Cross-country road trip essentials: snacks, a map and Sutton Foster's voice. PS Classics will record the cast album of the Roundabout production of Violet on April 7. The two-disk set will be released on June 3 and is currently available for pre-order on the PS Classics website. Two-time Tony winner Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Joshua Henry lead the cast in the Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley musical. Leigh Silverman directs the Broadway production.
Violet follows a young woman’s Greyhound bus trip from North Carolina 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 begins preview performances on March 28 prior to an April 20 official opening at the American Airlines Theatre. Additional cast members include Annie Golden, Ben Davis, Austin Lesch, Anastacia McCleskey, Charlie Pollock, Emerson Steele and Rema Webb.