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About the Show

Starring Sutton Foster, this is the story of a young woman's quest for beauty amidst the image-obsessed landscape of the 1960s, based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts.

Story: 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.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Jeanine Tesori
Lyricist: Brian Crawley
Librettist: Brian Crawley

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: American Airlines Theatre
Opening Night: Apr 20, 2014
Total Performances: 128
Original Cast: Sutton Foster, Joshua Henry, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani, Ben Davis, Annie Golden, Emerson Steele
Director: Leigh Silverman
Choreographer: Jeffrey Page
Producer: Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes: Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert: Managing Director; Julia C. Levy: Executive Director; Sydney Beers, General Manager)
Musical Director: Michael Rafter
Orchestrations: Joseph Joubert
Scenic Design: David Zinn
Costume Design: Clint Ramos
Lighting Design: Mark Barton
Sound Design: Leon Rothenberg

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