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FIRST LOOK: One of the most highly anticipated shows expecting to make its long awaited debut this Fall is the new Tom Kitt, Michael Kore, and James Lapine musical musical Flying Over Sunset. We are so happy to share with you the all new b-roll footage of the show in action. It was filmed on the stage of the Vivian Beaumont at Lincoln Center Theater while still in its initial tech rehearsals prior before the plug on the production due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As we may know, FLYING OVER SUNSET only performed 1 performance…. it’s private Invited Dress Rehearsal. The show was initially scheduled to begin previews on March 12th, 2020 which turned out to be the day Broadway shut down. After a rough intermission of 19 1/2 months, this show is coming back to finally have its public audiences.
FLYING OVER SUNSET is set to finally begin its preview performances for the public at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre on November 11th, 2021. The official Opening Night will be December 13th, 2021. It will run for a strictly limited engagement.
Today is also a very exciting day as the company has reunited to begin rehearsals for this 2nd chance start. Plus, full casing has been revealed. Under the direction of James Lapine and choreography by Michelle Dorance, majority of the cast is still expecting to be the same as it was prior to the shutdown consisting of….
Tony nominee Harry Hadden-Paton as “Aldous Huxley”,
Tony nominee Carmen Cusack as “Clare Boothe Luce”,
Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck as “Cary Grant”,
Michele Ragusa in the dual roles of “Betsy Drake” and “Ann Clare Austin”,
Laura Shoop as “Maria Huxley”,
Robert Sella as “Gerald Heard”,
Atticus Ware as “Archie Leach”,
Emily Pynenburg in the dual roles of “Sophia” and “Sophia Loren”,
a Full Ensemble.
New to the cast will include….
Kanisha Marie Feliciano who replaces Erika Henningsen in the dual roles of “Ann Clare Brokaw” & “Judith”,
Nehal joshi who replaces Jeremy Kushnier in the dual roles of “Dr. Harrington” and “Mr. Grant”,
In case anyone may not remember or know what FLYING OVER SUNSET is all about, this work of fiction show tells the tale of 3 notable historical figures….. Aldous Huxley, Clare Boothe Luce, and Cary Grant. At a crossroads in their life, they meet realizing that they all experimented with the drug LSD (short for Lysergic acid diethylamide). In addition, they embark a journey and confront the mysteries of their lives and their world.
Can’t wait for this show to make its long awaited debut.
Have a wonderful first day of rehearsal back.
Who is excited?!!
Mike Haber
Author: Mike Haber

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