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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.



Phylicia Rashad Joins the Houston Symphony for Beethoven's FIDELIO, 3/31, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Houston Symphony announced today that Tony Award winner and three-time Emmy Award nominee Phylicia Rashad will join the cast of its new semi-staged, concert version of Beethoven's Fidelio, the composer's only opera, March 31 and April 2. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE OUTER SPACE at the Public
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 9, 2017

The Public Theater presents the world premiere of Ethan Lipton's The Outer Space, directed by Leigh Silverman. THE OUTER SPACE opened just last night, March 8 in Joe's Pub at The Public. The Outer Space features music composed and performed by Ethan Lipton, Vito Dieterle, Eben Levy, and Ian M. Riggs.  (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Ethan Lipton's THE OUTER SPACE at the Public Theater
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 8, 2017

The Public Theater presents the world premiere of Ethan Lipton's The Outer Space, directed by Leigh Silverman. THE OUTER SPACE has been extended one week through Sunday, April 9, with an official press opening tonight, March 8 in Joe's Pub at The Public. The Outer Space features music composed and performed by Ethan Lipton, Vito Dieterle, Eben Levy, and Ian M. Riggs.  (more...)

Memphis College of Art Returns to Collaborate for Exhibit During Run of Musical
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

???????Repeating a partnership created last year for the Theatre Memphis production of Into the Woods, students at Memphis College of Art have spent a semester this year researching and creating art that will hang in the main lobby at Theatre Memphis during the run of the musical Side Show, March 10 - April 2, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Corey Mach
by Elliot Lanes - Mar 7, 2017

Today's subject Corey Mach is currently living his theatre life as part of a play that deals with a true “legend” of pop music. I'm referring to that off-pitch sensation Mrs. Miller. Corey Mach portrays her accompanist Simon Bock in Mrs.Miller Does her Thing, which is now playing at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia through March 26th. (more...)

'MIGHTY REAL' and 'PHYLLIS HYMAN' Come Together for a Spring Weekend at The Gramercy Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

AnthonyKen LLC will present their two hit biographical musicals MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL and AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN together for one weekend only at The Gramercy Theater (127 East 23rd Street) this May. (more...)

Mike Daisey, Bebe Buell, Lisa Lisa and More Coming Up This Spring at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, March 29 - April 9, 2017. Scroll down for details, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

BWW Review: BUMT's Rollicking 9 to 5: THE MUSICAL Gives Dolly Her Due
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 27, 2017

Just in case you are unaware, heed this advice: There is perhaps no better place on earth to catch some future Broadway stars (and, no doubt, some Tony Award winners-to-be) than in Nashville. If there is any other more fertile breeding ground for musical theater stars than what you may find among the assemblage of burgeoning talents at Belmont University - particularly among the students enrolled in the school's musical theatre program, now celebrating its 19th season - we implore you to supply directions for our edification. (more...)

BWW Review: Festival Ballet's Stunning CARMEN, Up Close on Hope
by Andria Tieman - Mar 27, 2017

CARMEN is a classic story, and one that Festival Ballet has mounted before with great success due to the talents of resident choreographer Viktor Plotinkov and dancers Jennifer Ricci and Mindaugas Bauzys. This time around, the grand production is shrunk down to fit into the black box theatre on Hope Street, which strips away most of the sets and dramatic lighting and leaves the viewer with a production which is minimalist but powerful. The principal dancers rotate each performance, so every one is a unique experience. The Friday night premiere featured Eugenia Zinovieva as Carmen, Alex Lantz as Don Jose and Kirsten Evans as Micaela. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Presents Regional Premiere BLOOMSDAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) closes its 31st season with a trip to Ireland in the regional premiere of Bloomsday by award-winning playwright Steven Dietz. Set against the backdrop of James Joyce's groundbreaking modernist novel Ulysses, an American man searches for the Irish woman who first captured his heart 35 years earlier during a Bloomsday walking tour in Dublin. This lyrical, intriguing drama transports audiences into a world of history, humor, and heartache to explore a love affair that might have been. Playing April 4-23, 2017. Directed by Michael Evan Haney. (more...)

BETWEEN THE STREETLIGHT AND THE MOON to Play World Premiere in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

MopHead Productions is pleased to present the world premiere of Melita Rowston's Between the Streetlight and the Moon at the Kings Cross Theatre for a limited season from May 5. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 26, 2017
by - Mar 26, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 25, 2017
by - Mar 25, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/25/2017
by - Mar 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/25/2017. (more...)

