Candide marks the third live musical captured on film to be released on Digital Theatre, alongside two Sondheim musicals: Maria Friedman’s award-winning production of Merrily We Roll Along and the Open Air Theatre’s acclaimed staging of Into The Woods.
Robert Delamere, co-founder and CEO of Digital Theatre, said in a statement, “I am delighted that Digital Theatre are releasing Leonard Bernstein’s Candide. This Broadway classic, a hugely entertaining and intelligent musical will now be accessible to a global online audience. Together with Merrily We Roll Along and Into the Woods, Digital Theatre is growing a library of musicals that stand the test of time, and can be enjoyed time and time again."
Candide will be available to rent online for a limited period, download, view with Samsung Smart TV, stream to an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS app, and on Digital's on-demand IPTV channel for TalkTalk TV Plus with YouView.
Candide features music by Leonard Bernstein, a book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler, lyrics by Richard Wilbur and additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Bernstein