On January 24 members of the cast and crew of Lincoln Center Theater’s upcoming production of Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot gathered for the musical's first rehearsal. Previews are scheduled to begin March 9 prior to an official opening April 13 at Broadway's Vivian Beaumont Theater.
As previously announced, the cast will be led by Andrew Burnap as Arthur, Phillipa Soo as Guenevere, and Jordan Donica as Lancelot Du Lac, joined by Dakin Matthews as Merlyn/Pellinore, Taylor Trensch as Mordred, Marilee Talkington as Morgan Le Fey, Anthony Michael Lopez as Sir Dinadan, Fergie Philippe as Sir Sagramore, and Danny Wolohan as Sir Lionel.
The ensemble will include Delphi Borich, Matías De La Flor, Sola 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.
Check out photos from the first rehearsal below:
Bartlett Sher directs the musical, featuring a new book by To Kill a Mockingbird playwright Aaron Sorkin, based on Lerner's original. Based on the novel The Once and Future King by T.H. White, Camelot has a score with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe.
Camelot is a story about the quest for democracy, the striving for justice, and the tragic struggles between passion and aspiration, between lovers and kingdoms. The classic score includes “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “The Lusty Month of May,” and the title song.
Sher will lead a creative team that also includes choreographer Byron Easley, set designer Michael Yeargan, costume designer Jennifer Moeller, 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. B.H. Barry will serve as fight director, and Kate Wilson is the voice and dialect coach.
Music director Kimberly Grigsby will conduct a 30-piece orchestra performing Camelot's original orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett and Philip J. Lang and original dance and choral arrangements by Trude Rittman. Charles Means is the production stage manager.