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Based on novel by Prosper Merimee


Based on the opera by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy

"In a Southern town during World War II, Joe, an army corporal, is stationed near a parachute factory where Carmen Jones is employed. This reputed hussy soon manages to steal Joe away from his fiancée, and the army as well, and they run off to Chicago together. But the fickle Carmen loses interest in Joe when she meets and successfully woos Husky Miller, a prize fighter on his way to the top. Mad with jealousy, Joe waits for Carmen outside the stadium the night of Husky's big fight to make a last desperate plea for her love. When she denies him resolutely, he stabs her to death in a rage of passion to the eerie accompaniment of the crowd inside the stadium cheering Husky's victory."

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2022
Ensemble Theatre Company will present the first show of its 2022-23 Season, CARMEN JONES, music by Georges Bizet with book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, choreography by Lisa Ruffin, musical direction by William Foster McDaniel, and directed by Jonathan Fox. CARMEN JONES begins previews on Thursday, October 6. See photos here!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2022
Tumbleweed Productions has announced the cast of The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, presented at the East Lubbock Art House. Tumbleweed Productions is an alternative temporary performance company with a priority commitment to help develop original theatre artists through experimental & political performances, and function as an artistic home for dozens of self-producing artists.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2021
This debut studio album of Broadway Classics, arranged in a Jazz style. Among the revisited standards are Summertime (Porgy & Bess), Dat's Love aka Habanera (Carmen Jones), Bali Hai (South Pacific), People (Funny Girl), Hello, Dolly, My Funny Valentine (Babes in Arms), Stranger in Paradise (Kismet), I Could Have Danced All Night (My Fair Lady), I Enjoy Being a Girl (Flower Drum Song), and more!
by Ainhoa Hornero - Sep 17, 2021
El musical subirá el telón este otoño
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022
Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) presents the first show of its 2022-23 Season, CARMEN JONES, music by Georges Bizet with book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, choreography by Lisa Ruffin, musical direction by William Foster McDaniel, and directed by Jonathan Fox. 
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 16, 2021
The hit Broadway musical, Moulin Rouge!, is set to make its West End debut this November!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2022
Classic Stage Company's 2022 Annual Gala will honor recently-departed Artistic Director John Doyle. The Gala will take place on Monday, October 24 at 6pm at Capitale.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 26, 2022
Academy Museum Presents DOROTHY DANDDRIGE AND RUBY DEE: A SHARED CENTENNIAL, November 3-25. Presented in conjunction with Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898–1971on view through April 9, 2023.  
by Stephi Wild - Oct 26, 2022
Classic Stage Company's 2022 Annual Gala honored recently-departed Artistic Director John Doyle. The Gala took place on Monday, October 24 at 6pm at Capitale. Check out photos here!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 20, 2021
Premiere Stages at Kean University will present the staged reading of Tylie Shider's Certain Aspects of Conflict in the Negro Family October 29-31 in Kean University's Liberty Hall Academic Center (1003 Morris Avenue Building 2, Union, N.J.).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2021
Accompanying her critically acclaimed performance in Netflix’s hit miniseries MAID, Tony Award Winner Anika Noni Rose has released new song “So Much More” as a tribute to the show’s themes of motherhood, poverty, and resilience.
by BWW Special Offer - Oct 13, 2022
Special Offer: Don't Miss CARMEN JONES at ETC!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 10, 2022
Ensemble Theatre Company is presenting CARMEN JONES, music by Georges Bizet with book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, choreography by Lisa Ruffin, musical direction by William Foster McDaniel, and directed by Jonathan Fox. CARMEN JONES runs through Sunday, October 23, 2022 at The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria Street in Santa Barbara. See photos here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 3, 2021
Featuring multiple Broadway performers, Off-Broadway regulars, and touring stars; Claiming Courage shares songs from the moments of change in our lives, difficult choices, and opportunities to embrace a new challenge.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 14, 2022
Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical is coming to Chicago! The new musical celebrating the life, career, and unforgettable songs of trailblazing Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend Lloyd Price will play the beautifully renovated Studebaker Theatre at the historic Fine Arts Building Performances will begin on May 31, 2023. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2021
Moulin Rouge! The Musical has become the first show in the West End to require that their audiences wear face coverings throughout the show. Mask-wearing is asked of audiences in the West End, but it is not mandatory. 
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022
Joining the previously announced David Harbour and Bill Pullman are Hanako Footman, Akiya Henry, Sinead Matthews, Charlie Oscar and Stephen Wight. Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, the production opens on 26 June at the Ambassadors Theatre, with previews from 15 June, and runs until 4 September.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 4, 2022
The first museum exhibition of its kind, Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898–1971 opens at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on August 21, 2022. It offers the public a chance to learn more about how Black performers and filmmakers have helped define cinema in the United States. The exhibition explores the achievements and challenges of both independent production and the studio system, from cinema’s infancy in the 1890s through the height of the civil rights movement. Regeneration features rarely seen excerpts of films restored by the Academy Film Archive, as well as other narrative films and documentaries; newsreels and home movies; photographs; scripts; drawings; costumes; equipment; posters; and historical materials, such as entrance tickets, note cards, and telegrams; along with augmented reality experiences (AR) designed specifically for the exhibition.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2022
Much-loved performer and TV personality Brenda Edwards will return to the stage as Mama Morton in the UK and Ireland tour of the international smash hit musical CHICAGO, the role in which she made her West End debut.
by A.A. Cristi - May 27, 2021
Ensemble Theatre Company has announced the reopening of its theater to in-person audiences! ETC is planning a new season of five adventurous productions beginning in October 2021.
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2022
Pittsburgh CLO has announced the creative teams for the 2022 Summer of Musicals at the Benedum Center. This talented and highly sought-after group of creative specialists will bring Broadway's best to life at the Benedum Center all summer long!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2022
Graeae, the UK's leading disabled led theatre company today announces the cast for its first ever chamber opera - the world premiere of composer Errollyn Wallen's The Paradis Files. 
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2022
Music Director and Principal Conductor David Charles Abell brings the fun and elegance of Oscar Hammerstein 2nd's masterworks to the POPS in HAMMERSTEIN: The Song is You, April 1–3 at the Kimmel Cultural Campus.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 4, 2022
Ensemble Theatre Company presents the third show of its 2021-2022 season, Nancy Travis (“Last Man Standing, “The Kominsky Method,” “Three Men and a Baby”) starring as Lillian, by David Cale and directed by Jonathan Fox. 
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2022
As the capstone of the year-long celebration of its 190th anniversary year, Rising Ground will hold the '190th Anniversary Hope and Opportunity Gala' on March 7th at a midtown Manhattan club, and honor John R. Greed, Chairman, President, & CEO of Mutual of America Financial Group for his enduring commitment to the work of Rising Ground and New York's children and families.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2022
