March 24th, 2020
James Lapine and Tom Kitt's brand new musical, Flying Over Sunset, will return to Broadway this fall it has been announced. The world premiere of the new production was just about to begin previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater when it was forced to halt performances due to concerns over COVID-19 on March 12.
Although there are no official dates for the musical's return a statement on the Lincoln Center Theater's website announced that the production was aiming to resume performances in the 2020 fall season.
With direction and a book by James Lapine and a score by Tom Kitt Flying Over Sunset features lyrics by Michael Korrie and choreography by Michelle Dorrance.
Inspired by real events, the surreal fictional musical is set in the 1950s, roughly two decades after LSD was discovered by Swiss chemist Alfred Hofman and used to treat mental illnesses and expand consciousnesses. In the first half, it follows three of the world's most celebrated creatives (Clare Booth-Luce, Cary Grant and Aldous Huxley) as they experience separate interactions with the drug and the second half finds them at a crossroads where they use the hallucinogenic together, facing the mysteries and complexities of their extraordinary lives.
View our show pages for more information about Flying Over Sunset, Vivian Beaumont Theater.
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