Watch Sutton Foster and Cast of Violet Perform "On My Way" (Video)
05 May 2014
Photo by Joan Marcus
The cast of the Broadway production of Violet performed on "The Today Show" May 5.
Directed by Leigh Silverman, Violet stars two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster as a young Southern woman who embarks on a bus trip seeking the help of a TV evangelist whom she hopes can heal a large facial scar that is the result of a tragic childhood accident. While traveling, she meets two soldiers, played by Tony nominee Joshua Henry and Colin Donnell.
The production received four Tony nominations: Best Actress, Best Featured Actor, Best Direction and Best Revival of a Musical. It opened April 20 at the American Airlines Theatre.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.