Bob Holiday, Broadway's First Superman
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Bob Holiday's Brother

A Second Treasure
From Steven Thompson

A human interest story about Scranton, PA resident Donald Sklar, brother of Bob Holiday!

We're grateful to Steven Thompson for sharing another part of the historical record of "It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman" and the cast!

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The Right Fashions

From Steven Thompson

A new take on "It's a Bird..."

We're excited to share this long-lost image publicizing "It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman" and the cast!

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The Right Fashions

ACT III

The Daily Planet

The larger size of a vinyl album allowed for one of the cleverest Broadway cast albums in history. A special edition of The Daily Planet itself graced the back of that original jacket, and it served as ACT THREE for the Broadway play.

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The Right Fashions

Publicity

Take THREE!

The Publicity Department reached out to teen-age girls, featuring Bob Holiday in a six-page mini-comic!

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Ten Best Plays of 1966

What Did The Critics Say?

Part TWO!

Out of the hundreds of plays on Broadway staged for the 1965-66 season, only ten were chosen ...

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Bob Holiday

The 50th Anniversary

Part TWO!

Continue reading Brian McKernan's terrific look back at how "It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman." reached Broadway!

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Bob Holiday

The 50th Anniversary

Part ONE!

The year 2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the opening of "It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman." You don't want to miss Brian McKernan's terrific look back!

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Bob Holiday

Publicity!

Take TWO!

The producers kept Bob Holiday busy promoting "It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman"! Here are the results of a rather unique photo shoot!

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Bob Holiday

Publicity!

Take ONE!

Bob Holiday was game to help promote "It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman" in every way asked. Here's a novel approach to publicizing the show!

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Bob Holiday

What Did the Critics Say?

Take ONE!

Critics can make or break a Broadway show. What did they say about "It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman"? For one thing, critic Normal Nadel thought Bob Holiday was perfect!

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Overture

Judy Harris

First On The Web

Judy Harris built the first web page ever that discussed "It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman" in depth. What were her favorite tunes?

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St. Louis Municipal Opera Program, 1967

Backstage
On Broadway

Meeting Broadway's Superman

Who are the "Superman Kids"? Well, for one thing, they're lifelong Bob Holiday fans!

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St. Louis Municipal Opera Program, 1967

The First Revivals

or ... Superman Sings Again!

One sign of the sheer joy of "It’s a Bird It’s a Plane It’s Superman", is that the very next summer, in 1967, not one, but two revivals were staged...

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Superman Flies in Kansas City, MO

On-Stage Antics

or
What Can Go "Wrong" in a Live Show

See a Broadway production 20 different times, and you're sure to know every line by heart. But you're also likely to see 20 different versions of the show...

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Lois Gazes at Superman

The Stars of Broadway

The Souvenir Program sold at the original Broadway production of "It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman" gave a peek into the lives of the stars of that fabulous production. Enjoy these great show-biz biographies ...

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Bob Holiday as Superman Bob Holiday as Clark Kent