A Night With Janis Joplin Makes its Broadway Debut

A Night with Janis Joplin, a new musical celebrating one of Rock n’ Roll’s greatest legends, made its Broadway debut at the Lyceum Theatre on October 10, 2013. The new musical is both written and directed by Randy Johnson.

Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 for three incredible years, reigning as the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. The unmistakable voice filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. A Night with Janis Joplin is a musical journey celebrating the inspirations of a truly unique singer. The show takes audiences on a musical journey with Joplin as her unforgettable voice made her a must-see headliner all across the country.

Mary Bridget Davies will be reprising her role as Janis Joplin on Broadway, having taken the country by storm with her critically acclaimed performances in Washington D.C., Cleveland, Portland, Pasadena, and Milwaukee. Davies produces “a version of the Joplin screech that starts somewhere around the singer’s ankles, wends its way up into the back of her throat and shoots off into the farthest reaches of the theater” (The Washington Post). Davies received the 2013 Cleveland Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a Musical and was nominated for a 2013 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Resident Musical.

Joining the show’s writer and director Randy Johnson is recent Astaire Award winning choreographer Patricia Wilcox, set and lighting designer Justin Townsend, costume designer Amy Clark, sound designer Carl Casella, projection designer Darrel Maloney, music director Ross Seligman, and original music director and arranger Len Rhodes. A Night with Janis Joplin is produced by Todd Gershwin and Daniel Chilewich, in association with The Estate of Janis Joplin and Jeffrey Jampol for JAM, Inc.

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