Flying Over Sunset

Flying Over Sunset Announces Full Broadway Cast, Previews Begin Nov. 11

This new musical begins performances soon and full casting has just been revealed! Lincoln Center Theater’s Flying Over Sunset, originally scheduled to begin preview performances the day Broadway shutdown, will finally take its first bow on November 11 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

Tony Award nominees Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton, and Tony Yazbeck lead the new musical along with returning cast members Emily Pynenburg, Michele Ragusa, Robert Sella, Laura Shoop, and Atticus Ware. Nehal Joshi and Kanisha Marie Feliciano join the show, replacing Jeremy Kushnier and Erika Henningsen.

Flying Over Sunset begins previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater November 11 with an official opening set for December 13. The piece features a book and direction by James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with GeorgeInto the Woods), music by Tony Award winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), and lyrics by Tony nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens). Michelle Dorrance, in her Broadway debut, choreographs. Scenic design for Flying Over Sunset will be by Tony Award winner Beowulf Boritt, costume design by three-time Tony nominee Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by two-time Tony winner Bradley King, and sound design by five-time Tony nominee Dan Moses Schrier.

Flying Over Sunset is inspired by real-life creative types Aldous Huxley (author of Brave New World), Clare Booth Luce (politician and author of the play The Women), and Cary Grant (movie star) who experimented with LSD during the 1950s. Before the drug was declared an illegal substance, many people partook in LSD. The musical will explore the effects the drug took on those who did. Flying Over Sunset brings all three of these personalities together and examines the journeys they take under the drug’s influence.

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