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Review: Camelot Has a Lot to Like
April 13, 2023, 10:07.40 pm ET


Photo: Joan Marcus

Brian Scott Lipton

“Camelot. Camelot. I know it sounds a bit bizarre.” In reality, the most bizarre thing about the original 1960 production of this now-legendary musical re-telling of the reign of King Arthur wasn’t its fanciful descriptions of England’s weather, but the fact that Alan Jay Lerner and Frederic Loewe wrote one of the most glorious scores ever to grace Broadway, while at the same time Lerner crafted one of the medium’s most tedious, overlong books. Continue reading...