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It's A Bird ... It's A Plane ... It's Superman (1966 Original Broadway Cast) Cast Recording


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listen  1. It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman: Act I: Overture (Voice)Jack Cassidy 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman: Doing Good (Voice)Jack Cassidy 2:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. We Need Him (Voice)Jack Cassidy 1:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman: It's Superman (Voice)Jack Cassidy 1:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman: We Don't Matter At All (Voice)Jack Cassidy 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman: Revenge (Voice)Jack Cassidy 3:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman: The Woman For The Man (Voice)Jack Cassidy 4:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman: You've Got Possibilities (Voice)Jack Cassidy 2:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. What I've Always Wanted (Voice)Jack Cassidy 2:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman: It's Super Nice (Voice)Jack Cassidy 2:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Entr'acte (Voice)Jack Cassidy 3:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman: Act II: So Long, Big Guy (Voice)Jack Cassidy 2:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman: The Strongest Man In The World (Voice)Jack Cassidy 1:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman: Ooh, Do You Love You! (Voice)Jack Cassidy 2:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman: You've Got What I Need (Voice)Jack Cassidy 2:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. It's Superman (reprise) (Voice)Jack Cassidy 2:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman: I'm Not Finished Yet (Voice)Jack Cassidy 1:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman: Pow! Bam! Zonk! (Voice)Jack Cassidy 2:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman: Finale (Voice)Jack Cassidy 1:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman: Dot, Dot, Dot (Voice)Jack Cassidy 3:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman: A Woman Alone (Voice)Jack Cassidy 2:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman: You've Got Possibilities (Voice)Jack Cassidy 1:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Did You See That (Voice)Jack Cassidy0:58$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Performer: Lee Adams
  • Audio CD (November 24, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Cast Recording
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0000027WB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #121,524 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The CD is realy grate that is if you are a Superman fan.
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I left the theater smiling and humming the music.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Jaime J. Weinman on April 7, 2002
Format: Audio CD
SUPERMAN is one of those flop musicals that was just so, so, so close to being a hit. It had all the right ingredients: A very funny book (by Robert Benton and David Newman, who would hit it big the next year as screenwriters of BONNIE AND CLYDE), a tuneful score with at least one obvious hit ("You've Got Possibilities"), a fine cast, a distinctive production, and a rave review from the New York TIMES. So what happened? Basically, the story was weak. (Story counts; Strouse and Adams' next show, APPLAUSE, had a disappointing score and book, but the strength of its storyline helped carry it to the hit column.) The main plot hooks -- Superman doubting himself; Lois Lane considering marrying someone else -- weren't particularly interesting, and the show was dominated to an inordinate extent by characters who were really peripheral: Jack Cassidy as a Winchell-type columnist and Linda Lavin as his secretary. Maybe some of the show's problems were due to Harold Prince's relative inexperience as a director. If Newman and Benton would reunite to strengthen the story just a little (without losing too many of the hilarious lines from their book), this show really could be the hit it should have been in 1966.
Until then, we have the album, and it's great. Except for one horrible number ("It's Super Nice," which apparently was even worse onstage), it doesn't sound like a flop; Strouse and Adams are at their considerable peak with wonderful tunes and witty lyrics (Lois sings of Superman: "Tell me please, when will he learn it's not some silly fly-by-night affair?").
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jim Jr on April 8, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I was lucky enough to have seen "Superman" on Broadway and it was one of the most enjoyable times I've had in a Broaway theater. Yes, it had it's faults, but as a show that entertained an audience, it was (to use a cliche) SUPER. I left the theater smiling and humming the music. There were great flying sequences, break apart props as Superman accomplished his feats, great cheorography including the fights. There was one very funny bit during one of Clark Kent's songs, a telephone booth followed him around the stage waiting for him to get in and change to Superman. A really FUN show.
One of the biggest faults was that the starring role was NOT Superman, but that of an unscrupulous newspaper columunist. Jack Cassidy was given star billing for this part over Bob Holiday as Clark Kent/Superman. This pulled the show somewhat out of focus.Good as Cassidy was, it was wrong to emphasize his part.
Bob Holiday was wonderful in the title role. It's a shame that he didn't go on to other roles. He was every inch Superman and had a great voice and imposing presance. He was able to convincingly create two different characters - Kent and Superman - in one performance. However, the major musical numbers were given to Cassidy as the "star".
One of the true joys of the show was Linda Lavin. Her two songs were absolute show stoppers. "You've Got Possibilities" is a really great show tune. It was obvious she would be the major star she has become. Her performance alone, was a reason to see this show.
The other female lead, Patricia Marand, was also wonderful, again, she should have gone on to other Broadway shows. I did see her opposite Yul Brynner in a tour of "King and I" as Anna and she was magnificent. She is drop dead beautiful, a wonderful actress and singer.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 7, 1999
Format: Audio CD
If you didn't think that the tale of Superman could be turned into a musical, well, you are in for a surprise. This is an old-style musical with it's toungue firmly planted in its cheek-no melodrama here. Our high school performed this musical, and it was the most fun I ever had. The songs are goofy and funny, and the story is just as fun. This goes along side Charles Strouse's "Bye Bye Birdie" as a pure, fun-filled delight. It is a hip and cool musical, and this soundtrack is an excellent primer to the actual show.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Eric Paddon on November 2, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Because the book writers for this 1966 flop musical (only 129 performances) also co-wrote the Christopher Reeve movies, some like composer Charles Strouse have suggested that the idea was ahead of its time. Actually what this fails to take into account is that what made the Reeve movies a success were the elements that were totally lacking in the musical. The gritty straightforwardness of Superman's origins, and more importantly the faithful depiction of many Superman characters that the show also jettisoned (Lex Luthor, Jimmy Olson and the all but invisible in the show Perry White). The only element of the Broadway show that really made it into the film was the depiction of Clark Kent as a bumbling Harold Lloyd type. It's rather telling that when the Newmans became sole screenwriters for "Superman 3" the series tanked for all intents and purposes.

Back to the musical. There are some good songs, especially "It's Superman" and "You've Got Possibilities" but overall it's not one of Strouse's best. Also, the libretto suffers from serious structural problems, particularly in making Max Menken (Jack Cassidy) the centerpiece. If the show isn't first and foremost about Superman then you're ultimately cheating the audience. In addition, there is a very intrusive and pointless subplot of Lois becoming romantically involved with the villainous Dr. Sedgwick's assistant (note to the listener of the CD. This key subplot is totally missed in the liner notes making them very unreliable in terms of understanding the songs if one hasn't seen the show). All in all, Superman the musical seems to come off like an evening of fun but lacking the all important sense of understanding the character's background and the whole Superman mythos.
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