Violet

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 Stage Tube - Sep 30, 2019
Skylight Music Theatre presents Oklahoma! running September 27 through October 13, 2019 in Skylight's beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Producer Joshua Robson, who brought In the Heights and Violet to Hayes Theatre Co, is proud to present another professional premiere with the thrilling and fast paced musical Bonnie & Clyde. Telling the story of America's most notorious bank robbers and lovers, Bonnie & Clyde will play from 18 September 2020 as part of Hayes Theatre Co's 2020 season. Subscriptions are open now with single tickets on sale from 28 October from www.hayestheatre.com.au. 
by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2019
Performances are underway for Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz at Paper Mill Playhouse! News12 New Jersey recently gave us a first look at footage from the production! Additionally, they sat down with some of the cast and creatives to talk about the show.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
The Basel-Kiene Family joins City Beverages in presenting PlayFest. Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF's PlayFest 2019 is set for November 1 a?" 3 and 8 a?" 9, 2019 and features seven readings of new plays in development. At the two-weekend festival, patrons will experience ground-breaking new works while participating in the creative process. Tickets to individual PlayFest readings ($10) may be purchased online at orlandoshakes.org, by phone at (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). PlayFest Passes ($56) and PlayFest VIP Passes ($100) are on sale now and may be purchased by phone or in person.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Alice Ripley  as Norma Desmond in North Shore Music Theatre's production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Masterwork, SUNSET BOULEVARD, playing for two-weeks only from Tuesday, September 24 thru Sunday, October 6, 2019. 
by Monroe George - Sep 27, 2019
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will soon present the Broadway Center Stage production of Footloose. The cast is led by J. Quinton Johnson (Choir Boy, Hamilton, Broadway Center Stage: In the Heights) as Ren McCormack, Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, Les Misérables) as Ethel McCormack, Isabelle McCalla (The Prom, Aladdin) as Ariel Moore, Michael Park (Dear Evan Hansen) as Reverend Shaw Moore, and three-time Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker as Vi Moore (Mary Poppins, the Kennedy Center's Little Dancer). They are joined by Joshua Logan Alexander as Chuck, Peter McPoland as Willard Hewitt, Tony Award nominee Michael Mulheren (Kiss Me, Kate; Bright Star) as Coach Dunbar, Lena Owens as Wendy Jo, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz (Spamilton) as Rusty, and Rema Webb (The Color Purple, Violet) as Lulu Warnicker/Eleanor Dunbar/Betty Blast, Grace Slear and Urleen, with Brandon Burks, Claire Crause, Michele Lee, Jess LeProtto, Gregory Liles, Nick Martinez, Maximilian Sangerman, Jonathan Savage, Bethany Tesarck, Tiernan Tunnicliffe, and Jamar Williams.
by TV - Press Previews - Sep 27, 2019
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will soon presents the Broadway Center Stage production of Footloose. The cast is led by J. Quinton Johnson (Choir Boy, Hamilton, Broadway Center Stage: In the Heights) as Ren McCormack, Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, Les Misérables) as Ethel McCormack, Isabelle McCalla (The Prom, Aladdin) as Ariel Moore, Michael Park (Dear Evan Hansen) as Reverend Shaw Moore, and three-time Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker as Vi Moore (Mary Poppins, the Kennedy Center's Little Dancer). They are joined by Joshua Logan Alexander as Chuck, Peter McPoland as Willard Hewitt, Tony Award nominee Michael Mulheren (Kiss Me, Kate; Bright Star) as Coach Dunbar, Lena Owens as Wendy Jo, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz (Spamilton) as Rusty, and Rema Webb (The Color Purple, Violet) as Lulu Warnicker/Eleanor Dunbar/Betty Blast, Grace Slear and Urleen, with Brandon Burks, Claire Crause, Michele Lee, Jess LeProtto, Gregory Liles, Nick Martinez, Maximilian Sangerman, Jonathan Savage, Bethany Tesarck, Tiernan Tunnicliffe, and Jamar Williams.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse presents the New Jersey premiere of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Today, Mikiko Miyakawa, the New York-based composer/pianist, originally from Japan, announced that her classical piano album 'Elegy In Violet' was released Sept. 20 by Centaur Records. Mikiko is a former new wave keyboardist and manager to Eiko Shuri.
