James Gardiner, Erin Driscoll and Kevin McAllister for the musical "Violet" at Ford's Theatre. Scott Suchman
Performance Dates

In the early 1960s, a young woman disfigured by a childhood accident travels across the South in search of a televangelist’s healing miracle. On her journey, Violet meets two young soldiers who help her learn about courage, beauty and her own self-worth. With a dynamic score of bluegrass, gospel, country and rock by four-time Tony-nominated composer Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home; Caroline, or Change), Violet features a distinctly American musical voice. Tony-nominated director Jeff Calhoun (Broadway’s Newsies) returns to Ford’s to direct this touching story of love, hope and healing. The New York Post called Violet "a truly charming and meaningful new American musical."

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
120 minutes

Creative Team

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Based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts