• Previews Begin: November 11, 2021
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    Preview: November 11, 2021 Opening: December15, 2021 Duration: FLYING OVER SUNSET PLAYED ITS FINAL PERFORMANCE ON JANUARY 16

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    Group Minimum: 12
  • CAST

    Claire Boothe Luce: Carmen Cusack Cary Grant: Tony Yazbeck Aldous Huxley: Harry Hadden-Paton


    Music: Tom Kitt Lyrics: Michael Korie Book and Direction: James Lapine Set Designer: Beowulf Boritt Costume Designer: Toni-Leslie James Lighting Designer: Bradley King Sound Designer: Dan Moses Schreier Projection Designer: Jeff Sugg Orchestrations: Michael Starobin Musical Director: Kimberly Grigsby

    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; playwright, diplomat, and congresswoman, Clare Booth Luce; and film legend Cary Grant—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.
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  • The musical features a book and direction by Lapine (Falsettos, Sunday in the Park With George), music by Kitt (Next to Normal, If/Then), and lyrics by Korie (War Paint, Grey Gardens). Michelle Dorrance, founder and artistic director of Dorrance Dance, will make her theatrical debut as choreographer.