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Broadway Rewind: Sutton Foster is On Her Way to Broadway in VIOLET! Photo Broadway Rewind: Sutton Foster is On Her Way to Broadway in VIOLET!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 27, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013, for the Encores! Off-Center production of Violet. Violet, based on the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, has music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Brian Crawley.

BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO VIOLET at Cadence Theatre Company In Partnership With Virgi Photo BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO VIOLET at Cadence Theatre Company In Partnership With Virginia Rep
by Susan Haubenstock - Jun 23, 2020

A spectacular small musical I adored, and a spectacular big one I missed.

Court Theatre Announces 2020-2021 Season Photo Court Theatre Announces 2020-2021 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 4, 2020

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, announces its 66th season. The company's 2020/21 season will feature the sixth play in August Wilson's American Century Cycle, Two Trains Running, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson; the Americana musical Violet, with book and lyrics by Brian Crawley and music by Jeanine Tesori, directed by Charles Newell; the culmination of Court's Oedipus Trilogy with the Sophocles classic Antigone, directed by Seret Scott; Caryl Churchill's Fen, directed by Vanessa Stalling; and a new production of Shakespeare's Othello, starring Kelvin Roston, Jr. and Timothy Edward Kane, adapted and directed by Charles Newell.

21 Best Audition Songs For Kids & Teenagers Photo 21 Best Audition Songs For Kids & Teenagers
by Kori Lotito - Jun 27, 2019

Finding your best audition song is crucial - especially as a young performer! Our Broadway experts have compiled a list of the best audition songs for kids. Find out how to pick the perfect audition song if you're a kid or teenager!

Town Hall Announces 75th Season 2019/20: TRANSFORMATIONS Photo Town Hall Announces 75th Season 2019/20: TRANSFORMATIONS
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2019

Town Hall Theatre Company (THT) is thrilled to announce four compelling plays and musicals for its milestone 75th 2019/20 Season, entitled TRANSFORMATIONS. Town Hall's TRANSFORMATIONS Season opens with Matthew Lopez's fabulously sassy comedy The Legend of Georgia McBride; continues with the West Coast premiere of an enchanting original new take on the classic Brothers Grimm story Cinderella: A Fairytale; followed by Anton Chekhov's final masterpiece, The Cherry Orchard; and closes with the stirring Tony-nominated musical Violet. Subscription package sales are now available.

VIDEO: First Look At Bay Area Musicals' VIOLET Photo VIDEO: First Look At Bay Area Musicals' VIOLET
by Stage Tube - Feb 27, 2019

Bay Area Musicals presents the Tony Award-nominated VIOLET. Inspired by the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, the World Premiere 1997 Off-Broadway production of VIOLET won the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, and the revised version that debuted on Broadway in 2014 was Tony Award-nominated. Featuring a folk/bluegrass/gospel-flavored score from Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (CAROLINE, OR CHANGE; THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE; SHREK; FUN HOME) and book and lyrics by the acclaimed Brian Crawley (A LITTLE PRINCESS), VIOLET has been astounding critics and audiences alike for over two decades.

Photo Flash: First Look at Bay Area Musicals' VIOLET Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Bay Area Musicals' VIOLET
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2019

Bay Area Musicals presents the Tony Award-nominated VIOLET. Inspired by the short story "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts, the World Premiere 1997 Off-Broadway production of VIOLET won the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, and the revised version that debuted on Broadway in 2014 was Tony Award-nominated. Featuring a folk/bluegrass/gospel-flavored score from Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (CAROLINE, OR CHANGE; THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE; SHREK; FUN HOME) and book and lyrics by the acclaimed Brian Crawley (A LITTLE PRINCESS), VIOLET has been astounding critics and audiences alike for over two decades.

VIDEO: Behind The Scenes of VIOLET At Bay Area Musicals Photo VIDEO: Behind The Scenes of VIOLET At Bay Area Musicals
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2019

Bay Area Musicals presents the Tony Award-nominated VIOLET. Inspired by the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, the World Premiere 1997 Off-Broadway production of VIOLET won the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, and the revised version that debuted on Broadway in 2014 was Tony Award-nominated.

