Flying Over Sunset

Tickets are on sale now for Flying Over Sunset at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

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, as part of the 2019 Broadway season.

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 Booth 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.

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 Erika Henningsen, Jeremy Kushnier, Emily Pynenburg, Michele Ragusa, Robert Sella, Laura Shoop, and Atticus Ware
Other info:
Orchestrations by Michael Starobin, Music Direction by Kimberly Grigsby, and Projections by Jeff Sugg
Flying Over Sunset Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
March 12, 2020
Opening date: 
April 16, 2020
Booking to: 
June 28, 2020

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Latest Flying Over Sunset News & Features

Erika Henningsen & Jeremy Kushnier
Erika Henningsen, Jeremy Kushnier & more complete Broadway cast of Flying Over Sunset
January 17, 2020

Lincoln Center Theater has now confirmed complete casting for the Broadway premiere of the upcoming new musical Flying Over Sunset. The LSD-themed tuner is scheduled to begin previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on March 12, 2020, ahead of an official opening on April 16.

Harry Hadden-Paton, Carmen Cusack & Tony Yazbeck
Harry Hadden-Paton, Carmen Cusack & Tony Yazbeck to star in new musical Flying Over Sunet on Broadway
August 21, 2019

Lincoln Center Theater has announced a new Broadway musical as part of its upcoming 2019-2020 season at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Flying Over Sunset is scheduled to begin previews on March 12, 2020, ahead of an official opening on April 16. The tuner features a book by Pulitzer Prize and three-time Tony Award winner James Lapine (who also directs), music by Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award winner Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie.