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Monday, 27 February 2012 20:24

MAGIC/BIRD Box Office Opens at the Longacre Theatre


Tickets on sale to the general public by phone at 212-239-6200 or online at

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

The story of legendary Hall of Fame athletes and personalities
Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson and Larry Bird

MAGIC/BIRD, a new play from the team that brought you LOMBARDI on Broadway, will play at the Longacre Theater, 200 West 48th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, NYC. Previews will begin Wednesday, March 21, 2012.

{module ad_left_body}The preview schedule will run as follows:

Monday at 8pm
Tuesday at 8pm
Wednesday 2pm and 8pm (2pm show only on March 28th and April 2nd)
Thursday at 8pm
Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday at 2pm and 7pm (March 25th only)

Magic/Bird will open April 11, 2012 and thereafter will run on the following schedule:

Tuesday at 7pm
Wednesday 2pm and 8pm
Thursday at 8pm
Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday at 3pm (Sunday, April 15th at 2pm and 7pm)

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. 

Running Time: 90 Minutes ~ No Intermission.

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).  Jeff Sugg (Projections) will weave historic NBA film footage throughout the play.  The show will star Kevin Daniels as Earvin “Magic” Johnson & Tug Coker as Larry Bird. Rounding out the cast are Peter Scolari, Robert Ray 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.  Joining Kirmser and Ponturo on the Magic/Bird Producing team are W. Scott McGraw, John Mara, Jr., and Tamara Tunie.



*Magic Johnson visits rehearsal of Magic/Bird.