The producers first show LOMBARDI has enjoyed performances across the country since its Broadway run including multiple venues in Wisconsin, Florida, Long Island, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Washington DC, Arizona, Arkansas and Ohio among others. Licensing inquiries for MAGIC/BIRD should be directed to Kirmser Ponturo Group at 212-554-3430.
Directed by Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail, MAGIC/BIRD told the incredible rivalry and friendship of Hall of Fame athletes Earvin Magic Johnson and Larry Bird and was written by Academy Award winning playwright Eric Simonson.
Joining producers Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo as a special producing partner is the National Basketball Association, marking the organization's first foray on Broadway.
Starring Kevin Daniels as Magic Johnson and Tug Coker as Larry Bird, the cast also featured Deirdre O’Connell (Georgia Bird/Shelly/
The creative team was David Korins (Set), Howell Binkley (Lighting), Paul Tazwell (Costumes), Nevin Steinberg (Sound) and Jeff Sugg (Projections)
MAGIC/BIRD began performances on March 21, 2012 at the Longacre Theatre and the critics and sports writers weighed in:
"A 'Magical' rivalry to teach out kids" --Huffington Post
“It is not uncommon to see fathers and young sons, some wearing basketball jerseys sitting together and taking in the drama that reflected their shared passion for sports.”
"The play Magic/Bird is an inspiring story of two rivals whose shared love for the game turned their animosity into friendship. The story is the star. One of the lasting messages of Magic and Larry is that they weren't seeking a story that would last, they were devoted to the goal of winning as a team, and that is why their story matters."
“Excellent and funny, for sports fans and theater lovers alike!” --New Jersey Newsroom
“You do not have to be a basketball fan…the script and the actors take care of all that. Just go in, sit down, sit back and be prepared for an experience that might strike deep emotions, might teach you a thing or two about life.” --Huffington Post
“It's a lovely scene about human nature, and the last place I expected to find it was a play about the career-long rivalries between basketball greats Larry Bird and Magic Johnson.” --Philadelphia Enquirer
“Magic/Bird delivers the goods” --ESPN
Tickets can be purchased: WWW.MAGICBIRDBROADWAY.COM