Monday, December 12, 2011

Actor Mounts Campaign to Be Cast as Magic

After retweeting a press release announcing the casting of Tug Coker as Larry Bird and noting my interest in the coming-soon-to-Broadway Magic Bird, I was hit up with a Tweet from actor Leonard Dozier who (with a release of his own) is vying to play Bird's rival opposite Coker.

From the release...

Thus, miscasting either of these icons, even with the right names, can be catastrophic for the production.

On the other hand, casting a Magic that looks, sounds and acts like him maybe critical to this production with Bird already cast. Leonard Dozier, a 6'4 actor and former basketball player, would be quite convincing as Magic. While his name wouldn't have theatergoers rushing to the box-office, the word of mouth about his performance would. Besides, those not interested in sports or Magic and Bird aren't going regardless.
Judge for yourself with Dozier's sizzle real which includes his best Magic impression, a little singing and, of course, baby sky hooks.

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