During the 1980’s, many thought that NBA legends Larry Bird and Magic Johnson were always putting on a show on the basketball court.
Soon in New York City, there will be a Broadway show based on their lives called, “Magic/Bird”:
The story of the NBA Hall of Famer’s rivalry and friendship with Larry Bird is coming to Broadway in “Magic/Bird,” set to open in April. The two consulted in its production, and Johnson can’t wait to watch their story told.
“I guess it’s the real Showtime,” Johnson said in a phone interview. “When you think about Broadway and you think about Larry and I being on Broadway, it’s definitely at its highest level and I don’t think either one of us thought that we would be on Broadway. If we was, we’d be there seeing a play and not a play about our lives.”
The producers for the play (Tony Ponturo and Fran Kirmser) were also behind the recent Broadway hit about Green Bay Packers head coach, Vince Lombardi.