Candide

Musical - Revival

Broadway Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: March 5, 1974
  • Opening Date: March 10, 1974
  • Closing Date: January 4, 1976
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 740

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

Mark Baker Candide
Gail Boggs Houri
Whore
Penitente
Maureen Brennan Cunegonde
Jim Corti in Candide Jim Corti Priest
Spanish Don
Lion
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Opening Night Production Credits

Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein Music
  Richard Wilbur Lyrics
Harold Prince Harold Prince Director
Patricia Birch Patricia Birch Choreography
Eugene Lee Eugene Lee Scenic Design
  Franne Lee Scenic Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1974 Outstanding Book of a Musical Hugh Wheeler Winner
1974 Outstanding Choreography Patricia Birch Winner
1974 Outstanding Costume Design Franne Lee Winner
1974 Outstanding Director Harold Prince Winner
1974 Outstanding Set Design Eugene Lee
Franne Lee
Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1974 Best Musical Leonard Bernstein
Richard Wilbur
Hugh Wheeler
John La Touche
Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1974 Outstanding Musical   Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1974 Theatre World Award Maureen Brennan Winner
1974 Theatre World Award Mark Baker Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1974 Actor in a Musical Lewis J. Stadlen Nominee
1974 Book of a Musical Hugh Wheeler Winner
1974 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Franne Lee Winner
1974 Direction of a Musical Harold Prince Winner
1974 Featured Actor in a Musical Mark Baker Nominee
1974 Featured Actress in a Musical June Gable Nominee
1974 Featured Actress in a Musical Maureen Brennan Nominee
1974 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Franne Lee
Eugene Lee
Winner
1974 Special Award Chelsea Theatre Group
Harold Prince
Ruth Mitchell
Winner
 
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