Harry Hadden-Paton, Carmen Cusack & Tony Yazbeck

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

Flying Over Sunset begins performances at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on March 12, 2020.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Lincoln Center Theater has announced a new Broadway musical as part of its upcoming 2019-2020 season at the Vivian Beaumont TheaterFlying 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.

Synopsis: "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."

Leading the cast of Flying Over Sunset will be Tony Award nominee Carmen Cusack (as Clare Booth Luce), Tony Award nominee Harry Hadden-Paton (as Aldous Huxley), and Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck (as Cary Grant), with additional casting to be announced at a later date.

Broadway fans will remember Ms. Cusack from her Tony-nominated performance as Alice Murphy in the 2016 Broadway premiere of Bright Star and she was most recently seen on the New York stage in the 2019 Encores! production of Call Me Madam at New York City Center. Mr. Hadden-Paton made his Broadway debut as Professor Henry Higgins in Lincoln Center Theater's 2018 revival of My Fair Lady, earning a Tony Award nomination for his efforts, and is perhaps best known for his TV roles as Martin Charteris on Netflix's hit series "The Crown" and as Bertie Pelham in the British smash hit "Downton Abbey" (which he reprises in the upcoming 2019 film). Mr. Yazbeck many Broadway credits include Prince of BroadwayFinding NeverlandIrving Berlin's White ChristmasGypsyA Chorus LineNever Gonna DanceOklahoma!Chicago, and a 2015 Tony-nominated turn as Gabey in On the Town.

The creative team behind Flying Over Sunset features choreography by Michelle Dorrance, orchestrations by Michael Starobin, music direction by Kimberly Grigsby, scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Bradley King, sound design by Dan Moses Schreier, and projection design by Jeff Sugg.

Flying Over Sunset is produced on Broadway by Lincoln Center Theater in association with Jack Shear.

Flying Over Sunset Tickets are available now.

(Photos courtesy of Philip Rinaldi Publicity)


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