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Based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts

Set in 1964 in the Deep South during the early days of the Civil Rights Movement, strongVIOLET/strong
follows the growth and enlightenment of a bitter young woman
accidentally scarred by her father. In hopes that a TV evangelist can
cure her, she embarks on a journey by bus from her sleepy North
Carolina town to Oklahoma. Along the way, she meets a young black
soldier who teaches her about beauty, love, courage and what it means
to be an outsider. brbrOne of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the ?90s, strongVIOLET/strong
astounded critics and audiences with its powerful story, its energetic,
toe-tapping Gospel, Rock, Country, and Rhythm and Blues score by a href="http://mtishows.com/biography.asp?writerid=3343"Jeanine Tesori/a, and its well-crafted book and lyrics by a href="http://mtishows.com/biography.asp?writerid=3237"Brian Crawley/a
that are not afraid to deal with important, sensitive issues. Its
simple set and modest cast and orchestra requirements adjust to any
scale production. strongVIOLET /strongfeatures a strong ensemble cast with bravura roles for the two leads.


Yale Institute for Music Theatre to Develop AFTERLAND and CLOUDS ARE PILLOWS FOR THE MOON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

The YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE has selected two original book musicals to be developed in an intensive lab setting in New Haven, June 3-15. Afterland, with music and lyrics by Benjamin Velez and book and lyrics by Kathryn Hathaway, will be directed by Mark Brokaw; and Clouds are Pillows for the Moon, with music by Tidtaya Sinutoke and book and lyrics by Ty Defoe, will be directed by Leigh Silverman. The Institute culminates with open rehearsal readings of each project, presented as a part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, on June 14 and 15. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: March 31- April 6
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 31, 2014

It's a week of plays! Broadway welcomes two new shows to the spring line-up this week- A RAISIN IN THE SUN and THE REALISTIC JONESES. Plus, two new plays will also start previews- THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN and CASA VALENTINA. Get your tickets now! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CHEWING THE SCENERY- Randy Talks CABARET, HEDWIG, VIOLET and More at the CTS Newsdesk
by Randy Rainbow - Mar 31, 2014

It's time for the newest episode of BWW's exclusive TV series - CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow! In this edition, Randy returns to the CTS Newsdesk to chat about all of the latest surrounding CABARET, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, Violet and more (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Monday, April 14, 2014
by TV Scoop - Mar 31, 2014

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Monday, April 14, 2014! (more...)

GOTHAM AWARD Exhibition on View at the Italian Cultural Institute, Now thru April 24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Italian Cultural Institute's GOTHAM AWARD Exhibition is now open, featuring 2013 Gotham Prize winners ANDREA CHIESI and ZIMMERFREI (Anna DE MANINCOR, Massimo CAROZZI, Anna RISPOLI). (more...)

Scoop: IT'S THE EASTER BEAGLE CHARLIE BROWN on ABC - Sunday, April 20, 2014
by - Mar 31, 2014

Get all the scoop on IT'S THE EASTER BEAGLE CHARLIE BROWN, airing on ABC on Sunday, April 20, 2014! (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: March 31-April 6, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 31, 2014

All information is subject to change without notice. Check with the box office or ticketing company for the most-up-to-date information. To find out more about rush, lottery and standing room only ticketing policies, click here! (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Arvada Center Presents a Haunting and Memorable Insight into Addiction in END OF THE RAINBOW
by Michael Mulhern - Apr 9, 2014

What truly impressed me about this show and Judy's demise were the layers involved in her downward spiral and elevating this play with the absolutely stunning musical numbers. (more...)

Production Underway for Netflix New Original Series MARCO POLO; Full Cast Announced
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

The Weinstein Company announced today that production is underway on “MARCO POLO,” a Netflix original series based on the epic adventures of Marco Polo. (more...)

She's On Her Way- Back to Broadway! 10 Reasons to Love the Ultimate Leading Lady, Sutton Foster
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 8, 2014

In case you've forgotten why you fell in love with Ms. Foster in the first place, BroadwayWorld brings you a mere ten of many reasons that we adore Sutton! (more...)

In the recording studio with the cast of Violet
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Apr 8, 2014

On Monday, April 7 the cast of 'Violet' went into the studio to record a 2-disc set with PS Classics. We documented their day on Storify. View a slideshow below, or on Storify. (more...)

