Janis Joplin to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Showbiz411's Roger Friedman reports that legendary blues singer Janis Joplin will posthumously receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of fame. The singer was just 27 years old when she died of a drug overdose in 1971.
Joplin will be honored on November 4th by her surviving siblings, Laura and Michael Joplin, who will accept the award on her behalf. Also in attendance will be Kris Kristofferson who will perform her number one hit single, "Me and Bobby McGee". Clive Davis, who signed Janis to Columbia Records will also be on hand.
A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin is currently playing on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W. 45th Street). Starring sensation Mary Bridget Davies, the show takes audience members on a musical journey through the artist's troubled life.
About the show:
Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin (Mary Bridget Davies) exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll. The unmistakable voice filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. A Night With Janis Joplin is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences - trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone andBessie Smith, who inspired one of Rock 'n' Roll's greatest legends.
A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin arrives in New York following acclaimed engagements at Portland Center Stage, Cleveland Play House, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, Pasadena Playhouse, and Milwaukee Repertory Theater.