The Lyceum Theatre is pumping with energy and music as A Night with Janis Joplin, starring Mary Bridget Davies as legendary rocker Janis Joplin, opens on Broadway on October 10. The show began previews on September 20 after a nationwide tour.
Davies leads the cast as the iconic singer, but it’s not just Janis’s show—Davies is joined on stage by a top-notch band and a quartet of back-up singers. Known as The Joplinaires, De’Adre Aziza, Allison Blackwell, Nikki Kimbrough and Taprena Michelle Augustine double as the influential singers who came before and inspired Joplin, including Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Nina Simone, Bessie Smith and Odetta.
The show is written and directed by Randy Johnson and also features Kacee Clanton, Allison Blackwell and Alison Cusano in the cast. The creative team includes choreography by Patricia Wilcox, set and lighting by Justin Townsend, costumes by Amy Clark and sound design by Carl Casella.