It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Edward Watts! The Broadway veteran will take on the dual roles of mild-mannered Clark Kent and dashing Man of Steel Superman in Encores! upcoming revival of It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman. Directed by John Rando (A Christmas Story), the superhero musical will run at New York City Center March 20 to 24. No further casting has been announced.
Based on the Superman comics, It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman has a book by David Newman and Robert Benton, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams. The original Hal Prince-helmed production premiered on Broadway on March 29, 1966 and ran for 129 performances. 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."
Watts most recently appeared on Broadway in the short-lived musical Scandalous as Robert Semple and David Hutton. He has also appeared on Broadway in Finian’s Rainbow, off-Broadway in The Fantasticks and in the New York City opera production of The Most Happy Fella.
The Encores! production of It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman will be choreographed by Joshua Bergasse and feature musical direction by Rob Berman.