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Flying Over Sunset#1
Posted: 12/26/19 at 12:07pm

Does anyone have any info on Flying Over Sunset the musical? The premise is completely out there so I am very intrigued plus the cast/creative (I've been wanting to see Tony Yazbek perform). It's still very mysterious given it appears to have little information other than basic press releases. Was there any media released from its two previous readings or other news I might have missed that provides a little more insight?

I can secure $35 LincTix (and pretty good front orch seats) now for my April NYC but am hesitant given I like to leave some flexibility in my schedule if I'm not successful in my rushes and/or if/when (an)other show(s) (Sing Street?) announces a last minute transfer. Opinions on taking the plunge and just buying the tickets while they are available and affordable or holding out until more info is released?

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Flying Over Sunset#2
Posted: 12/26/19 at 12:11pm

I agree that LCT is having a really weird time with Flying Over Sunset. It's like...original musical, check. James Lapine, check. Three amazing actors, check. But the plot(?) is just so bonkers that I, too, don't know how it will fare or what to expect. Maybe, like the CATS movie, you are also supposed to be high when you see it?

At least the artwork (despite not being MacMullen) is bright and pleasant to look at...

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Flying Over Sunset#3
Posted: 12/26/19 at 2:17pm
It's up to you, but if it sounds like something that might interest you and you can get a $35 seat, take it. If something else comes up that you'd rather see, you can try to exchange it or worst case be out $35 (not saying that's ideal, but at least it's not $300 premium seats that you'd really be out a ton of money on).
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Flying Over Sunset#4
Posted: 1/7/20 at 4:25pm
I got excited by the headline but "first look" photos doesn't say much more about the show.

https://www.broadway.com/buzz/198041/what-a-trip-see-the-first-photos-of-harry-hadden-paton-carmen-cusack-tony-yazbeck-in-flying-over-sunset/
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Flying Over Sunset#5
Posted: 1/7/20 at 4:37pm

I, for one, am very excited about this show. I am a fan to varying degrees of everyone involved, and am always eager to support new, adventurous work on Broadway. Given how tight-lipped everyone is being about the project, it's hard to know anything concrete about it. My assumption is that it must be in pretty damn good shape for LCT to be putting it up with no Off-Broadway or out-of-town tryouts. 

No matter what, it'll likely be something worth seeing. It's difficult for me to imagine the show not ultimately being worth $35, but who knows? Later this month, they're previewing some of the material at MacDowell, so maybe you could wait until after that to see if there are any write-ups on the event?

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Flying Over Sunset#6
Posted: 1/7/20 at 6:34pm

This is definitely the mystery show of the season. No out of town tryout, only three actors announced in the cast, no word-of-mouth buzz at all. Previews start in almost 2 months and there's no news about this show at all. Curious how this one does and if it has a chance against the bigger shows this season like Moulin Rouge, Tina, Jagged Little Pill, Company, West Side Story...

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Flying Over Sunset#7
Posted: 1/7/20 at 6:53pm

ACL2006 said: "This is definitely the mystery show of the season. No out of town tryout, only three actors announced in the cast, no word-of-mouth buzz at all. Previews start in almost 2 months and there's no news about this show at all. Curious how this one does and if it has a chance against the bigger shows this season like Moulin Rouge, Tina, Jagged Little Pill, Company, West Side Story..."

Well, if we’re talking their TONY chances... we can rule out going up against the revivals (Company, West Side Story). If we’re talking chances of being more successful than any of the others... it’s anyone’s game! 

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Flying Over Sunset#8
Posted: 1/7/20 at 8:32pm

CoercedBull said: "Mo matter what, it'll likely be something worth seeing. It's difficult for me to imagine the show not ultimately being worth $35, but who knows? Later this month, they're previewing some of the material at MacDowell, so maybe you could wait until after that to see if there are any write-ups on the event?"

I ended up buying the ticket so now I am extra hyped for it. It'll also be my first show at the Beaumont Theater so I'm looking forward to that as well. 

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Flying Over Sunset#9
Posted: 1/7/20 at 9:16pm
LCT last original putting was “Women on the Verge...” (which I loved but didn’t do so well.) So never know.

With this cast and creative maybe going out of town just wasn’t worth it.
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Flying Over Sunset#10
Posted: 1/9/20 at 3:49pm

Finally some more information got released! This video with Harry Hadden-Paton, Carmen Cusack, and Tony Yazbeck definitely shines more light on this show than has been shone up to now. They gush about the score, give some details about the story, and confirm a tiny bit about Michelle Dorrance's choreography - it sounds like it will be much more dance-driven than I would have expected. Tony even says that it's Tom Kitt's best score yet!

I really am just so, so excited for this! It'll be exciting to see how much more starts to leak now that we're getting closer and closer to previews. Surely they'll have to start marketing this thing soon, right?

