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Candide - 1997 - 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"

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Gershwin Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
222 West 51st St.
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by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - May 8, 2021
You voted, here they are! Meet our top 30 in the college category of Next on Stage season 3.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2021
Individual tickets for The Cleveland Orchestra’s 2021 Blossom Music Festival season are on sale today. With the addition of a performance on July 4, twelve concerts are part of the 2021 Blossom Music Festival, which runs from Fourth of July through Labor Day weekends at the Orchestra’s scenic summer home in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2021
Artistic Director Michael Unger today unveiled Skylight Music Theatre’s 2021-2022 season, which marks the theatre’s return to in-person performances after more than one year. It will be Unger’s first official season since joining Skylight in 2019, due to cancelled shows during the pandemic. 
by Nuria Pedret - May 24, 2021
El director catalán estrena su primer largometraje junto a la actriz y cantante Kuki M en los Cines Embajadores de Madrid
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
The Knights Orchestra has announced their summer lineup. The exciting orchestral collective will perform in NYC, Massachusetts, and Virginia.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 21, 2021
Feinstein's/54 Below has announced additional shows for its reopening months.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 20, 2021
The Opera Company of Middlebury presents an imaginative retelling of Bernstein's comic operetta Candide, streaming online June 15-30. Although the production contains traditional theatrical elements, it also embraces the magic of 21st century technology. Using drones, green screen imagery, rear projections, and other cinematic techniques, the Opera Company of Middlebury is exploring the boundaries of opera's potential.
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2021
Dallas Opera will present a free evening of Broadway classics on May 21, 2021. The performance will star Deanna Breiwick, soprano / Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano / Lucas Meachem, baritone and The Dallas Opera Orchestra conducted by Maestro Emmanuel Villaume.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - May 15, 2021
You voted, now here they are! Meet our top 15 of Next on Stage in the college category.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2021
Elvis Presley's Graceland has announced the faculty of the 2021 Graceland Performing Arts Camp, as it returns for its third year on July 13 - 18. Special Guest Mentor this year is Patrick Dunn. Having made his NYC Theatre debut at age 12, Patrick most recently led the North American tour of the musical Les Misérables in the role of Jean Valjean.
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 9, 2021
Everybody's got the right... to be vaccinated. On last night's reunion of the original company of Assassins, beloved Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, who turns 91 later this month, revealed that he is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 8, 2021
With Women in Theatre Through the Decades, we will be highlighting the vital role that women have played in theatre history, showcasing those who paved the way and who continue to make history today. This week, we are highlighting the accomplishments of women in theatre throughout the 1960s and the 1970s!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 4, 2021
The Board of The Knights has announced the election of Paul Sekhri to Board Chair and Graham Parker to Board Vice Chair & the appointment of Bridget Mundy to Executive Director. Paul Sekhri, President and Chief Executive Officer of eGenesis, has been a member of The Knights’ Board of Directors since 2017 and is a passionate supporter of the arts.
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 24, 2021
Television producer Roger Englander passed away earlier this month at the age of 94. Now his friend and colleague Freddie Gershon has written a beautiful tribute in his memory.
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021
The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!
