Carmen Jones

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Carmen Jones


By Oscar Hammerstein II | Based on Meilhac and Halevy’s adaptation of Prosper Mérimée’s Carmen | Music by Georges Bizet

Following the immense success of Oklahoma!, Oscar Hammerstein II returned to a passion project – a visionary feat – resetting Bizet’s Carmen in a Southern wartime parachute factory, featuring an all-Black cast. With the admiration and assistance of Broadway’s most spectacular producer, Billy Rose, Carmen Jones made its landing at the Broadway Theatre. A little over a decade later, the show found its way to the big screen in 20th Century Fox’s adaptation starring Dorothy Dandridge.

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