Broadway's Critically-Acclaimed Musical A Night with Janis Joplin To Embark on 70-Show North American Tour Tour Begins February 9, 2016 at the Panasonic Theatre in Toronto

Features Tony Award-nominated actress Mary Bridget Davies as Janis Joplin

NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2015 /CNW/ -- Iconic Entertainment Studios and T&D Productions announced today that Broadway's A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will take the stage, touring 34 cities across the U.S. and Canada for a total of 70 shows, kicking off February 9th in Toronto. Conceived, written, and directed by Randy Johnson, the rock musical features choreography by Patricia Wilcox and musical direction by Tyler Evans.

The show is a musical journey celebrating Janis Joplin and her biggest musical influences – trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, all of whom inspired Joplin to become one of Rock 'n' Roll's greatest legends. Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll. Her unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made Joplin a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Audiences will enjoy Joplin's favorites, including "Piece of My Heart," "Cry Baby," and "Me and Bobby McGee," among many others.  

The New York Times raved that A Night With Janis Joplin "rocks the house" and Variety called it "electrifying." New York 1 cheered, "This will rock your socks off!"

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN features Mary Bridget Davies in the starring role. Upon gaining local acclaim for her work in various rock bands, Cleveland native Davies was asked to sit in with Big Brother & The Holding Company (Joplin's original band, with whom she would later tour), as well as legendary blues guitarist Robert Lockwood Jr. Davies received a Tony® nomination for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical" when A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN debuted on Broadway in 2013.

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's 2016 North American Tour is presented by Iconic Entertainment Studios in association with Todd Gershwin and Daniel Chilewich. A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN is presented in further association with The Estate of Janis Joplin and Jeffrey Jampol of JAM, Inc.

See below for tour dates and locations. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit:

2016 Tour Dates:




February 9-14

Toronto, ON

The Panasonic Theatre

February 23

Hampton, VA

The American Theatre

February 24

Ridgefield, CT

The Ridgefield Playhouse

February 25

Morristown, NJ

Mayo Performing Arts Center

February 26

New Bedford, MA

The Zeiterion Theatre

February 27

Lynn, MA

The Lynn Auditorium

February 28

Red Bank, NJ

Count Basie Theatre

March 1

Reading, PA

Santander Performing Arts Center

March 2

Cleveland, OH

The Connor Palace at PlayhouseSquare

March 3-4

Dayton, OH

Victoria Theatre

March 5

Detroit, MI

Fox Theatre

March 6

Chicago, IL

The Chicago Theatre

March 7

Cedar Rapids, IA

Paramount Theatre

March 9

Beaver Creek, CO

Vilar Performing Arts Center

March 10-12

Fort Collins, CO

The Lincoln Center

March 13

Rapid City, SD

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

March 15

Des Moines, IA

Hoyt Sherman Place

March 16

Wichita, KS

The Orpheum Theatre

March 17-18

Fayetteville, AR

Walton Arts Center

March 19-20

St Louis, MO

Peabody Opera House

March 22-27

Kansas City, MO

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

March 29 - April 3

Saint Paul, MN

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

April 5-10

Winnipeg, MB

Burton Cummings Theatre

April 11

Thunder Bay, ON

Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

April 13

Cincinnati, OH

The Aronoff Center for the Arts

April 14

Durham, NC

DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

April 15-16

Nashville, TN

James K. Polk Theater - TPAC

April 17

Atlanta, GA

The Fox Theatre

April 18

New Orleans, LA

Saenger Theatre

April 20

Daytona Beach, FL

The Peabody Auditorium

April 21

Jacksonville, FL

The Florida Theatre

April 22

St Petersburg, FL

The Mahaffey Theater

April 23

West Palm Beach, FL

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

April 24

Charleston, SC

Gaillard Center


SOURCE Iconic Entertainment Studios

For further information: Josh Blackburn,, Iconic Entertainment Studios, 646-545-5343,

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