New Musical Superhero Begins at Second Stage Theater Off-Broadway

Off-Broadway News   New Musical Superhero Begins at Second Stage Theater Off-Broadway
 
Kyle McArthur, Kate Baldwin, and Bryce Pinkham lead the cast of the John Logan and Tom Kitt musical.
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Kyle McArthur, Kate Baldwin, and Bryce Pinkham Marc J. Franklin

Performances begin January 31 at Second Stage Theater for the world premiere of Superhero, a new musical by Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kitt (Next to Normal) and Tony-winning writer John Logan (Red), directed by Jason Moore (Avenue Q, The Cher Show).

Superhero tells the story of a fractured family, a mysterious stranger in apartment 4-B, and an unexpected hero. Leading the cast are Tony nominees Kate Baldwin and Bryce Pinkham as Charlotte and Jim, respectively, along with newcomer Kyle McArthur as Simon.

In the video below, watch McArthur, accompanied by composer-lyricist Kitt, performing "I'll Save the Girl" from Superhero.

The cast of Superhero also features Julia Abueva (KPOP) as Rachel, newcomer Jake Levy as Dwayne, Salena Qureshi (Madam Secretary) as Vee, Thom Sesma (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street) as Vic, and Nathaniel Stampley (The Color Purple) as Dean Fulton.

The world premiere is set to officially open February 28.

Superhero features musical staging by Lorin Latarro, scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design by Jen Schriever, sound design by Brian Ronan, projection design by Tal Yarden, and illusion design by Chris Fisher.

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