Theatre: American Airlines
Status: Closed
(March 28, 2014 - August 10, 2014 )
  • Rehearsal: February 18, 2014
  • Preview: March 28, 2014
  • Open: April 20, 2014
  • Close: August 10, 2014
Musical - Revival - Broadway Premiere
Running Time: 1hr 45mins


Based on the short story "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Dorris Betts, "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 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.


For The Record:

This production is based on the 2013 New York City Center Encores! Off-Center production, starring Sutton Foster and directed by Leigh Silverman. "Violet" originally opened off-Broadway for a limited run at Playwrights Horizons on March 11, 1997.  

Total Gross: $6,616,618
Average Weekly Gross: $330,831
Total Attendance: 94,762
Average Weekly Attendance: 84%

Staff & Creative Team

Book & Lyrics:

Brian Crawley


Leigh Silverman


Jeffrey Page


David Zinn


Clint Ramos


Mark Barton

Musical Director:

Michael Rafter

Original Orchestrations:

Joseph Joubert
Buryl Red


Violet 03/28/2014 - 08/10/2014
Monty 03/28/2014 - 08/10/2014
Flick 03/28/2014 - 08/10/2014