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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: 128

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 [Collapse]
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; Assistant Director: Ilana Ransom Toeplitz
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; Assistant Scenic Design: Christopher Heilman, Andrew Mannion and Timothy McMath; 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 FosterViolet
Colin DonnellMonty
Alexander GemignaniFather
Joshua HenryFlick
Ben DavisPreacher
(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 GoldenOld Lady
Hotel Hooker
Austin LeschVirgil
Billy Dean
Bus Driver 2
Radio Singer
Bus Passenger
Anastacia McCleskeyMusic Hall Singer
Bus Passenger
Charlie PollockLeroy Evans
Radio Soloist
Bus Driver 3
Bus Passenger
Emerson SteeleYoung Violet
Rema WebbLula 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)
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
winner 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 WellViolet, Young Violet and Father
SurprisedViolet
On My WayViolet and Company
M&MsCompany
Luck of the DrawFather, Young Violet, Violet, Monty and Flick
Question 'n AnswerMonty and Violet
All to PiecesViolet, Monty and Flick
Let It SingFlick
Anyone Would DoHotel Hooker
Who'll Be the One (If Not Me)Radio Trio
Last Time I Came to MemphisMonty and Violet
Lonely StrangerMusic Hall Singer
Lay Down Your HeadViolet
Anyone Would Do (Reprise) Music Hall Singer, Almeta and Hotel Hooker
Hard to Say GoodbyeViolet and Flick
Promise Me, VioletViolet, Monty and Flick
Raise Me UpPreacher, Lula Buffington and Choir
Down the MountainViolet, Young Violet, Father and Virgil
Look at MeViolet
That's What I Could DoFather
Surprised (Reprise) Violet
Promise Me, Violet (Reprise) Flick and Violet
Bring Me to LightCompany