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

Beaumont Theater / Seating Chart / Directions

1950's Hollywood. You are in Malibu with Cary Grant, Clare Boothe Luce and Aldous Huxley and they are on an acid trip. Together. All three of these extraordinary people were known to experiment with LSD– it was legal then and used for self-awareness and psychological exploration. Nobody knows if they ever really shared a trip, but they were all in and around LA in the 1950s... Who’s to say it never happened?

Written and directed by James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Passion, Falsettos, A New BrainTwelve Dreams, Act One).

Music by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, If/Then, High Fidelity, Head Over Heels).

Lyrics by Michael Korie (Grey Gardens, War Paint, Far From Heaven, Happiness).

Michelle Dorrance, the world-renowned dancer, choreographer and teacher will make her theatrical debut as the show’s choreographer.

Leading the company for FLYING OVER SUNSET:

Clare Boothe Luce, author, screenwriter, US ambassador, Congresswoman and social woman-about-town will be played by the wonderful Carmen Cusack (Bright Star, and Nellie Forbush in the national tour of our production of South Pacific).

Aldous Huxley, the author (Brave New World), screenwriter and great mid-century intellectual, will be played by Harry Hadden-Paton who was our very own, very marvelous Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady.

The debonair movie star Cary Grant, will be played by the astonishing actor and dancer Tony Yazbeck (On the TownFinding NeverlandPrince of Broadway).

Flying Over Sunset On the LCT Blog

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  • Tom Kitt: The Music Over "Sunset"

    Tom Kitt: The Music Over "Sunset"

    What comes first: the music or the words? “The answer changes with each collaboration,” Tom Kitt told me the other day.