It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman To Receive U.K. Premiere

By Mark Shenton
17 Dec 2013

Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' short-lived 1966 Broadway musical It's a Bird.. It's a Plane…. It's Superman is to receive its U.K. premiere at London's Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre in Walthamstow, beginning performances March 4, 2014, prior to an official opening March 7 for a run through March 22.



The musical, which has a book by David Newman and Robert Benton — who would go on to write the screenplays for "Bonnie and Clyde" and several "Superman" films, including the first — tells the story of Superman’s efforts to defeat the vengeful Dr. Abner Sedgwick, a ten-time Nobel Prize-losing scientist, who seeks to destroy the world's symbol of good. Superman also comes into romantic conflict with Max Mencken, a columnist for the Daily Planet newspaper who is intent on revealing Superman's true identity, as he resents Lois Lane's attraction to Superman.

The musical will be directed by Randy Smartnick, with musical direction by Aaron Clingham, choreography by Kate McPhee and casting by Benjamin Newsome.

The producer is Andrew Yon for All Star Productions Ltd.

For further details and to book tickets, visit www.allstarproductions.co.uk.