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Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!

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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 - check out photos from the closing night after party 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: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Lee Adams

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
John Rando

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Assistant Director Noah Himmelstein

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Joshua Bergasse

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Jenny Powers

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Edward Watts

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Adam Monley

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Alli Mauzey

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Kirsten Wyatt

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Lee Adams

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Edward Watts

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Matt Cavanaugh

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Jenny Powers

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Adam Monley

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Lee Adams

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Sheldon Harnick

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Adam Monley & wife Lila

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
John Rando & Joshua Bergasse

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Sheldon Harnick & Lee Adams

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Will Swenson & David Pittu

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Will Swenson & David Pittu

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Will Swenson & David Pittu

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Will Swenson & David Pittu

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Will Swenson & David Pittu

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
David Pittu, Joshua Bergasse, Adam Monley

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Will Swenson, David Pittu, Joshua Bergasse, Adam Monley & Rob Berman

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Aubrey Rubin & Jenny Powers

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Alli Mauzey & Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Assistant Director Noah Himmelstein & Kirsten Wyatt

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Matt Cavanaugh & Jenny Powers

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Ensemble Cast Members

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Jenny Powers & Alli Mauzey

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Jenny Powers & Alli Mauzey

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Alli Mauzey & Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Jenny Powers & Edward Watts

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Will Swenson, Edward Watts & David Pittu

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Adam Monley & wife Lila

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Edward Watts & Mom

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Jason Ng, Scott Weber, Craig Henningsen & Suo Liu

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Scott Weber, Jason Ng, Craig Henningsen & Suo Liu

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Scott Weber, Jason Ng, Craig Henningsen & Suo Liu

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Suo Liu, Jason Ng, Joshua Bergasse, Scott Weber & Craig Henningsen

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Suo Liu, Jason Ng, Joshua Bergasse, Scott Weber & Craig Henningsen

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Suo Liu, Jason Ng, Edward Watts, Joshua Bergasse, Scott Weber & Craig Henningsen

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Theatre Lobby Marquee display

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Theatre Lobby Marquee display

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Theatre Lobby Marquee display

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Theatre Lobby Marquee display

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Theatre Lobby Marquee display

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Theatre Lobby Marquee display

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Theatre Lobby Marquee - Hirschfield from the original production on display

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Theatre Lobby Marquee display

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Theatre Lobby Marquee display

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Theatre Lobby Marquee display

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Theatre Lobby Marquee display

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Theatre Lobby Marquee display

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Theatre Lobby Marquee display

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!
Theatre Lobby Marquee display

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party for Encores! IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!

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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.


 
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