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My Joe - Oscar Hammerstein II - Carmen Jones (1943 Original Broadway Cast) (CD)

02.09.2019
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  1. The original “Carmen Jones” was a good hour shorter than “Carmen,” and under the direction of John Doyle, this revival clocks in at just over 90 minutes. There’s a strong tradition.
  2. Luther Saxon, who played one of the Joes (aka Don José) and does so on this recording, was working in a naval yard when he was cast; Glenn Bryant, who became Husky Miller (Escamillo), was a New York police officer on leave. But when they all turned up on Broadway on December 2, , the result was a 9/
  3. Aug 22,  · Dorothy Dandridge was the first African-American Hollywood sex symbol, and the first nominated for an Academy Award as leading lady.
  4. Carmen Jones, Oscar Hammerstein’s musical theater adaptation of Bizet’s Carmen, reset the opera in North Carolina and Chicago during World War II specifically for an all-African-American cast. In turn, Robert Russell Bennett adapted Bizet’s original scoring to the smaller dimensions of a Broadway .
  5. David Aron Damane as Husky Miller and Anika Noni Rose as Carmen in a scene from Classic Stage Company’s revival of “Carmen Jones” (Photo credit: Joan Marcus) Victor Gluck, Editor-in-Chief. The Classic Stage Company revival of Oscar Hammerstein’s musical, Carmen Jones, an all African-American W.W. II update on Georges Bizet’s opera, turns out to be exciting theater, despite director .
  6. Carmen Jones (Original, Musical, Broadway) opened in New York City Dec 2, and played through Feb 10,
  7. Luther Saxon, who played one of the Joes (aka Don José) and does so on this recording, was working in a naval yard when he was cast; Glenn Bryant, who became Husky Miller (Escamillo), was a New York police officer on leave. But when they all turned up on Broadway on December 2, , the result was a .
  8. Hammerstein also wrote the book and lyrics for Carmen Jones, an adaptation of Georges Bizet's opera Carmen with an all-black cast that became a Broadway musical and a film. An active advocate for writers's rights within the theatre industry, Hammerstein was a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.

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