Random Farms Kids' Theater Announces Broadway-Packed Roster for Spring Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Random Farms Kids' Theater, based in Westchester, NY, will host a benefit concert entitled Random Broadway on Monday, April 3 at 7pm, featuring performers from the Broadway community and beyond. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): The Stars of Belmont University Musical Theatre's 9 to 5: THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2017

Today, in our latest Friday 5 (+1), we introduce you to a group of Belmont University Musical Theatre leading ladies - Katie Bays, Emily Anne Ludwig, Lizzy Hinton, Cassie Donegan, Mary Kate Hughes and Katie Grogg - and their leading man, the Franklin Hart Jr. of this particular revival, Graham Trout! Remember their names, gentle readers, they are sure to impress you now over on Belmont Boulevard just as much as they are destined to dazzle critics and audiences (in theaters along other notable streets) alike in the years to come… (more...)

Melissa Schott Joins All-Star Lineup for Adrienne Arsht Center Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Triple threat Melissa Schott joins a star-studded group of presenters and performers including Gloria Estefan, Chita Rivera, Vanessa Williams, Denyce Graves, Storm Large, Rita Moreno and more at the Adrienne Arsht Center this spring. (more...)

Ben Davis, Lesli Margherita and More to Sing '40s Tunes in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Tony Award Honoree Ben Davis (Violet, A Little Night Music, La Boheme), Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea), Kendrick Jones (Shuffle Along, The Scottsboro Boys) & Drama Desk Award-nominee Daniel Reichard (Original Cast of Jersey Boys) will join previously announced Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba (Bullets Over Broadway, Curtains, Contact), multi-award winning Nightclub star Klea Blackhurst & Steve 'The Whistler' Herbst at Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, March 27 at 8pm, 'The Broadway Musicals of the 1940s,' which will highlight the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Kurt Weill & Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

Dylan's Candy Bar to Curate Wonderful Concoctions for Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Famed chocolatier Willy Wonka, on behalf of producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions, announces that Dylan Lauren (via her candy empire Dylan's Candy Bar) will be the official curator of all promotional things digestible, edible and wonderfully tasty for the new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (more...)

25 Broadway Stars to Perform with Emerging Talent in BROADWAY BUDDY Cabaret at SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Broadway is coming to the South Orange Performing Arts center this May! On Monday night, May 1,2017, 25 Broadway artists will light up the SOPAC stage, as they perform with aspiring Broadway artists in Vanguard Theater Company's second annual BROADWAY BUDDY Mentorship Cabaret. (more...)

VIDEO: Hey Violet Performs 'Guys My Age' on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, music guest Hey Violet performed their smash single 'Guys My Age' for the live studio audience. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 3/21 - 3/28 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Mar 21, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 3/21 - 3/28, airing on NBC (more...)

Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY Opens This Friday at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Political intrigue takes center stage at Actors' Playhouse in the Tony Award-winning drama All The Way by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

THE OUTER SPACE, The Skivvies, Mike Daisey and More Coming Up This Spring at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running March 22 - April 2, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Olathe Civic Theatre Association Announces First New Works Playwright Competition Winner
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

30 actors, 5 playwrights, 5 directors, 1 winner! The winner of Olathe Civic Theatre Association's inaugural New Works Playwright Competition was crowned Saturday night! (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 3/20 - 3/24 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Mar 20, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 3/20 - 3/24, airing on NBC (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Is SWEET CHARITY on its Way to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

The New York Post took a look at the ladies leading Broadway from behind the scenes, among which was widow of Cy Coleman, who now holds rights to SWEET CHARITY. When interviewed, Coleman was quoted referencing a Broadway transfer of The New Group's production, starring Sutton Foster, in the works for next season. She says they're 'going to have a lot more brass.' (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 3/17 - 3/24 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Mar 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 3/17 - 3/24, airing on NBC (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, Opening Tonight at Bainbridge Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, running tonight, March 17, through April 2. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 3/16 - 3/23 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Mar 16, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 3/16 - 3/23, airing on NBC (more...)

Daisy Eagan and Jordan Kai Burnett Return with SUNDAY BRUNCH OF SHAME at West Bank Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Daisy and Jordan's Sunday Brunch of Shame makes its NYC debut after a wildly successful run in Los Angeles! A comedy show with music, prizes, sketches, and lots of shame. Do you like pop music? Do you like brunch? Did you have a little too much fun last night? Do you like to laugh? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, then you won't want to miss Daisy and Jordan's Sunday Brunch of Shame. Fresh from their night out the night before, Tony winner, Daisy Eagan and future Tony winner, Jordan Kai Burnett will impart tips and tricks to surviving the dark days ahead. (Legal note: Daisy and Jordan are not liable for any of the 'wisdom' imparted should such 'wisdom' lead to unwise decisions on the part of any audience member.). Daisy and Jordan's Sunday Brunch of Shame is the perfect antidote to a night of bad decisions. This show is not suitable for children under the age of 16, unless that's just what kind of parent you are in which case you do you. Guests who come wearing clothes from the night before get a special door prize. (more...)

