June 9-July 29, 2018
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
Music Supervisor/Orchestrator Joseph Joubert
Sound Designer Dan Moses Schreier
Casting Telsey + Company
CARMEN JONES is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals.