The most talked-about show of the season is sure to be this world premiere, written and directed by Tony® Award-nominee Moisés Kaufman (The Laramie Project Cycle), with music from two-time Grammy Award-winner Arturo O’Farrill, and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Broadway’s Jersey Boys and Memphis). Olney’s star-studded team turns Bizet’s passion-fueled opera into a sexy, swinging AfroCuban Jazz musical, moving the action from 1820s Spain to Cuba in 1958, on the verge of revolution. 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.
Based on the opera by Georges Bizet
Written and directed by Moisés Kaufman
Original and adapted Music by Arturo O'Farrill
Choreography by Sergio Trujillo
Associate Music Direction by Christopher Youstra
Co-produced with Tectonic Theater Project