A Night With Janis Joplin Now Streaming on BroadwayHD
The stage musical was released to subscribers on the rock icon's 76th birthday.
On January 19, BroadwayHD released the rock-and-roll biomusical A Night with Janis Joplin to its platform, featuring Broadway's original Tony-nominated Janis Joplin, Mary Bridget Davies. The show was filmed live during one of its final performances on October 4, 2018 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles. The release coincided with what would have been Joplin's 76th birthday, and ushered in the 50th anniversary celebration of Woodstock and her famed performance at the legendary concert.
Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock-and-roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with southern comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Originally staged at Broadway's Lyceum Theater in 2013, A Night with Janis Joplin follows the icon's rise to fame and pays tribute to some of her biggest musical influences — legends like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, and Bessie Smith.
Produced for the stage by La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment in association with T&D Productions, LLC, A Night with Janis Joplin is written and directed by Randy Johnson, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Brent Crayon. The show features such songs as "Me and Bobby McGee," "Piece of My Heart," "Mercedes Benz," "Cry Baby," and "Summertime."
In addition to A Night with Janis Joplin, BroadwayHD subscribers can also now stream the documentary Janis: Little Girl Blue.