Iconic Entertainment Studios and T&D Productions announced that Broadway’s A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will take the stage, touring 34 cities across the U.S. and Canada for a total of 70 shows, including a stop at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre Sunday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. Conceived, written, and directed by Randy Johnson, the rock musical features choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans.
Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. Tickets, priced at $39, $59 and $79.50 (plus applicable fees), are available online at www.FoxTheatre.org, by phone at (855) 285-8499, or visiting the Fox theatre Ticket Office.
The show is a musical journey celebrating Janis Joplin and her biggest musical influences – trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, all of whom inspired Joplin to become one of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s greatest legends. Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Her unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made Joplin a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Audiences will enjoy Joplin’s favorites, including “Piece of My Heart,” “Cry Baby,” and “Me and Bobby McGee,” among many others.
The New York Times raved that A Night With Janis Joplin “rocks the house” and Variety called it “electrifying.” New York 1 cheered, “This will rock your socks off!”
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.
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN’s 2016 North American Tour is presented by Iconic Entertainment Studios in association with Todd Gershwin and Daniel Chilewich. A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN is presented in further association with The Estate of Janis Joplin and Jeffrey Jampol of JAM, Inc.
See below for tour dates and locations. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: www.anightwithjanisjoplin.com
February 9th – February 14th – Toronto, ON – Panasonic Theatre
February 23rd – Hampton, VA – The American Theatre
February 24th – Ridgefield, CT – The Ridgefield Playhouse
February 25th – Morristown, NJ – Mayo PAC
February 26th – New Bedford, MA – Zeiterion PAC
February 27th – Lynn, MA – The Lynn Auditorium
February 28th – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
March 1st – Reading, PA – Santander PAC
March 2nd – Cleveland, OH – Palace Theatre
March 3rd – March 4th – Dayton, OH – Victoria Theatre
March 5th – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
March 6th – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
March 7th – Cedar Rapids, IA – Paramount Theatre
March 9th – Beaver Creek – Vilar PAC
March 10th – March 12th – Fort Collins, CO – Lincoln Center
March 13th – Rapid City, SD – Rushmore Plaza
March 15th – Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman
March 16th – Wichita, KS – Orpheum Arena
March 17th – March 18th – Fayetteville, AR – Riverside Theatre
March 19th – March 20th – St. Louis, MO – Peabody
March 22nd – March 27th – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
March 29th – April 3rd – St. Paul, MN – Ordway Center
April 5th – April 10th – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
April 11th – Thunder Bay, ON – Thunder Bay Community Aud.
April 13th – Cincinnati, OH – Aronoff Center
April 14th – Durham, NC – DPAC
April 15th – April 16th – Nashville, TN – James K. Polk Theatre
April 17th – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
April 18th – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
April 20th – Daytona Beach, FL – Peabody Auditorium
April 21st – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
April 22nd – St. Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey Theatre
April 23rd – West Palm Beach, FL – Dreyfoos Hall
April 24th – Charleston, SC – Gillard Center