Theater illustrator Justin “Squigs” Robertson worked with Flying On Sunset designer Beowulf Boritt to put the Brown Derby on stage with hidden Easter eggs.
At the end of act I of Fly over the sunset, Clare Boothe Luce, Carey Grant and Aldous Huxley reunite at Brown Derby to consider taking a fateful trip together. On stage, Beowulf Boritt’s set of the famous Los Angeles restaurant features a “celebrity wall” filled with portraits of notable stars, as well as a few contemporary special guests, drawn by Justin “Squigs” Robertson.
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After the preview shows began on November 11, the Lincoln Center Theater world premiere Fly over the sunset officially opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on December 13. The production is expected to conclude its limited engagement on January 16.
Fly over the sunset is inspired by the use of LSD in the late 1950s by author Aldous Huxley, playwright and Congressman Clare Boothe Luce and movie star Cary Grant. During their travels, they face the unknowns of their life and of the world. The show features a book by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Michael Korie.
Fly over the sunset stars nominees Tony Harry Hadden-Paton as Aldous Huxley, Carmen Cusack as Clare Boothe Luce and Tony Yazbeck as Cary Grant alongside Kanisha Marie Feliciano as Ann / Judith , Nehal Joshi as Dr Harris / Cary’s Father, Emily Pynenburg as Rosalia / Sophia, Michele Ragusa as Austin / Handmaiden, Robert Sella as Gerald Heard, Laura Shoop as Maria Huxley and Atticus Ware as Archie Leach. Aria Braswell, Danny Gardner, Kate Marilley, Patrick Scott McDermott, Tony Roach and Michael Winther round out the business.
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Directed by Lapine with choreography by Michelle Dorrance, the production includes stage design by winner Tony Beowulf Boritt, costume design by three-time Tony nominee Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by double winner Tony Bradley King, sound design by five-time Tony nominee Dan Moses Schrier, screening design by 59 Productions, orchestrations by two-time winner Tony Michael Starobin, musical direction by Kimberly Grigsby and staging by Rick Steiger. The cast is by The Telsey Office. The LCT production is presented in association with Jack Shear.