In her Broadway debut, Mary Bridget Davies stormed the New York theatre scene this fall playing one of rock 'n' roll's most enduring icons in A Night with Janis Joplin. Equipped with an uncanny ability to conjure Joplin's wild inflections and signature vocal rasp, critics praised Davies' performance in which she rocked more than a dozen hits including "Me and Bobby McGee," "Down on Me," "Stay With Me" and "Mercedes Benz." "When I first started singing, I realized I could capture some of her essence, and I thought, 'Well, that’s weird. Let's see if I can do that, let's see if I can repeat that," Davies told Playbill.com. "That's really what that is about - it's the longevity… People joke, if Janis was around, what do you think she'd say [about my interpretation of her work], and my dresser says, "She'd probably ask Mary how she does it six nights a week."
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