Flying Over Sunset 2021

Run Time:
2 hours and 20 minutes, including a 15 minute intermission
Ages: 13+
Opened: December 6, 2021
Closing: January 16, 2022

Flying Over Sunset - 2021 - Broadway History , Info & More

Vivian Beaumont Theatre (Broadway)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway New York, NY 10023

1950s Hollywood. You are at a beautiful beach house overlooking the Pacific with Cary Grant, Clare Boothe Luce and Aldous Huxley… and they are on an acid trip. Together.



That is the bold premise of FLYING OVER SUNSET, a new musical written and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Falsettos). Join three extraordinary people as they take an exhilarating journey into the most colorful corners of the human psyche – delving into their private desires, hopes and secrets. Carmen Cusack (Bright Star), Harry Hadden-Paton (My Fair Lady) and Tony Yazbeck (On the Town) lead the cast in this brilliantly imagined story of revelation and connection.



FLYING OVER SUNSET features a gorgeous score written by Pulitzer Prize, Emmy® and Tony Award winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) and Tony nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens). Michelle Dorrance, the world-renowned dancer and MacArthur grant winner, makes her theatrical debut as the show’s choreographer. Don’t miss the next breathtakingly original musical from James Lapine – now in previews at Lincoln Center Theater!

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FLYING OVER SUNSET On a Smoothed-Out Trip — Review
7 / 10

The three were personalities at a time when the idea of public personas was still a novelty and, as it turns out, were diehard fans of LSD. To throw them into a musical staged on Lincoln Center's massive Vivian Beaumont Theater (and backed with their budget) should produce enough material for a twelve-hour opus. And yet, Flying Over Sunset takes up this extraordinary mantle and struggles to prove its two-and-a-half-hour runtime. It's strange, given the production's remarkable pedigree: a book by James Lapine, who also directs; music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Michael Korie, respectively; and committed leading performances by Harry Hadden-Paton, Carmen Cusack, and Tony Yazbeck as Huxley, Luce, and Grant.

Review: In ‘Flying Over Sunset,’ Getting High With the Stars
5 / 10

To a perpetual square, nothing is as mystifying as another person's high. Or so I learned in college, during the heyday of chemically induced inner journeys - and again at the Vivian Beaumont Theater the other night. Though sometimes mesmerizing, 'Flying Over Sunset,' the new musical about LSD that opened there on Monday, is mostly bewildering, and further proof that transcendence can't be shared.

FLYING OVER SUNSET to End Broadway Run Early; Final Performance January 16
by A.A. Cristi - January 4, 2022


Lincoln Center Theater has announced that its production of FLYING OVER SUNSET, the new musical with book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, lyrics by Michael Korie, featuring choreography by Michelle Dorrance, will end its limited engagement run after the Sunday, January 16th matinee at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

VIDEO: See Tony Yazbeck & Atticus Ware in a New Clip From FLYING OVER SUNSET
by Show Highlights - January 4, 2022


Check out a new clip of Tony Yazbeck and Atticus Ware tap dancing in Flying Over Sunset! 

FLYING OVER SUNSET Cancels Additional Shows; To Return December 28
by Robert Diamond - December 24, 2021


FLYING OVER SUNSET has cancelled additional performances 'out of an abundance of caution'FLYING OVER SUNSET has cancelled additional performances 'out of an abundance of caution'. Previously the show shut down on December 22nd, after a positive case was detected in the company.

FLYING OVER SUNSET Cancels This Afternoon's Performance
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 22, 2021


FLYING OVER SUNSET has cancelled this afternoon's performance (Wednesday, December 22 at 2pm) due to the detection of a positive COVID test result in the company.

Photos: FLYING OVER SUNSET Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - December 14, 2021


Lincoln Center Theater's new musical, Flying Over Sunset just celebrated opening night at Vivian Beaumont Theater last night, marking the final Broadway opening of 2021.

Review Roundup: FLYING OVER SUNSET Opens On Broadway- See What the Critics Are Saying!
by A.A. Cristi - December 13, 2021


Flying Over Sunset follows writer Aldous Huxley (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.

FLYING OVER SUNSET Cast Album to be Released in January
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 13, 2021


An original cast recording of LCT's new musical Flying Over Sunset is set to be released! The cast recording will be released digitally on January 28, and on CD March 11. 

Photos: Check Out New Images of FLYING OVER SUNSET!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 10, 2021


Flying Over Sunset follows writer Aldous Huxley (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.

VIDEO: See Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton, Tony Yazbeck & More in FLYING OVER SUNSET
by Show Highlights - December 10, 2021


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 (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.

Meet the Cast of FLYING OVER SUNSET on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - November 11, 2021


Flying Over Sunset has returned to previews on Broadway! Learn more about the cast bringing the musical to life!

FLYING OVER SUNSET Announces Online Ticket Lottery & Student Rush Policy
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 4, 2021


Lincoln Center Theater has announced an online ticket lottery and student rush policy for its new musical FLYING OVER SUNSET, beginning with the musical’s first preview on Thursday, November 11 at 8pm at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street).

