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"It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman"   

Alvin Theatre, (3/29/1966 - 7/17/1966)
First Preview: Mar 09, 1966 Total Previews: 19
Opening Date: Mar 29, 1966    
Closing Date: Jul 17, 1966 Total Performances: 129

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: In and around the city of Metropolis, U.S.A. The present.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Herman Bernstein; Alvin Theatre Managing Director: Lester Osterman; Alvin Theatre General Manager: Richard Horner
Produced by Harold Prince; Produced in association with Ruth Mitchell
Book by David Newman and Robert Benton; Music by Charles Strouse; Lyrics by Lee Adams; Based on the comic strip "Superman" by arrangement of National Periodic Publications, Inc.; Musical Director: Harold Hastings; Music orchestrated by Eddie Sauter; Dance arrangements by Betty Walberg
Directed by Harold Prince; Choreographed by Ernest Flatt
Scenic Design by Robert Randolph; Costume Design by Florence Klotz; Lighting Design by Robert Randolph; Hair Design by D. Rusty Bonaccorso; Soundman: Jack Mann
General Manager: Carl Fisher
Production Stage Manager: Ruth Mitchell; Stage Manager: Ben Strobach
Copyist Supervisor: Mathilde Pincus
Filmed sequences by MPO Pictures, Inc.
Press Representative: Mary Bryant and Robert Pasoli; Casting: Shirley Rich; Dance Captain: John Smolko; Advertising: Ingram Ash
Jack Cassidy
Max Mencken
Don Chastain
Jim Morgan
Bob Holiday
Superman and Clark Kent
Linda Lavin
Patricia Marand
Lois Lane
Michael O'Sullivan
Dr. Abner Sedgwick
Michelle Barry
Annette, the Secretary
Citizen of Metropolis
Lori Browne
Cathy, the Child
Citizen of Metropolis
George Bunt
Al, the Bank Robber
Citizen of Metropolis
Gay Edmond
Wanda, the Waitress
Citizen of Metropolis
Dallas Edmunds
Milton, the Hood
Citizen of Metropolis
Eugene Edwards
Byron, the Bank Guard
Citizen of Metropolis
Tina Faye
Sue-Ellen, the Teenager
Citizen of Metropolis
Les Freed
Suspect 1
Jerry Fujikawa
Father Ling
Haruki Fujimoto
William, the Exchange Student
Citizen of Metropolis
Joseph Gentry
Joe Ling
Michael Gentry
Ming Foo Ling
Bick Goss
Gordon, the Student
Citizen of Metropolis
John Grigas
Suspect 4
Murphy James
Tai Ling
Mara Landi
Barbie, the Receptionist
Citizen of Metropolis
Eric Mason
Perry White
Marilyne Mason
Rosalie, the High School Girl
Citizen of Metropolis
Diane McAfee
Swing Girl
Dick Miller
Suspect 2
Jayme Mylroie
Leslie, the Shopper
Citizen of Metropolis
April Nevins
Bonnie, the Moll
Citizen of Metropolis
Judy Newman
Marnie, the Model
Citizen of Metropolis
Dal Richards
Suspect 3
Juleste Salve
Fan Po Ling
Bob Scherkenbach
Harvey, the Tour Guide
Citizen of Metropolis
Roy Smith
Kevin, the College Boy
Citizen of Metropolis
John Smolko
Suspect 5
Bill Starr
Dong Ling
Standby: John Smolko (Superman and Clark Kent)
Understudies: Haruki Fujimoto (The Flying Lings), Eric Mason (Jim Morgan), Marilyne Mason (Lois Lane), Dick Miller (Max Mencken), Jayme Mylroie (Sydney), Dal Richards (Dr. Abner Sedgwick), Juleste Salve (Father Ling) and Roy Smith (The Flying Lings)
Tony Award®
1966 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Jack Cassidy
1966 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Michael O'Sullivan
1966 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Patricia Marand
music by Charles Strouse; lyrics by Lee Adams
ACT 1 Sung By
Doing Good Superman/Clark Kent
We Need Him Max Mencken, Lois Lane, Superman/Clark Kent and Company
It's Superman Lois Lane
We Don't Matter at All Jim Morgan and Lois Lane
Revenge Dr. Abner Sedgwick
The Woman for the Man Max Mencken
You've Got Possibilities Sydney
What I've Always Wanted Lois Lane
Revenge (Reprise) Dr. Abner Sedgwick
Everything's Easy When You Know How The Flying Lings
It's Super Nice Company
ACT 2 Sung By
So Long, Big Guy Max Mencken
The Strongest Man in the World Superman/Clark Kent
Ooh, Do You Love You! Sydney
You've Got What I Need Max Mencken and Dr. Abner Sedgwick
It's Superman (Reprise) Company
I'm Not Finished Yet Lois Lane
Pow! Bam! Zonk! Superman/Clark Kent and The Flying Lings