We are excited to announce announces that FLYING OVER SUNSET (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING),an album of music from the Lincoln Center Theater production, will be released digitally February 18, 2022 and on CD April 1, 2022. Available for preorder now, the album features a score by Tony, GRAMMY, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, Jagged Little Pill) and Tony Award nominee lyricist Michael Korie (Grey Gardens, Harvey Milk). The musical, with book and direction by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods) and featuring choreography by tap legend Michelle Dorrance, opened Monday, December 13 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.
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 (Harry Hadden-Paton); playwright, diplomat, and congresswoman, Clare Boothe Luce (Carmen Cusack); and film legend Cary Grant (Tony Yazbeck). At a crossroads in their lives the three come together, and under the influence of LSD, take a trip and confront the mysteries of their lives and their world.
FLYING OVER SUNSET stars Carmen Cusack (Bright Star, South Pacific), Kanisha Marie Feliciano, Harry Hadden-Paton (My Fair Lady), Nehal Joshi (Les Misérables), Emily Pynenburg (Cats), Michele Ragusa (Ragtime), Robert Sella (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Laura Shoop (Fiddler on the Roof), Atticus Ware, and Tony Yazbeck (On the Town).
FLYING OVER SUNSET features set design by Beowulf Boritt (Come From Away, On the Town), costume design by Toni-Leslie James (Bernhardt/Hamlet, Come From Away), lighting design by Bradley King (West Side Story, Hadestown), sound design by Dan Moses Schreier (Merchant of Venice, Gypsy), projection design by 59 Productions, with orchestrations by Michael Starobin (Assassins, Next to NormaI), and music direction by Kimberly Grigsby (To Kill a Mockingbird, Head Over Heels). Casting is by The Telsey Office and the Production Stage Manager is Rick Steiger,
FLYING OVER SUNSET is produced in association with Jack Shear.
Lincoln Center Theater gratefully acknowledges Kewsong Lee and Zita J. Ezpeleta for their outstanding support of FLYING OVER SUNSET. Major funding for FLYING OVER SUNSET is also provided by: The New York Community Trust – Mary P. Oenslager Foundation Fund; the SHS Foundation for choreography; the Bernard Gersten LCT Productions Fund; a generous bequest to LCT from Ray and Maryann Larsen; The Peter J. Sharp Foundation’s Special Fund for LCT; Ted Snowdon; James-Keith (JK) Brown and Eric Diefenbach; and the Marta Heflin Foundation. Special thanks to The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting new American work at LCT. LCT’s production season is generously supported by the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust.
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