The Artistic Director of the Classical Stage Company, John Doyle, is known for directing second looks at musicals in a stripped-down style that allows for a fresh look at a classic. His Sweeney Todd, Company, and The Color Purple have won numerous awards including Tonys for all 3. So, no surprise he’s tackling a revival of the 1943 musical Carmen Jones, which is itself Oscar Hammerstein II’s... Read more
Classic Stage Company Artistic Director John Doyle directs a new production of Carmen Jones, starring Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose in the title role, as CSC concludes its 2017-2018 Off-Broadway season.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)
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Set in the South as World War II rages overseas, Carmen Jones tells the story of a tempestuous parachute factory worker who ignites her own battle in a tragic love triangle with an airman and a prizefighter. Adapted from Bizet’s legendary opera Carmen, Oscar Hammerstein II shifted the story from Spain to World War II America, featuring an all African-American cast.