Following acclaimed runs at regional houses throughout the United States, Randy Johnson's new musical, A Night with Janis Joplin, will see its Broadway premiere in the upcoming 2013-2014 season. Previews are set to begin at the Lyceum Theatre on September 20 in advance of an October 10 opening.
Johnson also directs the work, which played acclaimed engagements at Portland Center Stage, Cleveland Play House, Arena Stage, Pasadena Playhouse, and Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Mary Bridget Davies, who took on the title role to great acclaim in all of these productions, will repeat her performance on Broadway. She received the 2013 Cleveland Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a Musical and a 2013 Helen Hayes Award nomination.
Using the late Joplin's classic songs, the musical celebrates the life of the rock-and-roll legend, exploring her explosion onto the music scene and the traits that made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. A Night with Janis Joplin is produced by Todd Gershwin and Daniel Chilewich, in association with The Estate of Janis Joplin and Jeffrey Jampol for JAM, Inc.
Additional casting and members of the creative team will be announced in the future. Tickets will go on sale July 6.