Lincoln Center Theater has moved its production of the new musical “Flying Over Sunset” to the fall due to concerns over COVID-19.
The Broadway musical, which featured book and direction by James Lapine and music by Tom Kitt, was originally scheduled to begin previews on March 12, the day of the Broadway shutdown, and was scheduled to open on April 16. The Lincoln Center Theater’s opera “Intimate Apparel,” which was scheduled to open March 23, has also been moved to the fall.
“We are proud of these shows and the many talented artists who made them,” said André Bishop, artistic director of Lincoln Center Theater. “And we hope and pray that we will reopen them in the fall. That is our plan. May better times come to us all.”
Broadway theaters are currently operating under a 30-day shutdown, with a scheduled reopening date of April 13. No new guidance has been issued from the Broadway League, though the League previously said it was considering the guidance from the Center of Disease Control for an eight-week closure.