Leonard Bernstein's Musical Candide at Goodman Theatre
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The last date listed for Candide was Sunday October 31, 2010 / 2:00pm.
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What begins as a normal audition for a role in a play turns into an increasingly seductive battle for power in Venus in Fur. Inspired by the notorious 1870 erotic novel of the same name, David Ives' saucy and sensational play pits actress against playwright in a virtuosic display of seduction, cruelty and gamesmanship. As the action shifts between the audition and the play within the play, the two engage in a kinky game of cat and mouse. Among the most acclaimed -- and most provocative -- new plays in recent Broadway history, Venus in Fur cheekily and brilliantly blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, love and sex. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Dennis Sullivan
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I have to admit I knew nothing about "Candide" (hadn't read the book or seen previous Broadway performances of the musical). So I went in "totally fresh". I found the show completely delightful: good music, great voices, great verbal and visual comedy and, of course, Mary Zimmerman's great direction and adaption of the book/musicals. Zimmerman's sparse set nonetheless uses simple staging and props which are fantastic and masterful: wonderfully innovative and creative.
Good seat in the mezzanine.
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Great music with very witty lyrics. Excellent performances, but beware it is 3 hours long. The story line is episodic and can become tiresomely repetitive in feeling, but it is worth struggling through because it is worth it in the end.
Quotes & Highlights
- Watch a video <a target="_blank" href="http://www.explorethegoodman.org/#Candide">interview </a>with <em>Candide </em>director Mary Zimmerman.
Tony Award- and MacArthur "Genius" Grant-winning director Mary Zimmerman's breathtaking new production of Candide is the theatrical event of the season.
Featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein with contributions from the greatest lyricists of the 20th century — from Stephen Sondheim to Dorothy Parker — this outrageous musical satire tells the story of the naïve Candide, who is banished for romancing the Baron's daughter only to be plagued by a series of absurd hardships that challenge his optimistic outlook of life and love. Candide will leave you enchanted.