MAGIC/BIRD Articles
Click for More Articles on MAGIC/BIRD...

UP ON THE MARQUEE: MAGIC/BIRD!

‚Äč

MAGIC/BIRD, a new play from the team that brought you LOMBARDI on Broadway, will play the Longacre Theater beginning Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in anticipation of an April 11, 2012 opening night. Tickets now on sale to the general public by phone 212-239-6200 or online at www.telecharge.com.

At the heart of one of the fiercest rivalries in sports, two of the greatest athletes of all-time battled for multiple championships and the future of their sport. Hall of Famers Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird could not have been more different; one black, one white; one an urbanite with a big smile and Hollywood appeal, and the other a quiet small town guy. 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. With classic NBA footage prominently designed throughout, Magic/Bird transports the audience into the heart of their matchup. From Draft to Olympic Dream Team, the show has a six member cast.

MAGIC/BIRD reunites Lombardi’s playwright Eric Simonson and director Thomas Kail and creative team: David Korins (Set), Howell Binkley (Lighting), Paul Tazewell (Costumes), Nevin Steinberg (Sound). With classic NBA film footage weaved throughout the play, Magic/Bird transports the audience into the heart of their matchup. The show will star Kevin Daniels as Earvin “Magic” Johnson & Tug Coker as Larry Bird. Rounding out the cast are Peter Scolari, Robert Manning, Jr., Deirdre O’Connell and Francois Battiste

This is the second original project commissioned by Kirmser and Ponturo. Together they share a common vision of bringing new, original plays to a wide, diverse audience of theatergoers, initially combining the drama of sports and entertainment through Kirmser Ponturo Group. Lombardi, and now MAGIC/BIRD are the first two products of that vision.

General tickets $60.00-$125.00. For group sales of ten or more call 212-554-3430.

For more information on Magic/Bird, log onto www.magicbirdbroadway.com, or follow Magic/Bird on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MagicBirdBroadway.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski

UP ON THE MARQUEE: MAGIC/BIRD!

UP ON THE MARQUEE: MAGIC/BIRD!
Magic/Bird at the Longacre

UP ON THE MARQUEE: MAGIC/BIRD!
Magic/Bird at the Longacre

UP ON THE MARQUEE: MAGIC/BIRD!
Magic/Bird at the Longacre

UP ON THE MARQUEE: MAGIC/BIRD!
Magic/Bird Marquee

UP ON THE MARQUEE: MAGIC/BIRD!
Magic/Bird at the Longacre

UP ON THE MARQUEE: MAGIC/BIRD!
Magic/Bird at the Longacre

UP ON THE MARQUEE: MAGIC/BIRD!
Magic/Bird at the Longacre

UP ON THE MARQUEE: MAGIC/BIRD!
Magic/Bird at the Longacre

UP ON THE MARQUEE: MAGIC/BIRD!
Magic/Bird Marquee

UP ON THE MARQUEE: MAGIC/BIRD!

Related Articles


Comment & Share

About Author

Subscribe to Author Alerts
 
Advertisement Advertisement