Alvin Theatre, (3/29/1966 - 7/17/1966)

First Preview: Mar 09, 1966
Opening Date: Mar 29, 1966
Closing Date: Jul 17, 1966
Total Previews: 19
Total Performances: 129

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: In and around the city of Metropolis, U.S.A. The present.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Herman Bernstein; Alvin Theatre Managing Director: Lester Osterman; Alvin Theatre General Manager: Richard Horner

Produced by Harold Prince; Produced in association with Ruth Mitchell

Book by David Newman and Robert Benton; Music by Charles Strouse; Lyrics by Lee Adams; Based on the comic strip "Superman" by arrangement of National Periodic Publications, Inc.; Dance arrangements by Betty Walberg; Music orchestrated by Eddie Sauter; Musical Director: Harold Hastings

Directed by Harold Prince; Choreographed by Ernest Flatt

Scenic Design by Robert Randolph; Costume Design by Florence Klotz; Lighting Design by Robert Randolph; Hair Design by D. Rusty Bonaccorso; Soundman: Jack Mann

General Manager: Carl Fisher

Production Stage Manager: Ruth Mitchell; Stage Manager: Ben Strobach

Copyist Supervisor: Mathilde Pincus

Filmed sequences by MPO Pictures, Inc.

Press Representative: Mary Bryant and Robert Pasoli; Casting: Shirley Rich; Dance Captain: John Smolko; Advertising: Ingram Ash

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Opening Night Cast

Jack CassidyMax Mencken
Don ChastainJim Morgan
Bob HolidaySuperman and Clark Kent
Linda LavinSydney
Patricia MarandLois Lane
Michael O'SullivanDr. Abner Sedgwick
Michelle BarryAnnette, the Secretary
Citizen of Metropolis
Lori BrowneCathy, the Child
Citizen of Metropolis
George BuntAl, the Bank Robber
Citizen of Metropolis
Gay EdmondWanda, the Waitress
Citizen of Metropolis
Dallas EdmundsMilton, the Hood
Citizen of Metropolis
Eugene EdwardsByron, the Bank Guard
Citizen of Metropolis
Tina FayeSue-Ellen, the Teenager
Citizen of Metropolis
Les FreedSuspect 1
Jerry FujikawaFather Ling
Haruki FujimotoWilliam, the Exchange Student
Citizen of Metropolis
Joseph GentryJoe Ling
Michael GentryMing Foo Ling
Bick GossGordon, the Student
Citizen of Metropolis
John GrigasSuspect 4
Murphy JamesTai Ling
Mara LandiBarbie, the Receptionist
Citizen of Metropolis
Eric MasonPerry White
Marilyne MasonRosalie, the High School Girl
Citizen of Metropolis
Diane McAfeeSwing Girl
Dick MillerSuspect 2
Jayme MylroieLeslie, the Shopper
Citizen of Metropolis
April NevinsBonnie, the Moll
Citizen of Metropolis
Judy NewmanMarnie, the Model
Citizen of Metropolis
Dal RichardsSuspect 3
Juleste SalveFan Po Ling
Bob ScherkenbachHarvey, the Tour Guide
Citizen of Metropolis
Roy SmithKevin, the College Boy
Citizen of Metropolis
John SmolkoSuspect 5
Bill StarrDong Ling

Standby: John Smolko (Superman and Clark Kent)

Understudies: Haruki Fujimoto (The Flying Lings), Eric Mason (Jim Morgan), Marilyne Mason (Lois Lane), Dick Miller (Max Mencken), Jayme Mylroie (Sydney), Dal Richards (Dr. Abner Sedgwick), Juleste Salve (Father Ling) and Roy Smith (The Flying Lings)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1966 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Jack Cassidy

 1966 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Michael O'Sullivan

 1966 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Patricia Marand


music by Charles Strouse; lyrics by Lee Adams

ACT 1 Sung By
Doing GoodSuperman/Clark Kent
We Need HimMax Mencken, Lois Lane, Superman/Clark Kent and Company
It's SupermanLois Lane
We Don't Matter at AllJim Morgan and Lois Lane
RevengeDr. Abner Sedgwick
The Woman for the ManMax Mencken
You've Got PossibilitiesSydney
What I've Always WantedLois Lane
Revenge (Reprise) Dr. Abner Sedgwick
Everything's Easy When You Know HowThe Flying Lings
It's Super NiceCompany
ACT 2 Sung By
So Long, Big GuyMax Mencken
The Strongest Man in the WorldSuperman/Clark Kent
Ooh, Do You Love You!Sydney
You've Got What I NeedMax Mencken and Dr. Abner Sedgwick
It's Superman (Reprise) Company
I'm Not Finished YetLois Lane
Pow! Bam! Zonk!Superman/Clark Kent and The Flying Lings

Replacement/Transfer Info

The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.

Alvin Theatre

(3/29/1966 - 7/17/1966)


Barbara Christopher
Wanda, the Waitress
Citizen of Metropolis
Dallas Edmunds
Harvey, the Tour Guide
Citizen of Metropolis

Standbys: Mace Barrett (Max Mencken), Anthony Holland (Dr. Abner Sedgwick), Seth Riggs (Superman and Clark Kent).

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