VIDEO: FLYING OVER SUNSET Begins Rehearsals; Check Out All New Clips From the Show!

The production will begin previews on Thursday, November 11, and open on Monday, December 13 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

By: Oct. 20, 2021
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Rehearsals begin today, Tuesday, October 19, for the return of Lincoln Center Theater's production of the new musical Flying Over Sunset. The musical, with a book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, and featuring choreography by Michelle Dorrance, was all set and Ready to Play its first preview on March 12, 2020, the night of the historic theater shutdown. Flying Over Sunset will now finally begin previews on Thursday, November 11, and open on Monday, December 13 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street).

Check out an all new montage of clips from the show below!

The new musical's cast features Carmen Cusack, Kanisha Marie Feliciano, Harry Hadden-Paton, Nehal Joshi, Emily Pynenburg, Michele Ragusa, Robert Sella, Laura Shoop, Atticus Ware, and Tony Yazbeck. Aria Braswell, Danny Gardner, Kate Marilley, Patrick Scott McDermott, Tony Roach, and Michael Winther understudy various roles.

Feliciano and Joshi take over the roles of Ann/Judith and Dr. Harris/Cary's father, which were preciously set to be played by Erika Henningsen and Jeremy Kushnier.

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 (to be played by Harry Hadden-Paton); playwright, diplomat, and congresswoman, Clare Boothe Luce (Carmen Cusack); and film legend Cary Grant (Tony Yazbeck) - 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.

FLYING OVER SUNSET has 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. Flying Over Sunset is produced in association with Jack Shear. Rick Steiger is the Production Stage Manager.