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Gershwin Theatre (New York, NY)
222 West 51st St.

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Candide Production Information


April 19, 1997 (10 previews)


April 29, 1997

Closing:July 27, 1997
# Performances:104
Theatres: Gershwin Theatre (New York, NY)
4/19/1997 - 7/27/1997

Production Type:Revival
Production Status:
Run Type:Open Run


Other Productions of Candide

1956   Broadway Original Broadway Production
1958   US Tour Concert Tour
US Tour
1959   West End London Production
West End
1966   Regional (US) UCLA Production
Regional (US)
1968   Off-Broadway New York Concert
1971   US Tour National Tour
US Tour
1973   Off-Off-Broadway Off-Off-Broadway Revival
1974   Broadway Broadway Transfer
1982   Virginia Museum Theatre Production
1982   Off-Broadway New York City Opera Revival
1983   New York Unknown
New York
1984   New York Unknown
New York
1986   New York Unknown
New York
1986   Milburn, NJ (Regional) Paper Mill Production
Milburn, NJ (Regional)
1988   West End London Revival
West End
1989   New York Unknown
New York
1989   West End London Concert
West End
1997   Broadway Broadway Revival
1999   West End Royal National Theatre Production
West End
2004   Off-Broadway New York Concert
2005   West End West End Concert
West End
2005   Off-Broadway New York City Opera Revival


Audio Recordings

1956  Original Broadway Cast
1974  Broadway Revival Cast
1986  Off-Broadway Revival Cast
1988  Scottish Cast
1989  Studio Cast
1997  Broadway Revival Cast
1999  London Revival Cast

Show Information

SHOW TYPE: Operetta

Score Overview

The following is a list of songs in the show or that have been included in the show in various versions:

Main Program

The Best of All Possible Worlds [i]
Oh, Happy We [i]
a.k.a. Oh Happy We
Wedding Chorale
Battle Music
Candide Begins His Travels
It Must Be So
a.k.a. Candide's Meditation
Lisbon Sequence
Earthquake Music
It Must be Me
a.k.a. Candide's Second Meditation
a.k.a. The Paris Waltz
a.k.a. The Governor's Waltz
Glitter and Be Gay
You Were Dead, You Know
Pilgrims' Procession
My Love
I Am Easily Assimilated
a.k.a. Old Lady's Tango
a.k.a. Tus Labios Rubi
Quartet Finale [i]
Eldorado [i]
a.k.a. Candide's Return from Eldorado
Eldorado [ii]
a.k.a. The Ballad of Eldorado
Bon Voyage
Raft Sequence
a.k.a. Voyage to Venice
Venice Gambling Scene
a.k.a. Money, Money, Money
What's the Use?
a.k.a. What's the Use
Gavotte [i]
a.k.a. Venice Gavotte
Return to Westphalia
Make Our Garden Grow

Cut during Boston tryout

I Love You
Candide's Lament [i]
What a Day [i]
Infant Camira Scene
Dear Boy
Inquisition Scene
Pass the Soap
a.k.a. Barcarolle
Sweet to See Two Hearts So True
a.k.a. Gavotte [ii]


The Best of All Possible Worlds [ii]
Candide's Lament [ii]
a.k.a. Ringaroundarosie
Where Does It Get You in the End?
Get Ye Gone
a.k.a. Get You Up
Fernando's Lullaby
Life Is Neither (Good Nor Bad)
No More Than This
a.k.a. Nothing More Than This
Oh, Happy We [ii]
a.k.a. While following the call of duty
Oh, Happy We [iii]
a.k.a. Three years I've waited for this meeting
Entrance of the Jew
a.k.a. Constantinople
The Sweetness of Your Heart

Written for the 1959 London production

We Are Women

Added to the 1968 revival

War and Peace
What a Day [ii]
Westphalia Chorale [i]

Written for the 1971 revival

Words, Words, Words
a.k.a. Martin's Laughing Song
The Worst of All Possible Worlds
Barcarolle: The Simple Life

Written for the 1974 revival

Life Is Happiness Indeed
O Miserere
Auto da Fe [i]
a.k.a. What a Day [ii]
a.k.a. Auto-da-Fe
a.k.a. Auto da Fe (What a Day)
This World
a.k.a. Candide's Lament [iii]
Sheep's Song
a.k.a. The Sheep's Song
a.k.a. Sheep Song

Added to the 1982 revival

Westphalia Chorale [ii]
Quartet Finale [ii]
To the New World
a.k.a. Ballad of the New World

Added to the 1988 revival

Universal Good
Westphalia Chorale [iii]
Auto da Fe [ii]
a.k.a. What a Day [iii]

Candide - 1997 Broadway Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Actor - Musical
Jim Dale
Jason Danieley
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical
Andrea Martin
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Revival - Musical
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1997 - Best Revival - Musical
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Costume Design
Judith Dolan
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Jim Dale
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Andrea Martin
Tony Awards - 1997 - Best Revival of a Musical
Livent (U.S.), Inc