1968 New York Concert

One performance on November 10, 1968 at Philharmonic Hall, NYC

Production Credits | Cast | Musical Numbers | Synopsis


A Comic Operetta Based on Voltaire's Satire
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur
Other Lyrics by John Latouche & Dorothy Parker
This Version Based on the Original Broadway Play by Lillian Hellman
Original Concert Version by Michael Stewart
Present Concert Version by Sheldon Patinkin

Production Credits

The Foundation for International Child Health, Inc. presents
A Birthday Celebration for Leonard Bernstein
Produced by Roger Englander
Musical Direction by Maurice Peress
Staged by Sheldon Patinkin


Alan Arkin - Narrator / Pangloss / Martin
David Watson - Candide
Madeline Kahn - Cunegonde
Irra Pettina - The Old Lady
William Lewis - The Baron Thunder Ten Tronch / The First Inquisitor / The Marquis Milton/ The Governor of Buenos Aires / King Charles Edward / Ferone
Joshua Hecht - The King of Hesse / The Second Inquisitor / The Sultan Milton / The Emperor Ivan / Prince Ivan
Herbert Kraus - The First Hessian General / The Arab Conjurer / Senor I / The Grand Sulan Achmet
Paul Ukena - The Second Hessian General / The Third Inquisitor / The Pilgrim Father / Senor II / King Merrmann / Bacio Bazzini, Chief of Police
Barbara Williams - The Baroness Thunder Ten Tronch / Princess Casmira / The Pilgrim Mother / The Governor's Femal Mistress / Lady Frilly

Westphalians, Lisbonians, Parisians, Pilgrims, Buenos Airians, Venetians:
Anne Ackley, Betty Baish, Jennifer Brown, Judith Buhrman, Diane Dittrich, Eileen Gilbert, Diana Hoagland, Sonja Lovli, Helyne McLain, Marjorie Rivingston, Mary Ann Rydzeski, Trudy Wallace
Keith Baker, Roger Brown, Richard Frisch, Bill Galarno, Lester James, Martin Lies, Farrell Mathes, Kurl Olson, Russell Palin, Neil Raber, Edward Zimmerman

Musical Numbers

Act One

Act Two


Compiled by Michael H. Hutchins