Flying Over Sunset

Flying Over Sunset will start performances at Lincoln Center Theater's Vivian Beaumont Theater on Nov. 11. Find out more about Flying Over Sunset on Broadway and Flying Over Sunset tickets below.

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.

A Broadway dream team of creatives has been enlisted for this fascinating musical that 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: Harry Hadden-Paton (My Fair Lady, also at Lincoln Center Theater), Carmen Cusack (Bright Star), and Tony Yazbeck (On the Town).

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.

(Photo by Joan Marcus)

About Flying Over Sunset:

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.

Carmen Cusack
Carmen Cusack
as Clare Boothe Luce

From 11 Nov 2021

Harry Hadden-Paton
Harry Hadden-Paton
as Aldous Huxley

From 11 Nov 2021 to 31 Jul 2022

Tony Yazbeck
Tony Yazbeck
as Cary Grant

From 11 Nov 2021

Book by James Lapine, Music by Tom Kitt, and Lyrics by Michael Korie
Lincoln Center Theater in association with Jack Shear
James Lapine
Bradley King
Dan Moses Schreier
Beowulf Boritt
Michelle Dorrance
Toni-Leslie James
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
Other info:
Orchestrations by Michael Starobin, Music Direction by Kimberly Grigsby, and Projections by Jeff Sugg
Flying Over Sunset Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
November 11, 2021
Opening date: 
December 13, 2021
Booking to: 
February 6, 2022

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Vivian Beaumont Theater - Lincoln Center Theater

50 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
Nearest subway station:
66th Street - Lincoln Center station

Latest Flying Over Sunset News & Features

Harry Hadden-Paton, Carmen Cusack, and Tony Yazbek (Photo by Joan Marcus)
Lincoln Center Theater announces opening dates for 'Flying Over Sunset' and 'Intimate Apparel'
May 13, 2021

Get ready for a trip —the Lincoln Center Theater production of Flying Over Sunset will now open at Broadway's Vivian Beaumont Theater on Dec. 13. Preview performances will begin on Nov. 11. The new musical was about to start previews in 2020 when theatre shut due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Find out more about Flying Over Sunset Broadway tickets here. Lincoln Center Theater also announced that the forthcoming opera adaptation of Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel will start performances off Broadway in the Mitzi Newhouse Theater on Jan. 13, with an opening night of Jan. 27.