Bob Holiday, Broadway's First Superman
Bob Holiday's Publicity Portfolio
Bosley and Holiday

Mark Edlitz
Interview and Book!

After a four year search to find Bob Holiday, writer Mark Edlitz finally reached Bob in 2011.  Mark interviewed Bob for Slice of SciFi.com, and the article made its way into Mark's 2015 book How to Be a Superhero!

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Archived Articles

Bosley and Holiday

July 2011 Video Update

In late 2010, www.SupermanBobHoliday.com went on hiatus. When we came back, there was just too much fun to talk about, so we made a video!

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Bosley and Holiday

Tom Bosley

Before he was Superman, Bob Holiday was cast on Broadway in Fiorello! which starred Tom Bosley. When Tom passed away in 2010, Bob paid tribute to his old friend.

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Dallas Revisal!

The Dallas REVISAL

In 2010, the script for "It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman©" was completely re-written, giving us a look back to Superman's early days in Metropolis!

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Revivals!

Superman Keeps Getting Revived!

While "It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman" only lasted for 129 performances on Broadway, it's a show that has stayed alive in revivals. Read about some of them here!

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Superman On Broadway

Wizard Magazine Paid Tribute to the First Superhero on Broadway!

Journalist Ethan Sacks covered the difficult road to the opening of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. And along the way, he paid tribute to Bob Holiday!

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Superman On Broadway

A Long Lost Interview

A previously unpublished interview was found in the archives of SupermanBobHoliday.com. Enjoy an early walk down Memory Lane.

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Superman On Broadway

We Mourn Patricia Marand

Remember Patricia Marand, Broadway's Lois Lane, and her friendship with Bob Holiday.

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Superman On Broadway

Surprised by Sydney

A chance encounter helped Bob Holiday reconnect with
a former co-star ...

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Superman On Broadway

Second
Contact

How a "Superman Kid" made contact a second time with Broadway's 1966 Superman!

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Charles Strouse

Charles Strouse
Superman's Composer

A Broadway musical requires the finest of composers, and Charles Strouse was just the man for the job. Here are a few of Mr. Strouse's memories of "It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman"!

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Bob Holiday is in the house!

Opening Doors 2007
New York  Revival

After 40 years, the friendship between Broadway's Superman and Lois Lane was still strong ...

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A West Coast Revival Logo

A Tale of
Two Men

What made Broadway's 1966 production inherently different from modern revivals of the show? For one thing, Superman wasn't a joke and neither was Max Mencken. The 2006 revivals proved this point ...

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Bob Holiday with Rob Ventre playing Superman

2008
Bob Holiday Underwent
Open Heart Surgery

In 2008, this website had a brief update for you, that Bob Holiday had open heart surgery and was recovering nicely....

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Bob Holiday as Superman

PHOTOS
Bob Holiday's
2003 Visit to Metropolis

For our final chapter documenting Bob Holiday's appearance at the 2003 Metropolis, IL Superman Celebration, see the terrific photographs captured by Steve McCracken. Steve was the originator of Bob Holiday's web site, which led to many fans, myself included, finding Broadway's Superman!

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Bob Holiday as Superman

2003 Metropolis
Bob Holiday's Visit

Read a quick synopsis of Bob's appearance at the 25th Annual Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL ...

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Bob Holiday as Superman

2003 Metropolis
Press Release

Before the big event, a press release was sent far and wide to ensure the whole country knew: Bob Holiday was back! ...

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Bob Holiday in Metropolis

Bob Holiday in Metropolis

In June, 2003, for the first time in almost four decades, Bob Holiday was honored for having worn Superman's cape. It was an honor long overdue....

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Bob Holiday as Superman Bob Holiday as Clark Kent