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Based on the novel Candide by Voltaire

El joven protagonista, Cándide, de bien expresivo nombre, practica un optimismo ciego guiado por su tutor, el Doctor Pangloss, que le asegura que todo es para bien en el mejor de los mundos posibles. Llevando a su bien sonante novia, Cunegunda, de la mano, y al referido Doctor Pangloss, Cándide viaja a Lisboa, París, Buenos Aires y hasta al mítico El Dorado, descubriendo a su paso la maldad, la bajeza, la envidia, el sufrimiento y hasta el crimen. Despojado de su idealismo, termina por recalar en Venecia acompañado por la inefable Cunegunda, y sus últimas palabras en la obra, consagrado a su jardín, proclaman: “Y antes de morir tratemos / de dar sentido a esta vida. / No somos sabios ni buenos: / hagámoslo lo mejor que sepamos"

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by Julie Musbach - Jan 9, 2019
Music Theater Works is currently auditioning teens for the summer youth production of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. Rehearsals are June 13 through 28, at the Music Theater Works rehearsal center, 516 4th Street in Wilmette. The free public performance on Saturday, June 29, at 7:30 pm, is at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston.
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 6, 2019
What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. Highlights this week include: Chita Rivera, Fra Fee, and a benefit concerts for A Thousand Oaks, California.
by Gary Naylor - Jan 31, 2019
Pippa Evans talks about the long-running Showstopper! (back in the West End) and about her life in theatre.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 30, 2019
Harold 'Hal' Prince directed the premiere productions of Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, The Phantom of the Opera, She Loves Me, Company, Follies, Candide, Pacific Overtures, Evita and Parade.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 30, 2019
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, will present a return engagement of the hit Off-Broadway musical, Enter Laughing: The Musical with book by Joseph Stein, music and lyrics by Stan Daniels, based on the play Enter Laughing by Joseph Stein from the novel by Carl Reiner, produced in association with Riki Kane Larimer and Alene Daniels. Enter Laughing: The Musical returns to kick off The York's year-long 50th Anniversary Celebration at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
by Stephi Wild - Jan 30, 2019
The Warren Miller Performing Arts Center (Executive Director John Zirkle) in Big Sky Montana announced today it will present a limited engagement of Jason Robert Brown's award-winning musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS, directed by Jason McDowell-Green and starring Abby Mueller as Cathy and Ben Jacoby as Jamie. Mueller and Jacoby were recently seen together on Broadway in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, where the pair starred as Carole and Gerry Goffin, King's first husband.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 3, 2019
Broadway favorite and DC area native Margo Seibert returns to Signature Theatre on January 20 to launch her new album 77th Street.
by Alan Henry - Jan 3, 2019
We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Sydney Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and voted on by you - the local theatergoers!
by Julie Musbach - Jan 3, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 3, 2019
The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced that Mickey Thomas, the lead singer of Starship (formerly Jefferson Starship), will star as Dennis in its sensational new production of Rock of Ages. Rock of Ages is the '80s rock ballad blast that features the music of Styx, Joan Jett, Twisted Sister, and more. With Mickey Thomas as lead vocalist, Starship produced hits including "We Built This City" (which appears in the production), "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now," and "Sara."
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 29, 2019
Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has selected the finalists for the 31st annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Wortham Theater Center on February 1, 2019, at 7 p.m. A limited number of general admission tickets for the performance are available for purchase here. The program will also be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube for all to enjoy, inviting viewers to cast their votes for the Online Viewers' Choice Award.
by Julie Musbach - Jan 29, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents LA LUNA QUARTET in "LA LUNA QUARTET IN CONCERT" on March 28, 2019 at 9:30 PM. Soprano Stacy Dove, mezzo-soprano Sishel Claverie, tenor Blake Friedman and baritone Eric McKeever will present a program of famous operatic and musical theater tunes sometimes performed as they are meant to be and sometimes "Fach'ed Up", where each artist will perform selections outside of their normal voice type or gender.  La Luna will also turn opera on its ear by taking famous arias, duets and ensembles and, with the help of the audience, improvise a new story on the spot. Improv + Opera = Making music without a GPS map. Who knows where we'll end up?