Bay Area Musicals' Presents VIOLET Photo Bay Area Musicals' Presents VIOLET
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 24, 2019

Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) has announced the full cast and creative team for the Company's first 2019 production, the Tony Award-nominated VIOLET. Inspired by the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, the World Premiere 1997 Off-Broadway production of VIOLET won the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, and the revised version that debuted on Broadway in 2014 was Tony Award-nominated. Featuring a folk/bluegrass/gospel-flavored score from Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (CAROLINE, OR CHANGE; THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE; SHREK; FUN HOME) and book and lyrics by the acclaimed Brian Crawley (A LITTLE PRINCESS), VIOLET has been astounding critics and audiences alike for over two decades.

Garden Theatre 2019-2020 Season Announced Photo Garden Theatre 2019-2020 Season Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 22, 2019

At the opening of the 2018-2019 season production of The Legend of Georgia McBride, Garden Theatre's Artistic Director Rob Winn Anderson took the stage to announce the Garden's 2019-2020 season. Current subscribers can renew their subscriptions immediately. New subscriptions start at $90 and go on sale March 19. Single tickets go on sale May 8, 2019.

Doris Betts Videos

Broadway Rewind: Sutton Foster is On Her Way to Broadway in VIOLET! VideoBroadway Rewind: Sutton Foster is On Her Way to Broadway in VIOLET!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 27, 2020

Today we rewind to 2013, for the Encores! Off-Center production of Violet. Violet, based on the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, has music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Brian Crawley.

VIDEO: First Look At Bay Area Musicals' VIOLET VideoVIDEO: First Look At Bay Area Musicals' VIOLET
by Stage Tube - Feb 27, 2019

Bay Area Musicals presents the Tony Award-nominated VIOLET. Inspired by the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, the World Premiere 1997 Off-Broadway production of VIOLET won the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, and the revised version that debuted on Broadway in 2014 was Tony Award-nominated. Featuring a folk/bluegrass/gospel-flavored score from Tony Award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori (CAROLINE, OR CHANGE; THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE; SHREK; FUN HOME) and book and lyrics by the acclaimed Brian Crawley (A LITTLE PRINCESS), VIOLET has been astounding critics and audiences alike for over two decades.

VIDEO: Behind The Scenes of VIOLET At Bay Area Musicals VideoVIDEO: Behind The Scenes of VIOLET At Bay Area Musicals
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2019

Bay Area Musicals presents the Tony Award-nominated VIOLET. Inspired by the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, the World Premiere 1997 Off-Broadway production of VIOLET won the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, and the revised version that debuted on Broadway in 2014 was Tony Award-nominated.

STAGE TUBE: VIOLET's Sutton Foster and ROCKY's Andy Karl Visit LARRY KING NOW
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2014

Tony nominees Sutton Foster and Andy Karl just visited LARRY KING NOW to talk about their award-garnering turns in Broadway's VIOLET and ROCKY. Watch the interviews below!

STAGE TUBE: VIOLET's Sutton Foster and Company Perform 'All to Pieces' on THE VIEW
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2014

Sutton Foster and the cast of the Broadway musical VIOLET performed on THE VIEW this morning. The musical has picked up four 2014 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 'All to Pieces'!

VIDEO: Sutton Foster & Cast of VIOLET Perform 'On My Way' on Today
by Caryn Robbins - May 5, 2014

Sutton Foster and the cast of the Broadway musical VIOLET kicked off 'Best of Broadway' week on NBC's Today.

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks Tony Nod & More on TODAY
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 29, 2014

Broadway actress Sutton Foster stopped by this morning's TODAY show to talk about her starring role Roundabout Theater Company's "Violet.'

STAGE TUBE: Sutton Foster Talks the Thrills of Playing VIOLET on NBC NY
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Violet, starring Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Joshua Henry, is now playing at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). Foster recently stopped by NBC New York to chat about what it's like leading the company, and you can check out her full interview below!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at Sutton Foster and More in VIOLET!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 18, 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 this Sunday, April 20, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). Click below to get a sneak peek at scenes from the show!

BWW TV: Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Joshua Henry & More Sing VIOLET!- Meet the Broadway Cast!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 5, 2014

The company met the press last night, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say about the musical and watch a performance sneak peek below!


Doris Betts Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Doris Betts written?
Doris Betts has written 1 shows including Violet (Source Material).