'A Night with Janis Joplin' to transfer to the West End starring Mary Bridget Davies

The show by Randy Johnson will feature some of Janis Joplin's most well-known songs such as "Piece of My Heart," "Cry Baby," and "Me and Bobby McGee."

Olivia Rook
Olivia Rook

Tony Award-nominated Broadway hit A Night with Janis Joplin is set for a UK premiere at the Peacock Theatre this summer. Performances begin on 20 August.

Mary Bridget Davies, who starred as Janis Joplin for both the touring and Broadway productions and received a Tony Award nomination for her performance, will reprise the role in the West End.

The show has a book and direction by Randy Johnson and choreography by Patricia Wilcox, who worked on the production on Broadway.

A Night with Janis Joplin is a musical journey celebrating the singer and her biggest musical influences, including Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, and Bessie Smith. The show will feature songs by Joplin such as "Piece of My Heart," "Cry Baby," and "Me and Bobby McGee."

Further casting is to be announced. The run ends on 28 September.

Check back for A Night with Janis Joplin tickets on London Theatre.

Photo credit: Mary Bridget Davies, who will play Janis Joplin in the West End. (Photo courtesy of production)

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