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Daniels cast as Magic Johnson

'Magic Bird' set to open on Broadway in spring

Kevin Daniels has been tapped to portray Los Angeles great Magic Johnson in the upcoming Broadway play “Magic Bird.”

Legit production, from producers Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo in association with the NBA, is set to open in Gotham in the spring. “In the Heights” and “Lombardi” helmer Thomas Kail is directing the play penned by Eric Simonson (“Lombardi”).

The play will examine the relationship between Bird and Johnson, who were bitter rivals in both college and professional basketball but then formed an endearing friendship.

Daniels has plenty of legit experience, including “Twelfth Night” and “Suge Knight.” On the smallscreen, Daniels has appeared in recent episodes of “Modern Family,” “Franklin and Bash” and “House.”

Previously, Tug Coker was cast as Boston Celtics great Larry Bird. He has guest starred in a handful of TV series as well, including “Torchwood,” “CSI” and “Community.”

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