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All Star Productions' UK premiere of the musical comedy It's A Bird... It's A Plane... It's Superman!, which played Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre in Walthamstow, north-east London, from 04 to 22 March 2014, will transfer to the Leicester Square Theatre next year. It will begin previews on 10 Feb 2015, officially opening on 13 Feb and continuing its short engagement through to 21 Feb 2015.
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'.
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). This production is directed by Randy Smartnick, with choreography by Kate McPhee and musical direction by Aaron Clingham.