VIDEO: Mary Bridget Davies Talks 'A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN' on CBS
She died 43 years ago, but there's no forgetting Janis Joplin. Now her story and her music is back on stage. CBS Sunday Morning's Anthony Mason talked with the star of "A Night With Janis Joplin," Mary Bridget Davies, and with Janis' siblings, who remember the big sister who became a rock star. Watch the segment in its entirety below!
A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin is playing at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W. 45th Street), with an opening night set for Thursday, October 10th.
Mary Bridget Davies is reprising her role as Janis Joplin on Broadway, having taken the country by storm with her critically acclaimed performance. "Producing a version of the Joplin screech that starts somewhere around the singer's ankles, wends its way up into the back of her throat and shoots off into the farthest reaches of the theater" (The Washington Post), Davies received the 2013 Cleveland Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a Musical and was nominated for a 2013 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Resident Musical.
The cast also includes Taprena Michelle Augustine (The Book of Mormon), Tony Award nominee De'Adre Aziza (Passing Strange), Allison Blackwell (The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess) and Nikki Kimbrough (Dreamgirls) who play Joplin's backup singers, "The Joplinaires," and are featured as some of the iconic female singers who influenced Joplin's music. They will be joined by Kacee Clanton (A Night with Janis Joplin regionally) as Janis Joplin alternate andAlison Cusano (A Night with Janis Joplin regionally) as Joplinaire swing and Janis Joplin understudy.
Starting, Monday, October 14th, Davies will perform Tuesday through Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees (6 performances per week). Clanton will perform Wednesday and Saturday matinees. For information during previews and the most up to date performance schedule, please check the A NIGHT Janis Joplin website at www.anightwithjanisjoplin.com.