Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. Lillian Hellmanthe author of the original book, refused to let any of her work be used in the revival, so Prince commissioned a new, one-act book from Hugh Wheeler. After a fond reunion, Candide explains that he intends to marry Cunegonde. Read More. Candide was originally conceived by Lillian Hellman as a play with incidental music in the style of her previous work, The Lark. Pangloss celebrates a victory after winning roulette and spends his money on the other ladies "The Venice Gavotte".
The Governor, however, has had both Cunegonde and the Old Lady tied up in sacks and carried to a boat in the harbor.
I rather like a twenty-carat earring, Ha ha! Maximilian, revived once again, is now the corrupt Prefect of Police and the town's leader. As the Governor and his suite watch from his terrace, the ship with Candide and Martin casts off and almost immediately sinks "Bon Voyage". In a duel, he kills both the Marquis and the Sultan, and flees with Cunegonde, accompanied by the Old Lady.
Candide, Cacambo and Martin put on masks and go the ball, sure that they will find Cunegonde there.