by Maria Nockin - Mar 15, 2021
On Friday evening March 12, 2021, Houston Grand Opera presented Live from The Cullen: Jack Swanson and Richard Bado in a wide-ranging recital of music by Robert Schumann, Leonard Bernstein, Roger Quilter, Kurt Weill, Franz Liszt, and Gioachino Rossini. Swanson can hold his audience spellbound with the magic coming from his voice and his eyes.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2021
Orange Tree Theatre today announces the play titles and full cast for Inside – the first instalment of Inside/Outside, a collection of world premiere short plays by emerging and established writers.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 11, 2021
West End 'Hamilton' star Giles Terera sings 'THE FLATS' from the world premiere of ‘Black Matter’, a new song cycle composed while he observed life on the changing streets of  London’s Soho over a tumultuous summer in lockdown.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 11, 2021
Featuring 22 songs encompassing tango, Brazilian music and Portuguese fado, Lara celebrates the music of her homeland, Portugal with the grace, expertise and powerful theatricality of an accomplished West End performer.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2021
Critically acclaimed artists Brian Cheney and Cathy Venable, performing together virtually from their homes for the last 10 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, will launch their next concert series entitled “Composer Series”.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2021
Synchronicity Theatre has announced their appointment of the new staff and board. Dynamic arts administrator & educator Dawn Eskridge joins Synchronicity Theatre as the Donor & Patron Services Manager, while Taryn Carmona remains with the organization in a new, expanded position.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 14, 2021
After what will be a 23-month intermission, The Muny's 103rd season will open with the Muny premiere of Smokey Joe's Cafe, followed by The Sound of Music, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, On Your Feet! and Chicago.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 10, 2021
“This has been a tough year and a half for so many, and the arts can help us rediscover our joy,” says actress Charis Leos, speaking enthusiastically about her upcoming appearance in one of Maine State Music Theatre Stars Concerts scheduled to celebrate the theatre’s return to live performing this summer. “It is a special gift for me to be able to perform again at a theatre that holds such a special place in my heart. To me it signals a return to the joy of the shared experience of live performance,” Leos adds. Leos is one of eight stars, chosen by Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark, to perform two gala concerts, each with different repertoire and cast at the Pickard Theater in Brunswick in July and August 2021. The first runs from July 28-August 1 and features Charis Leos, Lauren Blackman, Robert Creighton, and Kingsley Leggs. The second runs from August 4-8 with Felicia P. Fields, Heidi Kettenring, David Girolmo, and Gregg Goodbrod. Both programs are directed by Curt Dale Clark, who says the concerts will “offer audiences a chance to revel in the songs and stories that have kept audiences flocking to the Pickard for decades.”
by Maria Nockin - Jun 1, 2021
Los Angeles Opera presents a digital recital exploring the invaluable contributions Latina composers have made to the world of classical music. LAO’s much-beloved After Hours Recital Series is back, and this time it celebrates eleven Latina composers. Russell Thomas, the company's Artist in Residence-turned-host, curated this fabulous stream to transport viewers virtually to Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, Cuba, and Peru.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2021
Ms. Champlin, who co-hosted the Late Night Cabaret in 2019, returns to TBTS with her new show On the Funny Side of the Street. Mr. Rodriguez, who will be making his debut at the historic barn theatre, will perform his latest concert, All is Fair in Love, which features an evening of love songs.
by - Jul 30, 2021
Jason Danieley returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below with Reflections, an evening of Broadway and Great American Songbook standards threading together reflections of yesterday, today and a hopeful look toward tomorrow.
by Maria Nockin - Jul 3, 2021
In the video, Gallup/Na'nízhoozhí, Anthony Roth Costanzo and Davone Tines sing music by Matthew Aucoin written to poetry by Jake Skeets. Lowe and Skeets are both Navajo artists. Skeets, who grew up in Gallup, gives his hometown a leading role in his poetry. Lowe's film is an unflinching yet tender portrait of the city in 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2021
Lyric Opera of Chicago is launcheing its 67th season with Sunday in the Park with Lyric's Rising Stars at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Sunday, August 29, at 6:00 p.m. This free outdoor performance is part of Chicago in Tune, a citywide festival celebrating our city's legendary music community.
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 24, 2021
Which Broadway overtures stand out as ovation-worthy? Below, BroadwayWorld has gathered 50 of our favorites, from classics like Carousel and My Fair Lady, to modern musicals like Urinetown and The Drowsy Chaperone.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021
Reflections is an evening of Broadway and Great American Songbook standards threading together reflections of yesterday, today, and a hopeful look toward tomorrow.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021
Diversionary Theatre has announced their Season 36 lineup of new LGBTQ work. With 4 new works on The Robert L. Granat and Albert J. Mazur Mainstage exploring how our LGBTQ family defines home, Diversionary welcomes the community back to their newly renovated theatre home, and their new social and performance venue The Austin & Joann Clark Cabaret. 
