Nite Lite Promotions and MSG Entertainment announced that “A Night With Janis Joplin,” a music-filled live production, will take The Chicago Theatre stage on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 7:00PM.
“A Night with Janis Joplin” is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences – trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of Rock ’n’ Roll’s greatest legends. 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 ‘n’ Roll. Audiences will enjoy Joplin’s favorites, including “Summertime,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Cry Baby,” and “Me and Bobby McGee,” among others. The New York Times raved that “A Night with Janis Joplin” “rocks the house.”
“A Night with Janis Joplin” features Mary Bridget Davies in the starring role. Upon gaining local acclaim for her work in various rock bands, Cleveland native Davies was asked to sit in with Big Brother & The Holding Company (Joplin’s original band, with whom she would later tour), as well as legendary blues guitarist Robert Lockwood Jr. Davies received a Tony® nomination for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical” when “A Night with Janis Joplin” debuted on Broadway in 2013.