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The cast has been announced for All Star Productions' musical comedy It's A Bird... It's A Plane... It's Superman!, which opens at the Leicester Square Theatre Main House on 13 February 2015, following previews from 10 February - booking to 21 February 2015.
The cast includes Craig Berry (Superman), Michelle LaFortune (Lois), Paul Harwood (Max), Sarah Kennedy (Sydney), Matthew Ibbotson (Sedgwick), Charlie Vose (Jim), Andrew Truluck (Perry), Jonathan Chan (Father Ling), Thomas Widdop (Fan Po Ling), Christina Harris (Tai Ling), William M Lee (Ding Ling) and Jade Nelson (Ming Foo Ling).
It's A Bird... It's A Plane... It's Superman! features music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams, from the book by David Newman & Robert Benton and is, of course, based on the popular Comic Strip 'Superman'. The show is directed by Randy Smartnick, with choreography by Kate McPhee and musical direction by Aaron Clingham.
Synopsis: "It's A Bird... It's A Plane... It's Superman!, is the tale of Superman's efforts to defeat the vengeful Dr. Abner Sedgwick, a ten-time Nobel Prize-losing scientist, who seeks to destroy the world's symbol of good. Superman also comes into romantic conflict with Max Mencken, a columnist for the Daily Planet newspaper who is intent on revealing Superman's true identity, as he resents Lois Lane's attraction to Superman."
The show first received its premiere on Broadway in 1966 at the Alvin Theatre and was nominated for three Tony Awards (Best Actor, Best Featured Actor and Best Featured Actress in a Musical). It received it's UK premiere at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, a fringe venue in Walthamstow, east London, where it ran from 4 to 22 March 2014.