by Stage Tube - Sep 25, 2019
Jessica Hecht, who played George's girlfriend Lindsay, on Seinfeld, recalls, 'They were such a genius system of making it funny, and George making it funny that you just kind of plugged yourself in and people would scream with laughter.a?? Watch the clip from 'Today Show' below!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Alice Ripley  as Norma Desmond in North Shore Music Theatre's production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Masterwork, SUNSET BOULEVARD, playing for two-weeks only from Tuesday, September 24 thru Sunday, October 6, 2019. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Australia's leading theatre producer John Frost and Her Majesty's Theatre owner Mike Walsh today announced an exciting new initiative, Kid's Week at Charlie and the Chocolate Factory from 4-8 December 2019. During this week, every child 15 years and under will receive a free ticket to the show when accompanied by a full paying adult. Plus, as a special behind the scenes bonus, children will get to experience the fun, the people and the magic behind the show. This is a first for the Australian theatre industry.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Theater Latté Da announces today a two-week performance extension for the company's re-imagined production of CHICAGO.
by Review Roundups - Oct 9, 2019
The reviews are in! What did the critics have to say? Don your ruby slipper! Paper Mill Playhouse's New Jersey premiere of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz is now on stage featuring a book by Marc Acito, musical adaptation & additional music by David Libby and conceived by and additional lyrics by Tina Marie Casamento.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Oct 9, 2019
As the first familiar notes of 'The Candy Man' wafts across the audience in Carol Morsani Hall, I feel a strong sense of nostalgia. I grew up watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on television and am curious how a show with so many special effects could translate to the stage.
by Review Roundups - Oct 9, 2019
MCC Theater's highly anticipated World Premiere of The Wrong Man, the new stage musical written by multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan opened this week at The Newman Mills Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space. Read the reviews!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 7, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse's New Jersey premiere of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz has officially opened! The new musical features a book by Marc Acito, musical adaptation & additional music by David Libby and conceived by and additional lyrics by Tina Marie Casamento.
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Deadline reports that cult comedy 'Search Party' has been renewed for a fourth season after making a move from TBS to HBO Max.
by TV Scoop - Oct 7, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of BLESS THE HARTS, airing on FOX on Sunday, October 13, 2019!
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 7, 2019
'Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz' is now making its thrilling New Jersey premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse through October 27. The show is masterfully directed by Denis Jones and features an outstanding, versatile cast.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Oct 7, 2019
In a limited run on October 8-13, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the beloved childhood tale of five lucky children with magic tickets, hits The Straz Center to delight kids of all ages. The story is a lesson in have and have-nots, centering around Charlie Bucket, a poor, kind-hearted boy whose family is on the brink of starvation. Charlie, Violet Beauregarde, Mike Teavee, Veruca Salt, and Augustus Gloop, have found a golden ticket inside a Wonka bar and have gained the privilege of visiting the chocolate factory. Unlike Charlie, the four are sorely lacking in traits of kindness and appreciation.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 7, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse's New Jersey premiere of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz has officially opened! The new musical features a book by Marc Acito, musical adaptation & additional music by David Libby and conceived by and additional lyrics by Tina Marie Casamento.
