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Candide - 2005 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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"

Closing:March 19, 2005

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2022
This fall, in collaboration with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the Dramatists Guild will present two special programs that celebrate the legacy of acclaimed songwriter (and past Guild Council president) Stephen Sondheim, including his advocacy work on behalf of his fellow writers.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2022
Show business tour de force and 10-time Tony Award-winning producer Jamie deRoy brings her acclaimed Jamie deRoy & friends cabaret show back to New York's famed Birdland, Monday, October 3rd, at 7:00 p.m.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022
After the Ball, a new album from two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole has been released in physical and digital formats! Listen to the album here! The recording finds Ebersole at the start of a brave new chapter, reflecting on life, love and family now that the last of her three adopted children has flown the nest. 
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 30, 2022
With no avaialble correspondent to cover an important cabaret event, Broadway World Cabaret turns to a friend for some help.
by BWW Special Offer - Sep 29, 2022
Special Offer: FIM Flint Repertory Theatre kicks off ‘22-‘23 season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2022
Amanda Green (Mr. Saturday Night), and composers Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years) and Tom Kitt (Almost Famous) will appear in conversation about Stephen Sondheim at the New York Public Library on October 17.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 29, 2022
Christine Ebersole is releasing a special new album titled 'After The Ball' on Friday, September 30. BroadwayWorld has your exclusive first listen to the first track released from the album, 'A Sleepin' Bee'.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2022
As the school year gets underway statewide, ArtsBridge Foundation has announced its 2022-2023 lineup of arts education programming available to K-12 students, teachers and parents through field trips, masterclasses and professional development offerings.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2022
The dates have been announced for the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 26, 2022
Lyric Opera of Chicago is presenting Fiddler on the Roof, the North American premiere of an internationally heralded reinvention of the Broadway classic, now on stage at the Lyric Stage through October 7, 2022. Get a first look at footage from the production here!
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 25, 2022
Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards® Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Sep 23, 2022
El actor interpreta a Pseudolus en el musical de Stephen Sondheim que actualmente se representa en el Teatre Condal.
by BWW Special Offer - Sep 23, 2022
Special Offer: FIM Flint Repertory Theatre kicks off ‘22-‘23 season
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2022
Adding to its already expanded and highly-anticipated 2022-2023 season, Palm Beach Symphony has announced it will present Handel's “Messiah” conducted by Music Director Gerard Schwarz on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. at the Rosarian Academy. Tickets are now on sale.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2022
On Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00 PM, an evening of music titled BERNSTEIN ON BROADWAY: A CELEBRATION will be presented at 54 Below, 254 West 54th Street, NYC 10019 to honor Leonard Bernstein, the renowned conductor, pianist, music educator, author, and genius composer of the Broadway musicals On The Town, Wonderful Town, Candide, West Side Story, and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. 
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2022
The Atlanta Opera – “one of the most exciting opera companies in America” (Opera Wire) – opens its 2022-23 season with the U.S. premiere of a new production of Bartók's one-act chamber opera, Bluebeard's Castle, from England's Theatre of Sound (Oct 7–9).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2022
The Public Theater has announced complete casting for the world premiere of PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR, written by and featuring Pulitzer Prize winner and Public Theater Writer-in-Residence Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Bessie Award winner Niegel Smith. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022
While the last 18 months found the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra losing its popular and long-standing Music Director Randy Fleischer and performing in two very unconventional seasons - one entirely virtually with more than 115 produced films and the next with half-filled halls due to COVID surges, the nimble and resilient Anchorage Symphony open their 77th season with some well-deserved bright spots!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022
Leopoldstadt officially begins previews on Broadway, September 14. Get to know the cast bringing this play to the stage!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2022
Willy Loman is coming to Flint in September! He'll be played by two-time Tony Award-nominee Lewis J. Stadlen at the FIM Flint Repertory Theatre Sept. 23 – Oct. 9. This is the opening of Flint Rep's season and another event in FIM's ongoing September Spectacular to celebrate its new season and new, unified brand.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2022
Classic Stage Company's 2022 Annual Gala will honor recently-departed Artistic Director John Doyle. The Gala will take place on Monday, October 24 at 6pm at Capitale.
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 6, 2022
A new, original musical based on an amazing, true story from the Second World War, Glory Ride, will have its world premiere in the main theatre at The Other Palace as a staged concert from 14 - 16 November 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022
Lyric Opera of Chicago is presenting Fiddler on the Roof, the North American premiere of an internationally heralded reinvention of the Broadway classic, now on stage at the Lyric Stage through October 7, 2022. Watch 'Do You Love Me?' here!
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 31, 2022
The Plano Symphony Orchestra (PSO) will continue their 40th Anniversary Season, Celebrating Connections, with Bravo Broadway! on Saturday, November 19 at 8 p.m. at the Eisemann Center.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 3, 2022
Joseph Macchia Events and Productions presents One Heart- One Cure, a benefit concert and an evening of tributes for Cancer Awareness on Oct. 17th at The Engelman Recital Hall, 55 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan (at Baruch college).
by Stephi Wild - Oct 3, 2022
.Almost Famous is set to begin preview performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre tonight, October 3, 2022 with opening night on November 3, 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 3, 2022
The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced the full casting for the world première of Terry Johnson's The Sex Party – Johnson directs Will Barton (Tim), Amanda Donohoe (Magdalena), Lisa Dwan (Gilly), John Hopkins (Jake), Timothy Hutton (Jeff), Jason Merrells (Alex), Pooya Mohseni (Lucy), Molly Osborne (Hetty) and Kelly Price (Camilla).
