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BWW CD Reviews: Broadway Records' A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Rocks with Indomitable Vivacity
by David Clarke - Feb 11, 2014

It seems that jukebox musicals made to appeal to my parents' generation are a dime a dozen these days. However, there is something truly special about Randy Johnson's A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN. His intimate theatrical portrait of the Queen of Rock from Port Arthur, Texas spent three sold-out years on the road before opening to rave reviews and enthusiastic crowds at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre on October 10, 2013. Even though the show just closed on February 9, its magic and energy has been preserved by Broadway Records on A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN (Original Broadway Cast Recording). (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 09, 2014

The Broadway production of A Night With Janis Joplin plays its final performance tonight, Sunday, February 9 at 7PM at the Lyceum Theatre. The show has played 22 preview performances and 141 regular performances since beginning previews on Friday, September 20 and opening on Thursday, October 10. A Night With Janis Joplin will move to a new home in New York City this March. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Play Final Broadway Performance at Lyceum Theatre on Feb. 9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The Broadway production of A Night With Janis Joplin will play its final performance on Sunday, February 9 at 7PM at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). On that date, the show will have played 22 preview performances and 141 regular performances. A Night With Janis Joplin will move to a new home in New York City this March. (more...)

Breaking News: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Leave Lyceum Theatre in February to Make Room for THE REALISTIC JONES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will play its final performance at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) this February (exact date will be announced shortly), prior to moving to a new home in New York City this March. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Celebrate Joplin's Birthday on 1/19 with Cupcakes, a Photo Booth & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, the new Broadway musical, is celebrating Joplin's birthday with special activities at the theatre and online on Sunday, January 19.At the theatre for both the matinee and evening performances, there will be a special photo booth, supplied by Top Hat Photo Booths, where audience members can write special messages in honor of Joplin's birthday and take photos with the messages. Following the performance the cast will give a special birthday salute to Joplin. For the evening performance only, there will be custom Joplin birthday cupcakes for audience members as they leave the theatre supplied by Sugarush in Red Bank. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Cast Album Gets 1/17 Digital Release
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Broadway Records just announced the release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the critically acclaimed, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN on the occasion of the iconic musician's birthday celebration. The album will be available digitally on January 17, and the CD is currently available at the Lyceum Theatre. The album is also available for pre-orders at Amazon.com and the official show website. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Celebrate 100th Performance on Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 03, 2014

Tomorrow evening, January 4, A Night With Janis Joplin, the new Broadway musical, will celebrate its 100th regular performance at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). (more...)

BWW Draws the Curtain on 2013: This Year's Curtain Call Highlights - Part Two
by Walter McBride - Dec 28, 2013

Today, check out part two of this year's curtain call highlights 2013, and catch up on anything that you might have missed within the last 12 months! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Mary Bridget Davies Talks A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN on ABC's WORLD NEWS NOW
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2013

Mary Bridget Davies, star of the new Broadway musical A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, appeared on ABC's "World News Now" late last night. In a backstage interview, she chatted about preparing for the role of a lifetime and teaching Broadway audiences through her performance about the blues singers who influenced Janis's music so deeply. Check out her interview below! (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Mary Bridget Davies Set for ABC's WORLD NEWS NOW Late Tonight, 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

A backstage interview with Mary Bridget Davies, star of the new Broadway musical A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, will appear on ABC's "World News Now" late tonight, December 18 (early Thursday morning, December 19), between 2:30-4:00am. "World News Now" airs from 2:30-4:00am EST on channel 7 (WABC). Check local listings. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside BASQUIAT Preview Concert at Joe's Pub!
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 17, 2013

Basquiat, a new musical about the life and times of 80's art-star, Jean Michele Basquiat just premiered a special concert version of the show at Joe's Publast night, December 16th. The performers included Eric LaJuan Summers (Motown: The Musical) as well as Lena Hall (Kinky Boots) and Felicia Finley(Mama Mia, The Wedding Singer). Other performers include Ken Robinson (Memphis), Julius Thomas III (Motown: The Musical) Chad Carstarphen (In the Heights), Benjamin Mapp, Jimmy Lambert, Roger DeWitt, Eddie Varley andNikki Kimbrough (A Night with Janis Joplin). Check out photos from the concert below! (more...)

