Camelot Broadway - original poster

New Broadway production of Camelot from Aaron Sorkin & Bartlett Sher

A brand new production of classic Lerner & Loewe musical Camelot is coming to Broadway next season.

The Lincoln Center Theater is bringing the much loved musical to New York audiences, reimagined for the 21st century.

The production will boast a book by Oscar and and Emmy Award winner Aaron Sorkin, based on the original book by Alan Jay Lerner, and directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher.

Sorkin and Sher are reuniting following their acclaimed Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird, which has recently transferred to London and is currently playing at the Gielgud Theatre starring Rafe Spall.

Barlett Sher is also transferring his Tony Award winning Broadway production of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady, which opens at the London Coliseum on 7 May 2022 starring Amara Okereke, Harry Haddon-Paton, Dame Vanessa Redgrave and Sharif Afifi.

Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot will begin previews on 3 November 2022 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

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More about Camelot

Based on “The Once and Future King” by T.H. White, CAMELOT is Lerner and Loewe’s 1960 follow up to My Fair Lady. The story is about the quest for democracy, striving for justice, and the tragic struggle between passion and aspiration, between lovers and kingdoms. This epic and timely tale features the iconic characters King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, and Sir Lancelot as well as the beloved original score with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe which includes “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “What Do the Simple Folk Do?” and the title song “Camelot.”

ALAN JAY LERNER (Original Book/Lyrics) wrote some of America’s best loved and enduring stage and movie musicals with Frederick Loewe over a period of more than 25 years: Life of the Party, What’s Up, The Day Before Spring, Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, My Fair Lady, Camelot, and Gigi. He also wrote Love Life with Kurt Weill, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever and Carmelina with Burton Lane, Coco with Andre Previn, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with Leonard Bernstein, and Dance a Little Closer with Charles Strouse. He wrote the libretto and/or lyrics for the following films: An American in Paris, Gigi, The Little Prince, Royal Wedding, and film versions of his plays. He wrote two books: The Street Where I Live and The Musical Theatre: A Celebration. Mr. Lerner died in 1986.

FREDERICK LOEWE (Music) wrote the scores for some of America’s most memorable musicals, including My Fair Lady, Camelot, Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, and Gigi. Among his most famous songs with lyricist-partner Alan Jay Lerner are “Almost Like Being in Love,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” and “Thank Heaven for Little Girls.” A musical prodigy, Loewe was born in Berlin in 1901 and, at 13, was the youngest piano soloist to play with the Berlin Philharmonic. Struggling to find work on Broadway after arriving in the U.S. in 1924, Loewe worked at odd jobs and wrote with several other lyricists until approaching Lerner at New York’s Lambs Club in 1942 about collaborating on a show – thus beginning one of Broadway’s most extraordinary partnerships. Loewe died in Palm Springs in 1988.

More about Aaron Sorkin and Bartlett Sher

AARON SORKIN (Book) the Academy-Award and Emmy winning screenwriter, director, and renowned playwright, made his Broadway debut with A Few Good Men. His subsequent film adaptation was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay and Best Picture. Sorkin won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Social Network and received an Academy Award nomination for his screenplay Moneyball. Additional screenplays include Steve Jobs, The American President, and Charlie Wilson’s War. In 2017, Sorkin made his directorial debut with Molly’s Game, which he also wrote, earning him an Academy Award nomination for best adapted screenplay. Sorkin wrote and directed The Trial of the Chicago 7, which was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay. Acclaimed across mediums, Sorkin created and produced “The West Wing,” which won 26 Primetime Emmy Awards, “The Newsroom,” “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” and “Sports Night” and the stage adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” now the highest grossing American play in Broadway history. Most recently, he wrote and directed Being the Ricardos, now available worldwide on Amazon Prime Video.

BARTLETT SHER (Director). LCT: South Pacific (Tony Award); Intimate Apparel, My Fair Lady, Oslo, The King and I, Golden Boy, Blood and Gifts, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Awake and Sing!, The Light in the Piazza. Broadway: To Kill a Mockingbird, Fiddler on the Roof, The Bridges of Madison County. Off-Broadway: Cymbeline (Callaway Award); Waste (Obie Award); Don Juan, Pericles (TFANA, BAM). Previously Artistic Director of Seattle’s Intiman Theatre (2000-2009), Company Director for the Guthrie Theater and Associate Artistic Director at Hartford Stage. Opera: Rigoletto (Berlin, Metropolitan Opera); Roméo et Juliette (Metropolitan Opera, Salzburg, Milan, Chicago); Faust (Baden Baden); Two Boys (ENO, Metropolitan Opera); Il barbiere di Siviglia (Baden Baden, Metropolitan Opera), Otello, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Le Comte Ory, L’Elisir d’Amore (Metropolitan Opera); Mourning Becomes Electra (Seattle Opera, City Opera). Film: Oslo (Critics Choice Award, Emmy nomination).

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