Lerner and Loewe's classic 1960 musical Camelot is headed back to Broadway via Lincoln Center Theater and Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher, complete with a newly revised book penned by Aaron Sorkin. Previews will begin March 9 prior to an official opening April 13 at LCT's Vivian Beaumont Theater.
Andrew Burnap, Phillipa Soo, and Jordan Donica, set to star as King Arthur, Guenevere, and Lancelot (respectively), joined Sher and donned costumes for the first time for a photo shoot, talking about the beloved musical's legacy between takes. Watch the video, directed by Darren Cox, below.
Burnap, Soo, and Donica will be joined in the cast by Dakin Matthews as Merlyn/Pellinore, Taylor Trensch as Mordred, Marilee Talkington as Morgan Le Fey, Anthony Michael Lopez as Sir Dinadan, Fergie Philippe as Sir Sagramore, and Danny Wolohan as Sir Lionel. The ensemble will include Delphi Borich, Matías De La Flor, Sola Fadiran, Rachel Fairbanks, Nkrumah Gatling, Christian Mark Gibbs, Holly Gould, Monte Greene, Edwin Joseph, Tesia Kwarteng, James Romney, Ann Sanders, Britney Nicole Simpson, Philip Stoddard, Valerie Torres-Rosario, Frank Viveros, and Paul Whitty.
Based on the novel The Once and Future King by T.H. White, Camelot is a story about the quest for democracy, the striving for justice, and the tragic struggles between passion and aspiration, between lovers and kingdoms. The classic score, with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, includes “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “The Lusty Month of May,” and the title song.
Sher will lead a creative team that also includes choreographer Byron Easley, set designer Michael Yeargan, costume designer Jennifer Moeller, lighting designer Lap Chi Chu, and sound designers Marc Salzberg and Beth Lake, with projections by 59 Productions. Casting is by The Telsey Office's Adam Caldwell. B.H. Barry will serve as fight director, and Kate Wilson is the voice and dialect coach.
Music director Kimberly Grigsby will conduct a 30-piece orchestra performing Camelot's original orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett and Philip J. Lang and original dance and choral arrangements by Trude Rittman. Charles Means is the production stage manager.
See the full exclusive image of the artists behind Camelot below.