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Flying Over Sunset on Broadway
Flying Over Sunset on Broadway

Flying Over Sunset on Broadway

New York, NY
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About Flying Over Sunset on Broadway

1950s Hollywood. Three extraordinary people – Cary Grant, Clare Boothe Luce and Aldous Huxley - are about to take the trip of their lives. FLYING OVER SUNSET is the new Broadway musical written and directed by James Lapine, with music by Tom Kitt, lyrics by Michael Korie and choreography by Michelle Dorrance.

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What do movie star Carey Grant, author Aldous Huxley, and diplomat Clare Boothe Luce have in common? In their heyday, each of them experimented with the drug LSD. Yes, you read that correctly. The new musical Flying Over Sunset is a fictional imagining of the three public figures meeting in Malibu in the 1950s and sharing a hallucinogenic experience together. Flying Over Sunset tickets will be available soon. Set an alert for Flying Over Sunset Broadway tickets.

Written and directed by James Lapine, the musical features music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Michael Korie. The first act follows the historical characters’ first time using the drug, and act two brings the trio together to drop acid — a trip that leads to introspective searching and the discovery of deep-seated truths for the mid-life figures. This LSD-induced journey is marked by percussive tap dancing, choreographed by Michelle Dorrance, who is making her theatrical debut with this show. Flying Over Sunset on Broadway is certain to provide a memorable trip.

What to Watch For

  • Flying Over Sunset is the first musical by James Lapine in 10 years. Lapine has written the book for several musicals, including Into the Woods and Sunday in the Park With George.
  • The musical was inspired by a 2010 Vanity Fair article that exposed the use of LSD among elites.
  • LSD, or Lysergic acid diethylamide, was legal in the 1950s and prescribed by psychiatrists.
  • In the 1950s, Carey Grant was an A-list Hollywood star with credits including Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief and North By Northwest, among others. Clare Boothe Luce had recently served as U.S. ambassador to Italy, and Aldous Huxley had moved from England to Los Angeles to pursue a career in screenwriting.
Start date

March 12th, 2020




Lincoln Center Theater-Vivian Beaumont


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