One of the greatest stories in sports history is now Broadway's most “phenomenal” new play. -The Huffington Post. The most exciting ticket of the season is courtside at Magic/Bird, the new Broadway play that tells the inspiring true story of basketball legends Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. Together in collaboration with the athletes themselves, Academy Award® winner, Eric Simonson (Lombardi )and Tony Award®-nominated director Thomas Kail (In the Heights) have created a moving and electrifying new show perfect for sports fans and theater lovers alike!
Magic/Bird features an all-star team of theater’s best, including Kevin Daniels (Twelfth Night), Tug Coker (ART’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Deirdre O’Connell (Circle Mirror Transformation), Peter Scolari (Hairspray), Robert Manning Jr. (Southland), and Francois Battiste (Prelude to a Kiss).
“They nailed it, like a Bird three-pointer at the buzzer. You have to see this play!” – The Huffington Post
“Excellent and funny, for sports fans and theater lovers alike!” New Jersey Newsroom
“Magic/Bird has got game!” Boston Herald
Kevin Daniels, Tug Coker, Peter Scolari, Robert Manning, Deirdre O'Connell, Francois Battiste
Author: Eric Simonson
Director: Thomas Kail
Producer: 32 Swish 33, LLC
Press Agent: Kirmser/Ponturo Group
He Is 56, and Short, but Stars at 3 Positions
Onstage at the Longacre Theatre, Peter Scolari is in Magic/Bird, slipping in and out of characters, changing in and out of blazers, pullovers, warm-up suits and sneakers, and moving in and out of accents.
A Rivalry Moves Downcourt to Center Stage
Magic/Bird traces the history of the rivalry and eventual friendship between the basketball superstars Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.