The New York Post reported (Aug. 24) that Campbell Scott is starring as Robert F. Kennedy in a workshop staging of Camelot Lost, a look at Marilyn Monroe's alleged sexual dalliances in the White House.
The Post quoted author Eugene Black Jr., as saying "The play is based pretty much on historical fact. Bobby Kennedy had had one quick fling with Marilyn earlier, and then ends up with her again as he's trying to cool things off between her and the president."
No producers were named in the Post story, which said Camelot Lost is targeting Broadway for "late this year or early next." Black reportedly told the Post the play is likely to have some steamy scenes: "There is a lot of kissing and fondling between Bobby and Marilyn... Bobby was a pretty moral guy who just ended up being weak when it came to Marilyn."
But Scott's agent, Clifford Stevens (of Paradigm), told Playbill On-Line (Aug. 24), he'd heard nothing about the play and that his client wasn't currently involved in any theatre projects.
-- By David Lefkowitz