Act III: Musical Theater Jun 2018

Carmen Jones

June 9 – August 19, 2018


New York Times Critics Pick

“Glorious. Breathlessly seductive. John Doyle’s transformative revival is sublime. Electrically choreographed by Bill T. Jones. Freshly orchestrated by Joseph Joubert. Clifton Duncan has a tenor that reminds you sex starts in the vocal chords. Booming David Aron Damane. Notably heartfelt Lindsay Roberts. Marvelous Soara-Joye Ross. The entire cast is first rate.”
– Ben Brantley, New York Times

“Smoking Hot! Anika Noni Rose makes a dazzling return to the NY Stage.”
– David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

“Incredible vocals all around is reason enough to simply lose yourself”
– Barbara Schuler, Newsday

Run – don’t walk – to see this once-in-a-lifetime production
– Audrey J. Bernard, NY Beacon

FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES:
Anika Noni Rose Was Waiting for This Moment

As the Second World War rages, parachute maker Carmen Jones wages her own quarrel involving an airman and a boxer. Using the score from Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen, this adaptation by Oscar Hammerstein II resets the story with an all African-American cast, and is the first major New York revival since its debut on Broadway 75 years ago.

Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose (Caroline, or Change; A Raisin in the Sun; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) will play the title role in this production directed by CSC Artistic Director John Doyle (The Color Purple) and choreographed by Bill T. Jones (Fela!)

Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy’s adaptation of Prosper Mérimée’s Carmen
Music by Georges Bizet
Choreographed by Bill T. Jones
Directed by John Doyle

Scenic Designer Scott Pask
Costume Designer Ann Hould-Ward
Lighting Designer Adam Honoré
Sound Designer Dan Moses Schreier
Wig & Hair Designer Mia Neal
Music Supervisor/Orchestrator Joseph Joubert
Casting Telsey + Company

This performance is running 95 mins with no intermission.
Please note: All performances start on time and there is no late seating. This production is recommended for ages 12+

As we continue our Go-Green initiative this season, we will now provide digital copies of our PROGRAMS:

CARMEN JONES is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals.

Carmen Jones