Magic/Bird BROADWAY REVIEWS

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Opening Night:
April 11, 2012
Closing:
May 12, 2012

Theater: Longacre Theatre / 220 West 48th Street, New York, NY, 10036

Synopsis: 

Eric Simonson follows up Lombardi with the six-actor Broadway-bound play about the rivalry and friendship between Hall of Fame basketball players Larry Bird and Earvin "Magic" Johnson.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Magic/Bird

    Basketball Rivals in a Rematch With Low Stakes

    Charles Isherwood

    April 11, 2012: About a third of the way through “Magic/Bird,” a new play about the basketball greats Magic Johnson and Larry Bird that opened on Broadway Wednesday night at the Longacre Theater, a moment of conflict, that crucial building block of drama, finally arrives.

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  • ASSOCIATED PRESS REVIEW OF Magic/Bird

    Broadway play 'Magic/Bird' is a warm but thin look at 2 NBA greats

    Mark Kennedy

    April 11, 2012: As the weather in New York warms and flowers begin to bloom, Broadway apparently has turned to bromance.

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  • NEWSDAY REVIEW OF Magic/Bird

    Another sports play: 'Magic/Bird' opens

    Neil Best

    April 11, 2012: Let's start by giving credit to the producers of "Magic/Bird," which opened Wednesday at the Longacre, for a brave attempt at Broadway alchemy, seeking at least temporarily to turn sports fans into theater fans -- and vice versa.

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  • HOLLYWOOD REPORTER REVIEW OF Magic/Bird

    Magic/Bird

    David Rooney

    April 11, 2012: The glory years of NBA superstars Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Larry Bird are affectionately recalled in Eric Simonson's bio-play, from the same Broadway producing team as last season's NFL-backed sports drama "Lombardi."

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  • ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY REVIEW OF Magic/Bird

    Magic/Bird

    Chris Nashawaty

    April 11, 2012: It may be hard to remember now, in our round-the-clock ESPN highlight-reel era of Kobe and LeBron, but there was a time back in the late '70s when the NBA was in trouble. Deep trouble. Then, like a razzle-dazzle passion play pitting East vs. West and black vs. white, two players emerged who would resurrect the game: the L.A. Lakers' Magic Johnson and the Boston Celtics' Larry Bird.

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