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

Violet - 2014 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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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'Violet' exits the bus, then loses its way
6 / 10

Much of 'Violet' takes places on a bus, which lends itself to a minimalist staging with just a few chairs. The flashbacks should be simple, too. But once Violet and her GIs exit the bus, this production (which is designed by David Zinn) can't decide how (or whether) to build on its initial, simple style. The set expands and contracts. Some of the onstage musicians don robes and join a gospel choir. But you never really feel the pull of place, or of a lost time, nor the comforts of a well-defined imagined world. Foster throws herself into this unglamorous role, her face pale and her body propelled into a world of no self-confidence. It is a very honorable performance, filled with craft. Foster never condescends, and she clearly enjoys her character's intelligence, although she, too, struggles toward the end with the need for climax and consequence.

Longing for a Facial Scar to Simply Vanish
8 / 10

If the time has come for Ms. Foster to take her place among the first rank of Broadway musical theater performers (fittingly in a season uncommonly rich in fine work from women), the moment also seems ripe for Violet, originally produced Off Broadway in 1997, to be acknowledged as an enduringly rewarding musical...But the musical concludes on a satisfying but not too sugary note of uplift. By shedding her illusions, at however painful a cost, Violet has also found a new kind of faith: a belief that her life's promise does not depend on divine intervention but the homelier comforts of human attachments.

JIMMY-The Iconic Rooftop Destination in Soho Announces Fall Cocktail Menu by Marina Kennedy - Oct 31, 2022

JIMMY, a mainstay of Lower Manhattan nightlife atop the ModernHaus SoHo, today announces its new cocktail menu that celebrates the arrival of autumn.

Berkeley Rep to Welcome 15 Fellows for 2022/23 Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2022

Berkeley Repertory Theatre will welcome 15 young professionals who have been awarded fellowships for the 2022/23 season. Talented individuals from across the nation apply for this 11-month-long pre-professional training at the award-winning theatre.

Anna-Jane Casey to Join Ian McKellen & John Bishop in the UK and Ireland Tour of MOTHER GOOSE by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2022

Anna-Jane Casey will be joining the UK and Ireland Tour of the pantomime MOTHER GOOSE as Cilla The Goose with Mairi Barclay, Becca Francis, Shailan Gohil and Laura Tyrer also confirmed to join the company

CHRISKIRKPATRICKMAS: A BOY BAND CHRISTMAS MUSICAL Announced At The Actors Company by A.A. Cristi - Oct 25, 2022

Holiday entertainment just got more magical. Think, “A Christmas Carol” meets “It's a Wonderful Life” meets…*NSYNC. It's Christmas Eve 2009 and Chris Kirkpatrick from *NSYNC has a decision to make.

Patti Murin and Colin Donnell to Release First Joint Album SOMETHING STUPID by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2022

Broadway couple Patti Murin and Colin Donnell will be releasing their first joint album! Titled Something Stupid afer the 1967 Carson and Gaile song, the album will be released on November 18. 

Review: A TALE OF TWO CITIES at Cavod Theatre by Jason Davis - Oct 25, 2022

What did our critic think of A TALE OF TWO CITIES at Cavod Theatre? A most unique experience was had at the Cavod Theatre. This family-centered Christian organization develops shows to not only support their ministry, but to provide opportunities for the community to come together and support one another. A Tale of Two Cities took an interesting approach that I had never seen before. The director uses local community members to support a handful of professional actors. In doing so, the audience members get both sweet performances from young talent as well as powerful moments from experienced artists.

VIOLET Opens This Week At Actors Theatre Of Indiana by A.A. Cristi - Oct 24, 2022

Actors Theatre of Indiana is prepping for the opening of their next production – Violet – a moving musical featuring show-stopping anthems, ranging from American-roots to folk to gospel.

Photos: Peacock Shares First Look at Colin Donnell in IRREVERENT by Michael Major - Oct 24, 2022

Check out new photos of Colin Donnell (Violet, Anything Goes), PJ Byrne (Big Little Lies, The Boys), Kylie Bracknell (I Met a Girl), Briallen Clarke (The Heights), Tegan Stimson (The Tailings), Ed Oxenbould (Better Watch Out), Wayne Blair (Firestarter), Russell Dykstra (Rake), Calen Tassone (Bassendream), and Jason Wilder (Love and Penguins).

