A Night With Janis Joplin, starring Main Stem Fresh Face Mary Bridget Davies, will end its Broadway run on February 9, a week earlier than previously announced. The musical, written and directed by Randy Johnson, will have played 22 previews and 141 regular performances at the Lyceum Theatre at the time of closing. The rockin' show will move to a new home in New York City this March.
In addition to Davies, the cast features De’Adre Aziza, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Nikki Kimbrough and Taprena Michelle Augustine as The Joplinaires and 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.