A Night With Janis Joplin 2013

Run Time:
2 hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission
Opened: October 10, 2013
Closing: February 09, 2014

A Night With Janis Joplin - 2013 - Broadway History , Info & More

Lyceum Theatre (Broadway)
149 W. 45th St. New York, NY 10036

"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.


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FEATURED REVIEWS FOR A Night With Janis Joplin

A long, loud 'Night With Janis Joplin'
6 / 10

What the blues are, exactly, is a preoccupying concern in this musical tribute, which opened Thursday at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre. They can be, Joplin tells us at different points, 'a good woman feelin' bad,' or 'the want of something,' or occasionally 'the devil himself.' Speaking these lines, Mary Bridget Davies, who plays the late '60s rock goddess, is utterly credible as a hippie icon, from her alternately blissed-out and earnest vibe to her groovy period costumes (the latter provided by designer Amy Clark). Yet under the direction of Randy Johnson, who also wrote the book, Night offers a distinctly post-American Idol version of the blues. Davies is accompanied on stage by a band and four other spectacularly gifted female vocalists, who alternate as the backing 'Joplinaires' and various artists whose work inspired Joplin's; and the fireworks they provide can border perilously on crowd-pleasing caricature.

'A Night With Janis Joplin' review: She deserves better
5 / 10

Well, so much for hopes about 'A Night With Janis Joplin.' Goodbye to a glimmer of faith that, just maybe, Broadway might restrain itself from flattening this formative rock outlaw into another cheese-ball tribute like the ones that mass-market the singularity of Elvis and The Beatles...Writer-director Randy Johnson and the siblings Joplin left behind in Port Arthur, Texas, have scrubbed her up and domesticated her into just another ordinary '60s chick who idolized black women blues singers, loved literature, sang loud and died fast...Mary Bridget Davies has the lungs, the notes and the screaming moan in the back of the throat to suggest the real thing in 'Cry Baby,' 'Me and Bobby McGee' and 'Ball and Chain.' But the actress, who also toured in a different Janis revue, is too externalized (and badly costumed) to touch the layers of vulnerability, much less the brazen sexuality that helped galvanize the adventures of a generation.

BWW CD Reviews: Broadway Records' A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Rocks with Indomitable Vivacity
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).

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Closes on Broadway Today
by Tyler Peterson - 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.

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Play Final Broadway Performance at Lyceum Theatre on Feb. 9
by Tyler Peterson - 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.

Breaking News: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Leave Lyceum Theatre in February to Make Room for THE REALISTIC JONES
by Nicole Rosky - 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.

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Celebrate Joplin's Birthday on 1/19 with Cupcakes, a Photo Booth & More!
by Nicole Rosky - 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.

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Cast Album Gets 1/17 Digital Release
by Nicole Rosky - 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.

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Celebrate 100th Performance on Broadway Tomorrow
by Tyler Peterson - 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).

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Mary Bridget Davies Set for ABC's WORLD NEWS NOW Late Tonight, 12/18
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.

STAGE TUBE: Cast of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Performs 'Spirit in the Dark' on 'WENDY WILLIAMS'
by Tyler Peterson - 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!

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Mary Bridget Davies to Perform on THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW Tomorrow
by Tyler Peterson - 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.'

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Mary Bridget Davies to Perform Live on 'Good Day New York' Tomorrow
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).

STAGE TUBE: JANIS JOPLIN's Mary Bridget Davies Visits NY1
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!

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - Mary Bridget Davies Talks 'JANIS JOPLIN' for Vanity Fair
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!

BWW Interview: A Night With De'Adre Aziza (and Janis Joplin)
by Naomi Serviss - October 28, 2013


Backing up a blues-rock icon and impersonating some legendary women of the blues.

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Weekend Balcony Tickets Go on Sale Tomorrow, 10/25
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).

Janis Joplin to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
by Caryn Robbins - October 24, 2013


Showbiz411's Roger Friedman reports that legendary blues singer Janis Joplin will posthumously receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of fame. The singer was just 27 years old when she died of a drug overdose in 1971.

Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Mary Bridget Davies for A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Album!
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!

Writer and Director Randy Johnson Talks A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Drama Book Shop Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 19, 2013


Steve Cuden, Co-Creator of Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical, and author of BEATING BROADWAY: How to Create Stories for Musicals That Get Standing Ovations, will interview 'A Night with Janis Joplin' writer/director Randy Johnson, tonight, October 19 at 5 PM in The Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40th Street, NYC. Admission is free.

BWW Interviews: Debut of the Month - A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Mary Bridget Davies
by Caryn Robbins - October 24, 2013


Today, Mary Bridges Davies speaks exclusively to BroadwayWorld about her love of the blues, her Broadway debut and why playing the role of Janis Joplin may have been her destiny.

Photo Coverage: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Opening Night Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - October 12, 2013


A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin began previews on September 20 and opened on Thursday night, October 10 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 W. 45th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for opening night arrivals and brings you photos of the stars below!

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A Night With Janis Joplin - 2013 Broadway Awards and Nominations

Note: Award winners will appear on a background
Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2014 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Mary Bridget Davies
2014 Theatre World Awards Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance Mary Bridget Davies
2014 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Mary Bridget Davies

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