Lou Diamond Phillips Grabs Sword in Stone in Camelot, With Bogart and De Benedet

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A new principal love triangle takes over the national tour of Camelot Sept. 11 with the engagement at Royce Hall in Los Angeles.
Lou Diamond Phillips in Camelot.
Lou Diamond Phillips in Camelot. Photo by Craig Schwartz

Lou Diamond Phillips, Rachel de Benedet and Matt Bogart star in this second leg of the new North American tour. Earlier this year, Michael York, Rachel York and James Barbour created the respective roles of King Arthur, Guenevere and Lancelot for the Glenn Casale-directed revised revival of the Lerner and Loewe classic. The new players will tour into 2008.

Phillips is widely known for the film "La Bamba," but was also Tony Award-nominated for The King and I.

Bogart appeared in Broadway's Miss Saigon, Aida, The Civil War and Smokey Joe's Café. He played Lancelot in an Arena Stage revival of Camelot, among many other roles in regional theatres.

De Benedet starred in Chris Durang's Adrift in Macao in Manhattan, and appeared in Broadway's recent Nine and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

For Camelot, Shannon Stoeke is Mordred, Time Winters is Pellinore, Eric Anderson is Merlyn, Tavis Danz is Young Arthur/Tom of Warwick, with Lawrence Cummings (ensemble), Chris Warren Gilbert (Sir Dinadan), Robert J. Townsend (Sir Sagramore), Christian Whelan (Sir Lionel), Angelina Kalani Holliman (ensemble), Jean Michelle Sayeg (Lady Sybil), Sandy Hawker (ensemble), Juli Robbins (Lady Anne), Megan Swanson (ensemble), Lisaun Whittingham (ensemble), Joanna Louise (ensemble), Melina Kalomas (Nimue), Grant Rosen (ensemble), John B. Williford (ensemble), Vincent Zamora (Clarius), Venny Caranza (ensemble), Jill Townsend (swing) and Joseph Sark (swing). The 1960 musical inspired by T.H. White's "The Once and Future King" has the following creative team: Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics), Frederick Loewe (music), Dan Mojica (choreographer) Craig Barna (musical supervision/orchestrations), Michael A.M. Lerner (additional materials by/script revision), John Iacovelli (scenic designer), Marcy Froehlich (costume designer), Tom Ruzika (lighting designer), Julie Ferrin (sound designer), Aaron King (prop designer), Julia Flores (casting director), Sean Boyd (fight director) and Mitchell Hale (wig designer and supervisor).

Tour dates have been announced through May 4, 2008, (Jacksonville, FL), and include stops in San Diego; Portland, OR; Louisville; Des Moines, IA; East Lansing, MI; Buffalo, NY; Cincinnati; Tempe, AZ; San Antonio, TX; Grand Rapids, MI; Columbus; St. Petersburg; Providence, RI; Nashville, TN; Naples, FL; Baltimore; New Haven; and West Palm Beach.

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