Janis Joplin Musical Headed to Broadway This Fall
After two years of making its rounds across the country, A Night With Janis Joplin will find a home on Broadway come Sept. 20.
The New York Times reports that the musical, which stars Mary Bridget Davies as the bluesy rocker, will start previews at the Lyceum Theatre after successful runs in Washington D.C., Portland, Pasadena and elsewhere. Davies, a singer from Cleveland, has received critical praise for her vocal performances of Joplin’s tunes.
The show was written and directed by Randy Johnson and produced by Todd Gershwin and Daniel Chilewich. Staged in the form of an imagined Joplin concert, theater-goers will get a chance to hear Davies belt out the iconic singer’s hits like “Piece of My Heart” and “Me and My Bobby McGee.”
Additional casting will be announced later but, according to reviews of the show, the production also features an actress playing several famous artists who inspired Joplin, such as Aretha Franklin and Bessie Smith.
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