The Encores! production of It’s A Bird… It’s A Plane… It’s Superman! was delightful in every way possible. IT was the most fully costumed show I can remember at Encores, with great choreography and a vibrant set. All of that is to say that listening doesn’t quite do it justice, and I wish this of all shows had been captured for television broadcast.
At the post-show talkback, Jack Viertel mentioned that they are in active discussions with one of the groups that simulcasts live performances into movie theaters, so there’s hope for the future. He mentioned that there’s been a little bit of interest in transferring this production to Broadway, but unless someone comes forward with $12 million, that’s unlikely. (And as much as I loved this show, a transfer would be a poor investment.)