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BroadwayHD Wins Streaming Rights To A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN

BroadwayHD Wins Streaming Rights To A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN BroadwayHD today announced that it will capture the electrifying musical A Night with Janis Joplin live during one of its final performances on October 4 at La Mirada Theatre for The Performing Arts in Los Angeles. The company's groundbreaking live-capture of the performance will coincide with the anniversary of the rock icon's untimely death 48 years ago and debut in January 2019 to usher in the 50th anniversary celebration for Woodstock and her epic performance at the legendary concert. A Night with Janis Joplin stars Mary Bridget Davies, Broadway's original "Janis" in her Tony Award nominated performance. The cast will also feature Aurianna Angelique, Ashley Támar Davis, Tawny Dolley, Paige McNamara and Jennifer Leigh Warren.

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. Originally staged at the Lyceum Theater in 2013, A Night with Janis Joplin follows the icon's rise to fame and pays tribute to some of her biggest musical influences -- legends like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith.

Produced for the stage by La Mirada Theatre for The Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment in association with T&D Productions, LLC. A Night with Janis Joplin is written and directed by Randy Johnson, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Brent Crayon, the show features such unforgettable songs as "Me and Bobby McGee," "Piece of My Heart," "Mercedes Benz," "Cry Baby" and "Summertime."

"Michael Joplin and I have loved watching A Night With Janis Joplin from its first mounting, on to Broadway, and now the current production," said Janice's sister, Laura Joplin. "We are so lucky to re-experience the excitement of Janis's performing all over again! We are particularly pleased that we'll now have a filmed version, allowing others to enjoy our sister along with us."

The BroadwayHD production is produced by Stewart F. Lane, Bonnie Comley, and directed by David Horn, executive producer of PBS's Great Performances for WNET. The multi-camera capture delivers the live performance specifically for a streaming audience, bringing this unique performance to life for viewing to subscribers anytime, anywhere.

BroadwayHD co-founder Stewart F. Lane added, "A Night With Janis Joplin is the kind of production that is perfect for the live stage so it's important that any filming captures the electricity and life of the show. We're in a unique position to be able to translate that authenticity to viewers on any platform."

"Janis is a true icon and her influence on music can still be felt today," said Bonnie Comley co-founder BroadwayHD. "We are absolutely thrilled to bring this production to life and share it with her legions of fans and those new audiences that will discover her for the first time."

More news and information on BroadwayHD can be found at broadwayhd.com.


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