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Violet   

 
American Airlines Theatre , (4/20/2014 - 8/10/2014)
First Preview:Mar 28, 2014 Total Previews:27
Opening Date:Apr 20, 2014   
Closing Date:Aug 10, 2014 Total Performances:104
as of July 20, 2014

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Across the American South. September, 1964.
Comments: Premiered Off-Broadway in New York at Playwrights Horizons in 1997. Was considered a "Revival" for the purposes of the Tony nominations in 2014.



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes: Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert: Managing Director; Julia C. Levy: Executive Director; Sydney Beers, General Manager)
Produced by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes: Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert: Managing Director; Julia C. Levy: Executive Director; Sydney Beers, General Manager); Produced in association with Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, David Mirvish, Barry & Fran Weissler, Elizabeth Armstrong and Mary Jo and Ted Shen
Based on the concert production by New York City Center Encores! Off-Center
Book by Brian Crawley; Music by Jeanine Tesori; Lyrics by Brian Crawley; Based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts; Musical Director: Michael Rafter; Music orchestrated by Rick Bassett, Joseph Joubert and Buryl Red; Additional arrangement for "Raise Me Up" by Jason Michael Webb
Directed by Leigh Silverman; Choreographed by Jeffrey Page
Scenic Design by David Zinn; Costume Design by Clint Ramos; Lighting Design by Mark Barton; Sound Design by Leon Rothenberg; Hair and Wig Design by Charles G. LaPointe; Make-Up Design by Dave Bova; Associate Costume Design: Abigail Hahn; Associate Lighting Design: Tess James; Associate Sound Design: Danny Erdberg; Moving Light Programmer: Jay Penfield
"Violet" General Manager: Denise Cooper; Roundabout Associate Managing Director: Greg Backstrom; Company Manager: Carly DiFulvio Allen
Production Manager: Aurora Productions; Production Stage Manager: Kristen Harris; Stage Manager: Robert Witherow
Musical Coordinator: Seymour "Red" Press; Conducted by Michael Rafter; Associate Conductor: Jason Michael Webb; Synthesizer: Jason Michael Webb and Shawn Gough; Cello: Emily Brausa; Guitars: Sean Driscoll and Matt Hinkley; Bass: Leo Huppert; Drums: Sean McDaniel; Violin: Justin Smith; Synthesizer Programmer: Rick Bassett; Music Preparation: Emily Grishman Music Preparation-Katharine Edmonds/Emily Grishman
Roundabout Adams Associate Artistic Director: Scott Ellis; Dialect Coach: Kate Wilson; Dance Captain: Anastacia McCleskey ; Founding Director: Gene Feist; Roundabout Director of Development: Lynne Gugenheim Gregory; Roundabout Director of Marketing & Audience Development: Tom O'Connor; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Interactive Marketing: Situation Interactive; Press Representative: Polk & Co.; Casting: Jim Carnahan C.S.A., Carrie Gardner C.S.A and Stephen Kopel C.S.A.; Photographer: Joan Marcus
Cast
Sutton Foster Violet
Colin Donnell Monty
Alexander Gemignani Father
Joshua Henry Flick
Ben Davis Preacher (Mar 28, 2014 - Jun 29, 2014)
Radio Singer (Mar 28, 2014 - Jun 29, 2014)
Bus Driver 1 (Mar 28, 2014 - Jun 29, 2014)
Bus Driver 4 (Mar 28, 2014 - Jun 29, 2014)
Annie Golden Old Lady
Hotel Hooker
Austin Lesch Virgil
Billy Dean
Bus Driver 2
Radio Singer
Bus Passenger
Anastacia McCleskey Music Hall Singer
Bus Passenger
Charlie Pollock Leroy Evans
Radio Soloist
Bus Driver 3
Bus Passenger
Emerson Steele Young Violet
Rema Webb Lula Buffington
Almeta
Bus Passenger
Swings: Jacob Keith Watson and Virginia Ann Woodruff
Standby: Haven Burton (Violet)
Understudies: Emma Howard (Young Violet), Austin Lesch (Monty), Azudi Onyejekwe (Flick) and Charlie Pollock (Bus Driver 1, Bus Driver 4, Father, Preacher, Radio Singer)
Cast
Sutton Foster Violet
Colin Donnell Monty
Alexander Gemignani Father
Joshua Henry Flick
Annie Golden Old Lady
Hotel Hooker
Levi Kreis Preacher
Radio Singer
Bus Driver 1
Bus Driver 4
Austin Lesch Virgil
Billy Dean
Bus Driver 2
Radio Singer
Bus Passenger
Anastacia McCleskey Music Hall Singer
Bus Passenger
Charlie Pollock Leroy Evans
Radio Soloist
Bus Driver 3
Bus Passenger
Emerson Steele Young Violet
Rema Webb Lula Buffington
Almeta
Bus Passenger
Swings: Jacob Keith Watson and Virginia Ann Woodruff
Understudies: Jennifer Blood (Hotel Hooker, Old Lady, Violet), Emma Howard (Young Violet), Austin Lesch (Monty), Azudi Onyejekwe (Flick) and Charlie Pollock (Bus Driver 1, Bus Driver 4, Father, Preacher, Radio Singer)
Tony Award®
 2014 Best Revival of a Musical [nominee]
Produced by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes: Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert: Managing Director; Julia C. Levy: Executive Director; Sydney Beers, General Manager); Produced in association with Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, David Mirvish, Barry & Fran Weissler, Elizabeth Armstrong and Mary Jo and Ted Shen
 2014 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical [nominee]
Sutton Foster
 2014 Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical [nominee]
Joshua Henry
 2014 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Leigh Silverman
Theatre World
nominee 2014 Award [recipient]
Emerson Steele
Drama Desk Award
 2014 Outstanding Revival of a Musical or Revue [nominee]
Produced by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes: Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert: Managing Director; Julia C. Levy: Executive Director; Sydney Beers, General Manager); Produced in association with Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, David Mirvish, Barry & Fran Weissler, Elizabeth Armstrong and Mary Jo and Ted Shen
 2014 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Sutton Foster
 2014 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Joshua Henry
music by Jeanine Tesori; lyrics by Brian Crawley
Water in the Well Violet, Young Violet and Father
Surprised Violet
On My Way Violet and Company
M&Ms Company
Luck of the Draw Father, Young Violet, Violet, Monty and Flick
Question 'n Answer Monty and Violet
All to Pieces Violet, Monty and Flick
Let It Sing Flick
Anyone Would Do Hotel Hooker
Who'll Be the One (If Not Me) Radio Trio
Last Time I Came to Memphis Monty and Violet
Lonely Stranger Music Hall Singer
Lay Down Your Head Violet
Anyone Would Do (Reprise)Music Hall Singer, Almeta and Hotel Hooker
Hard to Say Goodbye Violet and Flick
Promise Me, Violet Violet, Monty and Flick
Raise Me Up Preacher, Lula Buffington and Choir
Down the Mountain Violet, Young Violet, Father and Virgil
Look at Me Violet
That's What I Could Do Father
Surprised (Reprise)Violet
Promise Me, Violet (Reprise)Flick and Violet
Bring Me to Light Company