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A Night With Janis Joplin - 2013 - Broadway

$28.00 - $140.00

"This is a night that will rock your world!" - Los Angeles Times

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.

Now, you're invited to share an evening with the woman and her influences in the new Broadway musical, A Night with Janis Joplin.

Fueled by such unforgettable songs as "Me and Bobby McGee," "Piece of My Heart," "Mercedes Benz","Cry Baby," and "Summertime" a remarkable cast, and breakout performance by Mary Bridget Davies, A Night with Janis Joplin, written and directed by Randy Johnson, is a once in a lifetime musical experience that brings the music - and the woman - to life like never before.

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission

Lyceum Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
149 W. 45th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For A Night With Janis Joplin


Theater Review: A Night With Janis Joplin Is a Cheap Thrill - Vulture
Don't expect much in the way of personal revelation or public misbehavior. Apart from sucking on a bottle of Southern Comfort, this Janis is quite composed and sedate between songs. She tells charming stories about housecleaning, her family, her favorite 45s. Johnson's script has been carefully policed by the Joplin estate, which consists of Janis's siblings-thus, it's long on stories about her siblings and short on just about everything else. If an alien landed in the theater, seeking knowledge of Janis Joplin, its report to the mother ship would describe a mild, genial hippie redneck whose onstage routine included the occasional nip of hooch-basically Ron White in combat boots and batik, with a song in his heart...Davies's Janis, it must be said, is nothing short of extraordinary in the pipes department: She shreds her larynx like a woman possessed and still has more to give. It's a close but not Xeroxed impression, and in the narrow interstices between impersonation and performance, she injects real feeling and nuance. This is especially astonishing given the deadwood she must deliver. But just when you can't take another anemic anecdote or whitewashed Wiki stub, she lets loose her "Cry Baby," her "Me and Bobby McGee," and all is forgiven.

A Night With Janis Joplin Broadway Review - New York Theatre
"A Night With Janis Joplin" is more or less a concert, with some patter in-between the songs that could be called monologues. In these, we learn that Janis's mother was a talented singer in Port Arthur, Texas who decided not to move to New York for a professional career, and thereafter listened incessantly to Broadway albums like West Side Story and My Fair Lady, whose songs Janis memorized. Janis herself at one point wanted to be a painter; her artwork appear behind her. She also read a lot as a child; her favorite was F. Scott Fitzgerald. And she loved the blues, a subject she tells us about with almost scholarly disquisition.


 



 

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by David Clarke - February 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).
by BWW News Desk - February 9, 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.
by BWW News Desk - January 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.
by BWW News Desk - January 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.
by BWW News Desk - January 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.
by BWW News Desk - January 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.
by BWW News Desk - January 3, 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).
by BWW News Desk - December 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.
by Stage Tube - December 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!
by BWW News Desk - December 9, 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.'
by BWW News Desk - November 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).
by Stage Tube - November 8, 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!
by Stage Tube - November 8, 2013
A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin, the new Broadway musical that opened to rave reviews for its star Mary Bridget Davies, was recently featured in a behind-the-scenes video by Vanity Fair. She and costume designer Amy Clark share their experiences below!
by Naomi Serviss - October 28, 2013
Backing up a blues-rock icon and impersonating some legendary women of the blues.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - October 25, 2013
A Night With Janis Joplin, which opened earlier this month at the Lyceum Theatre, will soon release a cast album. Details on the release have not yet been announced, but BroadwayWorld was just in the recording studio with star Mary Bridget Davies. Check out photo coverage below!
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2013
Hot on the heels of a sold out weekend, tickets for the balcony will be on sale tomorrow, Friday, October 25th for A Night With Janis Joplin, which opened earlier this month to rave reviews for 'the cast of five phenomenal singers' (NY1). Balcony tickets will be available Friday evenings, Saturday matinees and evenings, and Sunday matinees. Rear and side balcony will be $35.00, with front center balcony priced at $50.00. Tickets for the new musical are available by calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200, online at www.telecharge.com, or at the Lyceum Theatre box office (149 West 45th Street).