Monday, June 28, 2010

You'll believe a Superman can flop

To prepare for the Dallas Theatre Center "revisal" of It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! -- the 1966 Broadway flop that gets a new lease on life thanks to the DTC's entertaining production -- I tracked down on YouTube the excruciatingly campy 1975 production of the show that aired (in a late-night time slot) on ABC. I figured it couldn't be as bad as I remembered. Great Cesar's Ghost, was I wrong! If you want to see it for yourself -- the ABC fiasco, I mean -- you probably should act quickly: I'm not sure if the folks at DC Comics know it's available on-line. (It's never gotten an authorized release on VHS or DVD.) And if word gets out...

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