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Violet - 1997 - Off-Broadway

Based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts

Set in 1964 in the Deep South during the early days of the Civil Rights Movement, strongVIOLET/strong

follows the growth and enlightenment of a bitter young woman

accidentally scarred by her father. In hopes that a TV evangelist can

cure her, she embarks on a journey by bus from her sleepy North

Carolina town to Oklahoma. Along the way, she meets a young black

soldier who teaches her about beauty, love, courage and what it means

to be an outsider. brbrOne of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the ?90s, strongVIOLET/strong

astounded critics and audiences with its powerful story, its energetic,

toe-tapping Gospel, Rock, Country, and Rhythm and Blues score by a href="http://mtishows.com/biography.asp?writerid=3343"Jeanine Tesori/a, and its well-crafted book and lyrics by a href="http://mtishows.com/biography.asp?writerid=3237"Brian Crawley/a

that are not afraid to deal with important, sensitive issues. Its

simple set and modest cast and orchestra requirements adjust to any

scale production. strongVIOLET /strongfeatures a strong ensemble cast with bravura roles for the two leads.

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by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2020
Lemon girl meets Lemon boy. Today, 17-year-old Chicago bedroom-pop artist Brye and UK indie-pop artist Cavetown have released a collaborative new version of viral hit “LEMONS”.
by TV Scoop - Sep 8, 2020
Find out what's happening on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of BLESS THE HARTS and if it's a new episode, airing on FOX on Sunday, September 13, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Broadway's Rema Webb will star as Fannie Lou Hamer and Kena Anae has been cast as Music Man in Premiere Stages production of Cheryl L. West's Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak On It!. The outdoor production, directed by Marshall Jones III will take place at the outdoor tent at Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University in Union, New Jersey, October 15-18, 2020.
by TV Scoop - Sep 29, 2020
Find out what's happening on Coming Up on a New Episode of BLESS THE HARTS and if it's a new episode, airing on FOX on Sunday, October 4, 2020!
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2020
A rich and nasty woman, Regina Fuller, returns to her small hometown after her fathera??s death to evict everyone and sell the land to a mall developer - right before Christmas.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2020
Author Ev Bishop has announced the release of her new holiday romance, Christmas Dreams. Scheduled for release on October 22, 2020 by Winding Path Books, the book is already receiving rave reviews from readers and reviewers. This is book five in the Soul Sisters at Cedar Mountain Lodge romance series.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2020
Tune on Saturday, September 26 at 12PM EST for SOUP TROUPE ONLINE. Hosted by co-founder Danny Feldman (Hide and Seek) and co-president Dani Wergiles, the livestream is streamed every weekend to discuss soups and more with special guests.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020
Silent Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the expansion of its ensemble with two new members: Robyn Coffin and Phillip Lewis. Robyn Coffin has been working with STC since its inception and Phillip Lewis has done so for the last decade. Both members have proven to be invaluable to the company and are involved with current project scheduled for this season.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020
Fake Friends, a new theater and media collective led by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley, is set to premiere Circle Jerk, a queer comedy about white gay supremacy, at circlejerk.live.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020
We've already received many submissions for season 2 of our Next on Stage singing competition! Check out some of our contestants and make sure to enter your audition before the September 27 deadline!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020
Ahava Theatre Company will present Hello Gorgeous: Funny Folx in Concert, a virtual fundraiser for International Sanctuary. International Sanctuary is a nonprofit organization that empowers girls and women escaping human trafficking in growing community centers across the globe.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020
Today, Pacific Theatre's Board of Directors announced the appointment of  Kaitlin Williams as the company's new Artistic Director. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020
WP THEATER has announced the 15 artists selected for the 2020-2022 WP Lab. The two-year residency begins now and culminates with the biennial WP Pipeline Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2020
Adam Blanshay Productions and The Theatre Café have announced the very first episode of The Theatre Channel, a brand-new web series showcasing beloved classics from the musical theater canon, performed by award-winning actors who've graced the international stage in Hamilton, Kinky Boots, Les Misérables, Six, Sunday in the Park with George, Waitress, and more.
by TV Scoop - Sep 21, 2020
Find out what's happening on Coming Up on a New Episode of BLESS THE HARTS and if it's a new episode, airing on FOX on Sunday, September 27, 2020!
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2020
Record Store Day Part 2 is upon us, this Saturday September 26th. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
Downstage is offering the Turtle Island premiere of ARTICLE 11's Deer Woman. This theatre play translated into a film will be streamed online starting on Sunday, October 4 to October 18, 2020, with daily streams at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. MST.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
As part of Rubicon Theatre's continuing September Blitz of more than 30 events in 30 days, the company presents the world premiere of a new play written in this moment and for this moment by TAYLOR FAGINS -- A SONG.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
As part of Rubicon Theatrea??s continuing September Blitz of more than 30 events in 30 days, the company presents the world premiere of a new play written in this moment and for this moment by TAYLOR FAGINS -- A SONG. Helmed by by Rubicona??s new Associate Artistic Director CHRIS BUTLER, A SONG will be livestreamed for free on Saturday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m.
by TV Scoop - Sep 14, 2020
Find out what's happening on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of BLESS THE HARTS and if it's a new episode, airing on FOX on Sunday, September 20, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2020
What is a Broadway musical without a big, bold, belty closing number? Whether it's delivered as a last stand from the main character or a harmonious reprise from the full cast, musical finales have a reputation for  being some of the best songs in the musical theatre canon, so today, we're skipping right to the end.
