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SupermanLast April, word broke that comic scribe Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa had signed on to write an updated version of the musical "It's a Bird…It's a Plane…It's Superman" with director Kevin Moriarty at the Dallas Theater Center in Dallas, Texas. With the revived musical scheduled to open in June, Aguirre-Sacasa has started to elaborate on the changes he made to the original musical by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams — the Broadway legends behind "Bye Bye Birdie."

Aguirre-Sacasa told Comic Book Resources the story will be set in 1939, one year after Superman's first sighting in Metropolis.

"By making it a year after Superman's debut, we could cut into the story," he explained. "Enough time has passed that Lois Lane is already in love with Superman (and not interested in Clark) and Lex Luthor wants to kill Superman." Aguirre-Sacasa also indicated that the interplay between Clark and Lois would be in the style of the classic '40s film, "His Girl Friday." Read More...

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CAPTIONTexans have a new reason to look up in the sky next summer. The city of Metropolis' man of steel is off to Dallas for a new remake of the "It's a Bird…It's a Plane…It's Superman" musical by playwright and comics scribe Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa ("The Stand," "Marvel Knights 4") and director Kevin Moriarty.

Based on the 1966 Broadway production and subsequent 1975 ABC TV special featuring the songs of Charles Strouse and Lee Adams ("Bye Bye Birdie"), the musical is slated to run from June 18 through July 25, 2010 at the Dallas Theater Center. Aguirre-Sacasa and Moriarty acquired the rights to create a new book for the show, which means a brand new script and brand new special effects to frame Strouse and Adams' songs. (Check out a clip from the original "Superman" musical after the jump.) Read More...

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