…It’s Superman: Edward Watts to star

Edward Watts will star as 'Superman/Clark Kent' in the New York City Center Encores! production of It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman, playing at New York City Center for seven performances from 20 - 24 Mar 2013. Further casting to be announced.

Edward Watts 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,' and Off-Broadway in 'The Fantasticks' and in New York City Opera's production of 'The Most Happy Fella.' His touring and regional credits include 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,' 'Beauty and the Beast' (Gaston), '1776' (Thomas Jefferson)and 'A Little Night Music' (Carl Magnus).

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).

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