Violet 2014

Run Time:
One hour and 45 minutes
Ages: 15+
Opened: April 20, 2014
Closing: August 10, 2014

Violet - 2014 - Broadway History , Info & More

Todd Haimes Theatre (Broadway)
229 W. 42nd St. New York, NY

Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster (Anything Goes, Thoroughly Modern Millie) returns to Roundabout in the highly anticipated Broadway debut of Violet, following the acclaimed concert performance at City Center Encores! Off-Center. Winner of the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical when it premiered Off-Broadway, Violet features music by Tony nominee Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change, Fun Home) and book and lyrics by Brian Crawley (A Little Princess). Leigh Silverman (Chinglish, Well) directs.

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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR Violet

STAGE REVIEW Violet
9 / 10

As musicals go, the story couldn't be simpler. Yet the material couldn't be richer...As Violet travels from the Blue Ridge Mountains to Memphis to Tulsa, the music moves from warm, soul-stirring folk-the bulk and heart of the score-to smoky R&B and blues to full-throated gospel and back again. It's impossible not to get swept up by rousing numbers...And, more important, you'll have to imagine Violet's facial scar, the result of an ax blade swung accidentally by her father when she was a girl; Foster's face remains unblemished. Of course, from the start, you know she's on a fool's journey. But you'll never regret taking the ride.

'Violet' a Vision of Beauty
10 / 10

Everything about 'Violet' is extraordinary, from its captivating, character-driven storytelling and pulsating country-rock score to the focused direction from Leigh Silverman and pitch-perfect casting. Sutton Foster, a two-time Tony winner, gives her most expressive, deeply felt and vibrant performance to date, fully capturing the character's yearning and volatility. It ought to be required viewing for all aspiring stage actors. She is joined by the similarly excellent Joshua Henry, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani, Annie Golden and Ben Davis.

Roundabout's VIOLET, Starring Sutton Foster, Closes on Broadway Today
by Tyler Peterson - August 10, 2014


Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Violet, starring two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry conclude sits limited engagement at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre today, Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 2:00PM.

VIOLET with Sutton Foster Enters Final Two Weeks of Performances on Broadway
by Tyler Peterson - July 28, 2014


Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Violet, starring two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry will conclude its limited engagement at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street) on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 2:00PM.

Exclusive Photo Coverage: VIOLET Cast Celebrates 100th Performance on Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - July 18, 2014


Roundabout Theatre Company is currently presenting the Violet, which plays a strictly limited engagement at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street) through August 10, 2014. 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. Violet is produced in association with Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, David Mirvish, Barry and Fran Weissler, Elizabeth Armstrong, and Mary Jo and Ted Shen. The show just celebrated its 100th performance and you can check out an exclusive photo from backstage below!

Tony Winner Levi Kreis Joins VIOLET as 'The Preacher'
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2014


Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Tony Award winner Levi Kreis (Million Dollar Quartet) joins the company of Violet as 'The Preacher.' Violet stars two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry. Only six weeks remain to see the Tony nominated production, which plays a strictly limited engagement at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street) through August 10, 2014.

Tony Winner Levi Kreis to Join Broadway's VIOLET as 'The Preacher' on 7/1
by Nicole Rosky - June 11, 2014


Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced that Tony Award winner Levi Kreis (Million Dollar Quartet) will join the company of Violet as 'The Preacher,' beginning performances Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Violet stars two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry. The Tony nominated production plays a strictly limited engagement at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street) through August 10, 2014.

BWW Countdown: You Tweeted, We Counted Your Favorite Sutton Foster Roles
by Matt Tamanini - June 6, 2014


Last week we asked you to rank your favorite Sutton Foster roles in our first BWW Countdown. Well, you took to Social Media in huge numbers and we have the results. What do you think of the list? If your favorite isn't as high as you would have liked, make sure to vote more next time!

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- VIOLET's Emerson Steele
by BWW Staff - June 6, 2014


In this week's edition, we caught up with Emerson Steele, who is starring as 'Young Violet' in Violet- currently playing at the American Airlines Theatre.

'Bunheads' Amy Sherman-Palladino Talks Reuniting with VIOLET's Sutton Foster
by Caryn Robbins - June 4, 2014


'Bunheads' scribe Amy Sherman-Palladino talks about her first Broadway producing experience for the Sutton Foster-led VIOLET

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- VIOLET's Ben Davis
by BWW Staff - May 30, 2014


In this week's edition, we caught up with Ben Davis, who is starring as 'Preacher' in Violet- currently playing at the American Airlines Theatre.