Phoenix Best, Ta'Nika Gibson and Zonya Love to Star in All-New DREAMGIRLS at TUTS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars is excited to introduce the cast for its upcoming production of DREAMGIRLS. (more...)

Something's Coming! WEST SIDE STORY Headed to La Mirada Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Powerful, poignant and timely as ever, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the fourth show of its 2016-2017 season, the most acclaimed musical of all time, WEST SIDE STORY, book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein with musical direction by Brent Crayon, choreography by John Todd and directed by Ovation award-winner Richard Israel. (more...)

Evan Tyrone Martin to Bring Nat King Cole Back to MPAC in 'UNFORGETTABLE'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Evan Tyrone Martin returns by popular demand with his previously sold-out concert Unforgettable: Falling In Love With Nat King Cole as part of the Artists Lounge Live concert series on Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:30pm, at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W Campbell St, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 3/15 - 3/22 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Mar 15, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 3/15 - 3/22, airing on NBC (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 3/14 - 3/21 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Mar 14, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 3/14 - 3/21, airing on NBC (more...)

VIDEO: Joshua Henry Celebrates Return to HAMILTON with All New #HamJam
by Stage Tube - Mar 14, 2017

Earlier this year, Joshua Henry departed the Chicago production of Hamilton, where he played the Windy City's Burr. Now he's back in the show, leading the cast of the national tour, and that means that his #HamJams are also back! Below, watch as he puts his own spin on 'You'll Be Back.' (more...)

The iHeartRadio Music Festival Returns to Las Vegas This September
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

iHeartMedia announced today the return of the annual star-studded iHeartRadio Music Festival on September 22 and 23 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and its Daytime Village presented by Capital One, which will return to the Las Vegas Village across from the Luxor Hotel and Casino on Saturday, September 23 (more...)

Netflix Renews SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, Starring Neil Patrick Harris
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Netflix turned to Twitter today to announce that they have greenlit a second season of the original series LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, starring Emmy and Tony Award winner Neil Patrick Harris. (more...)

Lovely Hoffman and Sam Yin to be Honored at SpeakEasy's 2017 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

SpeakEasy Stage Company will honor artist and educator Lovely Hoffman and Boston philanthropist Samuel Yin for their sustained and passionate support of the arts at its 2017 Spring Gala, to be held Saturday, April 8, from 6-9PM at the Hyatt Regency, Boston. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: COME FROM AWAY Joins Band of Historical Musicals
by Daniella Parcell - Mar 12, 2017

Opening tonight on Broadway, Come From Away spotlights the town of Gander, Newfoundland, which became the temporary home of over 6,000 passengers whose planes were rerouted during the 9/11 attacks. In its dramatization of real-life figures such as Beverley Bass, a stranded pilot portrayed by Jenn Colella, and Claude Elliott, the Gander mayor brought to life by Joel Hatch, the musical provides a historical recount of the week following 9/11, heavily inspired by true stories of the compassion and camaraderie that came about in Gander. (more...)

Umbrella Group Makes Revolutionary Twists to MACBETH with 3D Projections
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

???????Umbrella Group Theatre presents a remarkable new adaptation of Shakespeare's MACBETH in partnership with Marquette University School of Engineering Visualization Lab (MARVL), 1637 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee from April 7-21, 2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 11, 2017
by - Mar 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Nazareth College brings 9 TO 5 to Callahan Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

Nothing screams comedy like a workplace fantasy sequence. The Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department will take on the stage version of 9 to 5: the Musical, based on the 1980 hit film of the same name, April 21-22 at 7:30pm and April 23 at 2 pm in the Callahan Theatre at the Nazareth College Arts Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: Media Theatre presents SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

'Side Show', with a book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger, is based on the story of Daisy and Violet Hilton. It's on stage at The Media Theatre through March 26. (more...)

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL To Play Stage Coach Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Nominated for 15 Drama Desk Awards and 4 Tony Awards, this musical is based on the hit 1980 movie featuring Violet, Judy and Doralee. They live out their wildest fantasy - kidnapping their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigoted boss! While Hart remains 'otherwise engaged,' the women give their workplace a dream makeover taking control of the company.  (more...)

First Listen: Billy Porter Duets with India.Arie on New Richard Rodgers Album
by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2017

Billy Porter has released the track 'Carefully Taught' off of his album Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers. This song is a duet between Porter and India.Arie. Listen to the full track below. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Retter Entertainment Presents Examines Small Town Shock and Growing Up in 13 THE MUSICAL
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 10, 2017

Retter Entertainment is pleased to announce their production of 13 The Musical. Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and a book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn. Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents' divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school. (more...)

BWW TV: Enter a World of Pure Imagination with the Cast of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 10, 2017

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Willy Wonka),  begins performances Tuesday, March 28, 2017 and officially opens Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. (more...)

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