Review: Flying Over Sunset is a Long, Strange Trip

December 13, 2021, 11:22.58 pm ET  

Review: Flying Over Sunset is a Long, Strange Trip
Photos: Joan Marcus                                                                        

By Brian Scott Lipton

In the landmark 1960s musical “Hair,” we’re told that “LBJ took the IRT down to 4th Street USA” where he saw “the youth of America on LSD.” Now, in the new Broadway musical “Flying Over Sunset,” at Lincoln Center Theatre at the Vivian Beaumont, we discover that a full decade earlier, LSD was used (legally) by America’s much older elite – not just to have a “groovy” trip but to face their true selves and perhaps banish bad memories. And while “Flying Over Sunset” shares the same sense of originality as “Hair,” the show is, sadly, somewhat more successful as a history lesson than as a fully entertaining musical. Read Full Review

Review: Flying Over Sunset is a Long, Strange Trip

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