June 18, 2018
Classic Stage Company
Here’s a great mash-up, Oscar Hammerstein II and Georges Bizet link talents in Carmen Jones at the Classic Stage Company. Originally produced on Broadway in 1943 with an all-black cast, it was adapted to film in 1954 and starred Harry Belafonte and Dorothy Dandrige.
Now swing around to 2018 for a revival directed by John Doyle with choreography by Bill T. Jones of “Fela” and “Spring Awakening” fame and Anika Noni Rose leads the all-black cast.
Set during World War II in the South, a parachute factory worker is snared in a tragic love triangle with an airman and prizefighter. Under Doyle’s direction and Jones’ choreography, the show is likely to tear-up the stage.
The limited run extends through July 29.