About A Night With Janis Joplin
Following knockout runs at theatres all across the country, including the Pasadena Playhouse in Los Angeles, A Night with Janis Joplin comes to Broadway, ready to rock this town like never before. Written and directed by Randy Johnson (Always…Patsy Cline, Elvis the Concert), this powerhouse new musical stars blues singer Mary Bridget Davies as one of rock’s most iconic performers. Davies received the prestigious Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Resident Musical during the show’s pre-Broadway showing at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.
A white-hot music sensation who burned fast and bright, lighting up the rock scene for just three short years beginning in 1967, Joplin was known for such classic hits as “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Piece of My Heart.” And this original, concert-style musical is a unique celebration of the life and inspirations of one of rock and roll’s greatest legends.
During its out-of-town runs, The Washington Post raved that the show “certainly has the entertainment quotient stacked in its favor…. It’s a portrait, more than anything else, of a romance: a singer in love with the cleansing embrace of the crowd.” And the Los Angeles Times cheered, “This is a night that will rock your world!”
Two hours and 15 minutes
Did you know?
Janis Joplin was one of the headliners at the legendary Woodstock concert in 1969, even though Joplin herself didn’t realize the magnitude of the event beforehand and thought it was going to be just another gig.
Though she died in 1970 at the age of 27, Joplin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.
Mary Bridget Davies beat out 150 actresses for this role of a lifetime and began playing Joplin in this musical in 2005.
Anyone who remembers Janis Joplin’s music, has discovered it on their iPods or has a general fondness for rock’s golden era of the late 1960s will groove along with this powerful, hard-rocking show.
Good for kids?
This isn’t a show for the youngest ones, though kids 13 and over will probably feel the love.
Lyceum Theatre Location Information:
149 W 45th St.
New York, NY 10036
A, C, E to 42nd St./Port Authority (Eighth Ave.); N, Q, R to 42nd St./Times Sq. (Broadway)