Tony winner Santino Fontana performs "I Know How It Ends" from the new musical adaptation of Richard Greenberg's The Violet Hour in a new music video. Watch above.
Adapted from the 2003 play, the musical features music by Will Reynolds and a book and lyrics by Eric Price. An album of the score released last year, and it can be streamed in full on Spotify.
Along with Fontana, the album features performances from Erika Henningsen, Jeremy Jordan, Solea Pfeiffer, and Brandon Uranowitz. Orchestrations are by Charlie Rosen with music supervision by Andy Einhorn.
Set in 1919, the work centers on a young publisher who comes to possess a machine that suddenly starts printing pages from future books, allowing him to figure out what's coming for the world at large over the next century and maybe change it.
Greenberg's play premiered at South Coast Repertory in 2002, coming to Broadway in 2003 via Manhattan Theatre Club.
“The term 'The Violet Hour' refers to that magical moment between afternoon and evening when the whole world stops and everything feels possible,” said Reynolds and Price in an earlier joint statement. “This album was created at a moment when our world stopped, theatres were dark, and yet we still believed that everything was possible. We’re so excited to release The Violet Hour studio cast recording and, although the show itself asks us to resist predicting the future, we feel hopeful that there is much more to come.”
Reynolds and Price won the 2018 Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Writing, with their musicals including Radioactive, Around the World, and The Sixth Borough. On screen, the duo penned songs for AppleTV+'s Central Park.