Candide

Musical - Revival

George Gershwin Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: April 19, 1997
  • Opening Date: April 29, 1997
  • Closing Date: July 27, 1997
  • Previews: 10
  • Performances: 104

Music: Leonard Bernstein

Book: Lillian Hellman

Lyrics: Dorothy Parker, John La Touche, Richard Wilbur

Synopsis

In this musical adaptation of Voltaire's satirical novel, the naïve Candide is separated from his beloved Cunegonde and journeys around the world to find her, retaining his teacher Pangloss's belief that "this is the best of all possible worlds" in the face of ever-increasing catastrophes.

 

Opening Night Cast

Jim Dale in Candide Jim Dale Dr. Pangloss
Voltaire
Businessman
Sage
Police Chief
Governor
Andrea Martin in Candide Andrea Martin Old Lady
Harolyn Blackwell in Candide Harolyn Blackwell Cunegonde
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Hugh Wheeler Book
Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein Composer
  Richard Wilbur Lyrics
Stephen Sondheim Stephen Sondheim Additional Lyrics
  John La Touche Additional Lyrics
Harold Prince Harold Prince Director
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Jim Dale Nominee
1997 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Jason Danieley Nominee
1997 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Andrea Martin Nominee
1997 Outstanding Revival of a Musical   Nominee
1997 Outstanding Set Design of a Musical Clarke Dunham Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Outstanding Revival of a Musical   Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Theatre World Award Jason Danieley Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1997 Actor in a Musical Jim Dale Nominee
1997 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Judith Dolan Winner
1997 Featured Actress in a Musical Andrea Martin Nominee
1997 Revival of a Musical   Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Jul. 27, 1997 8 $246,223
$797,262
$12,768 $26.92
$65.00
9148
1926
8
0
59.37% 5.67%
Jul. 20, 1997 7 $233,455
$797,262
-$41,562 $28.22
$65.00
8274
1926
8
0
53.70% -6.89%
Jul. 13, 1997 6 $275,017
$797,262
$60,426 $29.46
$65.00
9335
1926
8
0
60.59% -1.57%
Jul. 6, 1997 5 $214,591
$797,262
- $22.41
$65.00
9577
1926
8
0
62.16% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $969,286
$3,189,048
  $26.75 36334
61632
32
0
58.95 %  
Cumulative
  $5,065,916
$6,378,096
  $34.50
$65.00
146016
219164
104
10
66.62 %  
 
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