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Al Carmines

AL CARMINES

  (1936 - 2005)

Nationality:    USA
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Born alvin allison Carmines Jr in Hampton Virginia on July 25th 1936. al's father was a captain on a fishing trawler and his strict ProtestANT mother a teacher. He showed a talent for music at an early age and won a music scholarship but decided instead to go into the ministry - he enrolled at Union theological Seminary and earned degrees - Bachelor of Divinty and Master of Sacred theology. He was hired as assistANT minister at Judson Memorial Church , New York. the senior minister asked him to help found a Theatre company at the church with playwright Robert Nichols. He took up composing and acting.He provided music and lyrics to numerous musicals and in all won five Obie awards - including a lifetime achievement. He suffered an aneurysm in 1977 and underwent a long operation and months of therapy. He died on august 9th 2005 and is survived by his partner Paul Rounsaville.

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below is a list of Al Carmines's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Christmas Rappings         Faggot         In Circles         Joan         Journey Of Snow White, The         Wanted         WC



Christmas Rappings

Synopsis:
Christmas Rappings, a December perennial for 14 years at Judson Memorial Church since its inception in 1970, is an oratorio based on the Christmas story as presented in the four gospels. the music by the late al Carmines covers all genres, from country to classical to blues to gospel, plus a tango to 'show tunes
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Notes:
music And lyrics by Al Carmines

1st Produced:
Judson Memorial Church, Ny    2007

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Genre:
Musical

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Faggot

Faggot
Probably the first gay musical - it managed to encompass all sorts of aspects of gay life from hustlers and bars, to in-laws and fag hags. and famous gay and lesbian people - Oscar & Bosie, Gertrude & alice etc.

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1st Produced:
Truck & Wharehouse Theatre, New York    1973

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Genre:
Musical. - - Gay/Lesbian, musical

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Male:  7            Female:  7            Other:  -

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In Circles

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based on Gertude Stein's A Circular Play

1st Produced:
-    1968

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Genre:
operetta

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Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Joan

Synopsis:
Joan is a political activist of Jewish-Presbyterian heritage. She bombs a government building and is executed for her crime

Notes:
Music, lyrics and book by Al Carmines

1st Produced:
Circle In The Square, New York    19 Jun 1972

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Original cast recording: Judson Records (JU-1001)

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Genre:
Musical

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Journey Of Snow White, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Music, lyrics and book by Al Carmines

1st Produced:
Judson Poets Theatre, New York    25990

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Wanted

Synopsis:
Ma Barker, John Dillinger, Jesse James and Billy the Kid are being pursued by the incompetent Bureau Head Jacob Hooper. Meanwhile Indians are being killed off in the West

Notes:
Music and lyrics by Al Carmines; book by David Epstein

1st Produced:
Cherry Lane Theatre, New York    1972

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Genre:
Musical

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WC

WC
A musical on the life of W.C.Fields

Notes:
Written by Milton Sperling and Sam Locke. Music And lyrics by Al Carmines

1st Produced:
-    1971

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Studio cast recording: Original Cast Records (9483) 1994

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Genre:
Musical

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