2007 Merchandise & Miscellaneous News Archives

May 16, 2007: York Theatre Company Presents Superman Musical

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) is delighted to announce its Summer 2007 Musicals in Mufti Series - the York's acclaimed series of musical theatre gems in staged concert performances. Included in this series is the Superman Broadway Musica "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman!" from June 15-17.

All shows will be presented at the Theatre at Saint Peters (54th Street, Just East of Lexington Ave) in New York. Each show will play five performances: Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 2:30 pm & 8 pm, and Sunday at 3 pm & 7:30 pm. Audience discussions will follow both matinees. Tickets are $35. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.yorktheatre.org or call York's Box Office at 212-935-5820.

"It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman!" will be directed by Stuart Ross (Forever Plaid, Radiant Baby).

"It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman!" (June 15-17) 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 facing a mad scientist and an evil newsman while fighting for both the hand of Lois Lane 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. The New York Times said the show was "Fun, easily the best musical so far this season ... It would be enjoyable in any season."

For ticket information visit www.yorktheatre.org or call 212-935-5820.
THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY in Saint Peter's Theatre, 54th Street Just East of Lexington
E train to Lexington Avenue or 6 train to 51st Street

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