BROADWAY OPENING: Magic/Bird at the Longacre Theatre
The show chronicles the rivalry, friendship, and intertwined life stories of NBA stars Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird. The production stars Kevin Daniels as Johnson and Tug Coker as Bird.
The company also features Deirdre O'Connell (Georgia Bird/Shelly/Patricia Moore), Peter Scolari (Red Auerbach/Jerry Buss/Pat Riley), Rob Ray Manning, Jr. (Michael Cooper/Henry Alvarado/Frank), and Francois Battiste (Jon Lennox/Ron Baxter/Willy).
The creative team includes David Korins (scenic design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Paul Tazewell (costume design), Nevin Steinberg (sound design), and Jeff Sugg (media design).
The real-life Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird are both expected to be in attendance for the opening night celebration.