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Candide   

 
Martin Beck Theatre, (12/01/1956 - 2/02/1957)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date: Dec 01, 1956    
Closing Date: Feb 02, 1957 Total Performances: 73

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts.
Setting: All around the world.



Production Staff [Collapse]
Produced by Ethel Linder Reiner and Lester Osterman, Jr.
Book by Lillian Hellman; Based on the novel "Candide" by Voltaire; Lyrics by Richard Wilbur, John La Touche and Dorothy Parker; Music by Leonard Bernstein; Musical Director: Samuel Krachmalnick; Music orchestrated by Leonard Bernstein and Hershy Kay
Directed by Tyrone Guthrie; Choreographed by Wallace Seibert and Anna Sokolow
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Irene Sharaff; Lighting Design by Paul Morrison; Hair Design by Ronald De Mann
Company Manager: Joseph Moss
Production Stage Manager: Peter Zeisler; Stage Manager: Jack Merigold and Joseph Bernard
Press Representative: Ben Washer and Howard Newman; Production Associate: Thomas Hammond; Assistant to the Director: Tom Brown
Cast
Max AdrianDr. Pangloss
Martin
Barbara CookCunegonde
Scrub Lady
Irra PetinaOld Lady
Madame Sofronia
Robert RounsevilleCandide
Peggyann AldermanSinger
Boris AplonMan
Marquis Milton
Charles AschmannVery Old Inquisitor
Alchemist
Duke of Naples
Singer
Conrad BainKing of Hesse
Very, Very Old Insquisitor
Captain
Robert BarryArab Conjurer
Croupier
Singer
Alvin BeamDancer
Joseph BernardSultan Milton
George BlackwellOfficer
Lady Toothly
Singer
William ChapmanLawyer
Ferone
Robert CosdenJunkman
Beggar
Charles CzarnyDancer
Dori DavisLady Cutely
Singer
Jack De LonSinger
Tony DrakeDutch Man
Officer
Singer
Louis EdmondsMaximilian
Naomi FarrSinger
Marvin GordonDancer
Stanley GroverSinger
Wine-Seller
Carmen GutierrezDancer
Fred JonesLady Soothly
Singer
Mollie KnightSinger
Dorothy KrebillPilgrim Mother
Singer
Vivian LaurenceSinger
Henry LawrenceSinger
Robert MesrobianBaron
Prince Ivan
Singer
Lois MonroeSinger
Charles MorrellBear
Dancer
Frances NobleDancer
Maria NovotnaInfant Casmira
Doris OkersonWoman
Singer
William OlvisGovernor of Buenos Aires
Liane PlaneDancer
Thomas PyleBeggar
Officer
Lady Richmond
Singer
Norman RolandHesse's General
Prefect of Police
Margaret RoyDutch Lady
Grocery Lady
Beggar
Singer
Robert RueAtheist
Bear Man
Pilgrim Father
Singer
Maud ScheererFrench Lady
Duchess
Mara ShorrSinger
Gloria StevensDancer
Dorothy WhiteSinger
Understudies: Tony Drake (Governor), Stanley Grover (Candide), Dorothy Krebill (Old Lady) and Margot Moser (Cunegonde)
Tony Award®
 1957 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Lillian Hellman ;  Music by Leonard Bernstein ;  Lyrics by Richard Wilbur ;  Produced by Ethel Linder Reiner and Lester Osterman, Jr.
 1957 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Irra Petina
 1957 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 
  Oliver Smith
 1957 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  Irene Sharaff
 1957 Conductor and Musical Director [nominee] 
 Musical Director: Samuel Krachmalnick
music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Richard Wilbur
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
The Best of All Possible WorldsPangloss and Chorus
Oh, Happy WeCandide and Cunegonde
It Must Be SoCandide
It Must Be MeCandide
Glitter and Be GayCunegonde
You Were Dead, You Know
(lyrics by John Latouche)
Candide and Cunegonde
My Love
(lyrics by Richard Wilbur and John Latouche)
The Governor, Cunegonde and Old Lady
I Am Easily Assimilated
(lyrics by Leonard Bernstein)
Old Lady, Cunegonde and Chorus
Quartet FinaleCunegonde, Candide, Old Lady and Governor
ACT 2 Sung By
QuietCunegonde, Old Lady and Governor
EldoradoCandide
Bon VoyageGovernor and Chorus
What's the UseOld Lady, Bazzini, Ferone, Ivan and Chorus
Make Our Garden GrowEntire Company