The Verdict: Critics Review Broadway's A Night with Janis Joplin, Starring Mary Bridget Davies

By Playbill Staff
October 11, 2013

A Night with Janis Joplin, which stars Mary Bridget Davies as the late rock singer, officially opened Oct. 10 at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre.



Written and directed by Randy Johnson, the new musical features choreography by Astaire Award winner Patricia Wilcox.

Joining Davies, who is reprising her acclaimed performance as Joplin, are Taprena Michelle Augustine, Tony Award nominee de'Adre Aziza, Nikki Kimbrough and NaTasha Yvette Williams, who play Joplin’s backup singers, “The Joplinaires"; they are also featured as some of the iconic female singers who influenced Joplin’s music. (Allison Blackwell is currently playing the role of The Joplinaire featured as Blues Woman and Aretha Franklin while Williams is on leave from the show due to medical reasons.)

The critics have filed their reviews, and Playbill.com has collected them for our readers. Click through to read them all. Playbill.com will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.

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