by Stephi Wild - Jan 28, 2021
Gulfshore Opera has announced World of Lloyd Webber, a concert where opera meets Broadway. Performances run January 29-February 4.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2021
Rodney Ingram, Shereen Pimentel, David Michael Garry, John McGinty, & Alexandria Wailes joined a virtual choir and orchestra of 65 performers on Leonard Bernstein & Richard Wilbur’s uplifting anthem “Make Our Garden Grow”.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 21, 2021
Ryan Metcalfe and Simon Gordon on behalf of Metcalfe Gordon Productions are delighted to announce a new filmed theatre production of William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet starring Sam Tutty and Emily Redpath in the title roles, with direction by Nick Evans.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 15, 2021
Today we're wishing a very Happy Birthday to comedy legend, Andrea Martin!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 15, 2021
Today's top stories: Alex Brightman discusses his recent episode of Law and Order: SVU, the upcoming musical Matilda film finds its stars in Alisha Weir and Emma Thompson, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 15, 2021
Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm) for Game Night!  Plus join in the fun for Andrea Martin's birthday!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 13, 2021
Award-winning American tenor John Riesen, whose career boasts a variety of roles in opera, musical theater, studio recording, and concert, enters 2021 with a new co-star: his son, Roman.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 9, 2021
Giles Terera, the Olivier Award-winning West End star of ‘Hamilton’, performs the world premiere of ‘Black Matter’, a new song cycle composed while he observed life on the changing streets of London’s Soho over a tumultuous summer in lockdown.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2021
Chichester Festival Theatre has announced its upcoming spring season of streamed events , including FACING THE MUSIC interviews with Sheila Hancock, Philip Quast, Patricia Routledge, Imelda Staunton and Giles Terera, an encore screening of Celebrating Sondheim, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 28, 2021
Today's Theater Stories features the Gershwin Theatre! Learn about the theatre's longest running show, Wicked; the extravagant production of Starlight Express; the Theater Hall of fame featuring theater's biggest names, and more!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 26, 2021
Abby Dylan and Mark Lewis will star in a virtual reading of Mara Lathrop's IS STORY OF POOR SEA VILLAGE GIRL, directed by Cynthia Stokes and beginning on March 11th at 6:00 PM PT. 
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 25, 2021
Toho Co., Ltd. has just announced the world premiere of a new theatrical production based on Studio Ghibli’s Oscar-winning film SPIRITED AWAY (original title: Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi). This production will be the first ever stage adaptation of the 2001 animated masterpiece by Hayao Miyazaki which became a massive box office hit in Japan and earned worldwide acclaim including Academy Award for Best Animated Feature of 2002.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 24, 2021
The online concert series LIVE FROM SKYLIGHT RUN continues to bring quality entertainment to at-home viewers.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 21, 2021
Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents a new play written specifically for the Zoom format each month (January through April) with their PLAY OF THE MONTH series.
by Student Blogger: Drew Eldridge - Feb 19, 2021
There are few performers who can be declared a “triple threat” talent. Ivy Austin is undoubtedly one of them. Austin is a star of stage, radio, and the recording studio, and has been involved with smash hits including “Grease 2,”“A Prairie Home Companion,” and “Sesame Street” where she has recorded with The Muppets since the show’s inception!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 17, 2021
Inspired by the success from their safe drive-in performances of La bohème in the Fall, which heralded the return of live, in-person, opera to San Diego County since the start of the pandemic, and provided over 300 jobs to many, San Diego Opera has announced a Spring season of safe, socially-distanced, drive-in performances.
by Josh Stent - Apr 28, 2021
'Come and meet those dancing feet, on LAUNCESTON'S avenues I’m taking you to, 42nd St!'
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 19, 2021
Broadway veteran and Buffalo native CHERYL STERN stars in a one night only, live stream event featuring Broadway legends and Buffalo artists as they share their talents and tales of survival during the best of times and the worst.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 17, 2021
Broadway was booming in the 1950s, and from this latter part of the Golden Age came many musicals that today are considered by many to be the best ever written. Study up on the great musicals of the 1950s with a playlist of 100 showtunes of the era.