Flying Over Sunset

Theatre: Vivian Beaumont
Status: Closed
(November 11, 2021 - January 16, 2022 )
  • Rehearsal: October 19, 2021
  • Preview: November 11, 2021
  • Open: December 13, 2021
  • Close: January 16, 2022
Musical - World Premiere
Running Time: 2hrs 40mins

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. 

For The Record:

This production was originally set to close February 6, 2022, but moved up its closing amid the Omicron-COVID 19 variant surge. It was halted in Rehearsals (which began 1/30/20) due to COVID 19 health restrictions. It was originally scheduled to begin Previews on March 12, 2020 (the day performances were suspended), and Open April 16, 2020 (to 6/28). 

Total Gross: $2,274,957
Average Weekly Gross: $227,496
Total Attendance: 40,067
Average Weekly Attendance: 53%

Staff & Creative Team

Associate Producer:

Jack Shear

Production Manager:

Paul Smithyman at Lincoln Center Theater

Casting Director:

Craig Burns at The Telsey Office

Advertising Representative:

SPOTCo

Production Stage Manager:

Rick Steiger

Book Writer:

James Lapine

Music:

Tom Kitt

Lyricist:

Michael Korie

Director:

James Lapine

Choreographer:

Michelle Dorrance

Settings:

Beowulf Boritt

Lighting:

Bradley King

Projections:

59 Productions

Musical Director:

Kimberly Grigsby

Hair Design:

Matthew Armentrout

Cast

11/11/2021 - 01/16/2022
03/12/2020
11/11/2021 - 01/16/2022
03/12/2020
11/11/2021 - 01/16/2022
11/11/2021 - 01/16/2022
11/11/2021 - 01/16/2022
Aldous Huxley 11/11/2021 - 01/16/2022
11/11/2021 - 01/16/2022
Clare Booth Luce 11/11/2021 - 01/16/2022
11/11/2021 - 01/16/2022
Carey Grant 11/11/2021 - 01/16/2022