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TV adaptation of the campy 1960s Broadway musical about the Man of Steel, his friends, his enemies, and his self-image problems.

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TV adaptation of the campy 1960s Broadway musical about the Man of Steel, his friends, his enemies, and his self-image problems.

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The funniest Superhero story ever!


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It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman  »

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The original Broadway production of "It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman" opened at the Alvin Theater in New York on March 29, 1966, ran for 129 performances and it received three 1966 Tony Award acting nominations. See more »

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Superman: Lois is in danger, I must split!
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Featured in The Cinema Snob: Superman: The 1975 Musical (2010) See more »

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Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Sung by David Wayne
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Confused, Yes, But Containing Virtues ...
19 April 2005 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

The star of the 1966 stage musical "It's a Bird ...It's a Plane...It's Superman!" wasn't Jack Cassidy, it was Bob Holiday (in the double role of Superman/Clark Kent). Cassidy was the featured comic villain.The situation was that Cassidy was so right for his role, he stole most of the attention from Holiday.

Let me say, too, that it's wrong to approach this material expecting the Superman of the Salkind movies. It's closer, in attitude, to pre-Tim Burton "Batman" or the '60s "Thoroughly Modern Millie." In other words, jokey and silly and not a little racist. Only the problem, in this case, was a central uncertainty whether to parody its source material or to revere it.

Can't speak to this particular TV adaptation. I do, however, love several of the songs in the stage version -- notably "You've Got Possibilities" and "Oo-oo, Do You Love You!"


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