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About the Show

A contemporary operetta based on the novel by Voltaire.

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."

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Leonard Bernstein
Lyricist: Richard Wilbur and Stephen Sondheim
Librettist: Hugh Wheeler

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 and 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

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