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Carmen Jones   

Broadway Theatre, (12/02/1943 - 2/10/1945)
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Opening Date: Dec 02, 1943    
Closing Date: Feb 10, 1945 Total Performances: 503

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: Chicago, The Present.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization
Produced by Billy Rose
Music by Georges Bizet; Book by Oscar Hammerstein II; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Based on "Carmen" by Prosper Merimee; Adapted from Prosper Merimee's "Carmen" by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy; New orchestral arrangements by Robert Russell Bennett
Staged by Hassard Short; Libretto directed by Charles Friedman; Choreographed by Eugene Loring
Scenic Design by Howard Bay; Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Lighting Design by Hassard Short; Assistant to Howard Bay: Carl Kent
General Manager: Robert Milford
Production Stage Manager: B.D. Kranz; Assistant Stage Mgr: David Morton and Wilson Williams
Choral Director: Robert Shaw; Conducted by Joseph Littau
Director of Publicity: Wolfe Kaufman; Casting: John Hammond, Jr.; Singing of Principals coached by Elizabeth Westmoreland; Costume Supervisor: Mary Grant; Asst. to the Choreographer: Betty Jenkins
Cast
Lee Allen
Ensemble
Viola Anderson
Ensemble
William Archer
Ensemble
Albert Bailey
Child
Robert Bailey
Child
Valerie Black
Dancer
Al Bledger
Dancer
Willie May Bourne
Ensemble
Raymond Brooks
Child
Carmine Brown
Ensemble
Glenn Bryant
Husky Miller
Miriam Burton
Ensemble
Oliver Busch
Ensemble
Sibol Cain
Sally
Card Player
Ensemble
Jack Carr
Sergeant Brown
Howard Carter
Ensemble
Edward Christopher
Waiter
Dancer
Robert Clarke
Foreman
Soldier
Corporal Morrell
Alternate
Ensemble
Cosy Cole
Drummer
Clarice Crawford
Ensemble
Ruth Crumpton
Dancing Girl
Ensemble
William Davis
Ensemble
Richard DeVaultier
Ensemble
William Dillard
Poncho
Hubert Dilworth
Ensemble
Edwina Divers
Ensemble
Anne Dixon
Ensemble
George Dosher
Ensemble
E. Drayton
Child
L. Drayton
Child
Marguerite Duncan
Ensemble
Melvin Duncan
Child
Tony Fleming, Jr.
Referee
Dancer
Posie Flowers
Dancer
Carlota Franzell
Cindy Lou
Alternate
Awilda Frasier
Ensemble
Audrey Graham
Dancer
Mary Graham
Ensemble
Richard Granady
Child
J. Prioreau Gray
Dancer
Frank Green
Dancer
Joe Green
Child
Oliver Hamilton
Child
Erona Harris
Dancer
Mabel Hart
Dancer
June Hawkins
Myrt
Elijah Hodges
Soldier
Ensemble
James Holman
Child
Sheldon B. Hoskins
Dancing Boxer
Dancer
Melvin Howard
Bartender
Bullett Head
Ensemble
Gilbert Irvis
Child
Richard James
Dancer
Rhoda Johnson
Dancer
Clarence Jones
Ensemble
William Jones
Tough Kid
William Jones
Child
Elsie Kennedy
Ensemble
David Lee
Child
Urylee Leonardos
Card Player
Ensemble
Daniel Lloyd
Dancer
Fredye Marshall
Miss Higgins
Ensemble
Maithe Marshall
Ensemble
Inez Matthews
Ensemble
Dorothy McNichols
Dancer
Vera McNichols
Dancer
Theresa Merritte
Ensemble
Dick Montgomery
Dink
Vivienne Mussenden
Ensemble
Frank Neal
Dancer
Betty Nichols
Dancer
Joseph A. Noble
Dancer
Bill O'Neil
Dancer
Alford Pierre
Photographer
Ensemble
Evelyn Pilcher
Dancer
Bertha Powell
Ensemble
Muriel Rahn
Carmen
Alternate
Arthur Rames
Child
Fred Randall
Ensemble
Napoleon Reed
Corporal Morrell
Alternate
Joe
Alternate
Chauncey Reynolds
Ensemble
John Richards
Child
J. Flashe Riley
Boy
Dancer
Edward Roche
T-Bone
Ensemble
Carmencita Romero
Dancer
Edith Ross
Dancer
Jessica Russell
Frankie
Mildred Saffold
Ensemble
Randolph Sawyer
Dancing Boxer
Dancer
Luther Saxon
Joe
Alternate
James Scott
Child
Randolph Scott
Dancer
P. Jay Sidney
Mr. Higgins
Muriel Smith
Carmen
Alternate
Robert Smith
Child
Randall Steplight
Ensemble
Andrew Taylor
Ensemble
Harold Taylor
Ensemble
Edward Lee Tyler
Rum
Carlos Van Putten
Child
Audrey Vanterpool
Ensemble
Delano Vanterpool
Child
Royce Wallace
Girl
Dancer
Elton J. Warren
Cindy Lou
Alternate
Mattie Washington
Ensemble
LeRoy Westfall
Child
Ethel White
Card Player
Ensemble
Dorothy Williams
Dancer
George Willis
Soldier
Ensemble
Robert Woodland
Ensemble
William Woolfolk
Soldier
music by Georges Bizet; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
ACT 1 Sung By
Lift 'Em Up and Put 'Em Down Street Boys
Honey Gal o' Mine Workers
Good Luck, Mr. Flyin' Man Ensemble and Dancers
Dat's Love Carmen and Ensemble
You Talk Just Like My Maw Joe and Cindy Lou
Carmen Jones Is Goin' to Jail Ensemble
Dere's a Cafe on de Corner Carmen and Joe
Beat Out Dat Rhythm on a Drum Myrt, Drummer, Dancers and Ensemble
Stan' Up and Fight Husky Miller
Whizzin Away Along de Track Rum, Dink, Myrt, Frankie and Carmen
Dis Flower Joe
If You Would Only Come Away Carmen and Joe
ACT 2 Sung By
De Cards Don't Lie Frankie, Myrt and Card Players
Dat Ol' Boy Carmen
Poncho De Panther From Brazil Frankie, Myrt, Husky Miller, Rum and Ensemble
My Joe Cindy Lou
Get Yer Program for de Big Fight Ensemble
Dat's Our Man Ensemble