The Manchurian Candidate – Cast and Creative Team

Music by Kevin Puts

Libretto by Mark Campbell

Based on the novel by Richard Condon (1959)

A New Works Initiative production

Music director and conductor, Michael Christie


World premiere at Ordway, Saint Paul

March 7, 2015


Sung in English with English captions


Sergeant Raymond Shaw — Matthew Worth

Eleanor Iselin, his mother — Brenda Harris

Senator John “Johnny” Iselin, his stepfather — Daniel Sumegi

Captain Ben Marco — Leonardo Capalbo


Conductor — Michael Christie

Stage Director — Kevin Newbury

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