Gregory on Broadway

Gregory played Larry Bird in Magic/Bird, a new Broadway play about the rivalry and friendship of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird.  Hamilton's Tony-winning Thomas Kail directed.  (read reviews)

Gregory understudied Bird as well as several other roles, including basketball legends Red Auerbach, Pat Riley, and Jerry Buss.

The writer of Magic/Bird, Eric Simonson, is known for another sports-themed play, Lombardi, which ran successfully on Broadway in 2010 and 2011.  

Simonson, a member of the venerable Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, has premiered many of his plays there.

In addition to understudying Tug Coker, who starred as Larry Bird, Gregory covered Peter Scolari, who played Auerbach, Riley, Buss, and two other parts.  Scolari is best known for playing Tom Hanks's best friend in the sitcom Bosom Buddies.

Also starring Deirde O'Connell, Kevin Daniels, Robert Manning, Jr., and Francois BattisteMagic/Bird made its world premiere at the Longacre Theatre on April 11th, 2012.

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