Eric Simonson

Writer & director for film, television, theatre, and opera

Eric Simonson is a writer and director for film, television, theatre and opera. Recent films include the documentary, "Studs Terkel: Listening to America," "A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin", and "On Tiptoe: Gentle Steps to Freedom."

MAGIC/BIRD 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. The play was produced in association with the National Basketball Association and Johnson and Bird themselves participated in the creative process of this completely original play.

"Phenomenal! Outstanding! They nailed it, like a Bird three-pointer at the buzzer... Basketball heaven for anyone who appreciated the life and times of Earvin 'Magic' Johnson and Larry Bird."
                                     -The Huffington Post

"A razzle-dazzle passion play."
                                     -Entertainment Weekly

"MAGIC/BIRD's got game!"
                                     -The Boston Herald

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