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Holiday with Adams and Strouse

June 19, 2007: Review - Superman Musical by York Theatre Company

Review of 6/16/07 Performance of the York Theatre Company's production of It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Superman!

By Brian McKernan

"Mufti" is a word the dictionary defines as "civilian clothes." The York Theatre Company defines the term as "In street clothes without the usual trappings of a large production." Operating out of the 178-seat Theatre at St. Peter's Church (in the Citigroup Center in Manhattan's Midtown East neighborhood), "Musicals in Mufti" is the York Theatre Company's ongoing series of concert revival readings of under-appreciated Broadway musicals. Each show is presented by actors reading from the script, with practically no staging. The cast stands side-by-side in a row, behind music stands, reading their parts and facing the audience as they act and sing. It's not Broadway in terms of production pizzazz, but it is in terms of talent, with actors drawn from Broadway, off-Broadway, and recent films.

From June 15th to 17th, the York Theatre Company's "Musicals in Mufti" series presented It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman, and at the Saturday, June 16th matinee performance the role of Perry White was played by the show's world-famous composer Charles Strouse (Annie, Bye Bye Birdie, Applause). Members of the audience included Superman lyricist Lee Adams and the original Broadway Superman, Bob Holiday.

Click here to read Brian McKernan's complete review of the York Theatre Company's production of It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Superman!

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