THE SCREENING ROOM: Celebrating Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's Camelot (Video)
03 Dec 2012
The Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical Camelot opened at Broadway's Majestic Theatre Dec. 3, 1960. In celebration of the piece, Playbill.com looks back at performances and numbers from the musical.
Camelot starred Julie Andrews and Robert Goulet in his Broadway debut. The production ran for 873 performances and took home four 1961 Tony Awards, including Best Actor for Richard Burton.
Robert Goulet singing "If Ever I Would Leave You":
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.