VIDEO: Sutton Foster & Cast of VIOLET Perform 'On My Way' on Today
Sutton Foster and the cast of the Broadway musical Violet kicked off 'Best of Broadway' week on NBC's Today this morning. The musical just picked up four Tony nominations, including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Performance nods for Foster and Joshua Henry. Below, check out the cast's performance of 'On My Way!'
Roundabout Theatre Company's production of VIOLET, starring Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell,Alexander Gemignani and Joshua Henry opened on April 20, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). Foster recently received a Tony Nomination for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her performance in the show.
This production is based on the 2013 New York City Center Encores! Off-Center concert production of VIOLET starring Sutton Foster and directed by Leigh Silverman.
The cast also includes Ben Davis, Annie Golden, Emerson Steele, Austin Lesch, Anastasia McCleskey, Charlie Pollock, Jacob Keith Watson, Rema Webb and Virginia Ann Woodruff.
Based on the short story "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts, VIOLET features music by Jeanine Tesori, book & lyrics by Brian Crawley and direction by Leigh Silverman. The creative team includesJeffrey Page (Choreographer), Joseph Joubert and Buryl Red (Original Orchestrations) andMichael Rafter (Music Director). The design team includes David Zinn (Sets), Clint Ramos(Costumes), Mark Barton (Lights) and Leon Rothenberg (Sound).
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.