BWW Countdown: You Get to Rank the Top-10 Sutton Foster Roles
by Matt Tamanini - May 27, 2014


For over a dozen years, the name 'Sutton Foster' has been synonymous with Broadway greatness. Now, BroadwayWorld wants to know which of Sutton's roles is your favorite. Take a look at the list, follow @BroadwayWorld on Twitter, and tweet the hashtag #BWWCountdownSutton and your answer. We will unveil your picks on Friday, June 6th, right before the Tonys.

BWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - VIOLET's Emerson Steele on Playing Young Sutton & More
by Caryn Robbins - May 29, 2014


Today, Emerson chats exclusively with BWW about working with her biggest idol, Sutton Foster and why her Broadway debut experience has been 'truly indescribable!'

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'!

In the Spotlight Series: In the Tonys Photo Booth with Nominee Sutton Foster
by Walter McBride - May 17, 2014


Below you can check out photos of Sutton Foster, nominated for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for Violet, in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In the Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2014 Tony Nominees- Find Out Which Past Tony Ceremony is Sutton Foster's Favorite!
by Nicole Rosky - May 23, 2014


Today we continue our Tonys coverage with Sutton Foster, a nominees for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for Violet, who chats about reuniting with theatre family on this project, how her and her brother Hunter discovered the Tony Awards, and much more. Check out what she had to say below!

In the Spotlight Series: In the Tonys Photo Booth with Nominee Joshua Henry
by Walter McBride - May 10, 2014


Below you can check out photos of Joshua Henry, nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Violet, in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In the Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride!

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.

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2014 Tony Nominees- VIOLET's Joshua Henry Talks the Icing on His Broadway Cake!
by Nicole Rosky - May 4, 2014


Today we continue our Tonys coverage with Joshua Henry, a nominee for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Violet, who chats about screaming at his iPad when his name was announced, the show's trip to Broadway, and more. Check out what he had to say below!

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


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

Violet FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What productions of Violet have there been?
Violet has had 4 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1997, Off-Broadway which opened in 1997, Broadway which opened in 2014 and West End which opened in 2019.
What Tony Awards has Violet been nominated for?
Violet has been nominated for the following Tony Awards: Best Direction of a Musical for Leigh Silverman, Best Revival of a Musical for Violet, Best Revival of a Musical for Roundabout Theatre Company, Best Revival of a Musical for Todd Haimes, Best Revival of a Musical for Harold Wolpert, Best Revival of a Musical for Julia C. Levy, Best Revival of a Musical for Sydney Beers, Best Revival of a Musical for Amy Sherman-Palladino, Best Revival of a Musical for Daniel Palladino, Best Revival of a Musical for David Mirvish, Best Revival of a Musical for Barry Weissler, Best Revival of a Musical for Fran Weissler, Best Revival of a Musical for Elizabeth Armstrong, Best Revival of a Musical for Mary Jo Shen, and Best Revival of a Musical for Ted Shen.
What awards has Violet been nominated for?
Violet has been nominated for several awards including the Distinguished Performance Award for Sutton Foster and Joshua Henry at the Drama League Awards. The show also received nominations for Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical at the Drama League Awards and the Outer Critics Circle Awards. Additionally, Emerson Steele was recognized with a nomination for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance at the Theatre World Awards.
What awards has Violet won?
Violet has won several awards, including the Distinguished Performance Award from the Drama League Awards for Sutton Foster and Joshua Henry. The show also received the Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical award from the Drama League Awards and the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Violet. Emerson Steele won the Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance award from the Theatre World Awards for their role in Violet.
What are the songs in Violet and what's the order?
Water in the Well
Surprised
On My Way
M&Ms
Luck of the Draw
Question & Answer
All to Pieces
A Healing Touch
Let It Sing
Who'll Be the One (If Not Me)
You're Different
Lonely Stranger
Anyone Would Do
Lay Down Your Head
Hard to Say Goodbye
Promise Me, Violet
Raise Me Up
Down the Mountain
Look at Me
That's What I Could Do
Bring Me to Light
Water In The Well
Surprised
On My Way
M&M's
Luck of the Draw
Question 'n' Answer
All To Pieces
Let It Sing
Anyone Would Do
Who'll Be The One (If Not Me)
Last Time I Came To Memphis
Lonely Stranger
Lay Down Your Head
Anyone Would Do (Reprise)
Hard To Say Goodbye
Promise Me, Violet
Raise Me Up
Down The Mountain
In The Chapel
Raise Me Up (Reprise)
Look At Me
That's What I Could Do
Surprised (Reprise)
Promise Me, Violet (Reprise)
Bring Me To The Light

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