Lincoln Center Theater postpones Flying Over Sunset and Intimate Apparel to Spring 2021

The productions were originally scheduled to open in March 2020.

Flying Over Sunset

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that the productions of Flying Over Sunset and Intimate Apparel, originally scheduled to open March 2020, will open in the spring of 2021. Lincoln Center Theatre had previously hoped to open the productions in fall of 2020 after cancelling the March openings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but has postponed to the spring out of safety concerns. 

Lincoln Center Theater will also produce two additional productions in 2021, one at the Claire Tow Theater in the spring and another at the Mitzi E. Newhouse in the summer.

Flying Over Sunset, a new Broadway musical by James Lapine, Tom Kitt, and Michael Korie, was scheduled to begin previews on March 12 but was forced to shutdown that day. Set in the 1950s, the show is inspired by the lives of Aldous Huxley, Clare Boothe Luce, and Cary Grant and their experimentation with the hallucinagenic drug LSD. In the musical, the three come together on a drug trip and explore their lives and the world. Harry Hadden-Patton, Carmen Cusack, and Tony Yazbeck were set to star. 

Intimate Apparel, an operetta based on the Lynn Nottage play with music by Ricky Ian Gordon, libretto by Lynn Nottage, and direction by Barlett Sher, began previews on February 27, 2020 but was forced to cancel before its March 23 opening date. Based on the life of Nottage's grandmother, the play is set in 1905 and follows a lonely seamstress, who fashions undergarments for everyone from prostitutes to wealthy white patrons, and she gets caught between two suitors.