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DC COMICS IN THE MEDIA

Superman Musical

It’s a Bird … It’s a Plane … It’s Superman TV Musical

SUPERMAN FAMILY IN THE MEDIA

SUPERMAN MUSICALS




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Superman_The_1975_Musical

Superman The 1975 Musical


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"It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman" was made into a TV special on February 1, 1975. The show was significantly shortened, the script significantly changed, and the ethnicity of a troupe of evildoers was changed from Chinese acrobats to Mafia-style gangsters. The sound of the musical numbers was updated to a more contemporary 1970's sensibility. The show was broadcast on the ABC network under its Wide World of Entertainment late-night umbrella title to poor critical reception. It starred David Wilson as Superman/Clark Kent, Lesley Ann Warren as Lois Lane, Loretta Swit as Sydney Carlton, David Wayne as Dr. Abner Sedgwick, Allen Ludden as Perry White, and Kenneth Mars as Max Mencken. Viewers of this re-make felt that the TV production lacked the energy of the original Broadway show.

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CHARACTERS ACTORS
CLARK KENT - SUPERMAN David Wilson
JONATHAN KENT George Chandler
MARTHA KENT irene Tedrow
LOIS LANE Lesley Ann Warren
PERRY WHITE Allen Ludden
DR. ABNER SEDGWICK David Wayne
MAX MENCKEN Kenneth Mars
JERRY Stuart Getz
NEWSROOM COPY BOY Danny Goldman
RAY CLIVE Geoffrey Horne
MIT TECHNICIAN Phil Leeds
GANGSTER 1 Harvey Lembeck
JOE Michael Lemback
GANGSTER 2 Al Molinaro
NARRATOR Gary Ownes
SYDNEY Loretta Swit
BOSS Malachi Throne
GANGSTER 3 Lou Willis
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