Broadway alums Ryan Silverman and Bryonha Marie Parham will take the stage in Carnegie Hall’s previously announced one-night only benefit performance of Candide. The Leonard Bernstein operetta will be presented April 18 as part of the worldwide celebration of the legendary composer’s centenary.
Silverman (Side Show) and Parham (Prince of Broadway) will play Maximilian and Paquette, respectively, joining Paul Appleby as Candide, Erin Morley as Cunegonde, John Lithgow as Voltaire and Dr. Pangloss, Patricia Racette as the Old Lady, and William Burden as the Governor.
Also joining the lineup are Glenn Seven Allen and Ross Benoliel as inquisitors; Christine DiGiallonardo, Andrea Jones-Sojola, David Scott Purdy, and Nathaniel Stampley as the vocal quartet, and Paloma Garcia-Lee, Stephen Hanna, Akina Kitazawa, and Devin Roberts as ensemble dancers.
Gary Griffin directs the concert presentation, with Rob Fisher taking the podium to conduct the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Mansfield University Concert Choir. Joshua Bergasse will choreograph. Proceeds from the performance will support Carnegie Hall’s artistic and music education programs.