The Full Cast of Violet is Announced

Posted on: February 13th, 2014 by Todd Haimes


I am excited to announce that the full cast of Violet will include Alexander Gemignani, Ben Davis, Annie Golden, and Emerson Steele, who join the previously announced Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, and Joshua Henry. The complete ensemble will include Austin Lesch, Anastasia McCleskey, Charlie Pollock, Jacob Keith Watson, Rema Webb and Virginia Ann Woodruff.

It is great to welcome back Alexander, who has been a part of the Roundabout family since Assassins and returned for both Sunday in the Park with George and The People in the Picture at Studio 54.

I am also thrilled to have Ben, Annie, and Emerson at Roundabout. Ben was last seen on Broadway in A Little Night Music. Annie has most recently been seen on “Orange is the New Black,” and her theatrical credits include the original “Squeaky Fromme” in Assassins and, more recently, Xanadu. Emerson will be making her Broadway debut after playing the role of “Young Violet” in the Encores! Off-Center Concert of Violet.

I can’t wait to see this incredible company onstage at the American Airlines Theatre. For more information and tickets please visit our website.

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2013-2014 Season Update

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014 by Todd Haimes


I am happy to announce further casting for our upcoming production of Violet. Joshua Henry and Colin Donnell will join the previously announced Sutton Foster. Colin joined the Roundabout family starring opposite Sutton in our Tony Award-winning production of Anything Goes. And Joshua, who also played Flick in the Encores Off-Center Reading, was nominated for a Tony for his performance in The Scottsboro Boys. I am thrilled that they both will be joining us for this exciting production, and I look forward to announcing further casting soon. Please visit our website for more information and tickets.

Colin Donnell, Sutton Foster and Joshua Henry. Photo by Jeremy Daniel.

I also wanted to announce a change in scheduling for this season. Just Jim Dale will be the third production at the Laura Pels Theatre this season, written by Jim Dale and directed by Richard Maltby Jr. Our production of Cutie and Bear has been postponed.

Jim is a longtime member of the Roundabout Family, most recently on Broadway in The Road to Mecca. Richard has countless credits to his name as director, conceiver, and lyricist, including Tony Awards for Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Fosse. We presented Just Jim Dale as a part of our Friends of Roundabout Playreading Series. The show features Jim alone onstage, accompanied by a piano, telling the story of his rise from the British Music Hall to Broadway and beyond.  I encourage you to sign up for our Email Club to be notified when single tickets go on sale.

Todd Haimes
Artistic Director

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Violet joins our 2013-14 Season

Posted on: November 25th, 2013 by Todd Haimes


I am thrilled to announce that our third production at the American Airlines Theatre this season will be Violet by Jeanine Tesori and Brian Crawley, directed by Leigh Silverman, and starring Sutton Foster. Leigh and Sutton started work on Violet at City Center as an Encores! Off Center concert, and we will be reuniting the creative team for our production.

Sutton won a Tony Award for her performance in our production of Anything Goes, and I am very excited for her return to Roundabout. It is also great to welcome Jeanine, Brian, and Leigh to the Roundabout family. Jeanine has written the scores for Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline or Change and Shrek the Musical. Brian has written book and lyrics for The Little Princess and Evangeline. Leigh most recently directed The Call at Playwrights Horizons, as well as Chinglish on Broadway.

The creative team includes Jeffrey Page (Choreographer), Joseph Joubert and Buryl Red (Original Orchestrations) and Michael Rafter (Music Director).  The design team includes David Zinn (Sets), Clint Ramos (Costumes), Mark Barton (Lights) and Leon Rothenberg (Sound).

I have loved Violet since I first saw it at Playwrights Horizons in 1997, and I couldn’t be happier to present the first Broadway production of this wonderful show.

For more information about Violet and tickets, please visit our website.

Todd Haimes

Artistic Director


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