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Al Carmines

 
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Stage Credits

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1973
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1967
Piano
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
1979 Edition, 1979
Performer

Writing

Composer
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist
Composer
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist
Libretto/Music
Composer
Composer
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1973
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1967
Piano

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
1979 Edition, 1979
Performer

Writing
Composer
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist
Composer
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist
Libretto/Music
Composer
Composer
Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist

Al Carmines Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1974 - Outstanding Score of a Musical Gold Star
Al Carmines, The Faggot
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1969 - Outstanding Music Gold Star
Al Carmines, Peace
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1968 - Best Composer Gold Star
Al Carmines, In Circles
 
Obie Awards - 1968 - Best Musical Gold Star
Al Carmines, In Circles
 
Obie Awards - 1964 - Best Music Gold Star
Al Carmines, Home Movies
 
Obie Awards - 1964 - Best Music Gold Star
Al CarminesWhat Happened

Al Carmines News

THE SERPENT Announced At The Odyssey Theatre Photo THE SERPENT Announced At The Odyssey Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2021

The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble re-opens its re-envisioning of the Odyssey's 1969 West Coast premiere of The Serpent, the Obie award-winning play by Jean-Claude van Itallie. The production initially opened in March, 2020 as part of the Odyssey's 50th Anniversary ‚ÄúCirca '69‚ÄĚ Season, but was shuttered five days later by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

University Of The Arts Presents PROMENADE! Photo University Of The Arts Presents PROMENADE!
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 4, 2021

The University of the Arts will present Promenade, book and lyrics by María Irene Fornés, music by Rev. Al Carmines, directed by Amy Dugas Brown, as part of the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts Spring 2021 remote season. The project will be available for viewing February 5 through February 14, 2021.

Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre Goes Virtual With Online Content Photo Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre Goes Virtual With Online Content
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2020

What happens when a pandemic strikes and one of the region's most adventurous and exciting small theater companies is forced to close its doors to the public? It rummages through its archives and goes a?oevirtuala??!

VIDEO: The Cast of PROMENADE Sings 'Four' at City Center Photo VIDEO: The Cast of PROMENADE Sings 'Four' at City Center
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2020

In the latest installment, the great Megan Hilty performs 'Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend' in the 2012 production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Mabou Mines Has Added a Free Film Screening and PROMENADE Concert Performance Photo Mabou Mines Has Added a Free Film Screening and PROMENADE Concert Performance
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 13, 2020

Mabou Mines, the esteemed experimental theater company, and Weathervane Productions, in association with Philip Glass' Days and Nights Festival, add free documentary film screening and Promenade concert performance, and announce complete casting for a unique upcoming celebration of legendary playwright and director María Irene Fornés. The February 21-March 7 engagement centers on the New York premiere of Philip Glass' transformation of her five-page play Drowning into an opera and a version of Fornés' acclaimed Mud. JoAnne Akalaitis directs these two intimate productions-both with new music composed by Glass-at Mabou Mines (150 First Avenue).

Ron Sossi Re-Visits Obie Award-Winning THE SERPENT 50 Years Later Photo Ron Sossi Re-Visits Obie Award-Winning THE SERPENT 50 Years Later
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 31, 2020

Go ahead a?" take the apple. Founding artistic director Ron Sossi directs a revival of The Serpent by Jean-Claude van Itallie a?" winner of the 1969 Obie award and arguably the most successful ensemble work ever created a?" as part of the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble's 50th Anniversary a?oeCirca '69a?? Season. Sossi previously directed the West Coast premiere exactly 50 years ago, in the spring of 1970, as the second production ever at the then brand-new Odyssey Theatre. The Serpent opens on March 7 at the Odyssey's current home in West L.A., where performances will continue through May 3.

Photo Flash: Odyssey Theatre Presents Sam Shepard's THE UNSEEN HAND Photo Photo Flash: Odyssey Theatre Presents Sam Shepard's THE UNSEEN HAND
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 20, 2020

What happens when 1880 Western bandits are brought back to life in Azusa, CA by a space alien?¬†Sam¬†Shepard's¬†The Unseen Hand¬†joins¬†Odyssey Theatre Ensemble's¬†50th Anniversary¬†‚ÄúCirca '69‚Ä̬†Season¬†of significant and adventurous plays that premiered around the time of the company's inception, coupled with Shepard's gritty and audacious¬†Killer's Head.¬†Longtime Shepard collaborator¬†Darrell Larson¬†directs both plays for a¬†Jan. 25¬†opening at the¬†Odyssey Theatre¬†in West L.A., where performances will continue through March 8.

