Lift your spirits with this stirring new musical that takes flying, creativity, and American invention to new heights. Take Flight melds fact and fiction to tell the interweaving stories of three pioneers of aeronautics: the Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart. As their dreams become reality, these aviators discover the real costs of their sky-high ambitions. With style and panache, this lush musical delves to the core of the American experience.
The celebrated team of David Shire and Richard Maltby, Jr., has created the musicals Closer Than Ever, Starting Here, Starting Now, Baby, and Big (with John Weidman). Librettist Weidman is also known for his work on Contact and his collaboration with Stephen Sondheim on Assassins and Pacific Overtures. Between them, the three collaborators have received Tony, Grammy, Emmy, and Academy Awards and several Tony nominations. Sam Buntrock’s acclaimed revival of Sunday in the Park with George was the smash hit of the 2008 Broadway season, earning Tony nominations for Best Musical Revival and Best Director.