Kings Knights, Maidens and More! A Review of All Things CAMELOT

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, on Monday, March 4 at 6:30pm the medieval court of King Arthur and The Knights of the Round Table will come to life on the stage of the Vivian Beaumont Theater with Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT, directed by Bartlett Sher, for a one-night-only concert event to benefit Lincoln Center Theater.

Need a review of the classic musical before the big night? We're here to help!

Lin-Manuel Miranda will lead the production as King Arthur, a role originated on Broadway in 1960 by Richard Burton (and reprised by him in 1980). Subsequent Broadway Arthurs included Richard Harris in 1981 (also starred in the 1967 film) and Robert Goulet in 1993. Below, watch as Harris takes on "I Wonder What the King is Doing Tonight" and as Goulet perform's "Camelot (Reprise)".

Miranda will be joined by Solea Pfeiffer as Guenevere, a role created by Julie Andrews and performed by Vanessa Redgrave in the 1967 film. Christine Ebersole took on the role in the 1980 revival, Meg Bussert in 1981, and Patricia Kies in 1993. Below, Sierra Boggess sings "The Lusty Month of May" in a 2012 concert, and Julie Andrews is joined by Burton for "What Do the Simple Folk Do?"

Jordan Donica will complete the love triangle as Sir Lancelot, a role created by Goulet in the 1960 production. Richard Muenz and Steve Blanchard would go on to play the Frenchman in subsequent Broadway productions. Watch as Nathan Gunn sings "C'est Moi" in a 2008 New York Philharmonic concert version and James Barbour performs the Act II classic, "If Ever I Would Leave You."

2018 Tony nominee Ethan Slater is set to play the conniving Mordred, sung below by original Broadway cast member Roddy McDowall.

Three knights will fight for Guenevere's admiration, played by Jenn Colella, Jason Danieley, and Bonnie Milligan. Check out a clip of their song, "Then You May Take Me to the Fair" from the movie.

Rounding out the cast are Ruthie Ann Miles, who will play the beautiful water nymph, Nimue, Dakin Matthews will take on the magical Merlyn, and Julie White will play Morgan Le Fey. Listen to Nimue's "Follow Me" below!

CAMELOT, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's 1960 follow up to My Fair Lady, is a story full of romance and intrigue. This glorious and timely tale features the iconic characters King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, and Sir Lancelot as well as a beloved score which includes "If Ever I Would Leave You," "What Do The Simple Folk Do?," and the title song "Camelot." Ted Sperling will conduct a 30-piece orchestra performing the original orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett and Philip J. Lang and choral arrangements by Trude Rittman. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

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