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 29, 2019
State Theatre New Jersey presents the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in a program celebrating 100 years of Leonard Bernstein's work on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 3pm. This concert features conductor John Mauceri and Grammy Award-winning Mezzo-Soprano Isabel Leonard. Tickets range from $17.50-$70.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 29, 2019
The New York Philharmonic will present Phil the Hall, special $5 concerts conducted by Music Director Jaap van Zweden for New York's first responders, volunteers, and other service professionals. Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin, a soprano and composer, will host the concerts, which feature iconic music central to the history of New York and its Philharmonic as well as World Premieres of works created by New York City students participating in the Philharmonic's Very Young Composers program. The Orchestra will be joined by the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. The concerts will take place Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, April 5 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
by Ron Bierman - Jan 28, 2019
Coloratura Alisa Jordheim will be debuting in the role of Gilda with baritone Stephen Powell in a San Diego Opera production of Verdi's Rigoletto. This is the fifth time he's sung the lead. The first time was in a Cincinnati Opera production in which Jordheim had only a few lines as a page. 'I feel like I've graduated. That was in 2011, and I was a graduate student at CCM (the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music). It was a wonderful experience for me just to soak up everything in the rehearsal process. One of my favorite singers, Sarah Coburn, was the Gilda. Just getting to see her portray that character and to work with Stephen was a master class.'
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 28, 2019
Opening the 2019 winter series is Carmelina, with music by Burton Lane, lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, additional lyrics by Barry Harman, and book by Joseph Stein and Alan Jay Lerner. Performances began Saturday afternoon, January 26, 2019 and continue for 11 performances only through February 3, 2019. The show officially opened last night and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos below!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2019
Celebrating the centennial of Alan Jay Lerner! The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, enters the new year with the 25th Anniversary of its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the work of the legendary librettist and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner,
by Julie Musbach - Jan 24, 2019
Celebrating the centennial of Alan Jay Lerner! The York Theatre Company enters the new year with the 25th Anniversary of its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the work of the legendary librettist and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner,
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 23, 2019
Skylark Opera Theatre throws a modern new light on the story of two guys who think they can dupe their girlfriends by switching places. But the women have their own power and they aren't afraid to use it! Mozart's gorgeous score is sung in English in this immersive production, set in the present day. #notyourgrandpascosi Sung in English.
by Julie Musbach - Jan 17, 2019
Celebrating the centennial of Alan Jay Lerner! The York Theatre Company enters the new year with the 25th Anniversary of its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the work of the legendary librettist and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner, whose hundredth birthday was August 31, 2018. The series honors one of the creators behind such classics as Brigadoon, Camelot, Love Life, and My Fair Lady.
by Broadwaysted - Jan 17, 2019
This week the Broadwaysted Crew is thrilled to be sitting down with one of the stars of the musical adaptation of Rocky and In Transit--the lovely and talented Margo Seibert!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 15, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Begin your Tuesday the only way Broadway fans know how: by catching up on the latest news!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 11, 2019
Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for its production of the international megahit Mamma Mia!, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bj rn Ulvaeus, some songs with Stig Anderson, and book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia! is directed by Artistic Director William Osetek and choreographed by Jane Lanier with music direction by Roberta Duchak. Mamma Mia! runs February 7 April 14, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 11, 2019
Porchlight Music Theatre continues its "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Can-Can, music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Abe Burrows with direction by Adrian Abel Azevedo, musical direction by Linda Madonia and choreography by Shanna VanDerwerker.  Porchlight Revisits Can-Can is presented for three performances-only Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 7 at 2 p.m. and  7:30 p.m. at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Two-show discounted subscriptions and single tickets for $37 are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office at 773.777.9884.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 10, 2019
The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild(MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) has announced nominations for the 6th Annual MUAHS Guild Awards honoring outstanding achievements in make-up and hair styling in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. Winners will be honored at the black-tie gala on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live. Today's announcement was made by MUAHS Awards Chair Sue Cabral-Ebert. 
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 6, 2019
This Spring marks the start of the 36th season of the Verdi Chorus, who will present their Spring Concert, L'Amore e la Vita (Love and Life) for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on April 6 and 7. Led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum, the Verdi Chorus is the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus. This program, which Ketchum humorously calls the Rom-Com of opera, will feature selections from two Verdi operas I vespri siciliani and Ernani, three Donizetti operas - Don Pasquale, La fille du r giment and L'elisir d'amore, as well as operatic sequences from Bizet's Les p cheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers), Delibes' Lakm , and Puccini's La rondine.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 5, 2019
Artistic Director Ray Jivoff today unveiled Skylight Music Theatre's 2019-2020 season, which will mark the theatre's 60th Anniversary.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 22, 2019
Azuka Theatre presents the return of the Virginia & Harvey Kimmel New Professionals Production with the Philadelphia Premiere of BOB: A Life in Five Acts by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. BOB chronicles the highly unusual life of Bob and his lifelong quest to become a 'Great Man.'
