…It’s Superman: Eccores! announces full cast



Joining Edward Watts (Clark Kent/Superman) in the New York City Center Encores! production of It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman will be Jenny Powers as 'Lois Lane' and David Pittu as the evil 'Dr. Sedgwick,' along with Erich Bergen as 'Jim Morgan,' Alli Mauzey as 'Sydney,' James Saito as 'Father Ling' and Will Swenson as 'Max Menken.'

The cast will also feature Nathaniel Braga, Craig Henningsen, Suo Liu, Jason Ng, 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, Manuel Stark, Charlie Williams, Kirsten Wyatt and Samantha Zack.

It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman will play at New York City Center for seven performances from 20 - 24 Mar 2013.

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 byCharles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams. It will be directed by John Rando with choreography by Joshua Bergasse and music direction by Rob Berman.

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

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 29 Mar 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."

It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman is the second production in New York City Center's Encores! 20th Anniversary season which opened with Fiorello! - book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, which played from 30 Jan - 3 Feb 2013. The season will conclude with Richard Rodgers', Lorenz Hart's and George Abbott's On Your Toes, playing from 08 - 12 May 2013. 2013).

Bios:

Erich Bergen (Jim Morgan) was seen on Broadway in 'An American Daughter.' His credits include the role of 'Billy Crocker' in the national tour of 'Anything Goes,' 'Jersey Boys' in Las Vegas and on tour, and Irving Berlin's 'White Christmas' in Los Angeles.

Alli Mauzey (Sydney) can currently be seen as 'Glinda' in 'Wicked', a role she has played regionally and on Broadway since 2007. Her Broadway credits include 'Hairspray' and 'Cry Baby.'

David Pittu (Dr. Sedgwick) appeared in the Encores! productions of 'Bells Are Ringing' (2010) and 'Of Thee I Sing' (2006). He has been nominated for Tony awards for his performances in 'LoveMusik' and 'Is He Dead?.' In 2008, he wrote, co-directed, and starred in 'What's That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling,' which received an Outer Critics Circle nomination for Best Off-Broadway Musical.

Jenny Powers (Lois Lane) appeared in the Encores! productions of 'Of Thee I Sing' (2006) and 'Follies' (2007). Powers can currently be seen starring as 'Mary Kate Danaher' in the Irish Repertory Theatre's production of 'Donnybrook!.' Her Broadway credits include 'Rizzo' in 'Grease' and 'Meg' in 'Little Women.' Off Broadway she was seen in 'Happiness' at Lincoln Center.

James Saito (Father Ling) appeared on Broadway in 'The King and I' and David Henry Hwang's 'Golden Child.' He won an Obie Award in 2007 for his performance in Julia Cho's 'Durango' at The Public Theater. James may be best known as "The Shredder" in the 1990 film "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."

Will Swenson (Max Menken) was recently seen at City Center in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of 'Murder Ballad.' His Broadway credits include 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical,' 'Hair' (also in London), '110 in the Shade,' 'Lestat' and 'Brooklyn.' Will's Off-Broadway credits include 'Rock of Ages,' 'Hair' and 'Two Gentlemen of Verona.'

Edward Watts (Clark Kent/Superman) was recently seen on Broadway in 'Scandalous' in the dual roles of 'Robert Semple' and 'David Hutton.' He appeared on Broadway in 'Finian's Rainbow,' Off-Broadway in 'The Fantasticks' and in New York City Opera's production of 'The Most Happy Fella.'

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