CAMELOT Starring Alexandra Silber Sets Shakespeare Theatre Company Box Office Record

CAMELOT Starring Alexandra Silber Sets Shakespeare Theatre Company Box Office Record

Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) today announced its current production of Lerner and Loewe's classic Tony Award-winning musical Camelot has set a box office record by becoming the top-selling show in STC's 33 year history.

Following critical acclaim and record ticket sales the musical directed by STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul surpassed his 2016 production of Kiss Me, Kate to seize the top spot and leverage sales approaching $2 million. In May, the demand for tickets generated the largest sales day of a mainstage production, defeating the previous record of King Lear starring Stacey Keach in 2009.

"As a non-profit theatre, STC appreciates the success of productions such as Camelot and Hamlet to preserve free community events like the annual Free For All, offer free tickets through our Free Will program, and continue our mission to deliver high quality theatre to the community." said STC Executive Director Chris Jennings.

Camelot depicts the powerful love triangle between King Arthur, his Queen, Guenevere, and the knight Lancelot. It also tells a strikingly familiar tale of a leader's integrity, courage and empathy-a chronicle of the struggle for civilization and goodness in a world accustomed to violence and hate, and a hymn to an era of leadership that upheld idealism and championed the potential of humankind.

Almost 60 years after it premiered on Broadway, the musical is still captivating audiences with its enchanting score, featuring If Ever I Would Leave You and I Loved You Once in Silence.

"Directing Camelot was a special experience for me" said Alan Paul. "I wanted to make a Camelot that spoke directly to 2018. I believed King Arthur's story would have a profound echo in today's world, and I'm grateful it resonated so deeply with the audience"

Camelot will have a chance to pad it's number one status with four additional performances still on sale through July 8. Tickets range in price from $59 to $125.

For tickets please visit www.shakespearetheatre.org or call the box office on 202.547.1122

Photo Credit: Scott Suchman

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