Aaron Sorkin to adapt 'Camelot' for 2022 Broadway revival
Lincoln Center Theater will present the new production.
Follow me — to Lincoln Center Theater for a revival of Camelot! Lincoln Center Theater will present Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved 1960 musical, "reimagined for the 21st century." Academy Award-winning screenwriter and playwright Aaron Sorkin will write a new book based on Lerner's original.
Performances will take place at the Vivian Beaumont Theater starting November 3, with opening night set for December 8. Bartlett Sher, who directed Sorkin's acclaimed To Kill a Mockingbird Broadway adaptation, will helm Camelot. He also directed LCT's previous Lerner and Loewe revival, that of My Fair Lady in 2018.
The cast and creative team for LCT's Camelot have yet to be announced.
Camelot had its Broadway premiere in 1960 with Julie Andrews as Guenevere, Richard Burton as King Arthur, and Robert Goulet as Lancelot; the production won four Tony Awards and ran for just over two years. Its most recent Broadway revival (of four total, prior to the 2022 production) took place in 2011. Camelot is based on T.H. White's novel The Once and Future King and centers on the main characters' struggles to balance their hearts' desires and their duties to their kingdom.
The show features well-known Lerner and Loewe tunes such as "If Ever I Would Leave You" and "What Do the Simple Folk Do?"
Check back for information on Camelot tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
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