by Rebecca Russo - Feb 21, 2019
Two American opera singers noted for their theatricality – one on the rise, the other an international star – headline the second George London Foundation recital of the season. Anthony Dean Griffey, the renowned tenor whose searing interpretation of the title role of Britten's Peter Grimes, among others, has brought him worldwide acclaim, and Amy Owens, a “scene-stealing” (Broadway World) “radiant soprano” (Opera News) who won an award at the 2018 George London Awards competition, perform the second George London Foundation Recital of the season at The Morgan Library and Museum on Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 4:00 pm. They are joined by Warren Jones at the piano, and guest artists David Heiss, cello, and Cindy Wu, violin.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 21, 2019
Walter Stearns, Executive Director of Mercury Theater Chicago, announced today the cast and creative team of the upcoming LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, running on the main stage from March 1 through April 28. The press opening is Sunday, March 10 at 7:30pm. This hit sci-fi musical has devoured the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 30 years, following the story of floral assistant who stumbles across a new breed of carnivorous plant that promises to grant him fame, fortune and all his desires - as long as the blood keeps flowing. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS will feature the creative talents of Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Director) and Christopher Carter (Choreographer)
by Stephi Wild - Feb 21, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! We're so close to Friday! Power through the rest of your week by catching up on the latest Broadway news!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 2, 2019
Houston Grand Opera (HGO) announced today the winners of the 31st annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, which took place in the Cullen Theater of the Wortham Theater Center. This is the third year the Concert of Arias was streamed live on Facebook, and the second for livestreaming on YouTube. The livestream was hosted by HGO Studio alumna Andrea Carroll. She is currently performing in The Pearl Fishers as Le la and placed first in the 2012 Concert of Arias. The winners were announced during the second portion of the program.
by Rebecca Russo - Feb 19, 2019
New Stage Theatre presents the new musical Sweet Potato Queens March 13 - 24, 2019. Curtain times and dates for performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Ticket prices are $35.00 with discounts available for students, senior citizens, and groups. Tickets can be purchased at the box office, located inside the Jane Reid Petty Theatre Center, charged by phone by calling the theatre at (601) 948-3531 or ordered online at www.newstagetheatre.com. Sponsored by Sid Davis, Chairman of the Board Peoples Bank Mendenhall.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2019
Azudi Onyejekwe(The Great Comet, Violet) will join Doreen Taylor (Christine Daaein The Phantom of the Opera; Candide; Billboard Top 100 Recording Artist) in Sincerely, Oscar (www.SincerelyOscar.com) a new musical celebrating Broadway's greatest lyricist, Oscar Hammerstein, with book by Ms. Taylor and directed by Dugg McDonough (artistic director, LSU Opera; four seasons as staff stage director for the New York City Opera). Sincerely, Oscar will play Theatre Row - Acorn Theatre (410 W. 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues) in a limited engagement, beginning March 27 with opening night set for April 4. Sincerely, Oscar is produced by David Pedemonti.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2019
Anthony Dean Griffey, Tenor, and Amy Owens, Soprano, with Warren Jones, Piano, join for a George London Foundation Recital at The Morgan an Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 4:00 PM.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 15, 2019
Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has brought together an extraordinary group of artists to helm the five exciting productions planned this season: an All-American classic, a heart-warming musical tale, an electric dance-filled tuner, an extraordinary true story, and an inspirational journey that's sure to inspire. Single tickets for all five shows set for Goodspeed's 2019 season go on public sale this Sunday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m..