by Aaron Wallace - Sep 11, 2020
Fate couldn't have found a more fitting show for the Garden Theatre's 2020 return than one with a whole song about getting out of the house and hitting the town... The Garden has done just about everything a theatre of its size can do to mitigate risk and keep its patrons safe... It did feel very good to be back in a theatre again...
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
Join hosts Elliott Masie and Telly Leung at 4pm EDT on Friday, September 11th for a powerful and practical Empathy Concert featuring Broadway performers Patti Murin and Colin Donnell.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2020
Chamber Dance Project, Washington's premier contemporary ballet company, welcomes the public to view a virtual open rehearsal of a new duet by Christian Denice - a part of his larger work, Dwellings - on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 5pm, over Zoom.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2020
Tune in on Saturday, October 10 at 2PM EST for SOUP TROUPE ONLINE. Hosted by co-founder Danny Feldman (Hide and Seek) and co-president Dani Wergiles, the livestream is streamed every weekend to discuss soups and more with special guests. Join Analise Scarpaci and Ashley Reyes for stories, Q&As, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2020
Cleveland Public Theatre's (CPT) Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to welcome Nicole Sumlin as the new Education Director. Nicole Sumlin's extraordinary artistry, demonstrated leadership, and array of experience from in-school programming, out-of-school arts programs, and community-based engagement, align with CPT's values and public commitment. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2020
Titan Theatre Company announced its highly anticipated 2020/21 season today. The company will present their season virtually this year, as all theatres in New York City. Though virtual, Titan is still proud to produce this season as the official 'Company in Residence' at Queens Theatre.
by TV Scoop - Oct 5, 2020
Find out what's happening on Coming Up on a New Episode of BLESS THE HARTS and if it's a new episode, airing on FOX on Sunday, October 11, 2020!
by Eleni Cashell - Oct 4, 2020
The first episode in a brand new web series, The Theatre Channel promises high-level performers singing musical numbers youa??ve never seen them do before.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2020
'Five Teenagers Walk Into A Bar' will premiere in the L.A. Shorts International Film Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2020
Fake Friends has announced that Circle Jerk, a queer comedy about white gay supremacy, has added two live performances on October 24 and 25 at 7:30pm, followed by on-demand rebroadcasts at circlejerk.live through November 7.
by TV News Desk - Oct 22, 2020
Today, Columbus indie-folk duo Fellow Hollow share a brand new single 'Dog Fence Weeds'.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2020
Submissions for the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2021 National Music Theater Conference are open! Writers may submit new musicals through the O'Neill's Open Submissions process through October 30.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2020
Tune in on Sunday, October 25 at 3PM EST for SOUP TROUPE ONLINE. Hosted by co-founder Danny Feldman (Hide and Seek) and co-president Dani Wergiles, the livestream is streamed every weekend to discuss soups and more with special guests.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020
The newly released election satire Presidential Conversations by beltway lawyer turned author and lyricist George S. Corey provides some much needed levity in the march to November 3.
by TV Scoop - Oct 20, 2020
Find out what's happening on Coming Up on ABC''s Halloween-Themed Episodes and if it's a new episode, airing on ABC on Sunday, October 25, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020
After the success of ‘The Grad Fest Reunion’, 2020 drama graduates are taking part ‘The Grad Fest Spooktacular’ on Friday October 30  at the open-air Garden Theatre at The Eagle, 349 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5QY.
by TV Scoop - Oct 19, 2020
Find out what's happening on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of BLESS THE HARTS and if it's a new episode, airing on FOX on Sunday, October 25, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020
Her concert re-airs today at 3pm and is now available On Demand, get your tickets here!
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2020
Deborah Grausman (Producer/Director/Lyricist) has collaborated with her Broadway colleagues to create a super fun, upbeat get-out-the-vote parody PSA called 'Make a Plan to Vote.'
by Stephi Wild - Oct 16, 2020
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge is keeping up with all of their latest projects on Backstage Live, bringing you in-depth interviews twice weekly. On October 15, he chatted with Broadway beltress Keala Settle.
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2020
Today, artist and songwriter Tessa Violet has released new single 'Words Ain't Enough' featuring singer-songwriter Chloe Moriondo.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2020
Today, artist and songwriter Tessa Violet has released new single 'Words Ain't Enough' featuring singer-songwriter Chloe Moriondo. The song is available everywhere now here. Watch the lyric video here.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2020
Fake Friends, a new theater and media collective led by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley, has announced that Circle Jerk, a queer comedy about white gay supremacy, will have an extended run at circlejerk.live from October 18–November 7, 2020.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Oct 15, 2020
Tune in right here today, October 15 (4:30pm ET), as he chats with Broadway beltress Keala Settle. Keala will soon Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, October 18 (8pm) and Monday, October 19 (3pm).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020
Keala Settle is stopping by the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series this weekend. Don't miss her performance on Sunday, October 18 at 8pm ET and a replay of the concert on Monday, October 19 at 3pm ET!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020
Tune in on Saturday, October 18 at 4PM EST for SOUP TROUPE ONLINE. Hosted by co-founder Danny Feldman (Hide and Seek) and co-president Dani Wergiles, the livestream is streamed every weekend to discuss soups and more with special guests.
by TV Scoop - Oct 12, 2020
Find out what's happening on Coming Up on a New Episode of BLESS THE HARTS and if it's a new episode, airing on FOX on Sunday, October 18, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2020
SapphFest: All Boo'd Up is Violet Surprise Theatre's fifth virtual variety show celebrating queer women and non-binary artists.