Magic/Bird Show Poster

Magic/Bird Cast & Creative

Magic/Bird chronicles the fierce competitive streak and eventual friendship of NBA icons Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird. At the heart of one sports history's fiercest rivalries, Johnson and Bird battled for three championships, bragging rights, and the future of their sport 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.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on May. 12, 2012.

Show Overview

About Magic/Bird

What Is the Story of Magic/Bird?
Magic/Bird traces the fascinating relationship on and off the basketball court between Los Angeles Lakers star Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Boston Celtics great Larry Bird, which began 30 years ago when they led their midwest universities to the 1979 NCAA Championship game. The two went on to dominance in the NBA, winning three MVP awards apiece and a combined eight NBA titles. Though sharing Midwestern roots and following the same team-oriented philosophy, the introverted Bird (from the small town of French Lick, Indiana) and the extroverted Johnson (from industrial Lansing, Michigan) couldn't be more different in personality. But during their illustrious NBA careers, Johnson and Bird, went head to head, electrified the nation, reinvigorated the NBA, and turned their rivalry into the greatest and most famous friendships in professional sports.


Earvin "Magic" Johnson
Larry Bird
Georgia Bird/Shelly/Patricia Moore
Red Auerbach/Jerry Buss/Pat Riley
Rob Ray Manning Jr.
Michael Cooper/Henry Alvarado/Frank
Francois Battiste
Jon Lennox/Ron Baxter/Willy


Written by
Eric Simonson
Thomas Kail
Set Designer
David Korins
Lighting Designer
Howell Binkley
Costume Designer
Paul Tazewell
Sound Designer
Nevin Steinberg
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