Get it while you can! The Broadway journey for The Queen of Psychedelic Soul is coming to an end. A Night With Janis Joplin, starring Mary Bridget Davies, will play its final performance at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre on February 16. Producers announced that the show will move to a new theater—date yet to be confirmed—in NYC sometime in March.
"We are tremendously proud of this show, and excited about the many people who want to see A Night with Janis Joplin in New York. We are finalizing a wonderful option to move to another venue in New York City," said producer Michael Cohl, in a statement. "Our intention is to solidify our new location in the next few weeks and to reopen in March. A Night with Janis Joplin receives four standing ovations nightly and continues to play to captivated crowds on Broadway. We know that the music and the story of Janis Joplin deserve to live on."
Written and directed by Randy Johnson, Janis Joplin stars Davies 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, NaTasha Yvette Williams, 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 cast also includes Kacee Clanton, Allison Blackwell and Alison Cusano.
A Night with Janis Joplin celebrates the inspirations of one of rock ‘n roll’s greatest legends and 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. The show features many of Joplin's hit songs, including "Me and Bobby McGee," "Down on Me", "Summertime", "Piece of My Heart", "Ball 'n' Chain", "Maybe", "Kozmic Blues", "Cry Baby" and "Mercedes Benz."
A Night With Janis Joplin features choreography by Patricia Wilcox, set and lighting by Justin Townsend, costumes by Amy Clark and sound design by Carl Casella.