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Flying Over Sunset on Broadway Tickets

Flying Over Sunset on Broadway Tickets

New York
11 Nov 2021 - 16 Jan 2022

Flying Over Sunset on Broadway Information

Flying Over Sunset starts performances at Lincoln Center Theater's Vivian Beaumont Theater on Nov. 11. Lincoln Center Theater presents a new musical Flying Over Sunset, featuring a book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie. Flying Over Sunset tickets are available on New York Theatre Guide now.

A Broadway dream team of creatives has been enlisted for this fascinating Flying Over Sunset musical, which imagines a fictional meeting of equally creative minds in the 1950s whilst under the influence of LSD. Those three minds belong to Hollywood icon Cary Grant, writer Aldous Huxley, and playwright, diplomat, and congresswoman, Clare Boothe Luce, who all individually testified to having used the hallucinogenic drug. 

James Lapine has enjoyed tremendous previous success on Broadway with Tony Award wins for his work on Into the Woods, Passion, and Falsettos, alongside a Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Sunday in the Park with George. Tom Kitt, of course, won the hearts of Broadway fans after writing the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning score for Next to Normal, and Michael Korie made an impactful Broadway debut as a Tony-nominated lyricist with the fan favorite, Grey Gardens.

And if this trio of creatives isn't enough to seal the deal, Lincoln Center Theater has cast a trio of triple threats that have each wowed and earned respective Tony Award nominations in recent years. The Flying Over Sunset Broadway cast Harry Hadden-Paton, Carmen Cusack and Tony Yazbeck.

Get ready for a mind-blowing production that is set to deliver a theatrical high and a dramatic trip that more than live up to the musical's subject matter.

Tickets to Flying Over Sunset are available now. Get Flying Over Sunset tickets on New York Theatre Guide today.

(Photo by Joan Marcus)

Set in the 1950’s, Flying Over Sunset is a work of fiction inspired by the lives of three extraordinary and accomplished people - writer Aldous Huxley; playwright, diplomat, and congresswoman, Clare Boothe Luce; and film legend Cary Grant - each of whom in real life experimented with the drug LSD. At a crossroads in their lives the three come together, and under the influence of the drug, take a trip and confront the mysteries of their lives and their world.

Run time

2h 40m (one intermission)

Opening date

November 11th, 2021

Closing date

January 16th, 2022


Musicals, Opening Soon

Booking until

February 6th, 2022

Previews from

November 11th, 2021


Vivian Beaumont Theater - Lincoln Center Theater

Cast and creative

By: Book by James Lapine, Music by Tom Kitt, and Lyrics by Michael Korie
Director: James Lapine
Producer: Lincoln Center Theater in association with Jack Shear
Cast list: Carmen Cusack (as Clare Boothe Luce), Harry Hadden-Paton (as Aldous Huxley), and Tony Yazbeck (as Cary Grant), with Emily Pynenburg, Michele Ragusa, Robert Sella, Laura Shoop, Atticus Ware, Aria Braswell, William Colin, Danny Gardner, Kate Marilley, Tony Roach and Michael Winther
Design: Beowulf Boritt
Lighting: Bradley King
Costume: Toni-Leslie James
Choreography: Michelle Dorrance
Sound: Dan Moses Schreier
Other info: Orchestrations by Michael Starobin, Music Direction by Kimberly Grigsby, and Projections by Jeff Sugg

Our review

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