Lincoln Center Theater's Broadway revival of Lerner and Loewe's Camelot plays its final performance July 23 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. It began previews March 9 and officially opened April 13. As of its final performance, the production will have run for 38 previews and 115 regular performances.
The new take on the Golden Age musical features a new book by To Kill a Mockingbird playwright Aaron Sorkin, based on Lerner's original, which notably took away the story's magical elements and gave it more modern edge. Merlyn became just a trusted friend, and Morgan Le Fey a woman of science. The classic King Arthur tale is based on the novel The Once and Future King by T.H. White, set to the classic score with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe.
The legend's love triangle remains central to the story, in the revival played by Andrew Burnap as Arthur, Phillipa Soo as Guenevere, Jordan Donica as Lancelot Du Lac. The cast also includes Dakin Matthews as Merlyn and Pellinore, Taylor Trensch as Mordred, Marilee Talkington as Morgan Le Fey, Camden McKinnon as Tom of Warwick, Anthony Michael Lopez as Sir Dinadan, Fergie Philippe as Sir Sagramore, and Danny Wolohan as Sir Lionel.
Rounding out the company in the ensemble are Delphi Borich, Matías De La Flor, Ṣọla 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.
The production features a 30-piece orchestra, conducted by music director Kimberly Grigsby, performing the original orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett and Philip J. Lang and the original dance and choral arrangements by Trude Rittman. A cast recording is currently available for streaming and digital purchase, as well as on physical CD.
The creative team includes choreographer Byron Easley, set designer Michael Yeargan, costume designer Jennifer Moeller, hair and wig designer Cookie Jordan, 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.
The production was nominated for five 2023 Tony Awards.