Theater fans and Superman fans have some fun in store for them this week when the Encore production of It’s a Bird, It’s Plane…It’s Superman hits the stage with Edward Watts as Clark/Superman, Jenny Power as Lois Lane and Alli Mauzey as Sydney Carlton. Originally produced in 1966 with music and lyrics by Charles Strause and Lee Adams and book by David Newman and Robert Benton, it’s definitely a retro view of Superman—he’s dating Lois for one thing—but if you like the most iconic view of the Man of Steel, this fits the bill. Plus—show tunes.
We were lucky to attend the media day for this and Mauzey stole the show with an ultra-spunky “You’ve Got Possibilities” but Watts is a heroic, handsome Clark and Power is a winsome, tuneful Lois. The show runs from March 20-24 at City Center and tickets are available here. Enter “comics” at checkout for a discount.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.