Strouse and Adams, though, they'd like to see their Superman back on Broadway. Oh, how delicious—it would be like the good ol' days: Superman vs. Spider-Man. The Battle of the Century, as it was called in the 1976 comic in which the DC and Marvel comics heroes slugged it out. Only this time, they could have a sing-off.

Strouse especially loves the thought of that.

Kevin Moriarty, Dallas Theater Center’s artistic director,
combines his love of comics and musicals in the “revisal”
of It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman!
Danny Fulgencio
Kevin Moriarty, Dallas Theater Center’s artistic director, combines his love of comics and musicals in the “revisal” of It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s Superman!
Danny Fulgencio

"It would be a feather in everyone's cap if it took off again in Dallas," he says. "Broadway shows manage to gather history about them just by being. There are legends that gather about writers, directors. There's a golden glow about Broadway, and this aspires to that, so all the chips are very valuable. The most expensive show dreamed of is Spider-Man. So it's really a battle—in our minds, at least—between the giants. And we know who's going to win. Nobody beats Superman, and nobody ever will."

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