A Night With Janis Joplin opens Nov 5-11th nationwide
CineLife Entertainment, the event cinema division of Spotlight Cinema Networks and BroadwayHD announce the theatrical release of the popular Broadway musical, A Night with Janis Joplin, in U.S. theaters beginning November 5th.
Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and instantly became the Queen of Rock and Roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with southern comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock over 50 years ago.
A Night with Janis Joplin follows the icon’s rise to fame and pays tribute to some of her biggest musical influences — legends like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith.
The BroadwayHD production is produced by Stewart F. Lane, Bonnie Comley, and directed by Emmy Award Winner David Horn. The multi-camera capture brings this unique performance to life, providing viewers with the best perspective of every scene so they always feel that they have the best seats in the house. A Night with Janis Joplin stars Mary Bridget Davies, Broadway’s original Janis, in her Tony Award-nominated role.
The stage production was written and directed by Randy Johnson, choreographed by Patricia Wilcox, and produced for the stage by La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment in association with T&D Productions, LLC. The production was presented in further association with The Estate of Janis Joplin and Jeffrey Jampol of JAM, Inc. Since its premiere in 2011, A Night with Janis Joplin has received multiple nominations/awards and has been seen at sold-out engagements nationwide. The show is currently on its third national tour.
“Janis Joplin was an iconic, soulful rock and blues singer and a huge influence on our culture,” states CineLife Entertainment’s Executive Vice President, Bernadette McCabe. “She lives on in this Broadway to cinema production as if she were standing right in front of you today.”
“We are absolutely thrilled to bring this production to life and share it on the big screen. It captures the electricity and life of the show,” comment BroadwayHD’s co-founders and Tony Award winners’ Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane.
Mary Bridget Davies will release a new album in 2020. The first “double-sided” single from the upcoming album Stay With Me: The Reimagined Songs of Jerry Ragovoy will be released on October 25th, which includes the never before released “The Right Of Way” and a Ragovoy classic: “Stay With Me.” The album consists of rare, re-imagined arrangements and some never before released Jerry Ragovoy songs. Mr. Ragovoy was the hit songwriter for such legendary Joplin classics like “A Piece Of My Heart,” “Cry Baby,” and “Stay With Me,” which is prominently featured in A Night with Janis Joplin.
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