National Tour of A Night With Janis Joplin Officially Begins
Another national tour of a recent production seen on Broadway hits the road this season for audiences across the country to now enjoy! Despite this production’s short life in New York, its name recognition (Both in it’s leading actress and title character) will have audiences filing into theatres across the country to experience the music of the iconic Janis Joplin one last time. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that the national tour of A Night With Janis Joplin is officially in performances on the road!
A Night With Janis Joplin kicked off its national tour beginning performances last night in Toronto, Canada! The tour stars Mary Bridget Davies (Pictured Right) recreating her Tony Award nominated performance in the title role. A Night With Janis Joplin was conceived, written and directed by Randy Johnson. The production features choreography Patricia Wilcox and music direction by Michael J. Moritz Jr.. Currently, the musical is scheduled to play 34 cities over the course of 70 performances on the road through the end of April 2016 hitting major U.S. cities such as New Orleans, Atlanta, Nashville, Chicago, Detroit and Seattle to name a few.
A Night With Janis Joplin is a musical that features the music of Janis Joplin in her musical journey and spotlight in the music industry. The musical references some of her biggest inspirations including Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Bessie Smith. The show appeared on Broadway briefly beginning in October 2013 only to shutter months later in February 2014 after just over 140 performances. The production was staged at The Lyceum Theatre. The show was slated to move Off-Broadway following its departure from Broadway and begin performances at The Gramercy Theatre in April 2014. However, that run was cancelled just two days before performances were scheduled to begin. Despite all, Mary Bridget Davies was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the role later that season.
Luner on Theatre will keep you updated on national tours of Broadway productions hitting the road! A Night With Janis Joplin is just one of countless Broadway shows currently on the road for audiences around the nation to witness! Don’t miss out on your chance to experience this musical iconic in this brand new production direct from Broadway. For more information, visit A Night With Janis Joplin‘s Official Website, Facebook or Twitter. (Please note; Unless a photo is noted to be taken by Luner on Theatre, we do not own/claim ownership for any photos used in this post.) And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more!