Photo Flash: York's 'Superman' in Rehearsals
The York Theatre Company will present It's a Bird...It's a Plane It's Superman, the first of the four shows in York's Summer 2007 Musicals in Mufti Series -- the York's acclaimed series of musical theatre gems in staged concert performances. It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman will play June 15, 16 and 17 at the Theatre at Saint Peter's (54th Street, Just East of Lexington Ave).It's a Bird It's A Plane It's Superman will feature: Shoshana Bean (Wicked), Stan Chandler (Forever Plaid), Lea DeLaria (On The Town), Scot Federly, Rachel Jones (Meet Me in St. Louis), Jean Louisa Kelly ("Yes Dear"), Cheyenne Jackson (All Shook Up), Amy Ryder (Damn Yankees), Michael Winther (Mamma Mia!), Katherine Von Till (Sunday in the Park With George, Reprise) and composer Charles Strouse in the role of Perry White. Stuart Ross (Forever Plaid, Radiant Baby) directs.
It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman has music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams, whose collaborations include Bye Bye Birdie and Applause, and a book by David Newman and Robert Benton (who would later collaborate on the scripts for the Christopher Reeve Superman movies). The show is a musical comedy that was conceived after the success of the TV series. The musical's plot has the Man of Steel (Jackson) facing a mad scientist (DeLaria) and an evil newsman while fighting for both the hand of Lois Lane (Kelly) and with his own personal self-esteem demons. It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman opened on Broadway at The Alvin Theatre in March, 1966 and ran for 129 performances. Directed by Harold Prince, the show starred Jack Cassidy, Bob Holiday, Patricia Marand and Linda Lavin.
For ticket information, visit www.yorktheatre.org or call 212-935-5820.Photos courtesy of BenStrothmann.com
Cheyenne Jackson and Scott Federly