Lincoln Center Theater's Broadway revival of Lerner and Loewe's Camelot has set an early closing date for July 23 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. The production had originally been announced to run through June 25. It extended shortly after its April 13 opening night to run through September 3. This closing notice shortens that extension.
As of its final performance, the production will have run for 38 previews and 115 regular performances. Production representatives say a U.S. national tour and West End bow are planned for the Bartlett Sher-directed revival.
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. 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 revival picked up five 2023 Tony nominations, but failed to take any category when winners were announced earlier this month.
The cast is led by Andrew Burnap as Arthur, Phillipa Soo as Guenevere, Jordan Donica as Lancelot Du Lac, 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, and will get a physical CD release June 30.
Sher leads a creative team that also 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.
Camelot originally premiered on Broadway in 1960 starring Julie Andrews, Richard Burton, and Robert Goulet in the famous love triangle at the center of the story. The Lincoln Center Theater production is the fifth revival of the work.