FREEZE FRAME: Cast of Broadway's VIOLET Meets the Press!
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will soon present two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster in a Broadway production of Violet, directed by Leigh Silverman. Based on the short story "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts, Violet features music by Jeanine Tesori and book & lyrics by Brian Crawley. Violet will be produced in association with Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, David Mirvish, Barry and Fran Weissler, Elizabeth Armstrong, and Mary Jo and Ted Shen.
The company met the press last night, and below, you can check out a photo preview from the special event. Check back later for full coverage!
VIOLET will play a 20-week limited engagement beginning previews on March 28, 2014 and opening officially on April 20, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).
VIOLET tells the story of a young woman's quest for beauty amidst the image-obsessed landscape of the 1960s. Facially disfigured in a childhood accident, Violet (Foster) dreams of a miraculous transformation through the power of faith. Convinced that a televangelist in Oklahoma can heal her, she hops a Greyhound bus and starts the journey of a lifetime. Along the way, Violet forms unlikely friendships with her fellow riders, who teach her about beauty, love, courage and what it means to be an outsider.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride
Front row: Jacob Keith Watson, Virginia Ann Woodruff, Ben Davis, Sutton Foster, Annie Golden, Anastacia McCleskey, Second row: Charlie Pollock, Austin Lesch, Alexander Gemignani, Emerson Steele, Rema Webb, Joshua Henry and Colin Donnell