by TV Scoop - Oct 7, 2019
Get all the scoop on 'IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN to Air, airing on ABC on Monday, October 21, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
Lone Star Theatre Company has announced that Kat Lozano joins ANIMAL HUSBANDRY as lead producer. The London based, Texas born, actress joins a team of producers that include producer Elda Ruiz-Dawson and associate producers Ramiro & Lupita Davila, Charles Barksdale, and Luis Ochoa-Andrade. David Davila's Animal Husbandry will premiere at the Under St. Mark's Theatre as part of the New York International Fringe Festival this October 2019 with direction by Sidney Erik Wright and intimacy choreography by Adele Rylands. The play stars David Michael Kirby and Daniel Anthony Hidalgo with lighting design by Hao Bai and costume design by Keyon Woods.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
On October 11th, Southern Connecticut State University Department of Theatre kicks off its 2019-20 season with Pippin. Director and Choreographer Larry Nye directs his 10th production of the musical, 35 years after first being acquainted with it. Pippin is a high-energy song and dance musical that tells the hilarious tale of a young prince's journey to live a life that is extraordinary.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Don your ruby slippers and grab Toto as you take a peek inside Paper Mill Playhouse's New Jersey premiere of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, featuring a book by Marc Acito, musical adaptation & additional music by David Libby and conceived by and additional lyrics by Tina Marie Casamento.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Due to enormous demand, new tickets go on sale tomorrow for Dolly Parton's smash-hit West End musical 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL, which will have its Australian Premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in April 2020. Tickets are now on sale for performances from 21 April to 17 May from the website 9to5themusical.com.au
by Stage Tube - Oct 2, 2019
On the latest episode of WGBH's Open Studio with Jared Bowen, Jared sits down with Downton Abbey creator, screenwriter, and producer Julian Fellowes on the heels of the Downton Abbey movie's big opening weekend. Watch the interview below!
by TV Scoop - Oct 2, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of BLESS THE HARTS, airing on FOX on Sunday, October 6, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Lewis Carroll's famous heroine comes to life at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre with Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr., presented by the Pyramid Players. This delightful adaptation of the classic Disney film is now on stage through Nov. 2.
by TV News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
FOX Entertainment has ordered a second season of the new animated series BLESS THE HARTS, to air during the 2020-2021 season.  With animation serving as a cornerstone of FOX programming, the network expanded its Sunday night brand this fall with the introduction of a new original voice and concept in BLESS THE HARTS. Created and executive-produced by Emmy Award winner Emily Spivey (“The Last Man on Earth,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Saturday Night Live”) and featuring a voice cast of comedy all-stars, including Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell, Ike Barinholtz and Kumail Nanjiani, the half-hour animated comedy follows the Harts, a Southern family that is always broke, and forever struggling to make ends meet. They one day hope to achieve the American dream, but they're already rich – in friends, family and laughter.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Derailed is a new musical about human connection at its rawest. Everyone has a story, yet we learn so little about those we pass every day. This musical asks 'How Did We Get Here?' and explores what happens when we are forced to look past generational, cultural and economic divides, only to discover that we are more alike than different. Stand clear of the closing doors--it could change the way you think.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Theatre production company Parity Productions, a producer of new work that ensures they fill at least 50% of the creative positions (playwrights, directors, and designers) on their productions with women and/or trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) artists, has awarded two commissions to Shualee Cook for Cercle Hermaphroditos and Gina Femia for you know, that Bakery out in Bensonhurst that don't got a name. The ceremony took place on Wednesday, October 16th at the third annual Parity Awards Ceremony and Celebration at Theaterlab.
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 16, 2019
The Growing Stage is now presenting 'MATILDA: The Musical,' a charming and off-the-wall musical theatre production brought to life by a talented cast of equity and community performers.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
For the 2019-2020 Season, Roanoke Children's Theatre (RCT) has selected two youth actors to receive the Sarabeth Hammond Scholarship. Jasper Moore and Charlotte Pearl have been chosen as the recipients.
