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Candide   

 
Martin Beck Theatre , (12/01/1956 - 2/02/1957)
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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 [See More]
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
Cast
Max Adrian Dr. Pangloss
Martin
Barbara Cook Cunegonde
Scrub Lady
Irra Petina Old Lady
Madame Sofronia
Robert Rounseville Candide
Peggyann Alderman Singer
Boris Aplon Man
Marquis Milton
Charles Aschmann Very Old Inquisitor
Alchemist
Duke of Naples
Singer
Conrad Bain King of Hesse
Very, Very Old Insquisitor
Captain
Robert Barry Arab Conjurer
Croupier
Singer
Alvin Beam Dancer
Joseph Bernard Sultan Milton
George Blackwell Officer
Lady Toothly
Singer
William Chapman Lawyer
Ferone
Robert Cosden Junkman
Beggar
Charles Czarny Dancer
Dori Davis Lady Cutely
Singer
Jack De Lon Singer
Tony Drake Dutch Man
Officer
Singer
Louis Edmonds Maximilian
Naomi Farr Singer
Marvin Gordon Dancer
Stanley Grover Singer
Wine-Seller
Carmen Gutierrez Dancer
Fred Jones Lady Soothly
Singer
Mollie Knight Singer
Dorothy Krebill Pilgrim Mother
Singer
Vivian Laurence Singer
Henry Lawrence Singer
Robert Mesrobian Baron
Prince Ivan
Singer
Lois Monroe Singer
Charles Morrell Bear
Dancer
Frances Noble Dancer
Maria Novotna Infant Casmira
Doris Okerson Woman
Singer
William Olvis Governor of Buenos Aires
Liane Plane Dancer
Thomas Pyle Beggar
Officer
Lady Richmond
Singer
Norman Roland Hesse's General
Prefect of Police
Margaret Roy Dutch Lady
Grocery Lady
Beggar
Singer
Robert Rue Atheist
Bear Man
Pilgrim Father
Singer
Maud Scheerer French Lady
Duchess
Mara Shorr Singer
Gloria Stevens Dancer
Dorothy White Singer
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 1Sung By
The Best of All Possible Worlds Pangloss and Chorus
Oh, Happy We Candide and Cunegonde
It Must Be So Candide
It Must Be Me Candide
Glitter and Be Gay Cunegonde
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 Finale Cunegonde, Candide, Old Lady and Governor
ACT 2Sung By
Quiet Cunegonde, Old Lady and Governor
Eldorado Candide
Bon Voyage Governor and Chorus
What's the Use Old Lady, Bazzini, Ferone, Ivan and Chorus
Make Our Garden Grow Entire Company