The journey begins for Sutton Foster tonight as the Roundabout Theatre Production of Violet begins preview performances at the American Airlines Theatre on March 28. The Tony winner leads a cast that includes Joshua Henry, Colin Donnell and Alexander Gemignani. The musical will officially open on April 20.
Directed by Leigh Silverman, Violet follows a young woman’s Greyhound bus trip from North Caroline to Oklahoma. She travels in the hopes that a televangelist can heal her disfigured face. The musical follows her quest for beauty amidst the race and image-obsessed landscape of the 1960s.
Violet features a score by Jeanine Tesori and a book and lyrics by Brian Crawley. Additional cast members include Annie Golden, Ben Davis, Austin Lesch, Anastacia McCleskey, Charlie Pollock, Emerson Steele and Rema Webb.