Photo Flash: Julie Taymor, Brooke Shields, Michael Moore and More at 2014 FIRST TIME FEST
by Movies News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

After 5 days featuring 10 new films from around the world; 9 retrospective screenings with artists such as Jennie Livingston, James Toback, Julie Taymor and Frederick Elmes; 9 amazing panels featuring the brightest industry minds; and 8 special events including conversations with Michael Moore, FIRST TIME FEST, The Second Time Around came to a close last night, April 7 with its Closing Night Awards Ceremony which took place at the 42West Nightclub in NYC. Scroll down for photos from throughout the festival! (more...)

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Available on Blu-ray/DVD Today
by Movies News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

The film adaptation of Tracy Letts' Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY is available on Blu-ray and DVD today. (more...)

The Colony Theatre to Present Ian Buchanan & Mariette Hartley in THE LION IN WINTER, 4/16-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present Ian Buchanan and Mariette Hartley starring in THE LION IN WINTER, written by James Goldman and directed by Stephanie Vlahos. THE LION IN WINTER will preview on Wednesday, April 16; Thursday, April 17; and Friday, April 18 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, April 19 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, May 18 at The Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third Street (at Cypress) adjacent to the Burbank Town Center Mall. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: April 7-13, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 7, 2014

All information is subject to change without notice. Check with the box office or ticketing company for the most-up-to-date information. To find out more about rush, lottery and standing room only ticketing policies, click here! (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 4/6/14
by - Apr 7, 2014

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 4/6/2014. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 4/7
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 7, 2014

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 4/6/2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of VIOLET!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

The cast of Violet is in the recording studio today, recording the cast album of Violet on April 7, 2014. This Original Broadway Cast Recording, a two-disc set, will be released by PS Classics on June 3. The production is currently playing at the American Airlines Theatre through August 10, 2014. THe cast has been busy tweeting and intagramming from the recording booth today and you can check out a roundup of their photos below! (more...)

LeAnn Rimes to Perform at The Orleans Showroom, 5/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Country music superstar LeAnn Rimes will bring her rich vocals to The Orleans Showroom May 10 and 11. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: April 7-13
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 7, 2014

Later this week, two highly anticipated productions will officially open. First on April 10, BULETS OVER BROADWAY arrives at the St. James Theatre. THen on April 13, Audra McDonald takes her first bow in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL. Get your tickets now! (more...)

New York Stage And Film, Vassar Set 30th Anniversary Season: 'BABYLON LINE,' THE LISTENER & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 30th year of their Powerhouse Theater collaboration, are pleased to announce the three new works that will be featured on the Mainstage during the 2014 Powerhouse Theater Season, running from June 20 to July 27 at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York). Subscriptions go on sale May 7; full programming and ticket sale information will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, and Joshua Henry Talk About the Beauty in VIOLET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2014

Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani, and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry star in Violet with Ben Davis, Annie Golden, Emerson Steele, Austin Lesch,Anastacia McCleskey, Charlie Pollock, Jacob Keith Watson, Rema Webb and Virginia Ann Woodruff. Violet officially opens on April 20, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street) for a 20-week limited engagement. (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 6, 2014

With Broadway's 2014 season now in full swing, there's a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Spring. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/5-4/6/2014
by - Apr 6, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 6, 2014 - Sunday, April 6, 2014. (more...)

VIOLET: The Critically Acclaimed Musical Makes its Broadway Debut - Save Over 35%
by Contests - Broadway - Apr 4, 2014

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Street Theatre Company to Present VIOLET, 4/25-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Street Theatre Company brings Nashville the premiere of the musical Violet. Set in 1964 in the Deep South during the early days of the Civil Rights Movement, Violet, with a book by Brian Crawley, music by Jeanine Tesori, and lyrics by Brian Crawley, follows the enlightenment of a bitter young woman accidentally scarred by her father. In hopes that a TV evangelist can cure her, she embarks on a journey by bus. Along the way, she meets a young black soldier who teaches her about beauty, love, courage and what it means to be an outsider. (more...)

