Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Check out these first look images of Tony-Winning actress Anika Noni Rose in the revival of Carmen Jones. The Off-Broadway musical is playing now through July 29 at the Classic Stage Company in New York City.

Rose is in the title role along with Davide Aron Damane, Erica Dorfler, Clifton Duncan, Andrea Jones-Sojola, Justine Keyes, Lindsay Roberts, Soara-Joye Ross, Lawrence E. Street and Tramell Tillman. The show is directed by John Doyle and choreographed by the great Bill T. Jones.

Carmen Jones is set in the South as World War II rages overseas and tells the story of a tempestuous parachute factory worker who ignites her own battle in a tragic love triangle with an airman and a prizefighter. The original Broadway production debuted in 1943 followed by a 1954 film version starring icons Dorothy DandridgeHarry Belafonte and Pearl Bailey.

Photo Credits: Joan Marcus