From The Mountaintop to The Columnist, A Look at the 2011-12 Broadway Season: The Plays

By Playbill Staff
24 Mar 2012

Show: Magic/Bird
Theatre: Longacre Theatre
Preview: March 21, 2012
Opening: April 11, 2012
Closing: Open-ended
Creators: Play by Eric Simonson. Direction by Thomas Kail.
Original Principal Cast: Kevin Daniels as Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Tug Coker as Larry Bird.
Synopsis: Here's how the producers bill Magic/Bird: "At the heart of one of the fiercest rivalries in sports history, two of the greatest basketball players of all-time battled for three championships, bragging rights, and the future of their sport in the 1980s. Johnson and Bird electrified the nation on the court, reinvigorated the NBA, and turned their rivalry into one of the greatest and most famous friendships in professional sports."

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