Why See Violet?
Two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster stars in the Broadway premiere of this moving musical about a disfigured young woman who undertakes an epic bus journey across the USA in order to have her facial scar healed by a televangelist.
Along the way, she befriends a host of unlikely travel companions including two US soldiers, and discovers a lot more about her own courage and beauty than she'd bargained for.
The 1997 Off-Broadway preview run of Violet earned the production several high profile awards, including an Obie Award, the Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical and the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical.
The play now returns for a much-anticipated Broadway premiere run which stars Sutton Foster in the lead role. Nominated for four 2014 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical.
Opening night: 1 April 2014
May not be suitable for younger audiences.
One hour and 40 minutes
Cast and Creative
CastSutton Foster as Violet
Joshua Henry as Flick
Colin Donnell as Monty
Alexander Gemignani as Father
Ben Davis as Preacher
Annie Golden as Hotel Singer/Old Lady
Emerson Steele as Young Violet
Jacob Keith Watson
Rema Webb and Virginia Ann Woodruff
CreativeJeanine Tesori - Music
Brian Crawley - Book and Lyrics
Leigh Silverman - Director
Jeffrey Page - Choreographer
Joseph Joubert and Buryl Red - Original Orchestrations
Michael Rafter - Music Director
David Zinn - Set Designer
Clint Ramos - Costume Designer
Mark Barton - Lighting Designer
Leon Rothenberg - Sound Designer
Tony Award Nominations 2014
Best Revival of a Musical
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Sutton Foster
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Joshua Henry
Best Direction of a Musical Leigh Silverman
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