Candy has produced twelve Broadway shows including four in 2019, beginning with the Tony-nominated “King Lear” starring Glenda Jackson, and “Hillary and Clinton” starring Laurie Metcalf & John Lithgow. “Tootsie” opened to rave reviews in April with Santino Fontana winning the Tony for Leading Actor in a Musical. Her fourth production “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” opens July 25. The show is based on Baz Luhrmann’s beloved film and stars Aaron Tveit and Karen Olivo.
This Fall, Candy will be a producer on “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical” based on the life of the iconic music star. The musical comes to Broadway following its smashing success in London. Adrienne Warren will reprise her role as the rock legend with previews starting October 12 and opening night on November 7.
Candy began her involvement on Broadway in the spring of 2010, co-producing her first musical, “Promises, Promises,” starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth. The show was nominated for four Tony Awards with Katie Finneran winning for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical. Candy went on to produce her second Broadway show, “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” The Frank Loesser classic starred Daniel Radcliffe in the lead role for almost a year and then continued its great success with Nick Jonas as lead actor.
In 2012, Candy produced her third Broadway show, the award-winning “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” a musical which starred Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara. It was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and won for Featured Actor (Michael McGrath) and Featured Actress (Judy Kaye). In 2014, Candy produced “After Midnight,” celebrating Duke Ellington’s years at the Cotton Club using his original arrangements personally selected by the incomparable living jazz legend Wynton Marsalis and performed by 17 world-class musicians, giving life to Ellington’s big band jazz style. It was nominated for seven Tony Awards with Warren Carlyle winning for Outstanding Choreography.
She produced “The Color Purple,” the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical. The show was adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and opened to rave reviews in December 2015. Cynthia Erivo won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her portrayal of Celie.
In 2018, Candy produced three highly successful and critically acclaimed shows. They included “The Iceman Cometh,” a revival of the Eugene O’Neill classic, starring Denzel Washington which received eight Tony Award nominations; the revival of the Rogers and Hammerstein musical, “Carousel,” which received Tony Awards for Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Lindsay Mendez) and Best Choreography (Justin Peck); and “Three Tall Women,” the Edward Albee classic which earned Tony Awards for Laurie Metcalf (Featured Actress) and Glenda Jackson (Lead Actress).