Jackson Is Man of Steel in Mufti It's a Bird. . . It's a Plane. . . It's Superman, June 15-17

By Andrew Gans
15 Jun 2007

Cheyenne Jackson
Cheyenne Jackson

The spring Musicals in Mufti series presented by the York Theatre Company kicks off June 15 with It's a Bird. . . It's a Plane. . . It's Superman starring All Shook Up's Cheyenne Jackson in the title role.

Jackson also recently played the Superman/Clark Kent roles in the Reprise! mounting of the musical in Los Angeles.

The cast of the Mufti staged concert performances also features Jean Louisa Kelly as Lois Lane, Shoshana Bean as Sydney and composer Charles Strouse as Perry White. Stuart Ross, who directed the Reprise! engagement, directs here as well.

The starry company also boasts Stan Chandler, Lea DeLaria, Scot Federly, Rachel Jones, Amy Ryder, Michael Winther and Katherine Von Till.



It's a Bird. . . It's a Plane. . . It's Superman features a score by Strouse (music) and Lee Adams (lyrics) and a book by David Newman and Robert Benton. The original Broadway production played 19 previews and 129 regular performances at the Alvin Theatre in 1966. Featured in the original cast were Jack Cassidy, Don Chastain, Bob Holiday, Linda Lavin, Patricia Marand, Michael O'Sullivan and Michelle Barry.

The musical's plot, according to press notes, "has the Man of Steel facing a mad scientist and an evil newsman while fighting for both the hand of Lois Lane and with his own personal self-esteem demons."

Show times are Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2:30 and 8 PM and Sunday at 3 and 7:30 PM.

The musical plays the Theatre at Saint Peter's, which is located at 54th Street, east of Lexington Avenue. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (212) 935-5820 or visit www.yorktheatre.org.

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"Mufti" means "in street clothes, without the usual trappings." The remainder of the summer season will feature I and Albert (June 29-July 1), Bajour (July 13-15) and The Day Before Spring (July 27-29).