Monday, November 16, 2015

Broadway's Critically-Acclaimed Musical A Night with Janis Joplin To Embark on 70-Show North American Tour  


Tour Begins February 9, 2016 at the Panasonic Theatre in Toronto, filters through St Louis for a Peabody Opera House date

Features Tony Award-nominated actress Mary Bridget Davies as Janis Joplin

Iconic Entertainment Studios and T&D Productions announced today 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, kicking off February 9th in Toronto. Conceived, written, and directed by Randy Johnson, the rock musical features choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans.
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:
2016 Tour Dates:
February 9-14
Toronto, ON
The Panasonic Theatre
February 23
Hampton, VA
The American Theatre
February 24
Ridgefield, CT
The Ridgefield Playhouse
February 25
Morristown, NJ
Mayo Performing Arts Center
February 26
New Bedford, MA
The Zeiterion Theatre
February 27
Lynn, MA
The Lynn Auditorium
February 28
Red Bank, NJ
Count Basie Theatre
March 1
Reading, PA
Santander Performing Arts Center
March 2
Cleveland, OH
The Connor Palace at PlayhouseSquare
March 3-4
Dayton, OH
Victoria Theatre
March 5
Detroit, MI
Fox Theatre
March 6
Chicago, IL
The Chicago Theatre
March 7
Cedar Rapids, IA
Paramount Theatre
March 9
Beaver Creek, CO
Vilar Performing Arts Center
March 10-12
Fort Collins, CO
The Lincoln Center
March 13
Rapid City, SD
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
March 15
Des Moines, IA
Hoyt Sherman Place
March 16
Wichita, KS
The Orpheum Theatre
March 17-18
Fayetteville, AR
Walton Arts Center
March 19-20
St Louis, MO
Peabody Opera House
March 22-27
Kansas City, MO
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
March 29 - April 3
Saint Paul, MN
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
April 5-10
Winnipeg, MB
Burton Cummings Theatre
April 11
Thunder Bay, ON
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
April 13
Cincinnati, OH
The Aronoff Center for the Arts
April 14
Durham, NC
DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center
April 15-16
Nashville, TN
James K. Polk Theater - TPAC
April 17
Atlanta, GA
The Fox Theatre
April 18
New Orleans, LA
Saenger Theatre
April 20
Daytona Beach, FL
The Peabody Auditorium
April 21
Jacksonville, FL
The Florida Theatre
April 22
St Petersburg, FL
The Mahaffey Theater
April 23
West Palm Beach, FL
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
April 24
Charleston, SC
Gaillard Center

SOURCE Iconic Entertainment Studios

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