Lou Diamond Phillips pulls the sword from the stone and becomes king!

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McCoy Rigby Entertainment and Liza Lerner have announced that film, television and Broadway star, LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS will star as ‘King Arthur’ in the national tour of Lerner and Loewe’s CAMELOT, coming to Louisville’s Kentucky Center October 16-21, 2007 for 8 performances.  Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Kentucky Center box office (502-584-7777), at any Ticketmaster outlet (502-361-3100) or online at www.kentuckycenter.org or www.ticketmaster.com. 

 

This is a much anticipated return to the stage for Phillips after his award winning star turn in The King and I (1996) on Broadway.  He received multiple awards and nominations including a Tony Award nomination, the New York Outer Critics Circle Award and a Theatre World Award for his performance as the King of Siam. 

 

Lou Diamond Phillips burst on the film scene in 1987’s La Bamba as rocker Ritchie Valens.  Receiving critical acclaim and a legion of fans, Phillips followed this with another break-out performance in Stand and Deliver (1988) and received the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his performance.    In 1988 and 1990, he co-starred with Emilio Estevez and Kiefer Sutherland in Young Guns and Young Guns II.  In Courage Under Fire Lou received a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Supporting Actor and a Lone Star Film and Television Award.

 

The enchanted kingdom of CAMELOT, is a place where honor and chivalry reign.  But can this idyllic land survive when Queen Guenevere falls in love with Sir Lancelot?  The splendid, memorable score includes the romantic and haunting “If Ever I Would Leave You,” the captivating “How to Handle a Woman” and the majestic “Camelot.” Re-discover the grandeur of one of history’s greatest love stories.  Lerner and Loewe’s CAMELOT will play Louisville’s Kentucky Center from October 16-21 for 8 performances.  The performance schedule will be Tuesday through Thursday Evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday Evenings at 8 p.m., Saturday Matinee at 2 p.m., Sunday Matinee at 1 p.m., and Sunday Evening at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are on sale now, priced from $22.25 - $58.25 and are available at the Kentucky Center box office (502-584-7777, 800-775-7777), participating Ticketmaster outlets (502-361-3100) or online at kentuckycenter.org or ticketmaster.com.  For groups of 20 or more, contact the group sales department at 502-569-3060 or 866-799-4008.  Lerner and Loewe’s CAMELOT is a PNC Broadway Across America—Louisville presentation.