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Violet - 2014 - Broadway

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.

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 45 minutes

American Airlines Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
229 W. 42nd St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For Violet


Violet - Time Out NY
It took 17 years, but Jeanine Tesori's beloved musical about a woman with a facial deformity journeying through the 1960s South has made it to Broadway...In expanding Betts's story, Crawley freights these relationships with more weight than his writing supports, and small moments of exaggeration (in the writing and staging) interfere with the piece's mood. But Tesori's music is a savory stew of American roots, stirringly sung by a cast that includes Emerson Steele as a younger Violet and Rema Webb as a gospel soloist. Though flawed on its face, Violet provides-as Flick sings in the show's best song-reason to rejoice.

Longing for a Facial Scar to Simply Vanish - New York Times
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.


 



 

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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
by Caryn Robbins - June 4, 2014
'Bunheads' scribe Amy Sherman-Palladino talks about her first Broadway producing experience for the Sutton Foster-led VIOLET
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.
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!'
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.
by BroadwayWorld TV - 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!
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'!
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!
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!
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.