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 15, 2019
General Director Ken McConnell and Artistic Director Tobias Picker today announced Tulsa Opera's 72nd season comprising classics such as Bizet's Carmen and Puccini's Madama Butterfly, and a new production of Mr. Picker's 1996 opera Emmeline, to be performed in Oklahoma for the first time, and led by Mr. Picker in his opera-conducting debut.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
Bring a valentine to enjoy the production of Lerner and Loewe's "My Fair Lady" with the Utah Symphony playing the exquisite musical score in Abravanel Hall on February 15 & 16 7:30 PM. This classic Broadway hit will be performed by Broadway singers in period costumes and the Utah Symphony will play under the direction of Utah Symphony Associate Conductor Conner Gray Covington. Tickets, priced from $18 to $69 ($10 for students), are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 14, 2019
Artistic Director Tom Littler has announced casting for the world premiere of Mary's Babies. Two of Britain's best-known classical actors, Emma Fielding and Katy Stephens, will co-star in Maud Dromgoole's funny and compelling play about family and fertility.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 12, 2019
Bring a valentine to enjoy the production of Lerner and Loewe's "My Fair Lady" with the Utah Symphony playing the exquisite musical score in Abravanel Hall on February 15 & 16 7:30 PM. This classic Broadway hit will be performed by Broadway singers in period costumes and the Utah Symphony will play under the direction of Utah Symphony Associate Conductor Conner Gray Covington. Tickets, priced from $18 to $69 ($10 for students), are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 12, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents LA LUNA QUARTET in "LA LUNA QUARTET IN CONCERT" on March 28, 2019 at 9:30 PM. Soprano Stacy Dove, mezzo-soprano Sishel Claverie, tenor Blake Friedman and baritone Eric McKeever will present a program of famous operatic and musical theater tunes sometimes performed as they are meant to be and sometimes "Fach'ed Up", where each artist will perform selections outside of their normal voice type or gender. La Luna will also turn opera on its ear by taking famous arias, duets and ensembles and, with the help of the audience, improvise a new story on the spot. Improv + Opera = Making music without a GPS map. Who knows where we'll end up?
by Julie Musbach - Feb 11, 2019
Pittance Chamber Music, known for featuring the extraordinary resident artists of the Los Angeles Opera pit and stage, presents Evensong with James Onstad, an evening offering of beloved works by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Johannes Brahms, as part of Pittance Chamber Music's 5th Anniversary Season. The concert takes place in Barrett Hall at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music on March 31, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
by Carolan Trbovich - Feb 1, 2019
Neil Berg's 110 Years of Broadway is Magical
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018
It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by Julie Musbach - Dec 19, 2018
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents FRA FEE in SEISÚN on January 7th, 2019 at 7PM with Special Guests: Tony Award Winner Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen) & Olivier Award Nominee Scarlett Strallen.
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018
There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

Candide Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has Candide been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Conductor and Musical Director for Samuel KrachmalnickBest Costume Design for Irene Sharaff and Best Scenic Design for Oliver Smith.

What productions of Candide have there been?
Candide has had 21 productions including Broadway which opened in 1956, Broadway which opened in 1956, US Tour which opened in 1958, West End which opened in 1959, Regional (US) which opened in 1966, Off-Broadway which opened in 1968, US Tour which opened in 1971, Off-Off-Broadway which opened in 1973, Broadway which opened in 1974, Broadway which opened in 1974, which opened in 1982, Off-Broadway which opened in 1982, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1986, West End which opened in 1988, West End which opened in 1989, Broadway which opened in 1997, Broadway which opened in 1997, West End which opened in 1999, Off-Broadway which opened in 2004, West End which opened in 2005 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2005.

What is the songs are in Candide and what's the order?
The Best of All Possible Worlds [i]
Oh, Happy We [i]
Wedding Chorale
Battle Music
Candide Begins His Travels
It Must Be So
Lisbon Sequence
Earthquake Music
It Must be Me
Mazurka
Glitter and Be Gay
You Were Dead, You Know
Pilgrims' Procession
Alleluia
My Love
I Am Easily Assimilated
Quartet Finale [i]
Quiet
Eldorado [i]
Eldorado [ii]
Bon Voyage
Raft Sequence
Venice Gambling Scene
What's the Use?
Gavotte [i]
Return to Westphalia
Make Our Garden Grow
I Love You
Candide's Lament [i]
What a Day [i]
Infant Camira Scene
Dear Boy
Inquisition Scene
Pass the Soap
Sweet to See Two Hearts So True
The Best of All Possible Worlds [ii]
Candide's Lament [ii]
Ringaroundarosy
Where Does It Get You in the End?
One
Get Ye Gone
Fernando's Lullaby
Life Is Neither (Good Nor Bad)
No More Than This
Oh, Happy We [ii]
Oh, Happy We [iii]
Entrance of the Jew
The Sweetness of Your Heart
We Are Women
War and Peace
What a Day [ii]
Westphalia Chorale [i]
Words, Words, Words
The Worst of All Possible Worlds
Barcarolle: The Simple Life
Life Is Happiness Indeed
O Miserere
Auto da Fe [i]
This World
Sheep's Song
Westphalia Chorale [ii]
Quartet Finale [ii]
To the New World
Universal Good
Westphalia Chorale [iii]
Auto da Fe [ii]