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Sesame Street got its start at the height of the civil rights movement and the war on poverty, in answer to a simple but powerful question: could television help prepare less advantaged children for school? In 1969, the show's founders tapped researchers, entertainers, and other visionaries to create a “street” like no other, where colorful monsters, humans, and even grouches lived side by side. Today, Sesame Workshop – the nonprofit organization behind the iconic show, which has grown to reach kids and families in more than 150 countries and 70 languages – is proud to announce the start of Sesame Street's landmark 50th season.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
On Friday, November 8 at 8:00pm, superstar Sutton Foster stars in An Evening with Sutton Foster, headlining the first show of Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and McCarter Theatre Center's new PRINCETON POPS series collaboration.
by TV Scoop - Oct 15, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of BLESS THE HARTS, airing on FOX on Sunday, October 20, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
On Friday, November 8 at 8:00pm, superstar Sutton Foster stars in An Evening with Sutton Foster, headlining the first show of Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and McCarter Theatre Center's new PRINCETON POPS series collaboration. The Tony Award-winning singer, actor, and dancer Sutton Foster performs personal song favorites and Broadway classics including a?oeAnything Goes,a?? a?oeC'est Magnifique,a?? a?oeDown with Love,a?? a?oeI Get a Kick out of You,a?? a?oeSunshine on My Shoulders,a?? a?oeSinging in the Rain,a?? and so much more. The Princeton Symphony Orchestra accompanies Ms. Foster under the baton of John Devlin, former PSO assistant conductor, now music director of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. The performance takes place in McCarter's Matthews Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
The Napa Valley Museum Yountville announces the opening on October 16 of an extraordinary two week a?oePop-Upa?? exhibition in the Spotlight Gallery: Les Femmes Surréalistes, featuring the original paintings of Frida Kahlo, Leonora Carrington, and Leonor Fini among others. The exhibition celebrates the upcoming two day conference: Making HERstory: Today, Tomorrow and Yesterday a?" Reclaiming women in the arts, as well as the last two weeks of the Museum's landmark exhibitions: The Surrealist Revolution in America and Juanita Guccione: Otherwhere.
by Theresa Bertram - Oct 15, 2019
The talent at the Weekend Theater will blow you away at their production of SIDE SHOW (2014 Broadway Revival). Running through October 27, you do not want to miss this.
by Stage Tube - Oct 14, 2019
We're celebrating Columbus Day with a special compilation of Little Women's iconic song 'Astonishing.' Check out the video to see a wide variety of performances of the song's lyric 'Christopher Columbus,' including one from Broadway's original Jo March, Sutton Foster!
by Stage Tube - Oct 14, 2019
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway Center Stage presents Footloose, the explosive Broadway musical set to the rockin' rhythm of the film's Oscar® and Grammy®-nominated Top 40 score and augmented with dynamic new Tony®-nominated songs for the stage musical. Get a first look at the cast performing 'Holding Out For a Hero'
by Matt Windman - Oct 13, 2019
Two years ago, I revisited French Woods Festival of the Arts (which I attended from 1999 to 2002 as a camper/teen actor and then as an assistant director/stage manager) and BroadwayWorld kindly published an article I wrote about the experience. In light of my responsibilities at work (attorney by day, theater critic by night) and at home (including a hyperactive toddler and commuting daily between NY and NJ), I was not planning on visiting again this past summer, but that instantly changed when I learned that the camp was planning on presenting 1776 for the first time in nearly two decades - and with an all-female cast.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Knot Free Productions presents In Trousers, a 'prequel' to William Finn's groundbreaking March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, directed by Ryan O'Connor.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Oct 10, 2019
With an Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-nominated score by the Queen of Country herself, Dolly Parton, and a book by the iconic movie's original screenwriter Patricia Resnick, this hilarious new production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway Center Stage production of Footloose, the explosive Broadway musical set to the rockin' rhythm of the film's Oscar® and Grammy®-nominated Top 40 score and augmented with dynamic new Tony®-nominated songs for the stage musical.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Amas Musical Theatre in association with Sam McKelton, Into the Deep Productions, LLC will present Mighty Funny Kinda' Love ( A God - sibs' Tale), a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Pamela Baskin-Watson and book by Nedra Dixon, for three (3) performances only: Thursday, November 7 at 3pm & 7pm and Friday, November 8 at 7pm at A.R.T. /New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street a?" 10th Avenue & 53rd Street) as part of its a?oeDare to Be Differenta?? series.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Don your ruby slippers and grab Toto as you take a peek inside Paper Mill Playhouse's New Jersey premiere of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz