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Tickets on sale for Broadway production of Magic/Bird

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Posted Feb 1 2012 3:40PM

Tickets to "Magic/Bird," a new play from the team that brought "Lombardi" to Broadway, are now on sale. The new play will open at the Longacre Theater, 200 West 48th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue in New York City, on April 11. Previews will begin Wednesday, March 21.

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.

"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). The show will star Kevin Daniels as Earvin "Magic" Johnson and 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.

The preview schedule will run as follows:

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

The show opens April 11 and will run on the following schedule:

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

Tickets are now on sale to the general public by phone at (212) 239-6200 or online at www.telecharge.com General tickets are $60.00-$125.00

For more information on "Magic/Bird," log onto http://www.magicbirdbroadway.com/, or follow Magic/Bird on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MagicBirdBroadway.

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