The Janis Joplin musical is heading to Broadway this fall (video)
The iconic '60s musician is being brought back to life on the Great White Way.
Thu Jun 27 2013
If you ever wanted to see A Night with Janis Joplin, here's your chance. The musical is due to land on Broadway this fall after touring the country since 2011 to positive reviews, reports The New York Times. In the concert-as-theater production, the raunchy rock chick is played by Cleveland blues songstress Mary Bridget Davies. Previews begin September 20 at the Lyceum Theatre, with an opening night of October 10.
In related news, a Tupac-inspired musical titled Holler If Ya Hear Me is tentatively in the works for the 2013–2014 season, according to Playbill. The present-day piece—coproduced by Afeni Shakur, the mother of the murdered Cali rapper—will use all of Tupac's music, though he will not be present as a character in the story. We're still curious to see how gangsta rap gets translated to the Broadway stage—no holograms required.
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