From First Date to Cabaret, A Look at the 2013-14 Season: The Musicals

By Playbill Staff
04 Apr 2014

Show: Violet
Theatre: American Airlines Theatre

Preview: March 28

Opening: April 20
Closing: Aug. 9

Creators: Book and lyrics by Brian Crawley. Music by Jeanine Tesori. Direction by Leigh Silverman. Choreography by Jeffrey Page
Original Principal Cast: Sutton Foster as Violet, Colin Donnell as Monty, Alexander Gemignani as Father, Joshua Henry as Flick and Emerson Steele as Young Violet.

Synopsis: Violet, according to Roundabout Theatre Company, "tells the story of a young woman's quest for beauty amidst the image-obsessed landscape of the 1960s. Facially disfigured in a childhood accident, Violet (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."

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