In this musical adaptation of Voltaire's satirical novel, the naïve Candide is separated from his beloved Cunegonde and journeys around the world to find her, retaining his teacher Pangloss's belief that "this is the best of all possible worlds" in the face of ever-increasing catastrophes.
  • Music: Leonard Bernstein
  • Book: Lillian Hellman
  • Lyrics: Dorothy Parker, John Latouche, Richard Wilbur


Tony Award
1957 Conductor and Musical Director Nominee
1957 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Nominee
1957 Featured Actress in a Musical Nominee
1957 Musical Nominee
1957 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Nominee