Book byJames Lapine
Music byTom Kitt
Lyrics byMichael Korie
Directed byJames Lapine

Beaumont Theater / Seating Chart

Running Time: Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes, with one intermission

4 Tony Award Nominations! 

  • Best Original Score – Tom Kitt and Michael Korie
  • Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical – Carmen Cusack
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical – Beowulf Boritt and 59 Productions
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical – Bradley King

"One of the most ravishing productions on Broadway!"

Greg Evans, Deadline, December 13, 2021

1950s Hollywood. You are at a beautiful beach house overlooking the Pacific with Cary Grant, Clare Boothe Luce and Aldous Huxley… and they are on an acid trip. Together.

That is the bold premise of FLYING OVER SUNSET, a new musical written and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Falsettos). Join three extraordinary people as they take an exhilarating journey into the most colorful corners of the human psyche – delving into their private desires, hopes and secrets. Carmen Cusack (Bright Star), Harry Hadden-Paton (My Fair Lady) and Tony Yazbeck (On the Town) lead the cast in this brilliantly imagined story of revelation and connection.

FLYING OVER SUNSET features a gorgeous score written by Pulitzer Prize, Emmy® and Tony Award winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) and Tony nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens). Michelle Dorrance, the world-renowned dancer and MacArthur grant winner, will make her theatrical debut as the show’s choreographer. Don’t miss the next breathtakingly original musical from James Lapine!

Flying Over Sunset On the LCT Blog

  • How Sella Gets Heard

    How Sella Gets Heard

    There's a fourth real-life character in FLYING OVER SUNSET who could be easily under-sung, so allow me to sing the praises of his interpreter, Robert Sella.