Candide - Broadway

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"

Schedule

Gershwin Theatre

(New York, NY)
222 West 51st St.
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by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2020
On May 9 (7:30pm) PBS Poetry in America will air 'Finishing The Hat' - Stephen Sondheim. Sondheim is widely hailed as the greatest modern American musical theater composer.
by Stephen Mosher - May 6, 2020
Linda Lavin Celebrates a?oeLove Notesa?? CD On a?oeMeet & Greeta?? Hosted by Jim Caruso Friday, May 8 at 7 pm
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020
Porchlight Music Theatre's 25th Anniversary season continues with its new free virtual series 'Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable' with host Michael Weber, on Porchlight's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/PorchlightMusicTheatre.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2020
On May 9 (7:30pm) PBS Poetry in America will air 'Finishing The Hat' - Stephen Sondheim. Sondheim is widely hailed as the greatest modern American musical theater composer. Series creator Elisa New speaks with Broadway stage actors including Melissa Errico, writer Adam Gopnik, and others to explore Sondheim's singular ability to blend lyrics and music-using as their case study this song from his Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
Newly announced prizes for the first place winners include: A virtual voice lesson with Matt Farnsworth prior to recording your single, a session with Telsey+ Company's Rachel Hoffman to hone in your audition skill, a free subscription to BroadwayWorld Edu - online classes in singing, acting, and dancing worth over $1200!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Graduate Acting Program, in collaboration with Design for Stage & Film, will show their Zoom production of Shakespeare's As You Like It, to be streamed on Facebook Live at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on May 6.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2020
Stage star Alistair Brammer has launched Lockdown Duets, a new Instagram series 'connecting Broadway stars and West End stars in solidarity to sing duets during this time of theatre darkness.'
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
On June 7 at 7:30pm EDT, Works & Process at the Guggenheim will present the premiere of Storm as part of the Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commission Series.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020
The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards will celebrate the life and legacy of American theater producer and director Harold 'Hal' Prince with the Drama Desk's newly established lifetime achievement honor.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020
For the 106th Kritzerland show, Kritzerland is once again doing the show on Facebook and YouTube Live. For the June show, there's a great cast, it's more ambitious than the May show, and once again any donations would go to the Group Rep Theater in North Hollywood, non-profit 501 (c) (3).
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2020
The Las Vegas Philharmonic has partnered with Nevada Public Radio for the fifth consecutive year to broadcast a collection of memorable performances from the past five seasons plus two special broadcasts of music from the current 2019-20 season on Classical 89.7 FM Saturdays at 2pm, starting May 16.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2020
New York City Center is presenting the #EncoresArchives series! They will be posting daily highlights from their musical theater vault from Encores!, Encores! Off-Center, and Gala productions. 
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 29, 2020
Club44 Records just released Love Notes, the new album from LINDA LAVIN a?" the Tony Award and Golden Globe winning and Emmy Award nominated stage and screen legend. Love Notes, an elegant and swinging mix of timeless standards, jazz classics and gems of the pop/rock era, is available from iTunes, Amazon, in stores and all streaming platforms.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2020
Club44 Records has announced the release of Love Notes, the new album from LINDA LAVIN. Love Notes, an elegant and swinging mix of timeless standards, jazz classics and gems of the pop/rock era, features the album's first single, 'Stars Would Fall,' a sophisticated new song by Joel Lindsey and Wayne Haun.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2020
This week, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (Folksbiene)-led by Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director, and Dominick Balletta, Executive Director-brings the stage to global audiences with Folksbiene LIVE!, featuring celebrated Yiddish star Avi Hoffman, Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish's Joel Grey, Steven Skybell, Adam B. Shapiro and Zisl Slepovitch.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2020
Jason Danieley is the latest guest star on Justin 'Squigs' Robertson's One Word Theatre series!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
Today, Goodspeed Musicals Executive Director Michael Gennaro announced several changes to the programming and operations at the historic theater.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
Patti LuPone returns to the basement for a tribute to Terrence McNally, a flip through her photo album and more!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
Patti LuPone took to Twitter, after appearing in the livestreamed Rosie O'Donnell Show, to give fans a tour of her basement!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
Patti LuPone returns to the basement for another tour!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2020
Linda Lavin and Billy Stritch will present a special casual online concert via 'Facebook Live' today, Wednesday, March 18 at 3:00 PM Eastern. Tune in at www.facebook.com/bstritch
by Stage Tube - Mar 18, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Linda Lavin and Billy Stritch joined forces earlier today to present a special online concert via Facebook Live today, featuring showtunes, standards and more! Watch the full concert event below!
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2020
Need a tune to get your through your self-quarantine? Broadway veteran Lauren Molina is here to save the day! Check out her original song, 'Stay-Put Sally,' featuring a guitar arrangement by Rob Morrison.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2020
Skylight Music Theatre has released the following statement regarding upcoming performances:
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2020
