'A Night With Janis Joplin' heads to Broadway

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Associated Press

Posted on June 26, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 26 at 1:05 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The boozy, bluesy, hot-mama howl of Janis Joplin is heading to Broadway.

Producers said Wednesday that the musical 'A Night With Janis Joplin' starring Mary Bridget Davies as the late iconic singer will start previews at the Lyceum Theatre on Sept. 20.

The show, written and directed by Randy Johnson, has a live onstage band and features Joplin hits such as "Piece of My Heart," ''Mercedes Benz," ''Me and Bobby McGee," ''Ball and Chain" and "Summertime." Joplin died of a heroin overdose in Hollywood in 1970.

Davies, who was raised in Cleveland, first won the role in 2005 after beating 150 actresses. She has appeared in the musical revue "It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues" and another Joplin musical, "Love, Janis."

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Online: http://www.anightwithjanisjoplin.com

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