Beginning Tuesday, April 5, Jewelle Blackman will summon spring eight times a week as Persephone in Hadestown at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2022
Original Theatre Company today announces the all-star cast for the script-in-hand performances from the three shortlisted plays for the Originals Playwriting Award.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 11, 2021
Signature Theatre has announced a private reading of the new musical Big Country. The reading stars LaChanze (Broadway’s Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, The Color Purple) as Addie Moore and Terrence Mann (Broadway’s Tuck Everlasting, Pippin) as Louis Waters. The reading on June 11 is closed to the public.
by Grace Cutler - Jul 31, 2022
Nichelle Nichols, famous for portraying communications officer Uhura on the original “Star Trek” series, died Saturday night in Silver City, N.M. She was 89 years old.
by Claudio Erlichman - Jul 19, 2022
West Side Story opens on July 8th at Theatro Sao Pedro. A masterpiece by Bernstein & Sondheim, direction by Charles Moeller and Brazilian version by Claudio Botelho, the musical direction is by Claudio Cruz, who leads the Orquestra do Theatro Sao Pedro. The production also has a cast headed by Giulia Nadruz (Maria) and Beto Sargentelli (Tony)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2021
Classic Stage Company today announced that Tony Award-winning Artistic Director John Doyle will depart the organization next summer and revealed the programming for his final year. The forthcoming productions will offer a vivid, wide-ranging representation of the multitudes classic theater can contain.
by Lauren Gienow - Jul 14, 2021
This exquisite cabaret delves deep into the catalogue of African American Musical Theatre and not only poses the titular question of WHY WE TELL THE STORY but also leaves audiences wondering why theatres haven’t been telling these stories nearly enough.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2022
Producers Richard Bell, N'Kenge, Park Row Equity Partners, Tegan Summer, Sam Williams, Michael Loeb and Derow Enterprises, in association with Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts, announce the presentation of “The Songs of Dorothy Dandridge! The Musical,” selections from the upcoming production of Dorothy Dandridge! The Musical, with book and lyrics by Trey Ellis and music and lyrics by Shelton L. Becton, directed by Tamara Tunie at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 3, 2022
The Huntington announces the cast and creative team for a stunning new production of The Bluest Eye based on the American classic novel by Toni Morrison.  Written by Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly on Broadway and The Huntington, Smart People at The Huntington), the play reimagines Morrison's haunting and powerful first book for the stage.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jan 21, 2022
There can be few shows that have been quite so pushed from pillar to post by Covid. The West End version of Moulin Rouge! The Musical has stuttered, started and stopped a dizzying number of times. After winning 10 Tony awards on Broadway, the long-awaited adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s extravagant 2001 film is now officially open at a red velvet-swathed Piccadilly Theatre in a blaze of sparkle and light.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2022
The first ever stage adaptation of Dan Brown’s best-selling thriller, The Da Vinci Code starring Nigel Harman as Robert Langdon,  Danny John-Jules as Sir Leigh Teabing, Hannah Rose Caton as Sophie Neveu and Joshua Lacy as Silas is coming to Theatre Royal Brighton from Tuesday 15 to Saturday 19 March.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 19, 2022
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that conductor Everett Lee has died at age 105. Lee became the first African-American conductor to lead a production on Broadway in 1945's On The Town. He was also among the first Black conductors to lead a major opera company, conducting the New York City Opera's production of Verdi's 'La Traviata' in 1955.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 18, 2022
All new production photos have been released for Moulin Rouge! in the West End. The musical opens on 20 January at the Piccadilly Theatre. The cast of Moulin Rouge! is led by Liisi LaFontaine and Jamie Bogyo in the roles of Satine and Christian.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2022
The award-winning New York Neo-Futurists (NYNF), a diverse collective of writer-director-performers now in their 18th season of writing and performing original work rooted in non-fiction, announce the hiring of senior ensemble member, Kyra Sims as their first Co-Artistic Director in a new shared leadership structure.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2022
Ensemble Theatre Company will present the third show of its 2021-2022 season, Nancy Travis (“Last Man Standing, “The Kominsky Method,” “Three Men and a Baby”) starring as Lillian, by David Cale and directed by Jonathan Fox. 
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2022
Watch as the designers discuss The Bluest Eye based on the American classic novel by Toni Morrison. Written by Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly on Broadway and The Huntington, Smart People at The Huntington), the play reimagines Morrison's haunting and powerful first book for the stage. The production begins January 28 and has been extended to March 13, 2022 at The Huntington's Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, with digital access to the filmed performance available through March 27, 2022.
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2022
Get a first look at The Bluest Eye based on the American classic novel by Toni Morrison. Written by Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly on Broadway and The Huntington, Smart People at The Huntington), the play reimagines Morrison's haunting and powerful first book for the stage. The production begins January 28 and has been extended to March 13, 2022 at The Huntington's Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, with digital access to the filmed performance available through March 27, 2022.
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2022
Watch as the directors discuss The Bluest Eye based on the American classic novel by Toni Morrison. Written by Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly on Broadway and The Huntington, Smart People at The Huntington), the play reimagines Morrison's haunting and powerful first book for the stage. The production begins January 28 and has been extended to March 13, 2022 at The Huntington's Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA, with digital access to the filmed performance available through March 27, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2021
Moulin Rouge! The Musical will officially open at the Piccadilly Theatre on December 8. Liisi LaFontaine and Jamie Bogyo lead the production in the roles of Satine and Christian.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 13, 2021
Performances of Moulin Rouge! The Musical will resume this evening at the Piccadilly Theatre with a new official Opening Night set for Sunday 9 January 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2021
Each week five new short plays, will be performed as a collection together by 10 actors. The audience decide who plays who and their props and costumes.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022
This season features a remarkable selection of plays, but starts its season with a spectacular reimagining of the operaCarmen with Carmen Jones, music by George Bizet, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, followed by Patrick Barlow’s imaginative take on the timeless A Christmas Carol, then the Off-Broadway hit Selling Kabul, Lucy Kirkwood’s thought-provoking The Children, and ETC will close its season with an absolutely delicious play from acclaimed playwright Theresa Rebeck, Seared. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2022
Tumbleweed Productions has announced the cast of Rajiv Joseph's 'Gruesome Playground Injuries', coming August 26 - 2 at the CASP work studio F.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2022
The Stage Managers’ Association (SMA) has announced its annual Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2022
Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern and Managing Director Suzanne Appel have announced their annual gala which will honor Council Member Carlina Rivera and celebrate the music of Laura Nyro.

