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Superman "flies" on Broadway again
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S. Newport
2013-03-21 18:21:51 UTC
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Now through Sunday, March 24 the 60's musical "It's A Bird... It's A
Plane...
It's Superman" is getting a concert production at Encores at City Center.
The
show had a one night concert in Los Angeles several years ago with Cheyenne
Jackson as Superman but without tights. Matt Cavanaugh was Superman in the
revisal production done in Dallas a couple of years ago.

Now, the talented Edward Watts dons the tights at City Center. It looks
like a lot of fun!

First photo look at Superman -
http://broadwayworld.com/article/Photo-Flash-First-Look-Encores-ITS-A-BIRD-ITS-A-PLANE-ITS-SUPERMAN-in-Performance-20130320

Video clips -
http://broadwayworld.com/article/BWW-TV-Sneak-Peek-of-Edward-Watts-More-in-Encores-ITS-A-BIRDITS-A-PLANEITS-SUPERMAN--Highlights-20130320

27 minute look at Superman and the talent behind the show (no spandex
though) -
http://www.nycitycenter.org/tickets/productionnew.aspx?performanceNumber=6636

What's underneath the tights (scroll down through pics) -
http://broadwayworld.com/article/Photo-Flash-First-Look-at-SCANDALOUS-Starring-Carolee-Carmello-Andrew-Samonsky-and-More-on-Broadway-20121019

"There's nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music.
Musicals carry us to a different time and place, but in the end, they
also teach us a little bit of something about ourselves. In many ways,
the story of Broadway is also intertwined with the story of America.
Some of the greatest singers and songwriters Broadway has ever known
came to this country on a boat with nothing more than an idea in their
head and a song in their heart. And they succeeded the same way that so
many immigrants have succeeded through talent and hard work and sheer
determination. Over the years, musicals have also been at the forefront
of our social consciousness, challenging stereotypes, shaping our
opinions about race and religion, death and disease, power and politics.
But perhaps the most American part of this truly American art form is
its optimism. Broadway music calls us to see the best in ourselves and
in the world around us."-- President Obama

"Musicals blow the dust off your soul."-- Mel Brooks
Victor S. Miller
2013-03-22 23:59:05 UTC
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I'll be seeing it tomorrow night. I'll report back.

Victor
Steve> Now through Sunday, March 24 the 60's musical "It's A
Steve> Bird... It's A Plane... It's Superman" is getting a concert
Steve> production at Encores at City Center. The show had a one night
Steve> concert in Los Angeles several years ago with Cheyenne Jackson as
Steve> Superman but without tights. Matt Cavanaugh was Superman in the
Steve> revisal production done in Dallas a couple of years ago.

Steve> Now, the talented Edward Watts dons the tights at City Center.
Steve> It looks like a lot of fun!

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