Violet at City Center OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    July 18, 2013
    Closing:
    July 18, 2013

    Theater: New York City Center / 130 West 55th Street, New York, NY, 10019

    Synopsis: 

    Violet, Jeanine Tesori’s first musical, was one of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the 1990s. Based on the short story “The Ugliest Pilgrim” by Doris Betts, the show follows a young woman who embarks on a religious pilgrimage in hopes of being healed of her disfiguring scar. This one-night-only concert starring Sutton Foster will showcase a gorgeous, energetic score filled with gospel, country, rock, rhythm and blues.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Violet at City Center

    Beauty, in the Heart of the Beholder

    Steven Holden

    July 18, 2013: The concert revival, directed by Leigh Silverman, with exquisite musical supervision of a country-gospel ensemble and choir by Michael Rafter, doesn’t soften Violet’s rougher edges or disguise the racism of the hard-bitten, attitudes of working-class Southern culture during the civil rights era. Violet’s fellow bus riders come to life in tough, salty performances.

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