Jackie Hoffman, Lea DeLaria, New York City Christmas Concert & More Set for Joe's Pub this Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Joe's Pub has announced performances for this week (Dec. 16-22,) including BASQUIAT, 5TH ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY CHRISTMAS: A CONCERT TO BENEFIT ASTEP, MIKE ERRICO HOLIDAY SHOW, ETHAN LIPTON & HIS ORCHESTRA, JACKIE HOFFMAN: HEBE FOR THE HOLIDAYS, THE HOT SARDINES, THE ANNA COPA CABANNA SHOW, STARSKY + COX: YULE LIVE, LEA DELARIA: F*#K! IT'S CHRISTMAS!, REVEREND BILLY & THE STOP SHOPPING CHOIR, and JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND AND FRIENDS: LET IT SHOW!. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Performs 'Spirit in the Dark' on 'WENDY WILLIAMS'
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2013

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, the new Broadway musical, performed live on "THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW" on Tuesday, December 10. Mary Bridget Davies, critically acclaimed for her portrayal of Janis, was joined by Taprena Michelle Augustine,De'Adre Aziza, Nikki Kimbrough, and NaTasha Yvette Williams as Aretha Franklin to perform the show-stopping Act One finale "Spirit in the Dark." Check out their performance below! (more...)

Tituss Burgess to Appear as BASQUIAT Concert at Joe's Pub, 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

Basquiat, a new musical about the life and times of 80's art-star, Jean Michele Basquiat will be premiering a special concert version of the show at Joe's Pub, December 16th and 7:30pm (more...)

Photo Coverage: 92Y Tributes Mike Stoller for 80th Birthday
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 10, 2013

Last night, 92Y celebrated songwriting legend Mike Stoller on the occasion of his 80th year with An 80th Birthday Celebration, a one-night-only Lyrics & Lyricists Special Event hosted by Paul Shaffer and directed and written by Randy Johnson (director/writer of A Night withJanis Joplin). Performers included: legendary vocal group The Coasters, along with artists Karen Akers,Mary Bridget Davies, Corky Hale, Maria Elena Infantino,Sally Kellerman, Bettye Lavette, Melissa Manchester, Billy Stritch, Tommy Tune and Steve Tyrell. Backed by Tyrell's band, the artists performed some of the greatest songs written by Stoller with his longtime lyricist partner Jerry Leiber and others. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Mary Bridget Davies to Perform on THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

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.' (more...)

Eric L. Summers, Lena Hall, Felicia Finley & More to Lead BASQUIAT Concert at Joe's Pub, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

Basquiat, a new musical about the life and times of 80's art-star, Jean Michele Basquiat will be given a private industry reading on December 13th at 3pm. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Mary Bridget Davies to Perform Live on 'Good Day New York' Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, the new Broadway musical will perform live on FOX5's 'Good Day New York' tomorrow morning,November 14 between 9-10am. 'Good Day New York' airs from 9:00-10:00am EST on channel 5. A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN is now playing at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W. 45th Street). (more...)

Lena Hall, Eric L. Summers, Felicia Finley & More to Lead BASQUIAT Concert at Joe's Pub, 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

Basquiat, a new musical about the life and times of 80's art-star, Jean Michele Basquiat will be premiering a concert version of the show at Joe's Pub, December 16th and 7:30pm (more...)

STAGE TUBE: JANIS JOPLIN's Mary Bridget Davies Visits NY1
by Stage Tube - Nov 08, 2013

Star of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN on Broadway Mary Bridget Davies stopped by NY1's 'On Stage' segment to talk about playing the iconic singer. Click below to watch the interview! (more...)

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