The music adaptation is by 2015 Grammy winner Arturo O'Farrill with direction by Tony and Emmy-nominated director and playwright Moisés Kaufman (The Heiress, 33 Variations).
The classic Bizet opera has been re-imagined to take place in Cuba in 1958, just before the breakout of the revolution. In this contemporary adaptation, the iconic arias and duets are transformed using a combination of original melodies and Afro-Cuban jazz materials.
Carmen: An Afro-Cuban Musical features choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis), with a production slated for 2016. Tectonic Theater Project has been developing this new work since 2011.
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