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At Griffin Theatre, 'Violet' needs to listen for the music

Jeanine Tesori’s “Violet,” which I first reviewed at the Apple Tree Theatre in Highland Park in 1999 and then again on Broadway in 2014, is a gorgeous musical. The story of a disfigured young woman of the rural South who hops a Greyhound bus in hope of healing from a TV preacher, and the show that...
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