VIDEO: FLYING OVER SUNSET Begins Rehearsals; Check Out All New Clips From the Show!
by Show Highlights - October 20, 2021


Rehearsals begin today, Tuesday, October 19, for the return of Lincoln Center Theater’s production of the new musical FLYING OVER SUNSET. Check out all new clips from the show featuring Carmen Cusack, Kanisha Marie Feliciano, Harry Hadden-Paton, Nehal Joshi, Emily Pynenburg, Michele Ragusa, Robert Sella, Laura Shoop, Atticus Ware, and Tony Yazbeck!

Photos: First Look at Tony Yazbeck, Carmen Cusack & Harry Hadden-Paton in FLYING OVER SUNSET
by Nicole Rosky - August 3, 2021


Tickets are now available for Lincoln Center Theater's production of the new musical Flying Over Sunset. The musical, with book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie. Check out pics of the cast in action!

Photo: Tickets on Sale Now For FLYING OVER SUNSET; Get a First Look!
by Stephi Wild - August 2, 2021


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).

Lincoln Center Theater Shifts Opening Night for FLYING OVER SUNSET
by Nicole Rosky - July 19, 2021


BroadwayWorld has just learned that Lincoln Center Theater has shifted opening dates for Flying Over Sunset. The new musical with book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Michael Korie, and featuring choreography by Michelle Dorrance, will begin performances on Thursday, November 11 and open on Monday, December 13 in the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

FLYING OVER SUNSET and INTIMATE APPAREL Set Reopening Dates at Lincoln Center Theater
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2021


Lincoln Center Theater has announced reopening dates for Flying Over Sunset and Intimate Apparel!

Meet the Cast of FLYING OVER SUNSET - Now in Previews on Broadway!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 12, 2020


Flying Over Sunset is officially in previews on Broadway! The musical, with book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, and choreography by Michelle Dorrance will open Thursday, April 16.

FLYING OVER SUNSET Announces Digital Lottery
by Stephi Wild - March 10, 2020


Lincoln Center Theater has announced an online ticket lottery for its new musical FLYING OVER SUNSET, beginning with the musical's first preview Thursday, March 12 at 8pm at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). The musical, with book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, and choreography by Michelle Dorrance will open Thursday, April 16.

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals for FLYING OVER SUNSET with Carmen Cusack, Tony Yazbeck, Harry Hadden-Paton & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 27, 2020


Flying Over Sunset is currently in rehearsals! The musical, with a book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, features choreography by Michelle Dorrance, and stars Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton, Erika Henningsen, Jeremy Kushnier, Emily Pynenburg, Michele Ragusa, Robert Sella, Laura Shoop, Atticus Ware, and Tony Yazbeck. Aria Braswell, William Colin, Danny Gardner, Kate Marilley, Tony Roach, and Michael Winther understudy various roles.

BWW TV: What Is FLYING OVER SUNSET All About? The Broadway Cast Explains!
by Nicole Rosky - February 14, 2020


Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming production of the new musical Flying Over Sunset is officially in rehearsals! The musical, with a book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, featuring choreography by Michelle Dorrance, will begin previews Thursday, March 12, and open on Thursday, April 16 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). What is the new musical all about?

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of FLYING OVER SUNSET on Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - February 13, 2020


Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming production of the new musical Flying Over Sunset is officially in rehearsals! The musical, with a book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, featuring choreography by Michelle Dorrance, will begin previews Thursday, March 12, and open on Thursday, April 16 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street).

VIDEO: Listen to a Song from FLYING OVER SUNSET in New TV Spot
by Nicole Rosky - February 7, 2020


Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming production of the new musical Flying Over Sunset is officially in rehearsals! The musical, with a book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, featuring choreography by Michelle Dorrance, will begin previews Thursday, March 12, and open on Thursday, April 16 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street).Check out a just-released TV spot for the new musical, featuring brand new music by Kitt and Korie!

Photo Flash: See Carmen Cusack, Tony Yazbeck, Harry Hadden-Paton and More in Rehearsals for FLYING OVER SUNSET
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 31, 2020


Rehearsals are currently underway for Lincoln Center Theater's production of the new musical FLYING OVER SUNSET. FLYING OVER SUNSET, with a book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, will star Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton, Tony Yazbeck, Erika Henningsen and more!

Breaking: Erika Henningsen, Jeremy Kushnier & More Join FLYING OVER SUNSET on Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - January 16, 2020


Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of André Bishop) has announced that Erika Henningsen, Jeremy Kushnier, Emily Pynenburg, Michele Ragusa, Robert Sella, Laura Shoop, and Atticus Ware will join Carmen Cusack, Harry Hadden-Paton, and Tony Yazbeck in its upcoming 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, featuring choreography by Michelle Dorrance, will begin previews Thursday, March 12, and open on Thursday, April 16 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street).

Flying Over Sunset FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What productions of Flying Over Sunset have there been?
Flying Over Sunset has had 1 productions including Broadway which opened in 2021.
What Tony Awards has Flying Over Sunset been nominated for?
Flying Over Sunset has been nominated for the following Tony Awards: Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Bradley King, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Tom Kitt, and Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Beowulf Boritt.
What awards has Flying Over Sunset been nominated for?
Flying Over Sunset has been nominated for several awards including Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Bradley King, Outstanding Projection Design (Drama Desk Awards) for 59 Productions, Outstanding Scenic Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Beowulf Boritt, Outstanding Lighting Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Bradley King, Outstanding Scenic Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Beowulf Boritt, and Outstanding Video/Projection Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for 59 Productions.

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