Live performances are based on a tacit agreement: the musicians entertain, the audience applauds, and the drummer's dad drives everyone home at the end. Play your part with this GrouponLive deal.
- One ticket to see Broadway's Violet, presented by Roundabout Theatre Company
- When: July 1–13
- Where: American Airlines Theatre
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
Ticket prices and values vary depending on the date and showtime you select.
- $67 for the rear mezzanine (up to $108–$128 value)
- $75–$89 for the orchestra or front mezzanine (up to $148–$168 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart
When Violet was young, the blade of her father's axe slipped off its handle while he was chopping wood and left a deep gash from her nose, down her left cheek. More than 10 years later, the scar still makes her feel physically inadequate—a feeling only heightened by the image-obsessed climate of the 1960s. But Violet has faith. She's seen a televangelist in Oklahoma heal the sick, and believes he can work a miracle to make her scar disappear. So she boards a Greyhound and begins a cross-country ride that takes her on more than just a physical journey. On the road she meets and bonds with her fellow passengers, learns about beauty and love, and explores her outsider status from a new perspective.
Embodying Violet is two-time Tony-winner Sutton Foster, who brings the same tenacity and grace to the role that she brought to Broadway's Thoroughly Modern Millie and Anything Goes. In fact the New York Times' Charles Isherwood called her performance "career-defining," while Jesse Green of New York wrote that Violet is "a work of great resonance, beauty, and joy."
Roundabout Theatre Company
Roundabout Theatre Company is proof that hard work can pay off. When the company swung open its supermarket-basement doors in 1965, it had to cap its crowd at 150 people. Yet that unlikely space didn't hinder the company for long. Instead, the limitations wrought by the venue pushed its members to produce story-driven works from emerging playwrights and to showcase pieces that were pushed aside by more commercial outfits. And it paid off. Just a few decades later, Roundabout became only the second non-profit theatre company to produce shows on Broadway, and soon renowned actors including Alan Cumming, Nathan Lane, and Christopher Plummer were headlining its productions. The result: 21 Tonys, 41 Drama Desks, and 50 Outer Critics Circles, plus five stages both on and off Broadway with nary a produce aisle in sight.