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A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN

Ms. Davies rockets through at least a dozen of Joplin's best-known songs, and sings them with a throbbing fervor that is often riveting. Her ability to match Joplin's highly emotive style could probably give members of the audience who saw the real woman something close to a contact high - or maybe a nostalgia high is the better term.

Ben Brantley, The New York Times

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A Night With Janis Joplin has already made a name for itself playing various regional venues around the USA before enjoying a limited run at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre. The show now reopens on Broadway at the Gramercy Theatre to once again celebrate the life, songs and musical influences of one of Rock 'n Roll's greatest singer-songwriters.

Mary Bridget Davies will reprise her highly acclaimed role as Janis Joplin - the 1960s musician whose distinctive voice, charisma and public battle with drugs and alcohol made her one of Rock and Roll's most memorable stars. Tragically, she was only in the limelight for the final three years of her life before she died of a Heroin overdose.

Audiences can expect to hear some Janis Joplin classics, including "Piece of My Heart," "Me and Bobby McGee" and "Summertime," as well as some exciting creative surprises added to this new production.

The story unfolds as a fictitious concert, where the feisty songstress reminisces on her life and reveals some of her major musical influences. The underlying issue of her alcohol and drug abuse is kept very much below the surface, allowing her music to take center stage... quite literally in fact, as back-up singers doubling as Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Etta James perform some of their blues classics alongside Joplin's distinctive reinterpretations.

Dates

Opening night: 12 April 2014

Booking through until: 5 June 2014

Audience

Suitable for audiences over 11 years old due to strong language. Please note that children under four years of age are not permitted into the theatre.

Run time

Two hours and 15 minutes including a 15 minute interval

Additional information

Images used are from the Lyceum Theatre production

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