Mary Bridget Davies and cast members from the upcoming Broadway production of Randy Johnson's A Night with Janis Joplin previewed the new concert musical on Monday, July 29 at B.B. King's Blues Club. Previews are set to begin at the Lyceum Theatre on September 20 in advance of an October 10 opening.
Using the late Joplin's classic songs, the show 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.
Johnson also directs the work, which played acclaimed engagements at Portland Center Stage, Cleveland Play House, Arena Stage, Pasadena Playhouse, and Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Davies, who took on the title role to great acclaim in all of these productions, received the 2013 Cleveland Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a Musical and a 2013 Helen Hayes Award nomination.