Vineyard Arts Project Announces FLYING OVER SUNSET Cast

Vineyard Arts Project, a nonprofit performing arts residency center on Martha's Vineyard, has announced the cast and creative team of Flying Over Sunset, a new musical to be developed in residence in August.

Flying Over Sunset will be presented in a developmental workshop under the guidance of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright James Lapine (Into The Woods). Written and directed by James Lapine, Flying Over Sunset will feature music by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) and lyrics by Michael Korie (Grey Gardens). The cast includes Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens), Tam Mutu (Doctor Zhivago), Boyd Gaines (Journey's End), David Turner (Sunday in the Park with George), Julia Murney (The Wild Party), Jenni Barber (Wicked), and Jennifer Sanchez (Ghost the Musical).

About "Flying Over Sunset":

Los Angeles, the mid-1950s. The unregulated drug LSD is being prescribed by the psychiatric community of Beverly Hills as a therapeutic tool for some of their most celebrated clients. Clients include iconic American film star Cary Grant; tortured screenwriter & playwright Clare Booth Luce; and Aldus Huxley, distinguished author of Brave New World. Together in the new musical Flying Over Sunset, these characters embark on a journey of self-awareness as they come together in an LSD salon hosted by the ever-ambitious Clare Booth Luce (Ebersole). Their "trip" is at times hilarious, magical, sexual, profound, scary - and true, based as it is on factual accounts of the era.

About Vineyard Arts Project:

Led by Founder & Artistic Director Ashley Melone, Vineyard Arts Project provides artists with the necessary time and rehearsal space to focus on the development of their new work, while living on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard.

Vineyard Arts Project alumni include Lemon Andersen, Karole Armitage, Ars Nova, Ayad Akhtar, Isabella Boylston, Bekah Brunstetter, Carolyn Cantor, Rachel Chavkin, Misty Copeland, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Elevator Repair Service, Marcelo Gomes, Matt Gould & Griffin Matthews, David Hallberg, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Larry Keigwin, Judy Kuhn, Michael John LaChiusa, James Lapine, Lightfoot/Leon, Benjamin Millepied, Debra Monk, Gillian Murphy, Leslie Odom Jr., Elizabeth Parkinson, PigPen Theatre Co., The Public Theater, Alexei Ratmansky, Kim Rosenstock, Tanya Saracho, Stew & Heidi Rodewald, Ethan Stiefel, Shaina Taub, Christopher Wheeldon, Lauren Whitehead, Bess Wohl, and many more.


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