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Violet
4
nominations


Theatre: American Airlines Theatre
Opening Night: April 20 2014

Producers: Roundabout Theatre Company, Todd Haimes, Harold Wolpert, Julia C. Levy, Sydney Beers, Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, David Mirvish, Barry and Fran Weissler, Elizabeth Armstrong, Mary Jo and Ted Shen

Violet

4 Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical
VioletSutton Foster (center) and members of the cast of Violet.
SUMMARY

A musical story of one young woman’s quest for beauty amidst the image-obsessed landscape of the 1960s. Facially disfigured in a childhood accident, Violet (Sutton Foster) dreams of a miraculous transformation through the power of faith. Convinced that a televangelist in Oklahoma can heal her, she hops a Greyhound bus and starts the journey of a lifetime. Along the way, Violet forms unlikely friendships with her fellow riders, who teach her about beauty, love, courage and what it means to be an outsider. Violet features music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Brian Crawley.

HISTORY

The original production of Violetpremiered Off Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in March, 1997. The current production began as a one-night concert at City Center Encores in July, 2013.

TRIVIA

  • Violet was originally written in two acts. The musical has since been revised by its creators and is now presented without an intermission.
  • The musical is based on the short story "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts.

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