Orfeh, Eden Espinosa, Laura Bell Bundy & More Set for I AM WOMAN at The Green Room 42 by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 24, 2022

The Green Room 42 will present I AM WOMAN: A Concert for Female Empowerment on Wednesday, November 2nd at 7:00pm, featuring Broadway alums Orfeh (Legally Blonde, Pretty Woman), Eden Espinosa (Wicked, Rent), Tony Award nominee Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), and more.

FALL FOR GREAT WINES-Ideal for Celebrations Ahead by Marina Kennedy - Oct 24, 2022

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Zachariah Hickman Cuts The Lights At Club Passim Next Month by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2022

Turn off and tune in with Zachariah Hickman and friends during “The Power Outage Party”. This is a unique concert tradition that features no mics, no sound system, and no lights- just a group of musicians playing an intimate concert.

Kate Rockwell and Spencer Howard Welcome Their First Child by Team BWW - Oct 20, 2022

Broadway favorite Kate Rockwell and husband Spencer Howard have welcomed their first child. Sylvie Violet Howard was born on October 19, 2022.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Leeds Playhouse by Stephi Wild - Oct 20, 2022

There is just one month to go until the opening of the sensational new production of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY – THE MUSICAL presented by Leeds Playhouse in association with Neal Street Productions & Playful Productions. Check out rehearsal photos!

Spend The Holidays At The 5th Avenue Theatre With THE WIZ Next Month by Stephi Wild - Oct 20, 2022

Performances of The 5th Avenue Theatre's original staging of The Wiz, the beloved reimagining of The Wizard of Oz that celebrates and centers Black joy, starts one month from today on Saturday, November 19, running through December 23, 2022.

VIOLET to Open at Live Arts Theater in November by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2022

Live Arts Theater's 2022/23 Transformations Season journeys forward with the award-winning musical VIOLET. This soaring musical pilgrimage features music by Jeanine Tesori and lyrics and book by Brian Crawley. VIOLET will have 12 performances in the Gibson Theater, November 18 through December 10, 2022.

Photos: Inside Family Equality's LA Impact: A Night of Heroes by Nicole Rosky - Oct 18, 2022

On Saturday, Oct. 15, more than 400 guests gathered to celebrate Family Equality’s LA Impact: A Night of Heroes and raised more than $400,000 for Family Equality’s critical work on behalf of LGBTQ+ families. As anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric rises with 300+ anti-LGBTQ+ bills introduced across the U.S. and attacks on the rights of LGBTQ+ families increases, the funds raised are essential to continue the battle ahead.

Photos: All New Cast Portraits From BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER: THE MUSICAL by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2022

All new cast portraits have been released for But I'm a Cheerleader: the Musical at the Turbine Theatre. Check out the photos here!

New Studio Cast Recording Of THE VIOLET HOUR To Be Released November 4 by A.A. Cristi - Oct 18, 2022

The award-winning songwriting team of Will Reynolds and Eric Price  will release a complete 28-track studio cast recording of their new musical, The Violet Hour on Friday, November 4, 2022.

Guthrie Theater to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL Starring Matthew Saldivar This Holiday Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 18, 2022

The Guthrie Theater has announced the casting for its 48th production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, adapted by Lavina Jadhwani and directed by Joseph Haj. Matthew Saldivar (Guthrie: A Christmas Carol, The Royal Family, The Canterbury Tales) stars as Ebenezer Scrooge.

Tony Winner Levi Kreis Bring HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS To Pompano Beach Cultural Center by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2022

Pompano Beach Arts will welcome Tony Award winning singer-songwriter Levi Kreis, who will be bringing his popular Home for the Holidays concert to the Pompano Beach Cultural Center on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.

Joss Stone Shares First-Ever Holiday Album 'Merry Christmas, Love by Michael Major - Nov 8, 2022

Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Joss Stone’s new whimsical visual for her rendition of the spirited Stevie Wonder classic “What Christmas Means To Me” is out now. The video comes ahead of the singer's busy Holiday season as she gears up to promote her debut Christmas album Merry Christmas, Love.

American Blues Theater to Present 21st Annual Production of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO! by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

American Blues Theater has announced its 21st Annual Production of It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! will run November 23 – December 23, 2022 at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division, Chicago. The press opening is Sunday, November 27 at 2:30pm.

Broadway Streaming Guide: November 2022 - Where to Watch DISENCHANTED & More by Michael Major - Nov 5, 2022

From highly-anticipated new movie musicals like Disenchanted and Spirited, to the soundtrack for Netflix's upcoming Matilda the Musical movie soundtrack, November's new streaming releases will give Broadway fans entertained throughout the month. 

Album Review: A Cast Album For A Magical Musical That Has Not Appeared... Yet - THE VIOLET HOUR by Bobby Patrick - Nov 5, 2022

Along with creating incomparable music, lyrics, and story, Reynolds & Price have ensured that the lucky listeners of their baby have everything they need to fully enjoy and UNDERSTAND the depth and breadth, and height their show can reach.

Sarah Shafey to Present BLACKBOX UNIVERSE Album Release Show at Supermarket In Toronto by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2022

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Listen: THE VIOLET HOUR Studio Cast Recording Featuring Jeremy Jordan, Solea Pfeiffer & More Out Now by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2022

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Marqués de Murrieta Wines to Toast the Season of Togetherness by Marina Kennedy - Nov 3, 2022

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VIDEO: Joss Stone Releases 'What Christmas Means To Me' Music Video by Michael Major - Nov 3, 2022

The video comes ahead of the singer's busy Holiday season as she gears up to promote her debut Christmas album Merry Christmas, Love which was released in September via S-Curve/Hollywood Records. The album is available on all streaming platforms and CD. Vinyl will be released on November 11th. 

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Presents Family-Friendly Holiday Musical THE DANCING PRINCESSES by A.A. Cristi - Nov 3, 2022

The tango, the cha cha, and the waltz, oh my! It's time to break out those dancing shoes with the return of Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's family-friendly musical The Dancing Princesses, by local playwright Joseph McDonough with music and lyrics by David Kisor.

Photos: First Look at CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY " THE MUSICAL at Leeds Playhouse by Stephi Wild - Nov 25, 2022

The spectacular new production of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY – THE MUSICAL, presented by Leeds Playhouse in association with Neal Street Productions & Playful Productions, opens this week. Check out photos here!

Photos: Inside Press Night For ELF THE MUSICAL at Dominion Theatre by Stephi Wild - Nov 25, 2022

Press night of ELF The Musical took place at the Dominion Theatre yesterday, Thursday 24 November 2022. Guests included Katherine Ryan, Russell Kane, Shane Richie, Rachel Stevens and Denise Welch. Check out photos here!

Anne Burrell & Darnell Ferguson to Host WORST COOKS IN AMERICA: VIRAL SENSATIONS on Food Network by Michael Major - Nov 22, 2022

Anne Burrell, joined for the first time by Darnell Ferguson, lead culinary boot camp, where they take on the kitchen chaos of these trending competitors IRL. From a paleontologist TikToker and pop culture trendsetters to the Louisiana woman who went viral after using Gorilla Glue in her hair, the cast is filled with larger-than-life personalities

Charlotte d'Amboise, Rachel Bay Jones, Terrence Mann & More to Take Part in PIPPIN Reunion at A.R.T. by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2022

American Repertory Theater has announced that six original cast members from its 2012 production of Pippin will visit The Lunch Room on #GivingTuesday, November 29, at 12PM to celebrate the revival’s 10th anniversary. 

Cast Announced for A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE 2022 National Tour by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2022

Peanuts' timeless holiday television special comes to life on stage with the national tour of A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage, skating into more than 25 cities this fall with a brand new cast. The tour launches today in Gulfport, MS.

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS to Return to Sinclair Theatre in December by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2022

Charlie Brown is BACK, live on stage, in Sinclair's Blair Hall Theatre from December 15th through the 18th. The Sinclair Theatre Dept. is offering this 40-minute holiday classic for the ninth time. With tickets remaining at their 2014 price of $8, this is a perfect introduction for young children to LIVE theatre.

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Boston Awards; Company Theatre of Norwell's HAIR Leads Best Musical by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Boston Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

First Stats Released For The BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards; SIX Leads Best Musical by BWW Staff - Nov 21, 2022

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Vanguard Theater Opens Season with THE SPITFIRE GRILL, November 4- 20 by A.A. Cristi - Nov 2, 2022

The Vanguard Theater kicks off its second season with the heartwarming musical drama, The Spitfire Grill. The show runs November 4 - 20, 2022.

Meet the Cast of A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL; Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight! by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2022

A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical will begin preview performances tonight, November 2 ahead of a Sunday, December 4 opening night at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre. Meet the cast here!

Emily Scott Robinson Confirms 2023 Tour With Alisa Amador and Violet Bell by Michael Major - Nov 2, 2022

Acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician Emily Scott Robinson will embark on a special tour next year with Alisa Amador and Violet Bell in celebration of her new release, Built On Bones, a song cycle for the Witches of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. In addition to the trio performing the project in its entirety, each of the artists will also perform.

Video Exclusive: Solea Pfeiffer Sings 'The Truth Is' From THE VIOLET HOUR by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 2, 2022

Watch Almost Famous star Solea Pfeiffer sing “The Truth Is” from the musical The Violet Hour in this official music video here! On the Studio Cast Recording, Pfeiffer plays Jessie Brewster, a cafe singer during the early days of the Harlem Renaissance.

Listen: Colin Donnell & Patti Murin Release Debut Joint Album 'Something Stupid' by Michael Major - Nov 18, 2022

Conceived during lockdown, Murin and Donnell engineered their own vocals for the record from their newly formed home studio. The album goes far beyond the couple’s well-known musical roots to include a variety of genres and beloved songs by Bruce Springsteen, Sara Bareilles, Jason Robert Brown, Paul Simon, and more.

A.R.T. to Present 10th Anniversary PIPPIN Reunion, Bryan Cranston & More for #GivingTuesday 2022 by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2022

American Repertory Theater has announced its #GivingTuesday lineup of free programs and activities. On Tuesday, November 29, visit The Lunch Room for a reunion of the cast Pippin, hosted by its Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus; enjoy a conversation between Paulus and acclaimed actor Bryan Cranston (All the Way) and more.

Original Musical MARIAN Starring Emilie Kouatchou & More to Have Additional Invite-Only Readings This Week by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2022

Liquid Theatre Collective and Randy Donaldson, Executive Producer, will present two additional private, invitation only readings of MARIAN, an original musical based on the life of world-renowned contralto, Marian Anderson.

Joshua Henry Will Perform a Holiday Concert With Classical Theatre Of Harlem at Red Rooster Next Month by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2022

Join The Classical Theatre of Harlem and Tony & Grammy nominee Joshua Henry for an intimate holiday concert and open bar at Harlem's famous Red Rooster on December 12th at 8:00 p.m.

East Lynne Theater Company Presents CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FROM THE PAST by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2022

For eight times only, the award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company presents 'Christmas Presents from the Past.'  Aside from O. Henry's 'The Gift of the Magi,' in which a loving couple exchange unique gifts, the other tales are 'The Christmas Masquerade,' 'The Snow Image,' and 'What the Bells Saw and Said.'    

Donmar Warehouse to Host A SONG FOR LUCE Tribute Concert In Memory of Lucinda Shaw by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 12, 2022

On Sunday November 20th, Donmar Warehouse will host A Song For Luce, a tribute concert in memory of the late Australian-born UK performer Lucinda Shaw. The event will include live music, stories, laughter and the joy of coming together to share wonderful anecdotes about Lucinda. The performance will be at 18:00.

Lorde Announces Special Guests on Australian 'Solar Power' 2023 Dates by Michael Major - Nov 10, 2022

This March, for the first time in six years, global powerhouse Lorde will make her anticipated return to venues across Australia as part of her global Solar Power World Tour. She has announced some of the most exciting artists on the indie-pop landscape – MUNA (USA) and Laura Jean (AUS) – as special guests on her forthcoming dates!

Joshua Henry Hosts New Digital Series, OUT OF THE DARKNESS; First Episode Available Now! by Stephi Wild - Nov 10, 2022

Broadstream has released the first episode of Out of the Darkness, a brand-new interview series hosted by Grammy and Tony nominee Joshua Henry (Into the Woods).

A (FUNNY) IMAGINATION, Based on the Animated Series DOUG, to Have Industry Reading in December by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2022

On Sunday, December 4th, a public/industry reading of Kevin Ray Johnson's A 'Funny' Imagination - An unauthorized parody based on characters from the cartoon Doug, will be presented at The Dramatist Guild of America's Mary Rodgers Room in NYC.



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