Friday, June 13, 2014

"It's a Bird, It's a Plane--It's Superman!" Rare Pics and Text! 1966 DC Comics Find!

I've covered this famous 1966 play before, but here, direct form the hefty tome THE BEST PLAYS OF 1965-1966, come some little-seen pics and facts about this live-action Man of Steel spectacle! Click below to enlarge not only the (truncated) script from this comic camp-fest musical, but also pics of the production in progress, cast listings, and behind-the-scenes info! 

Above: Dig that wonderful Al Hirschfeld illustration!

David Newman and Robert Benton would later be involved
in the 70s SUPERMAN films starring Chris Reeve!

Above: Actress Linda Lavin ("Sydney") went on to bigger
fame as the title character on CBS-TV's ALICE in the 70s...

SUPER-BONUS! Click below to glare at these special pics relating to this boffo Broadway bonanza!

Above: Actor Bob Holiday ("Superman") dares to step into
the "real world" between show performances!

Above: A rare color shot from the production!

Above: NYC venue the Alvin (later renamed as the Neil
Simon Theatre) advertises the play in '66...

Above: From a 1966 SUPERMAN issue, here's a mention
of actor Bob Holiday plugging the musical on
nationwide TV!

Thanks to Steven Thompson for the above clipping!