Of interest to theatre fans is an Aug. 16 concert staging of the Leonard Bernstein classic Candide, based on Voltaire’s novel. The BSO and Tanglewood Festival Chorus will be conducted by Bramwell Tovey, and the cast will include soprano Anna Christy, mezzo-sopranos Kathryn Leemhuis and Frederica von Stade, tenors Nicolas Phan and Beau Gibson, and baritones Paul LaRosa and Richard Suart, as well as vocal soloists from the Tanglewood Music Center. Candide features music by Bernstein, a book by Hugh Wheeler, lyrics by Richard Wilbur with additional lyrics by Bernstein, John Latouche and Stephen Sondheim.
In other news, Tanglewood will present an evening featuring The Boston Pops Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart with special guest Jason Alexander July 13. Alexander, who is best known for his appearances on television (George Costanza in "Seinfeld") and in film, is also a Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner. He will perform selections from The Music Man, Pippin and Merrily We Roll Along.
Tickets for the 2014 Tanglewood season go on sale to the general public Jan. 26. Tickets are available through Tanglewood’s website, www.tanglewood.org, through SymphonyCharge at (888) 266-1200, and at the Symphony Hall Box Office at 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA. Regular season ticket prices range from $10-$121.