Breaking: Sutton Foster to Return to Broadway This Spring in VIOLET!
Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster starred in the Encores! Off-Center presentation of Violet back in July, and BroadwayWorld has just learned the the star will lead the show on Broadway in the Spring of 2014. Foster, who was previously set to play Sarasota's Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, had to cancel her March engagement because of a scheduling conflict with the upcoming production.
An official announcement as not yet been made.
Violet, based on the short story "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts, has music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Brian Crawley. The show follows a young woman who embarks on a religious pilgrimage in hopes of being healed of her disfiguring scar and features a score filled with gospel, country, rock, rhythm and blues.Violet opened Off-Broadway for a limited run at Playwrights Horizonson March 11, 1997.
The complete cast of the Encores production included Sutton Foster, Joshua Henry, Van Hughes, Austin Lesch, Anastacia McCleskey, Keala Settle, Christopher Sieber, Emerson Steele, Chris Sullivan, Rema Webb and Paul Whitty with the gospel choir, Songs of Solomon. Watch highlights from the July event below!