 

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Flying Over Sunset#11
Posted: 1/9/20 at 4:12pm

OMG Pinch me! It's not a movie jukebox musical!!!!!!! Very excited.

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Flying Over Sunset#12
Posted: 1/9/20 at 4:17pm

Melissa25 said: "OMG Pinch me! It's not a movie jukebox musical!!!!!!! Very excited."

100% agreed. No matter how this show turns out, it is VERY heartening to me that LCT is willing to put up an entirely original musical. I hope it's great and that it does really well for all involved. I haven't been especially inspired by very much this season, and I'm happy to support this particular motley crew of artists on a project like this. 

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Posted: 1/9/20 at 6:58pm

Wasn't THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY the most recent LCT production of an original musical? That one premiered in 2014.

Admittedly, it didn't do much better business than WOMEN ON THE VERGE... but it yielded a slew of Tony noms, and I for one count it one of the masterpieces of the last decade.

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Posted: 1/9/20 at 7:12pm

Someone in a Tree2 said: "Wasn't THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY the most recent LCT production of an original musical? That one premiered in 2014.

Admittedly, it didn't do much better business than WOMEN ON THE VERGE...but it yielded a slew of Tony noms, and I for one count it one of the masterpieces of the last decade.
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I too admire the Bridges score and it was certainly a daring work, but it was based on one of the most popular books of the nineties.

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Flying Over Sunset#15
Posted: 1/9/20 at 7:16pm

^ Sure but my comment was in reference to Southern Cakes' comment asking if WOMEN ON THE  VERGE was the last original musical outing for LCT. I assumed they meant "original" versus the many revivals Bart Sher made his imprint with. Obviously WOMEN ON THE VERGE is not wholly original either, based as it was on the Almodovar film.

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Flying Over Sunset#16
Posted: 1/9/20 at 7:57pm

Ah, yes, sorry. 

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Flying Over Sunset#17
Posted: 1/10/20 at 1:34pm

I'm more excited for this show than anything else this season, tbh. 

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Flying Over Sunset#18
Posted: 1/10/20 at 3:57pm

laurensambrose said: "I'm more excited for this show than anything else this season, tbh."

Same!

I am excited for the rest of the cast to be announced too. 

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Flying Over Sunset#19
Posted: 1/15/20 at 7:01am

I'm not sure if I saw this theory on one of these boards or Twitter, but is it possible that Erika H. could be leaving MG for this show? 

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Flying Over Sunset#20
Posted: 1/15/20 at 1:11pm

laurensambrose said: "I'm more excited for this show than anything else this season, tbh."

Same here. Beyond the great cast (the ones announced so far!), I've always found Clare Booth Luce to be a fascinating figure.

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Flying Over Sunset#21
Posted: 1/15/20 at 1:34pm

I'm so intrigued by this show I'm considering stopping by Lincoln Center to get a ticket. 

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Flying Over Sunset#22
Posted: 1/15/20 at 1:42pm

"OMG Pinch me! It's not a movie jukebox musical!!!!!!! Very excited."

I agree 100%, praying that the show is a success !!

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Flying Over Sunset#23
Posted: 1/15/20 at 2:45pm

Someone in a Tree2 said: "Wasn't THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY the most recent LCT production of an original musical? That one premiered in 2014.

Admittedly, it didn't do much better business than WOMEN ON THE VERGE...but it yielded a slew of Tony noms, and I for one count it one of the masterpieces of the last decade.
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LCT did not produce Bridges. 

https://www.ibdb.com/broadway-production/the-bridges-of-madison-county-494897

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Posted: 1/15/20 at 2:54pm

GreasedLightning said: "ACL2006 said: "This is definitely the mystery show of the season. No out of town tryout, only three actors announced in the cast, no word-of-mouth buzz at all. Previews start in almost 2 months and there's no news about this show at all. Curious how this one does and if it has a chance against the bigger shows this season like Moulin Rouge, Tina, Jagged Little Pill, Company, West Side Story..."

Well, if we’re talking their TONY chances...we can rule out going up against the revivals (Company, West Side Story). If we’re talking chances of being more successful than any of theothers... it’s anyone’s game!
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Actually not true.  Other than Best Musical vs. Best Revival, they compete against the new shows in every other category.

 
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Posted: 1/15/20 at 3:01pm

Jarethan said: "GreasedLightning said: "ACL2006 said: "Well, if we’re talking their TONY chances...we can rule out going up against the revivals (Company, West Side Story). If we’re talking chances of being more successful than any of theothers... it’s anyone’s game!"

Actually not true. Other than Best Musical vs. Best Revival, they compete against the new shows in every other category.

 

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Exactly, and with Moulin Rouge such a strong favorite for the tech and design awards, a lot of the acting awards being hotly contested (Best Actress this year is too close to call) or all but a lock (Patti LuPone), it doesn’t leave a lot of awards that FOS could be in the running for pending some really phenomenal reviews to get it in the conversation.




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