Lincoln Center Theater will bring a new adaptation of Lerner and Loewe's Camelot to Broadway this fall, with performances beginning November 3 ahead of a December 8 opening night at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. The revival will feature a new book by To Kill a Mockingbird playwright Aaron Sorkin, based on Alan Jay Lerner's original. Tony winner Bartlett Sher (The King and I, South Pacific) will direct.
Casting and further creative team will be announced in the coming weeks.
Based on T.H. White's The Once and Future King about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, 1960's Camelot was Lerner and Frederick Loewe's follow-up to their 1956 smash hit My Fair Lady, with that musical's original star Julie Andrews taking on the role of Queen Guenevere alongside Richard Burton as King Arthur and Robert Goulet as Lancelot.
Though the work has long been a Broadway favorite, it has been revised heavily even before Sorkin's re-write. The original production took the rare move of making a number of major changes after opening night, which went so far as to see crowd-favorite songs "Take Me to the Fair" and "Fie on Goodness" removed even after they were included on the best selling original cast album. The score also includes such standards as "If Ever I Would Leave You," "What Do the Simple Folk Do?," and the title song.
Camelot will be the latest in a line of golden age musical revivals for both Lincoln Center Theater and Sher, following productions of My Fair Lady, The King and I, and South Pacific.