“Camelot” will return to Broadway this fall, with a new book by Aaron Sorkin.
Lincoln Center Theater is producing the Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical, which is scheduled to play the Vivian Beaumont Theater starting Nov. 3. Bartlett Sher, who recently worked with Sorkin on “To Kill a Mockingbird,” is directing.
Casting and the creative team will be announced at a later date. Opening night is scheduled for Dec. 8.
For the Lincoln Center production, Sorkin is adapting the original book written by Alan Jay Lerner into “a new version of the classic tale, reimagined for the 21st century,” according to the press release. Further details on the scope of the adaptation were not provided.
This is the second Lerner and Loewe revival at Lincoln Center in recent years, following “My Fair Lady,” in 2018.
“Camelot” originally opened on Broadway in 1960, with Julie Andrews starring as Guenevere, Richard Burton as King Arthur and Robert Goulet as Lancelot. It was the last collaboration between Lerner and Loewe and became cemented in American culture due to former President John F. Kennedy’s alleged fondness for the musical.
The musical has since seen three Broadway revivals, as well as a one-night benefit concert in 2011 and a 2019 concert directed by Sher and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Sorkin returns to theater after adapting Harper Lee’s novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” for the 2018 Broadway production. Sorkin, who wrote the screenplays for “Being the Ricardos,” “The Social Network” and more, made his Broadway debut with “A Few Good Men.”