They're on their way! The forthcoming Broadway production of Violet has found its leading men. Colin Donnell and Tony nominee Joshua Henry have joined the Roundabout Theatre Company production as Monty and Flick respectively. The duo will star alongside headliner Tony winner Sutton Foster in the production, which will begin performances at the American Airlines Theatre on March 28. Directed by Leigh Silverman, the musical will play a limited engagement through August 10, with opening night set for April 20.
The Roundabout production of Violet will be based on the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center concert in 2013, which also starred Foster and Henry and was directed by Silverman. Donnell has appeared on Broadway in Anything Goes and Jersey Boys. His other stage credits include Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Merrily We Roll Along and Follies. Donnell’s film and TV credits include Every Secret Thing and Pan Am. Henry was nominated for a Tony for his performance in The Scottsboro Boys. Other Broadway credits include Porgy and Bess, American Idiot, In the Heights and Bring It On. His screen credits include Army Wives, Kings and Sex and the City. Full casting for Violet's Broadway incarnation will be announced shortly.
Violet 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.