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A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Mary Bridget Davies to Perform on THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW Tomorrow

A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin, the new Broadway musical, will perform live on "THE Wendy Williams SHOW" tomorrow morning, December 10 between 10-11am. Mary Bridget Davies, critically acclaimed for her portrayal of Janis, is joined by Taprena Michelle Augustine, De'Adre Aziza, Nikki Kimbrough, and NaTasha Yvette Williams to perform the show-stopping Act One finale "Spirit in the Dark."

"The Wendy Williams Show" airs from 10:00-11:00am EST on WNYW (Fox - channel 5 in the New York area).

A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin is now playing at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W. 45th Street).

The production was hailed by critics and has audiences leaping to their feet and dancing in the aisles. Here's a sampling of some of the critical acclaim for the show on Broadway: "A Night With Janis Joplin is an onstage party featuring Mary Bridget Davies who rockets through at least a dozen of Joplin's best-known songs, and sings them with a throbbing fervor that is often riveting," (New York Times); "This new musical provides a rockin' good time" (Associated Press); "Mary Bridget Davies gives an ecstatic star turn. She looks like Joplin, sings like Joplin, and howls like Joplin in a show and a role-of-a-lifetime that she owns. It's not only an amazing performance; it's also a generous one. It had better be, because the four women sharing the stage with Davies are delivering death-defying performances," (Variety); and "Randy Johnson's exuberant, phenomenally well-executed show features impeccable performances of 'Summertime,' 'Piece of My Heart,' 'Cry Baby,' and 'Me and Bobby McGee,' backed by one of the best rock bands ever heard in these precincts" (Bloomberg News).

Mary Bridget Davies is reprising her role as Janis Joplin on Broadway, having taken the country by storm with her critically acclaimed performance. The cast also includes Taprena Michelle Augustine (The Book of Mormon), Tony Award nominee De'Adre Aziza (Passing Strange), Nikki Kimbrough (Dreamgirls) and NaTasha Yvette Williams (The Color Purple) who will be playing Joplin's backup singers, "The Joplinaires," and 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, Allison Blackwell (The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess) as Joplinaire swing and Alison Cusano (A Night with Janis Joplin regionally) as Joplinaire swing and Janis Joplin understudy.

Davies performs Tuesday through Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees (six performances per week). Clanton performs 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.

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 and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of Rock 'n' Roll's greatest legends.


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