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Candide

Candide

by Leonard Bernstein, Richard Wilbur, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler

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Candide

Candide




A contemporary operetta based on the novel by Voltaire.


Story:

Candide and his friends Cunegonde, Paquette, Maximilian, Dr. Pangloss, and the old lady (with one buttox) survive numerous disasters but never give up their search for truth in this "best of all possible worlds."


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Composer

Composer
Leonard Bernstein

Lyricist

Lyricist
Richard Wilbur

Lyricist

Lyricist
Stephen Sondheim

Librettist

Librettist
Hugh Wheeler



  • Premiere
  • 1974
  • 1997
  • 1991 TV
  • 2005 TV

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Martin Beck Theatre
Opening Night
Feb 2, 1957
Total Performances
73
Original Cast
Lewis J. Stadlen, Mark Baker, Maureen Brennan, Deborah St. Darr, Sam Freed and June Gable
Director
Harold Prince
Choreographer
Patricia Birch
Musical Director
Samuel Krachmalnick
Orchestrations
Leonard Bernstein and Hershy Kay
Scenic Design
Oliver Smith
Costume Design
Irene Sharaff
Lighting Design
Paul Morrison

1974 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Broadway Theatre
Opening Night
Mar 10, 1974
Total Performances
740
Original Cast
Mark Baker, Maureen Brennan, Sam Freed, June Gable, Jeff Keller, Joe Palmieri, Deborah St. Darr, Lewis J. Stadlen
Director
Harold Prince
Choreographer
Patricia Birch
Musical Director
John Mauceri
Orchestrations
Hershy Kay
Scenic Design
Eugene Lee and Franne Lee
Costume Design
Eugene Lee and Franne Lee
Lighting Design
Tharon Musser

1997 Broadway Revival

Theatre
George Gershwin Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 29, 1997
Total Performances
104
Original Cast
Harolyn Blackwell, Jim Dale, Andrea Martin, Brent Barrett, Jason Danieley, Mal Z. Lawrence, Stacey Logan
Director
Harold Prince
Choreographer
Patricia Birch
Musical Director
Eric Stern
Orchestrations
Leonard Bernstein and Hershy Kay
Scenic Design
Clarke Dunham
Costume Design
Judith Dolan
Lighting Design
Ken Billington

1991 TV Version

Movie Name
Candide
Type
Filmed Live on Stage
Director
Humphrey Burton
Starring
Jerry Hadley, June Anderson, Adolph Green, Kurt Ollmann, Della Jones, Christa Ludwig

2005 TV Version

Movie Name
Leonard Bernstein's Candide, a Comic Operetta in Two Acts
Type
Filmed Live at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Director
Lonny Price
Starring
Thomas Allen, Paul Groves, Michael McCormick, Gina Ferrall, Janine LaManna , Kristin Chenoweth, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Michael McElroy, John Herrera, Ray Wills, Patti LuPone




CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
1997 Broadway Revival Cast Album

CD
1999 Royal National Theatre Cast

CD
Bernstein Conducts Candide


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections

Sheetmusic
Vocal Score for 1989 Version


Videos

DVD
2005 TV Version DVD

Blu-Ray
1991 TV Version DVD


Books

Book
Novel by Voltare


Other

Merchandise




1957 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design
Conductor and Musical Director
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Irra Petina

1974 Tony Award Nominations

Best Book of a Musical
Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design
Best Direction of a Musical
Special Award
Best Actor in a Musical - Lewis J. Stadlen
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Mark Baker
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Maureen Brennan
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - June Gable

1974 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Book
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Set Design
Outstanding Director

1974 Theatre World Award Nominations

Mark Baker
Maureen Brennan

1997 Tony Award Nominations

Best Costume Design
Best Revival of a Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Jim Dale
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Andrea Martin

1997 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Jim Dale
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Jason Danieley
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Andrea Martin
Outstanding Set Design of a Musical

1997 Theatre World Award Nominations

Jason Danieley

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