SOURCE: Andrew D. Bernstein Associates Photography

Andrew D. Bernstein Associates Photography

April 03, 2012 05:00 ET

Iconic NBA Images by Legendary Sports Photographer to Be Featured in "Magic/Bird" Broadway Show

Photographer Andrew D. Bernstein's Broadway Photo Debut -- Magic/Bird -- Opening 4/11/12

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 3, 2012) - "Magic/Bird," a Broadway play based on the rivalry and ultimate friendship of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, will feature iconic photos of the Hall of Famers taken by legendary sports photographer Andrew D. Bernstein.

"Magic/Bird," opening April 11, 2012 at the Longacre Theatre on Broadway, will include Bernstein's photos, which can be seen on the Playbill, website (, and marquee at the theater, located at 220 West 48th Street in New York. Bernstein will attend the play opening.

"This play is the first time my work will be featured on Broadway and it's a true honor," says photographer Andrew D. Bernstein. "Having witnessed first-hand the evolution of Magic and Larry's relationship, I think this play will bring to light details of one of the NBA's greatest stories of friendship."

Bernstein, who has over 30 years of sports photography experience, documented the Hall of Famers throughout their rise to NBA superstardom, as opponents, and as they ultimately became friends.

Bernstein is available to discuss his experiences in photographing the world's most celebrated athletes, the back-story from behind the lens, and how he captured the rivalry turned friendship. Bernstein is available for commentary, and will be in New York City April 9 - 11, 2012 for in-person interviews. For media requests contact publicist Jess Block at 909-706-8525 or

ABOUT ANDREW D. BERNSTEIN: Since 1983, Andrew D. Bernstein has photographed and developed a unique personal rapport with the world's leading professional athletes. Bernstein's work frequently appears in magazines such as Sports Illustrated, ESPN, The Sporting News, Time, Newsweek and more. He has covered every NBA Finals since 1982, as well as coverage of the 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2008 United States Olympic basketball teams. Bernstein's other recent projects include advertising campaigns featuring some of the world's top athletes for Nike, Reebok, Adidas, Pepsi, Coca-Cola and Icy Hot.

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