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Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!

Joining Edward Watts (Superman) in the New York City Center Encores! production of It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman was Jenny Powers as Lois Lane and David Pittu as the evil Dr. Sedgwick, along with Alli Mauzey, Adam Monley, James Saito and Will Swenson. Superman played at City Center for seven performances only - see the final curtain call below!

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. Strouse and Adams's partnership began in 1960 with their hit Bye Bye Birdie and continued with All American, Golden Boy and Applause.

In addition to Edward Watts as Superman, the cast featured Craig Henningsen, Suo Liu, Alli Mauzey, Adam Monley, Jason Ng, David Pittu, Jenny Powers, James Saito and Will Swenson, with Wendi Bergamini, Ward Billeisen, Sam Bolen, Stephen Carrasco, Hannah Florence, Sara Jean Ford, MiLes Johnson, Max Kumangai, Samantha Massell, Skye Mattox, Kenita R. Miller, Michael Mindlin, Jessica Lea Patty, David Scott Purdy, Scott Weber, Manuel Stark, Charlie Williams, Kirsten Wyatt and Samantha Zack.

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."

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Ensemble Cast

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Scott Weber, James Saito, Suo Liu & Craig Henningsen & Company

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Jason Mg, Scott Weber, James Saito & Suo Liu & Company

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Adam Monley & Company

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Adam Monley & Company

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Alli Mauzey & Company

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Alli Mauzey

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Alli Mauzey & Company

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
David Pittu & Company

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
David Pittu

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
David Pittu

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Jenny Powers & Company

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Jenny Powers

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Jenny Powers & Company

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Jenny Powers & Company

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Jenny Powers

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Edward Watts

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Edward Watts

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Edward Watts & Company

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Edward Watts & Company

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Edward Watts

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Edward Watts & Company

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Edward Watts & Company

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Edward Watts

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Jenny Powers & Edward Watts

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Jason Ng, Scott Weber, James Saito, Adam Monley, David Pittu, Jenny Powers, Edward Watts, Will Swenson, Alli Mauzey, Craig Henningsen with Company

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
James Saito, Adam Monley, David Pittu, Jenny Powers, Edward Watts, Will Swenson & Alli Mauzey with Company

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Adam Monley, David Pittu, Jenny Powers, Edward Watts, Will Swenson & Alli Mauzey with Company

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Adam Monley, David Pittu, Jenny Powers, Edward Watts, Will Swenson & Alli Mauzey with Company

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Will Swenson & Alli Mauzey

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Jenny Powers

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
David Pittu

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Alli Mauzey

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Jenny Powers

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Adam Monley, David Pittu, Jenny Powers, Edward Watts, Will Swenson & Alli Mauzey

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
David Pittu, Jenny Powers, Edward Watts, Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
David Pittu, Jenny Powers, Edward Watts, Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Jenny Powers, Edward Watts, Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
Adam Monley, David Pittu, Jenny Powers, Edward Watts, Will Swenson & Alli Mauzey with Company

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
David Pittu, Jenny Powers, Edward Watts, Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!
David Pittu, Jenny Powers, Edward Watts, Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN Takes a Final Bow!

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.