Broadway premiere of Magic/Bird, a play focusing on the on-court rivalry and off-court friendship of NBA greats Earvin “Magic” Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers and Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics. Although no theater has been confirmed, playwright Eric Simonson (author of the football-themed Lombardi) and director Thomas ...

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Former College Basketball Player Tug Coker to Star in Magic/Bird

Former College Basketball Player Tug Coker to Star in Magic/Bird

Former college basketball player turned actor Tug Coker will play NBA great Larry Bird in the Broadway-bound Magic/Bird, according to The New York Times. Written by Eric Simonson and directed by Tony nominee Thomas Kail (In the Heights), the new play focuses on Bird’s on-court rivalry and off-court friendship with Magic Johnson. There is no word yet on ...

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Magic Johnson Can't Wait to See Magic/Bird, Basketball Drama About His Career, 'Light Up the Stage'

Magic Johnson Can't Wait to See Magic/Bird, Basketball Drama About His Career, 'Light Up the Stage'

The basketball drama Magic/Bird, which traces the fierce competitive streak and eventual friendship between NBA icons Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson and Larry Bird, is readying to bounce to Broadway in 2012. In a recent chat with Broadway.com, Johnson shared his thoughts on the show, which is being penned by Lombardi playwright Eric Simonson.

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Basketball Drama Magic/Bird to Fly onto Broadway in 2012

Basketball Drama Magic/Bird to Fly onto Broadway in 2012

Lombardi playwright Eric Simonson will bring the story of two more famed sports figures to Broadway in 2012 with his new play Magic/Bird. The show will follow the intertwined lives of iconic basketball stars Larry Bird and Earvin 'Magic' Johnson. No casting or theater has been announced for the play, which will be produced by Lombardi's Tony Ponturo ...

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