It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman

Original Broadway Production (1966)

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Cast Highlights

Superman/Clark Kent
Max Mencken
Lois Lane
Perry White
Dr. Abner Sedgwick
Jim Morgan
Father Ling
Dong Ling
Tai Ling

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Act One

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  • Overture .... Orchestra
  • Doing Good .... Superman
  • We Need Him .... Max, Lois, Clark and Company
  • It's Superman .... Lois
  • We Don't Matter at All .... Jim and Lois
  • Revenge .... Dr. Sedgwick
  • The Woman for the Man .... Max
  • You've Got Possibilities .... Sydney
  • What I've Always Wanted .... Lois
  • Revenge (reprise) .... Dr. Sedgwick
  • Everything's Easy When You Know How .... The Flying Lings
  • It's Super Nice .... The Company

Act Two

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  • Entr'acte .... Orchestra
  • So Long, Big Guy .... Max
  • The Strongest Man in the World .... Superman
  • Ooh, Do You Love You! .... Sydney
  • You've Got What I Need .... Max and Dr. Sedgwick
  • It's Superman (reprise) .... Company
  • I'm Not Finished Yet .... Lois
  • Pow! Bam! Zonk! .... Superman and The Flying Lings

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Trivia & History

Some print and online sources incorrectly list a total of 19 Broadway previews. This error seems to have originated in Variety. In its weekly listings of Broadway grosses, the trade paper stated that four previews were played during the first week of previews, seven previews were played during the second week, eight previews were played during the third week, and no previews were played opening week, only seven official performances.

The daily ads and ABCs listings in the New York Times show something different. Based on those listings, the production played five previews during the first week, eight previews during both the second and third weeks, and one final preview on Monday, March 28, before opening on the following night. This makes for a total of 22

We can find no mention in the press of any preview being canceled at the last minute, nor did Variety itself mention any such cancelation, so there is no reason we can see to distrust the daily listings in the Times, which consistently and specifically indicated if there was to be a preview performance (or two on matinee days) every day from the time previews started till the last day of previews.

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