Carmen Jones Frequently Asked Questions

What is the order of songs in Carmen Jones and what's the order?
Send Them Along (and Win That War)
Can't Let You Go
Lift 'Em Up and Put 'Em Down
Honey Gal o' Mine
Good Luck, Mr. Flyin' Man
Dat's Love
I Tol' Your Maw She Was Crazy to Be Frettin'
You Talk Just Like My Maw
Murder! Murder!
Ya Ain't a Policeman
Carmen Jones Is Goin' to Jail
Dere's a Cafe on de Corner
Beat Out Dat Rhythm on a Drum
Stan' Up and Fight
Whizzin' Away Along de Track
Thinkin' About You
Dis Flower
If You Would Only Come Away
Joe, It's Time for You to Go
De Cards Don't Lie
Dat Ol' Boy
Poncho de Panther from Brazil
Ballet Divertisement
My Joe
Your Maw's Goin' to Be Worried
Get Your Program for de Big Fight
Dat's Our Man
But All I Want to Do Is Love You

What productions of Carmen Jones have there been?
Carmen Jones has had 11 productions including Broadway which opened in 1943, Broadway which opened in 1943, Broadway which opened in 1945, Broadway which opened in 1945, Broadway which opened in 1946, Broadway which opened in 1946, Off-Broadway which opened in 1956, Off-Broadway which opened in 1959, West End which opened in 1991, West End which opened in 2007 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2018.