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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: Westphalia. Lisbon. Paris. Buenos Aires. Venice.


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 1 Sung 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 2 Sung 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