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Off-Broadway Run of A Night With Janis Joplin Canceled

"Production issues" have postponed the musical indefinitely, just a day before it was supposed to begin performances.

Mary Bridget Davies played Janis Joplin in the Broadway mounting of Randy Johnson's A Night With Janis Joplin at the Lyceum Theatre.
(© David Gordon)

Just a day before it was set to reopen at the Gramercy Theatre, the off-Broadway run of A Night With Janis Joplin has been indefinitely postponed because of unspecified "production issues." Refunds for all tickets purchased are available at the point of purchase.

Written and directed by Randy Johnson, A Night With Janis Joplin had its Broadway premiere last fall at the Lyceum Theatre, after successful runs across the United States. Its Broadway run ended on February 9 after 140 performances.

For the off-Broadway engagement, Mary Bridget Davies was set to reprise her acclaimed performance as Janis, alongside a cast that included Amber Iman, Shinnerie Jackson, Nikki Kimbrough, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Alison Cusano, and Katrina Rose Dideriksen.

Using Janis Joplin's hit songs, including "Me and Bobby McGee," "Piece of My Heart," "Mercedes Benz," "Cry Baby," and "Summertime," the concert musical explored the singer's life and the many others who influenced her musical career. The Broadway engagement was produced by Michael Cohl, Todd Gershwin, and Daniel Chilewich, in association with The Estate of Janis Joplin and Jeffrey Jampol for JAM, Inc.