Laura Benanti & More Join BROADWAY BATTLES BULLYING Lineup, Set for 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

The Michael Morones Foundation today announced additional performers includingLaura Benanti for a one-night only benefit concert entitled Broadway Battles Bullying to take place on Monday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m. at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The benefit and silent auction, which will be hosted by Shakina Nayfack, will raise money for the newly created Michael Morones Foundation, which works to educate communities about youth suicide prevention and the effects of bullying. The benefit concert is presented by an honorary host committee of Broadway, screen, and music veterans including Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick Stewart, Mary-Louise Parker, Paula Cole, Megan Hilty, Jonathan Groff, and Julia Murney, who have all generously donated their support to the Michael Morones Foundation. (more...)

Violet Productions to Stage PIECES as Part of PCTF, 5/12-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Violet Productions will present PIECES the Musical, as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity ('PCTF'), May 12 through June 8/ Paradise Factory Upstairs Theatre. Tickets $18 (for tickets visit www.planetconnections.org) (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin to Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running 5/7-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will present The Last Five Years, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, from May 7 through June 1, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Signature Theatre's THE THREEPENNY OPERA - Mitchell Jarvis and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Virginia's Tony-Award winning Signature Theatre announces the cast for The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's cutting and enduring critique of capitalism and corruption. Directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Tender Napalm, Dreamgirls, Really Really), the production stars Mitchell Jarvis (Broadway's Rock of Ages) as the charismatic Macheath, known to popular culture as Mack the Knife. Scroll down for a first look at the cast! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Mack is Back! Promo for Signature Theatre's THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2014

Virginia's Tony-Award winning Signature Theatre presents The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's cutting and enduring critique of capitalism and corruption. Directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Tender Napalm, Dreamgirls, Really Really), the production stars Mitchell Jarvis (Broadway's Rock of Ages) as the charismatic Macheath, known to popular culture as Mack the Knife. Click below to watch a foreboding promo for the show! (more...)

Save 50% on CABARET with a Roundabout subscription
by Contests - Broadway - Apr 16, 2014

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Ben Edquist, Arlo Hill and Natalie Ballenger Named Winners of 2014 LOTTE LENYA COMPETITION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Ben Edquist, of Houston, won the $15,000 First Prize in the finals of the 2014 Lotte Lenya Competition, sponsored by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music and held on April 12, 2014, in Kilbourn Hall of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. Arlo Hill, of New York, won the Second Prize of $10,000, and the Third Prize of $7,500 was awarded to Natalie Ballenger, also of New York. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Monday, April 14, 2014 - Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman in ANNAPURNA, SUBMISSIONS ONLY and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 14, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: husband and wife acting team Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman star in ANNAPURNA, beginning previews off-Broadway, plus the fourth episode of SUBMISSIONS ONLY airs tonight on BWW! (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 4/13/14
by - Apr 14, 2014

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 4/13/2014. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 4/14
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 14, 2014

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 4/13/2014. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: April 14-20
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 14, 2014

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's: The Broadway Ticket Buying Guide. Below, you will find weekly updates on full priced tickets, discounts, availability for the hottest productions, and locations for shows playing the Great White Way! Catch up on all the latest stats so that you can see your favorite productions at the best price! (And make it there on time). (more...)

CAPA and Shadowbox Live to Present Original Rock Ballet THE MASQUE, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Presented by CAPA and Shadowbox Live, The Masque is a full-length, original rock ballet that weaves dance and music together to bring to life seven works from Edgar Allan Poe inside the over-arching storyline of his short story "The Masque of the Red Death." Performed live on stage with the dancers of Cleveland's Verb Ballets, the performers and musicians of Shadowbox Live intertwine contemporary rock-and-roll with classical works from Beethoven, Schoenberg, Ruggles, and Ives in this unconventional and stunning production. (more...)

Clarence Brown Theatre to Present SPAMALOT, 4/24-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Rude Frenchmen, cancan dancers, the Lady of the Lake and her Laker Girls, killer rabbits, and catapulting cows, are just some of the adventures and dangers awaiting King Arthur and his knights of the very, very, very round table in their quest for the holy grail playing on the Clarence Brown Theatre Stage April 24 - May 11, 2014! The production is sponsored by Schaad Companies, Pilot Flying J, the Mildred Haines and William Elijah Morris Lecture Endowment Fund and the Arts & Heritage Fund. Media sponsors are Comcast, WBIR, WUOT, WUTK, B97.5 and East Tennessee PBS. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: April 14-20, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 14, 2014

All information is subject to change without notice. Check with the box office or ticketing company for the most-up-to-date information. To find out more about rush, lottery and standing room only ticketing policies, click here! (more...)

