After acclaimed engagements in Portland, Cleveland, Washington, D.C., Pasadena and Milwaukee, the musical A Night with Janis Joplin will play Broadway's Lyceum Theatre. Mary Bridget Davies will reprise her role as Joplin in the show, which begins previews on September 20 with opening night set for October 10.
Written and directed by Randy Johnson, A Night with Janis Joplin celebrates the inspirations of one of rock ‘n roll’s greatest legends. The show takes audiences on a musical journey with Joplin as her unforgettable voice made her a must-see headliner all across the country when she exploded onto the music scene in 1967. Additional creative team and casting for the Broadway production will be announced shortly.
Davies has earned critical praise for her performance as Joplin, a role that earned her the 2013 Cleveland Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a Musical and a nomination for a 2013 Helen Hayes Award. She recorded her debut blues album Wanna Feel Somethin’ in 2010.
Watch a montage of the show from its recent stop at Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage (where it runs through August 11).