Theatre: Longacre
Status: Closed
(March 21, 2012 - May 12, 2012 )
  • Rehearsal: February 27, 2012
  • Preview: March 21, 2012
  • Open: April 11, 2012
  • Close: May 12, 2012
Play - World Premiere
Running Time: 1hr 30mins

A new play by Eric Simonson which chronicles the intertwined life stories of two of the most influential figures in sports and pop culture of the past 25 years, basketball Hall of Famers Larry Bird and Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson. 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. The play is slated to have a six-character cast.

Total Gross: $1,136,102
Average Weekly Gross: $142,013
Total Attendance: 34,446
Average Weekly Attendance: 52%

Staff & Creative Team

Associate Producer:

National Basketball Association

Technical Supervisor:

David Benken

Casting Director:

The Telsey Office

Production Stage Manager:

J Philip Bassett


Thomas Kail


David Korins


Paul Tazewell


Howell Binkley


Magic Johnson 03/21/2012 - 05/12/2012
Larry Bird 03/21/2012 - 05/12/2012
Georgia Bird/Shelly/Patricia Moore 03/21/2012 - 05/12/2012
Red Auerbach/Jerry Buss/Pat Riley 03/21/2012 - 05/12/2012
Michael Cooper/Henry Alvarado/Frank 03/21/2012 - 05/12/2012
Jon Lennox/Ron Baxter/Willy 03/21/2012 - 05/12/2012