Superman musical to re-premiere 2010

I wasn't around in 1966. I'm a Generation Xer that was born in 1980, so I missed out on the "birth" of comics so to speak. A comic book character that saw his birth many years earlier in Superman was popular enough in 1966 to warrant a musical aptly named It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman featuring songs by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams. 1966 was so long ago, and according to MTV Splash Page 2010 will see the rebirth of It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman. In Texas at least. The original plot features Superman squaring off against Dr. Abner Sedgwick, a Lex Luthor wannabe that builds a death ray to destroy Superman (not very original there guys). Sedgwick reasoning? He wasn't awarded the Nobel Prize (that would convince any person to want to build a death ray I suppose). Meanwhile, on the Clark Kent front he must deal with a rival reporter, Max Mencken, for the heart of Lois Lane. Playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and director Kevin Moriarty will "reboot" (what is it with Superman reboots?) musical that will modernize the story. The emphasis on the revamp will be a new take on the original work featuring a team of supervillains against Superman. Moriarty was quoted as saying "there’ll be nothing mild-mannered about this action-packed show.” The show is slated to run June 18 to July 25 at the Dallas Theater Center. No word on whether or not the run will expand to other theaters in the country, however if you're in Texas at least you have the chance to check out the show. And to tide you over, enjoy the soft, dulcet croonings of Superman in the original musical. Superman musical to re-premiere 2010