Carmen (Wildhorn musical)

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MusicFrank Wildhorn
LyricsJack Murphy
BookNorman Allen
BasisThe novella by Prosper Mérimée
Productions2008 Prague
2013 Seoul
2014 Tokyo
2015 Kaunas

Carmen is a musical with a book by Norman Allen, lyrics by regular collaborator Jack Murphy, and music by Frank Wildhorn. It is based on the novella of the same name.

It premiered in Prague in October 2008 at the Karlín Musical Theater.[1]


Carmen, inspired by the Mérimée classic, contains the essence but explores the iconic story in a new way, this time against the backdrop of an extravagant circus.

Original Czech production - song list[edit]

Film adaptation[edit]

On 6 May 2017, Dimitri Rassam and Helen Estabrook will produce Benjamin Millepied’s film adaptation of the musical.[3] On 15 May 2019, Sony Pictures Classics acquired the project with Melissa Barrera and Jamie Dornan will play Carmen and Aidan in the film and Nilo Cruz wrote the script.[4][5]


  1. ^ ": MUSICAL CARMEN : . | musical". Retrieved 2016-01-05.
  2. ^ "Warner Music Czech Republic - Detail alba: Bílá Lucie - Carmen". Retrieved 2016-01-05.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (6 May 2017). "Dimitri Rassam, Helen Estabrook to Produce Benjamin Millepied's Debut 'Carmen' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  4. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (15 May 2017). "Jamie Dornan, Melissa Barrera to Star in 'Carmen'; Sony Pictures Classics Buys Rights (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety.
  5. ^ Carmen on IMDb

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