Edward Watts Cast in Title Role of City Center Encores! It's a Bird… It's a Plane… It's Superman

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07 Feb 2013

Edward Watts
Edward Watts

Edward Watts will star as Superman in the New York City Center Encores! production of It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman, which will play the famed Manhattan venue March 20-24.

The production will be directed by John Rando with choreography by Joshua Bergasse and music direction by Rob Berman. Additional casting will be announced shortly.

Watts was recently seen on Broadway in Scandalous in the dual roles of Robert Semple and David Hutton. He appeared on Broadway in Finian’s Rainbow, Off-Broadway in The Fantasticks and in New York City Opera’s production of The Most Happy Fella.

It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman, based on the comic strip "Superman,” has a book by David Newman and Robert Benton, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams.

The original production of It's a Bird… It's a Plane… It's Superman opened at the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre) on March 29, 1966, and ran for 129 performances. It was directed by Harold Prince and starred Bob Holiday as Superman, Patricia Marand as Lois Lane, Jack Cassidy and Linda Lavin. The show features the songs “You've Got Possibilities,” “You’ve Got What I Need,” "I'm Not Finished Yet" and "The Woman for The Man."

City Center is located on 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues. Tickets, which start at $25, can be purchased at the New York City Center Box Office (West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues), through CityTix at (212) 581-1212, or online at www.NYCityCenter.org.