The winners of the 2020 International Collegiate Singing Championship have been announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2020
Krizterland's a?oeJune is Bustin' In All Overa??, free concert of an eclectic mix of songs that are romantic, funny and touching, produced and hosted by Bruce Kimmel, musical direction by Richard Allen with technical expertise by Hartley Powers.   Via Live Stream on Sunday, June 7th at 5:00 PM (PST), 8:00 PM (EST)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2020
Grange Festival Opera is now streaming Bernstein's Candide.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020
On June 7 at 7:30pm EDT, Works & Process at the Guggenheim will co-presented with Barrington Stage Company, Broadway Dance Center, Kaatsbaan, The Joyce Theater, New York City Center, Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and Spoleto Festival USAthe premiere of Storm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
The Alliance Theatre has announced a free variety show featuring Broadway stars Terry Burrell (Ethel) and Courtenay Collins (The Prom).  Burrell and Collins will alternate as hostess as they entertain audiences from home with songs, stories, special cocktails, and maybe a surprise guest or two.  We're Still Here: A Virtual Cabaret will be streamed live on the Alliance's Facebook page and YouTube channel each Thursday at 7:00 p.m., July 9 a?" August 13.  
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2020
Broadway actor/writer Eric Ulloa, Dirty Laundry Theatre, Music-Talks and Sis the actress, activist and sister to the people, announced their collaboration in creating a unique virtual pride festival- Refractions of Pride.
by BWW Prompts - Jul 8, 2020
We want to hear from you! Submit your response to our daily #bwwprompts, where each day we'll be asking our readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram questions to spark some theater conversation.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
The New York Philharmonic will participate in CNN's The Fourth in America, a primetime musical special airing Saturday, July 4, from 8:00 p.m. to midnight EDT.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2020
Skylight Music Theatre has released a statement regarding the remainder of its 2019-2020 season. Read their message here:
by Shari Barrett - Apr 5, 2020
This Spotlight focuses on Kalinda Gray, an actor I first encountered onstage playing Marilyn Monroe all the way to Magenta in the a?oeRocky Horror Picture Showa?? at the Maverick Theatre, a place close to her heart. Away from the stage, but still very much a part of the world of theatre magic, Kalinda's company Wishing Well Entertainment and Parties creates high-quality, professional character and artist event entertainment with a wide array of genres and themes for both adults and children, and she moonlights as an independent Salem 'witch' trials researcher and historian. So how is she dealing with the shutdown of a?oeThe Cruciblea?? in which she was featured as Elizabeth Proctor?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020
The Santa Barbara Symphony announces its second online streaming event in the new series 'Sundays with the Symphony' on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at 3:30 pm. 'Sundays with the Symphony' will feature online audio broadcasts of select past performances lasting approximately 30 minutes each and will run one time only, start to finish, live at thesymphony.org/livestream.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2020
Paramount School of the Arts in downtown Aurora has launched a free series of live, virtual Master Classes Mondays every Monday from 5 to 6 p.m.
by Herbert Paine - Apr 23, 2020
In creatively adapting to the current COVID-19 crisis, Southwest Shakespeare Company has announced an initiative featuring alternative online productions in its STANDING O SERIES and VIRTUAL CLASSICS LIVE!a??
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2020
On the evening of March 13th, 2020, artists from Mayfield Dinner Theatre's Noises Off, Edmonton Opera's Candide, and the Citadel's Peter Pan Goes Wrong came together in the Maclab Theatre a?" each a few seats apart a?" for The Garneau Block's dress rehearsal.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020
Just yesterday, Broadway legend Patti LuPone celebrated a birthday...from home. Today, she's sending a message of gratitude for the happy wishes and reveals what she keeps inside her famous lockers!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020
Porchlight Music Theatre's 25th Anniversary season continues with a new free virtual series a?oeSondheim @ 90 Roundtablea?? with host Michael Weber, debuting Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m. CST on Porchlight's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/PorchlightMusicTheatre.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2020
Today is the birthday of Broadway legend Patti LuPone! The cast of Company compiled video message wishing her a happy birthday!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2020
The Solti Foundation U.S. today announced the awarding of its major grant, The Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2020
Need inspiration? The BroadwayWorld team has come together to help guide your musical quarantine journey. Today, we bring you just a few recommendations for: A performance that vocally astounds...
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2020
Opera companies across North America are offering a rich array of streaming content, allowing audiences to #meetopera online. Here is what's available:
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2020
Patrick Dunn, the current Jean Valjean of the Les Misérables North American Tour, has shared his pandemic parody of 'Bring Him Home' lovingly changed to 'Stay at Home'. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2020
Today, Goodspeed Musicals Executive Director Michael Gennaro announced additional changes to the programming and operations at the theater. 'We recently made the painful decision to cancel Candide and move South Pacific to the fall. We also had to postpone the Worklight Series at The Terris Theatre to next year.'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2020
In the midst of this painful and confusing time, Heartbeat Opera has made something beautiful for the world and for its family of artists-a testament to how music can bring people together and spark joy.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2020
Patti LuPone has been gracing us all with video tours of her basement. Today she decided to embody the spirit of Sunset Boulevard's Norma Desmond!