A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Reviews

smallworld
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A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Reviews
Posted: 10/10/13 at 09:06pm
Didn't see a thread anywhere yet. Post them here!
NewYorkTheater
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CukorLover
Featured Actor
joined:11/14/08
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Reviews
Posted: 10/10/13 at 11:08pm
Hey smallworld...FYI...the same choreographer, Patricia Wilcox, did both shows.
RippedMan
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joined:8/14/05
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Reviews
Posted: 10/10/13 at 11:12pm
Huh?
NewYorkTheater
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A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Reviews
Posted: 10/10/13 at 11:16pm
CukorLover is saying that Patricia Wilcox choreographed both Motown and A Night With Janis Joplin -- Motown well, and A Night With Janis Joplin, not as well.
jnb9872
Broadway Legend
joined:11/24/08
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Posted: 10/10/13 at 11:32pm
New York Times is Mostly Positive

Isherwood reviews A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
Words don't deserve that kind of malarkey. They're innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they're no good anymore…I don't think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little.
mybigsplash
Leading Actor
joined:4/30/08
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Reviews
Posted: 10/10/13 at 11:54pm
The selection of the review BroadwayWorld chose to represent the full review from the NYTimes in the "Review Roundup" doesn't accurately represent what the review express. Actually it's rather out of context. The review is clearly positive but the extracted quote BroadwayWorld selected makes it seem mixed. Hmm.
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chanel
Featured Actor
joined:1/28/04
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Reviews
Posted: 10/14/13 at 09:56am
Michael Musto review on Out.com. (Scroll down).

"This Janis never sweats....A show you can take the kids to."

http://www.out.com/entertainment/michael-musto/2013/10/14/daniel-radcliffe-great-time-playing-gay-kill-your-darlings
Mister Matt
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Reviews
Posted: 10/14/13 at 05:51pm
The review is clearly positive but the extracted quote BroadwayWorld selected makes it seem mixed.

I agree that the excerpt posted on BWW neglects Isherwood's positive remarks, but the full review did come across as mixed to me. There actually was a bit more to the review that questions the book:

As the show draws to a close, Janis becomes less curatorial and a little more introspective. Mr. Johnson drops a few moderately portentous reflections into her casual patter, suggesting the dark fate that is just around the corner.

But the yearning that burns in her greatest songs — songs of men who don’t stay, and needs that won’t go away — really reaches us only through her music. All the talk about the blues in “A Night With Janis Joplin” — and Janis reverts to the subject with a consistency bordering on monomania — can’t really touch the heart of what it means to feel a cosmic loneliness that nothing can permanently assuage, which was essentially what drove Joplin to perform, and to self-destruct.


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Updated On: 10/14/13 at 05:51 PM
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
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Posted: 10/14/13 at 11:39pm
Basically the reviews are saying good performances but the book/story/play is a little too clean.
g.d.e.l.g.i.
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/12
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Posted: 10/15/13 at 01:14pm
Seriously, merge this with the book for Love, Janis and you'll have a show. Do you know how much overlap there is between the two scores anyway?
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BwayGeek2
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joined:3/9/11
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Posted: 10/16/13 at 11:58am
A lot of the reviews are positive
AndrewAndrew
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joined:11/20/12
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Posted: 10/28/13 at 01:25pm
In A Night With Janis Joplin at Lyceum Theatre, Mary Bridget Davies is undoubtedly spot on as Janis Joplin, The Queen of Rock, but what insights do we take home from seeing her wax poetic about her childhood and sing duets with other blues singers that inspired her? Watch the video review and find out!
Click Here For Video Review of In A Night With Janis Joplin
Broadwaystar2
Featured Actor
joined:9/4/13
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Posted: 10/28/13 at 01:59pm
^^ Absolutely LOVE you 2...LOL!!!
AndrewAndrew
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joined:11/20/12
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Posted: 10/28/13 at 02:13pm
Thanks! But are you just saying that because you are drunk from all the Southern Comfort? :)
Broadwaystar2
Featured Actor
joined:9/4/13
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Posted: 10/28/13 at 02:43pm
^^ LOL it was that last 30 seconds when you 2 said blues like 13 times that did it??