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BWW Reviews: Stellar Performances but No Story in 5th Ave's A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLINBWW Reviews: Stellar Performances but No Story in 5th Ave's A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by Jay Irwin - Apr 1, 2016

I'll admit to only a passing familiarity with Janis Joplin before I saw the current show at the 5th Avenue Theatre, “A Night with Janis Joplin”, in that I knew who she was but was hard pressed to come up with any of her songs. Of course, after seeing the show I found I knew more of her stuff than I thought, I just didn't know it was her. And while Kacee Clanton as Janis is quite a sight to see not to mention the other incredible women she has up there with her, the show as a whole doesn't know what it wants to be. Is it a biography, a rock concert, a history of blues? Who can say? But what I can say is that the connecting dialog attempting some kind of through line for the show was at best boring and at worst forced and embarrassing. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, Starring Kacee Clanton, Begins Rehearsals at 5th Avenue TheatreA NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, Starring Kacee Clanton, Begins Rehearsals at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Starting rehearsals at The 5th Avenue Theatre this week is the critically-acclaimed Broadway musical, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN. (more...)

The Ordway to Welcome A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN TourThe Ordway to Welcome A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will present the Midwest premiere of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to the St. Paul stage March 29-April 3 as part of a 34-city North American tour. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Coming to Playhouse Square, 3/2A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Coming to Playhouse Square, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

?Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/6/2016
by - Feb 6, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/6/2016. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Play MPAC, 2/25A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Play MPAC, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Tony Award nominee Mary Bridget Davies stars in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, a musical journey celebrating Joplin and her biggest musical influences at Mayo Performing Arts Center on February 25, 2016 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29 - $69. (more...)

A Night with Janis Joplin To Embark on Tour with Stop at Atlanta's Fox TheatreA Night with Janis Joplin To Embark on Tour with Stop at Atlanta's Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

?Iconic Entertainment Studios and T&D Productions announced that Broadway's A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will take the stage, touring 34 cities across the U.S. and Canada for a total of 70 shows, including a stop at Atlanta's Fox Theatre Sunday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. Conceived, written, and directed by Randy Johnson, the rock musical features choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Rock Nashville This SpringA NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Rock Nashville This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Broadway's critically-acclaimed musical A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, a music-filled live show celebrating Janis Joplin and her biggest musical influences, will bring its national tour to Nashville, performing at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's James K. Polk Theater on April 15-16, 2016. (more...)

Broadway's Critically-Acclaimed Musical A Night with Janis Joplin To Embark on 70-Show North American TourBroadway's Critically-Acclaimed Musical A Night with Janis Joplin To Embark on 70-Show North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

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A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, Starring Mary Bridget Davies, to Launch 2016 North American Tour in TorontoA NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, Starring Mary Bridget Davies, to Launch 2016 North American Tour in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Broadway's A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN (produced by Iconic Entertainment Studios and T&D Productions) will tour to 34 cities across the U.S. and Canada for a total of 70 shows, kicking off February 9th in Toronto. Conceived, written, and directed by Randy Johnson, the rock musical features choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night On the Red Carpet of Pasadena Playhouse's BREAKING THROUGH - Angela Bassett, Alison Luff and More!Photo Flash: Opening Night On the Red Carpet of Pasadena Playhouse's BREAKING THROUGH - Angela Bassett, Alison Luff and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

BREAKING THROUGH, a world premiere musical, features a book by Kirsten Guenther, and music and lyrics by Cliff Downs and Katie Kahanovitz. The production is choreographed by Tyce Diorio and directed by Sheldon Epps. Preview performances began October 27, 2015 with the official press opening on November 1, 2015 at The Pasadena Playhouse (39 S. El Molino Avenue in Pasadena). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at opening night on the red carpet below! (more...)

Barter Theatre Introduces 2016 Season with Preview PerformanceBarter Theatre Introduces 2016 Season with Preview Performance
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Barter Theatre unveils the 2016 production schedule with a behind-the-scenes preview of what the next season has in store. Producing Artistic Director Richard Rose announces an exciting season filled with comedy, drama and many world-famous shows patrons will recognize from their silver-screen adaptations. (more...)

Sustainability Open House at The Resort at Playa Vista Hosted by SoCalGas, LADWP, Brookfield Residential and TecogenSustainability Open House at The Resort at Playa Vista Hosted by SoCalGas, LADWP, Brookfield Residential and Tecogen
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

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SoCalGas, LADWP, Brookfield Residential and Tecogen Host Sustainability Open House at The Resort at Playa VistaSoCalGas, LADWP, Brookfield Residential and Tecogen Host Sustainability Open House at The Resort at Playa Vista
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

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A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Close Next Weekend at Pasadena PlayhouseA NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Close Next Weekend at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN is now in its final performances at The Pasadena Playhouse and must close Sunday, August 23, 2015. The production was extended by popular demand, and became a summer smash, garnering milestone numbers at The Pasadena Playhouse box office. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/13/2015 - SPEED-THE-PLOW in Puerto Rico and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/13/2015 - SPEED-THE-PLOW in Puerto Rico and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 13, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: JALA-LA-PALA -- aka SPEED-THE-PLOW -- starts in the Caribbean! (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Randy Johnson to Bring Rosetta Tharpe to the Stage in SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT!A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Randy Johnson to Bring Rosetta Tharpe to the Stage in SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that writer and director Randy Johnson (A Night With Janis Joplin -- Broadway and currently at Pasadena Playhouse) has obtained the stage rights to Gayle Wald's biography SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT!: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ROCK-AND-ROLL TRAILBLAZER ROSETTA THARPE (Beacon Press, 2007). Johnson is currently in discussion with producers and regional theatres to present and produce SHOUT, SISTER, SHOUT! for the 2016/17 season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN is a Night to RememberBWW Reviews: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN is a Night to Remember
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 31, 2015

Baby boomers don't normally show their approval at the theater by leaping to their feet and giving standing ovations during a performance… unless they happen to be seeing A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena Playhouse. The power of remembrance combined with the powerhouse performances of Mary Bridget Davies (as Janis Joplin) and her crew - four dynamic supporting female vocalists and an eight piece kickass rock band - prove that the Queen of Rock 'n Roll can still conjure up a revolution in the hearts of her fans and get them on their feet in spite of themselves. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Extends Run at The Pasadena PlayhouseA NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Extends Run at The Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse has extended by popular demand A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, which will now play through August 23, 2015. The Pasadena Star News said of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, "Fearsome energy…a musical treat" and Beacon Media said "Truly amazing…a DO-NOT-MISS play!" The production stars Mary Bridget Davies, following her Tony Award nominated Broadway run.  Pasadena native Kacee Clanton, also from the Broadway production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, alternates the role of Janis Joplin with Davies.  The production is conceived, written and directed by Randy Johnson, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mary Bridget Davies and More in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at Mary Bridget Davies and More in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) presents A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, starring Mary Bridget Davies, following her Tony Award® nominated Broadway run.  Pasadena native Kacee Clanton, also from the Broadway production of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, will alternate the role of Janis Joplin with Davies.  The production is conceived, written and directed by Randy Johnson, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

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