The 5th Avenue Theatre is replacing the musical “Sleeping Beauty Wakes” with the Broadway show “A Night with Janis Joplin,” a tribute to the late rock star, in 2016.
The 5th Avenue Theatre is replacing the musical “Sleeping Beauty Wakes” with the Broadway show “A Night with Janis Joplin,” a tribute to the late rock star, in the company’s 2015-16 season. Written and directed by Randy Johnson, and premiered in 2011 at Portland Center Stage, “A Night with Janis Joplin” will play at the 5th Avenue from March 25-April 17, 2016.
The show, is a bio-musical revue featuring well-known Joplin tunes (”A Piece of My Heart,” “Me and Bobby McGee”) as well as songs recorded by Odetta, Aretha Franklin, Etta James and other artists who influenced Joplin. Mary Bridget Davies earned a Tony Award nomination in the lead role on Broadway. The Seattle cast has not been announced.
A 5th Avenue press representative said the theater intends to present “Sleeping Beauty” in a future season, but dates have not been set.
5th Avenue subscribers will automatically receive tickets to “A Night with Janis Joplin,” or may get a full refund for the show. Single tickets go on sale Dec. 8, or can be purchased now as part of a subscription. Details: 206-625-1900 or 5thavenue.org.
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