The Heavens Are Hung In Black, a New Play about Lincoln
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The last date listed for The Heavens Are Hung In Black was Thursday March 5, 2009 / 7:30pm.
Currently at Ford's Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $42.00 - $52.00
- Our Price:
- $22.00 - $27.00
One of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the '90s, Violet has wowed critics and audiences alike with its powerful story and its energetic, toe-tapping gospel, rock, country and R&B score by Jeanine Tesori (Caroline, or Change). Set in the Deep South during the early days of the civil rights movement, Violet tells the touching story of a young woman accidentally scarred by her father as a child. Hoping that a TV evangelist can cure her, Violet embarks on a long bus ride from her sleepy North Carolina town through Memphis to Oklahoma. She meets two young soldiers along the way who teach her about love, courage and what it means to be an outsider. Winner of the Drama Critics' Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, this Ford's Theatre production is directed and choreographed by Tony-nominated Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Newsies). Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Mama Ben
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Very well done! David Selby plays a spot-on Lincoln and brings a real sense of human-ness and humor to his hero personna. You get a very vivid sense of the deep and complex influences surrounding presidential decisions, in this case the Emancipation Proclamation. So many lines uttered in the context of 1862 could be said today and be just as relevant. The threads of the past truly reach into the future. Highly recommend! And the changes made to Ford's Theater during the just completed renovation have transformed this into an inviting artistic venue and not just a neat historical place.
Quotes & Highlights
- Heavens will be the first play offered in the newly renovated Ford’s Theatre.
<p>Faced with unbearable personal, political and historical pressures, Lincoln copes with the world around him and eventually, through an amazing transformation of thinking, conquers it. Don’t miss this exciting world premiere perfect to reopen the historic Ford’s Theatre.</p>