Broadway's Flying Over Sunset Opens December 13 | Playbill

Broadway News Broadway's Flying Over Sunset Opens December 13
 
Tony nominees Tony Yazbeck, Harry Hadden-Paton, and Carmen Cusack star in the the Lincoln Center Theater production.

Tony nominees Tony Yazbeck, Harry Hadden-Paton, and Carmen Cusack take their official opening night trip over Sunset Boulevard in the new musical Flying Over Sunset at Lincoln Center Theater. The world premiere production opens December 13 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

The musical, with a book by director James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, is inspired by the lives of writer Aldous Huxley (Hadden-Paton), playwright, diplomat, and congresswoman Clare Boothe Luce (Cusack), and film star Cary Grant (Yazbeck)—each of whom experimented with the drug LSD.

INTERVIEW: James Lapine Is Flying Back Over Sunset

Also featured in the cast are Kanisha Marie Feliciano, Nehal Joshi, Emily Pynenburg, Michele Ragusa, Robert Sella, Laura Shoop, and Atticus Ware. Aria Braswell, Danny Gardner, Kate Marilley, Patrick Scott McDermott, Tony Roach, and Michael Winther serve as understudies.

Flying Over Sunset features choreography by Michelle Dorrance, sets by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by Toni-Leslie James, lighting by Bradley King, sound by Dan Moses Schreier, projections by 59 Productions, and casting by The Telsey Office, with orchestrations by Michael Starobin and music direction by Kimberly Grigsby.

The musical is produced in association with Jack Shear. Rick Steiger is the production stage manager.

Take a Look at the World Premiere of Flying Over Sunset on Broadway

Flying Over Sunset had originally been part of LCT's 2019–2020 season with performances scheduled to begin on March 12, 2020—the day all theatres shuttered due to the pandemic. Previews began November 11.
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