ABOUT CARMEN: An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical
The most talked-about show of the season is sure to be this world premiere, directed and co-written by Tony® Award-nominee Moisés Kaufman (33 Variations, Gross Indecency, The Laramie Project Cycle), with heralded Cuban-American playwright Eduardo Machado, and music adapted from Bizet’s opera by two-time Grammy Award-winner Arturo O’Farrill, this Carmen brings the action of one of the most sensual stories of all time to Cuba on the verge of revolution in 1958.
The star-studded creative team, along with Kaufman at the helm as director and Broadway’s Sergio Trujillo as choreographer (Jersey Boys, Memphis, On Your Feet), turns Bizet’s passion-fueled opera into a sexy, swinging Afro-Cuban Jazz musical. Kaufman’s Carmen is a gun-runner for the rebels, who falls fiercely in love with José, a Batista loyalist. When Cuba’s boxing legend Camilo returns to Havana, Carmen and José’s love falls tragically apart.
100 minutes with no intermission.
OFFICIAL OLNEY THEATRE CENTER LOGOS
- CARMEN: AN AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ MUSICAL, A World Premiere Co-Production with Tectonic Theater Project, Begins Performances Tonight
- FACT SHEET: Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical Fact Sheet
- DRAMATURGY BLOG: Olney Theatre Center Dramaturgy Blog
- PROGRAM: Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical Program