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Richard Wilbur Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Translation
 
[Off-Broadway, 1991]
Adaptation
 
[Off-Broadway, 1983]
Adaptation
 
[Off-Broadway, 1956]
Adaptation

Writing

Adaptation
Lyricist
Lyricist
Lyricist

Richard Wilbur Awards and Nominations


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 1983 - Special Awards

Richard Wilbur


winner
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1974 - Best Musical

Richard Wilbur, Candide

Richard Wilbur News


Review: CANDIDE at Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre

This is the best of all possible performances.
Photos: First Look at TARTUFFE at the Laguna Playhouse

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE will present a transfer production from North Coast Repertory Theatre of their critically-acclaimed production of TARTUFFE, written by Molière, translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur, and directed by Richard Baird. Check out all new photos here!
CANDIDE Comes to Madison Opera Next Month

Madison Opera will close its 23/24 mainstage season with its first production in over 30 years of Candide, Leonard Bernstein’s beloved American opera.  Based on Voltaire’s satirical novella, Candide mixes a dazzling score with comedy, tragedy, and impossible situations that result in a sublime whole.
TARTUFFE Comes to the Laguna Playhouse Next Month!

Laguna Playhouse will present a transfer production from North Coast Repertory Theatre of their critically-acclaimed production of TARTUFFE, written by Molière, translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur, and directed by Richard Baird. 
Review: TARTUFFE is Full of Laughter at North Coast Repertory Theatre

This standout production of 'Tartuffe' at North Coast Repertory Theatre is energetic and intelligent proving that even at 360 years old,  this show can still have an audience laughing from start to finish.  “Tartuffe” is playing through April 7th.
Spotlight: TARTUFFE at North Coast Repertory Theatre

A TOUR DE FORCE OF FARCICAL STORYTELLING AND SOCIAL COMMENTARY
GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY & More Lead Los Angeles's Spring 2024 Top Theatre Shows

Los Angeles is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Selections for Spring 2024 include Girl From the North Country​​​​​​​ and more!
Centenary Stage Company Enters Second Weekend Of Shows With Production Of Moliere's TARTUFFE

Centenary Stage Company continues its run of Moliere's Tartuffe in Hackettstown, NJ. This next week of the run will feature an additional matinee performance on Wednesday, February 21 at 2:00 PM and buy-one-get-one ticket special on Thursday, February 22 for in person ticket purchases on the day of the performance.
TARTUFFE Comes to North Coast Repertory Theatre

North Coast Repertory Theatre will present Molière's timeless comedic masterpiece, TARTUFFE, March 6 to March 31. This extraordinary production, translated into English verse by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Wilbur, is directed by Richard Baird. 
Molière's TARTUFFE Announced At North Coast Repertory Theatre

North Coast Repertory Theatre presents Molière's comedic masterpiece, TARTUFFE. Directed by Richard Baird and translated by Richard Wilbur, this production offers a satirical commentary on religious hypocrisy and self-inflicted chaos. Don't miss this inventive and entertaining evening of wit and laughter.
Review: CANDIDE at Palais Theatre

What did our critic think of CANDIDE at Palais Theatre?
Review: CANDIDE at Museumsquartier Halle E

Leonard Bernstein's masterpiece, Candide, is back in Vienna for a strictly limited run. Based on Voltaire's 18th-century novel, Bernstein created a so-called comic operetta, or as some might say, a musical in an old-fashioned way. You may call it whatever you want. At the end of the evening, it is a beautifully crafted piece of art.
Lantern Theater Company Opens 30th Anniversary Season With Molière's TARTUFFE

Lantern Theater Company wwill launch its 30th anniversary season with Tartuffe, Molière's comic masterpiece about family, fraud, and how what we want to believe can blind us from the truth. Translated into English verse by 1987/88 U.S. Poet Laureate and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Wilbur and directed by Lantern Artistic Director Charles McMahon, Molière's classic comedy will come to life with a tremendous team of Philadelphia actors.
 North Coast Repertory Theatre Reveals Lineup For Season 42

 North Coast Repertory Theatre has announced Season 42, featuring a host of plays that include two world premieres, a beloved musical masterpiece, side-splitting comedies, an eerie Gothic thriller, a poignant drama, and a taut psychological study.  
CAMELOT, TARTUFFE, and More Set For North Coast Repertory Theatre Season 42

North Coast Repertory Theatre has announced Season 42, featuring a  host of plays that include two world premieres, a beloved musical masterpiece, side-splitting  comedies, an eerie Gothic thriller, a poignant drama, and a taut psychological study.  
THE ANGEL NEXT DOOR, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' & More Set for Laguna Playhouse 2023-2024 Season

Laguna Playhouse has announced its 2023-2024 Season of Shows featuring the new play The Angel Next Door, Ain't Misbehavin' and more. See how to purchase tickets!
Hugh Jackman, Joel Grey, Sharon D. Clarke & More Featured in 92NY Fall Theater Events

See Tom Stoppard on Leopoldstadt, Wendell Pierce, Sharon D. Clarke, André De Shields, and Miranda Cromwell on Death Of A Salesman, Joel Grey, Steven Skybell, and Zalmen Mlotek on Fiddler On The Roof In Yiddish and more at 92NY this fall.
Aggregate Collective, New Theatre Incubator, Launches Inaugural Project

Aggregate Collective, a theatre incubator supporting the development of new creative works, announces mission and inaugural project. Created by a group of multi-hyphenated theatre makers wanting to expand ethnic, cultural, social-economic and gender representation in the theatre industry, Aggregate Collective's mission is to support artists during the early stages of a creative endeavor through radical hospitality and shared learning.
Molière In The Park's THE MISANTHROPE Begins Tonight

Molière in the Park's fully staged production of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Wilbur's translation of Molière's THE MISANTHROPE, directed by Molière in the Park's Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien, begins previews tonight for a Sunday, May 15 7:30pm opening.

Richard Wilbur FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shows has Richard Wilbur written?

Richard Wilbur has written 3 shows including Candide (Lyricist), The Misanthrope (Adaptation), With Love and Laughter (Material).

What awards has Richard Wilbur been nominated for?

Richard Wilbur has been nominated for Special Awards at the Drama Desk Awards and Best Musical at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for Candide.

What awards has Richard Wilbur won?

Richard Wilbur has won Special Awards at the Drama Desk Awards and Best Musical at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for Candide.

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