Sam Shepard Double Bill Joins Odyssey's 50th Anniversary Season Photo Sam Shepard Double Bill Joins Odyssey's 50th Anniversary Season
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 10, 2019

What happens when 1880 Western bandits are brought back to life in Azusa, CA by a space alien? Sam Shepard's The Unseen Hand joins Odyssey Theatre Ensemble's 50th Anniversary a?oeCirca '69a?? Season of significant and adventurous plays that premiered around the time of the company's inception, coupled with Shepard's gritty and audacious Killer's Head. Longtime Shepard collaborator Darrell Larson directs both plays for a Jan. 18 opening at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A., where performances will continue through March 8.

50th Anniversary Concert Production of Al Carmines' CHRISTMAS RAPPINGS is Coming to J Photo 50th Anniversary Concert Production of Al Carmines' CHRISTMAS RAPPINGS is Coming to Judson Memorial Church
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 19, 2019

Christmas Rappings is back in a very special 50th Anniversary concert production of this beloved Greenwich Village tradition-a Christmas oratorio unlike any other. When Al Carmines introduced audiences to Rappings on December 14, 1969, they had come to expect the surprising range and inventiveness of this multiple Obie-award winner, but perhaps not an evening that faithfully tells the Christmas story through such a high-spirited, often funny, collision of musical genres, from country to classical to blues to gospel, and even with a rousing tango.

Review: IN CIRCLES Brings the Free-Spirited 1968 Off-Broadway Scene to the Odyssey Th Photo Review: IN CIRCLES Brings the Free-Spirited 1968 Off-Broadway Scene to the Odyssey Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Sep 28, 2019

IN CIRCLES is a feast for the eyes, even if Gertrude Stein's texts as lyrics seem nonsensical at times. Just go with the flow and let the atmosphere of the avant-garde 1968 theatre scene set your mind free! If only Stein's lover Alice B. Toklas was there to hand out her special recipe brownies to enhance the 80-minute experience!

Al Carmines Videos

BWW TV: Check Out Highlights from the Latest Encores! Endeavor PROMENADE VideoBWW TV: Check Out Highlights from the Latest Encores! Endeavor PROMENADE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 10, 2019

Next up in the Encores! Off-Center season is Promenade (July 10 & 11) as part of New York City Center's 75th Anniversary Season.

BWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Encores! PROMENADE, with Bryonha Marie Parham, Bonnie M VideoBWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Encores! PROMENADE, with Bryonha Marie Parham, Bonnie Milligan & More!
by TV - Press Previews - Jul 3, 2019

Next up in the Encores! Off-Center season is Promenade (July 10 & 11) as part of New York City Center's 75th Anniversary Season. The cast is in rehearsals and gave us a special sneak peek! Go behind the scenes with the whole company below!

BWW TV: What Is Encores! PROMENADE All About? We Put the Cast to the Test! VideoBWW TV: What Is Encores! PROMENADE All About? We Put the Cast to the Test!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 5, 2019

While the cast was in rehearsals, they stopped to play a little game that we like to call Synopsis Showdown! Watch as they find the words to tell us more about the almost forgotten musical!


Al Carmines Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Al Carmines written?
Al Carmines has written 11 shows including In Circles (Composer), Peace (Composer), Promenade (Composer), Christmas Rappings (Composer), W.C. (Composer/Lyricist), Wanted (Composer/Lyricist), Joan (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), The Faggot (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), The Journey of Snow White (Libretto/Music), Someone's in the Kitchen with Dinah (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), The Evangelist (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist).

What awards has Al Carmines been nominated for?
Outstanding Score of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Faggot , Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Peace , Best Composer (Drama Desk Awards) for In Circles , Best Musical (Obie Awards) for In Circles Best Music (Obie Awards) for Home Movies and Best Music (Obie Awards) for What Happened .

What awards has Al Carmines won?
Outstanding Score of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Faggot, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Peace, Best Composer (Drama Desk Awards) for In Circles, Best Musical (Obie Awards) for In Circles Best Music (Obie Awards) for Home Moviesand Best Music (Obie Awards) for What Happened.