by Stephi Wild - Oct 28, 2022
From 27 December, 2022 – 21 January, 2023 a gripping new production of Peter Shaffer's Tony and Academy Award-winning masterpiece Amadeus will be staged in the Opera House's newly transformed Concert Hall.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 26, 2022
The Meaning of Zong is the boldly inventive debut play by Giles Terera whose performance in the original run at Bristol Old Vic won him the 2022 UK Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Play. The Meaning of Zong celebrates the power of the human spirit against adversity, and the journey to understand our place in the world.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 26, 2022
The American Theatre Guild presents the Toledo engagement of THE FOUR PHANTOMS IN CONCERT. This production is part of the BROADWAY IN TOLEDO SERIES and will take the Stranahan Theater stage November 6, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 20, 2022
Opera Orlando’s 2022-23 Opera Everlasting season on the MainStage opens with Mozart’s The Magic Flute
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 18, 2022
The American Theatre Guild will present the South Bend engagement of THE FOUR PHANTOMS IN CONCERT. This production is part of the BROADWAY IN SOUTH BEND SERIES and will take the Morris Performing Arts Center stage November 5, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 3, 2022
Applications for The Cody Renard Richard Scholarship Program are now open. The program seeks to uplift and support the next generation of Black, Asian, Latinx, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) theatre-makers working behind the scenes.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 3, 2022
The Christmas season is on its way, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine is ready to celebrate with two Joy of Christmas concerts on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10 at 7 pm at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street). 
by Stephi Wild - Nov 3, 2022
The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced that Amanda Ryan joins the company as Magdalena for the world première of Terry Johnson's The Sex Party – joining the previously announced Will Barton (Tim), Lisa Dwan (Gilly), John Hopkins (Jake), Timothy Hutton (Jeff), Jason Merrells (Alex), Pooya Mohseni (Lucy), Molly Osborne (Hetty) and Kelly Price (Camilla). Amanda Donohoe has had to withdraw for personal reasons.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2022
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE – New York’s newest hotspot for intimate dining and extraordinary music – will present the solo concert debut of Andrea Macasaet, one of the original Broadway stars of SIX the Musical, on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 7:00 PM.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2022
Reprising their roles from the run at the Young Vic are Raphael Bushay (Mike), Arthur Darvill (Curly McLain), James Patrick Davis (Will Parker), Stavros Demetraki (Ali Hakim), Greg Hicks (Andrew Carnes), Rebekah Hinds (Gertie Cummings), Anoushka Lucas (Laurey Williams), Marie-Astrid Mence (Lead Dancer), Liza Sadovy (Aunt Eller) and Patrick Vaill (Jud Fry).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2022
There are just 6 weeks left to see the current cast Tamsin Carroll, Felix Scott, Laura Whitmore and Matt Willis in 2:22 - A Ghost Story with the final performance at the Criterion on 8 January.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2022
CHELSEA TABLE + STAGE will present The Skivvies to ring in the holidays with their album release shows “Sleigh My Name,” for two performances, Saturday December 17 and Sunday, December 18, both at 7:00 PM.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2022
Broadway @ Town Hall concert series will present Christine Ebersole in her Provincetown Town Hall debut for FIRST LIGHT FESTIVAL on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31 at 7:00 PM - for One Show Only - with renowned entertainer Billy Stritch at the piano.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 2, 2022
ArtsBridge Foundation is continuing its 2022-23 arts education series with two dance-centric masterclasses presented by a longtime Broadway professional.Actress and choreographer Gabriela Garcia will lead both masterclasses on Nov. 12.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2022
A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical will begin preview performances tonight, November 2 ahead of a Sunday, December 4 opening night at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre. Meet the cast here!
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 18, 2022
On Saturday, November 19th at 7pm acclaimed Conductor and Music Director Charles Prince leads the Plainfield Symphony in the audience favorite Pops Concert, entitled “Life is a Cabaret”.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2022
Home for the Holidays with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra combines seasonal favorites, storytelling, and more! Guest conductor Geoffery Larson, renowned Irish-American Baritone Emmett O'Hanlon, Notre Dame Concordia Octet, and Southold Dance Theater unite with the Symphony to create South Bend's favorite holiday performance.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2022
New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), led by Artistic Director Steven Blier, presents its annual holiday show, A Goyishe Christmas to You! on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 7:00pm at Merkin Hall's Upper Lobby at the Kaufman Music Center.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022
Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman announced the latest news for the theater’s upcoming six-month-long celebration of the works and impact of Stephen Sondheim January 26 through June 11, 2023. 
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 14, 2022
The Plano Symphony Orchestra continues their 40th Anniversary Season, Celebrating Connections, with Bravo Broadway! on Saturday, November 19 at 8 p.m. at the Eisemann Center.
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 13, 2022
Kaley Ann Voorhees & Eric Anthony Lopez (both from the World Tour & Broadway companies of The Phantom of The Opera) are set to perform at AIM's 8th Annual Youth Mental Health Gala on November 18th at The Spanish Bay Grand in Pebble Beach, CA. The evening will be presented by Former Host of ABC's The Bachelor/The Bachelorette, Chris Harrison.
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 12, 2022
New York City Opera will celebrate the holidays with All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 at Sacred Heart University Community Theatre, presented in association with Bodhi Tree Concerts and with the support of Kings Alley.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 1, 2022
Some Like It Hot begins previews on Broadway tonight, November 1 at the Shubert Theatre. Meet the cast here!

Candide Frequently Asked Questions

What is the order of songs 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
Glitter and Be Gay
You Were Dead, You Know
Pilgrims' Procession
My Love
I Am Easily Assimilated
Quartet Finale [i]
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]
Where Does It Get You in the End?
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]

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.