Sutton Foster Headed Back to Small Screen; TV Land Orders YOUNGER to Series
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

According to Deadline, TV Land has ordered Darren Star's YOUNGER, starring Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, and Miriam Shor to series for a 12-episode first season. The single-camera project, which is written, executive produced and directed by Star, is based on the novel YOUNGER by Pamela Redmond Satran. (more...)

Stage Guild's ELLING Opens 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Washington Stage Guild completes its Season of Dreams with the area premiere of Simon Bent's ELLING, a whimsical comedy of the power of friendship when everyday life is an adventure. Bent's London hit is based on a quartet of novels by the Norwegian writer Ingvar Ambjornsen that was the source of an Oscar-nominated film in 2002. ELLING is the story of a pair of misfits who, after rooming together for years in an institution, are offered an independent life - if they can cope with it. Elling and Kjell Bjarne must learn to deal with the world and each other's fears and quirks, and Elling's discovery of literary ambition becomes a path to a 'normal' life. Along the way the two have a series of offbeat adventures as they struggle with bureaucracy, relationships, and their own demons. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Joshua Henry and More in Roundabout's VIOLET!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Violet, starring Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell,Alexander Gemignani and Joshua Henry, is currently in previews and officially opens on April 20, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

York Little Theatre to Present 9 TO 5, Begin. 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

This hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is based on the hit 1979 movie. Music and lyrics are by Dolly Parton who starred in the original film. Enjoy a side-splitting tale of laughter, friendship and premeditated workplace revenge! Go on the job with three female co-workers as they conspire to take control of their company and learn there's nothing they can't do...even in a man's world. Hysterical consequences ensue when their plan spins wildly out of control. The Broadway and pop score is both upbeat and inspirational with Parton's irresistible style. (more...)

MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Comes to The Wallis, 5/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Wallis Center for the Performing Arts presents Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life for 19 performances only from May 9 - 24, 2014 in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. Maurice Hines, a Tony Award nominee, is a celebrated dancer, choreographer, director, and singer, whose impressive career spans over 40 years. Directed by Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Newsies and Grey Gardens), Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life features D.C.'s dynamic tap-dancing duo, the Manzari Brothers, as well as the all-female, nine-piece big band, The Diva Jazz Orchestra. (more...)

Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

2014 marks a phenomenal fifty years since Roald Dahl's best-loved tale, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, was first published. The story of Charlie Bucket, the five Golden Tickets, the devilish Oompa-Loompas and the amazing Mr. Willy Wonka has become firmly embedded in our culture, having (twice) been reimagined for the cinema, as an opera and, in 2013, as a hit London musical. Conservative estimates suggest the original book has sold over 20 million copies worldwide; it is currently available in 55 languages. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - CASA VALENTINA, Vanessa Williams in AFTER MIDNIGHT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 1, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: CASA VALENTINA and THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN begin previews on Broadway tonight, Vanessa Williams joins AFTER MIDNIGHT and more! (more...)

Sherri Edelen, Jamie Zemarel, Erin Gardiner & More Set for Everyman Theatre's VINO FESTA, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Announced earlier today, Everyman Theatre and Foreman Wolf Restaurants' upcoming wine and food festival - Vino Festa - will now include an incredible line-up of performers to be featured throughout the event. The previously announced Baltimore soul sensation Bosley will be featured throughout the event, as well. Vino Festa will take place on Saturday, April 5th beginning at 6:30pm. All festivities will take place at Everyman Theatre. (more...)

Hub Theatre Company of Boston's THREE DAYS OF RAIN Opens this Friday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Theatre Company of Boston opens its second season with Three Days of Rain, a modern-day masterpiece by Tony Award winning playwright Richard Greenberg at the First Church in Boston April 4-19. (more...)

Mitchell Jarvis and Natascia Diaz to Star in Signature Theatre's THE THREEPENNY OPERA, Running 4/22-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Virginia's Tony-Award winning Signature Theatre announces the cast for The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's cutting and enduring critique of capitalism and corruption. Directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Tender Napalm, Dreamgirls, Really Really), the production stars Mitchell Jarvis (Broadway's Rock of Ages) as the charismatic Macheath, known to popular culture as Mack the Knife. (more...)

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