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Lyceum Theatre , (10/10/2013 - 2/09/2014)
First Preview:Sep 20, 2013 Total Previews:22
Opening Date:Oct 10, 2013   
Closing Date:Feb 09, 2014 Total Performances:140

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway


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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Philip J. Smith: Chairman; Robert E. Wankel: President)
Produced by Daniel Chilewich, Todd Gershwin, Michael Cohl, Jeffrey Jampol, TCG Entertainment, Stephen Tenenbaum, Richard Winkler, Michael J. Moritz Jr./Brunish & Trinchero, Ginger Productions, Bill Ham, Claudio Loureiro, Keith Mardak, Ragovoy Entertainment, Bob and Laurie Wolfe/Neil Kahanovitz, Mike Stoller & Corky Hale Stoller, Darren P. DeVerna, Susan DuBow, Tanya Grubich, Jeremiah H. Harris, Jerry Rosenberg/AJ Michaels and Herb Spivak; Presented in association with The Estate of Janis Joplin and JAM, Inc.
Produced in 2012 by Arena Stage (Molly Smith, Artistic Director; Edgar Dobie, Executive Director) and The Cleveland Play House (Michael Bloom, Artistic Director; Kevin Moore, Managing Director)
Written by Randy Johnson; Musical Director: Ross Seligman; Original Music Director: Len Rhodes; Original Music Arranger: Len Rhodes; Additional music by Sam Andrew, Clarence George Carter, Marcus Lewis Daniel, Wilbur Terrell, Jerry Ragovoy, Mort Shuman, Richard Barrett, George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Janis Joplin, Curtis Reginald Lewis, James Cox, Spooner Oldham, Dan Penn, Bert Berns, Aretha Franklin, Stephen Lee Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Alvertis Isbell, Chip Taylor, Richard Rodgers, Gabriel Mekler, Bob Dylan, Fred Foster, Kris Kristofferson, Jenny Dean, Willie Mae Thornton, George David Weiss, Michael McClure and Robert Neuwirth; Additional lyrics by Sam Andrew, Clarence George Carter, Marcus Lewis Daniel, Wilbur Terrell, Jerry Ragovoy, Mort Shuman, Richard Barrett, George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin, Janis Joplin, Curtis Reginald Lewis, James Cox, Spooner Oldham, Dan Penn, Bert Berns, Aretha Franklin, Stephen Lee Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Alvertis Isbell, Chip Taylor, Lorenz Hart, Gabriel Mekler, Bob Dylan, Fred Foster, Kris Kristofferson, Jenny Dean, Willie Mae Thornton, George David Weiss, Michael McClure and Robert Neuwirth
Directed by Randy Johnson; Choreographed by Patricia Wilcox; Associate Director: Tyler Rhodes
Scenic Design by Justin Townsend; Costume Design by Amy Clark; Lighting Design by Justin Townsend; Sound Design by Carl Casella; Projection Design by Darrel Maloney; Hair Design by Leah J. Loukas; Make-Up Design by Leah J. Loukas; Moving Light Programmer: Alex Fogel; Associate Scenic Design: Caleb Levengood; Associate Costume Design: Justin Hall; Associate Lighting Design: Dan Ozminkowski; Associate Sound Design: Josh Liebert
General Manager: Bespoke Theatricals; Executive Producer: Red Awning; Company Manager: Roseanna M. Sharrow
Production Manager: Hudson Theatrical Associates; Production Stage Manager: J. Philip Bassett; Stage Manager: Jamie Greathouse
Conducted by Ross Seligman; Guitar: Ross Seligman and Stephen Flakus; Bass: Patrick Harry; Keyboard: Tyler Evans; Drums: Mitch Wilson; Saxophone: John Scarpulla; Trumpet: Craig Taylor; Trombone: Michael Boscarino; Music Contractor: Howard Joines
Creative Consultant: Red Awning and Jack Viertel; Casting: Laura Stanczyk, C.S.A.; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Advertising: Serino/Coyne; Marketing: Serino/Coyne; Digital Outreach/Website/Video: Serino/Coyne; Dance Captain: Taprena Michelle Augustine ; Photographer: Joan Marcus; Digital Outreach/Website/Video Associate: Whitney Creighton
Cast
Mary Bridget Davies Janis Joplin
Kacee Clanton Janis Joplin Alternate
Taprena Michelle Augustine A Joplinaire
Chantel/Bessie Smith/Blues Singer
De'Adre Aziza A Joplinaire
Chantel/Nina Simone/Odetta
Allison Blackwell A Joplinaire
Blues Woman/Aretha Franklin
Nikki Kimbrough A Joplinaire
Etta James/Chantel
Swings: Alison Cusano and Emmy Raver-Lampman
Understudies: Allison Blackwell (A Joplinaire), Kacee Clanton (Janis Joplin), Alison Cusano (Janis Joplin) and Emmy Raver-Lampman (A Joplinaire)
Tony Award®
 2014 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical [nominee]
Mary Bridget Davies
Theatre World
nominee 2014 Award [recipient]
Mary Bridget Davies

ACT 1
Combination of the Two
(music by Sam Andrew; lyrics by Sam Andrew)
Tell Mama
(music by Clarence George Carter, Marcus Lewis Daniel and Wilbur Terrell; lyrics by Clarence George Carter, Marcus Lewis Daniel and Wilbur Terrell)
My Baby
(music by Jerry Ragovoy and Mort Shuman; lyrics by Jerry Ragovoy and Mort Shuman)
Maybe
(music by Richard Barrett; lyrics by Richard Barrett)
Summertime
(music by George Gershwin; lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin)
Summertime (Reprise)
(music by George Gershwin; lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin)
Turtle Blues
(music by Janis Joplin; lyrics by Janis Joplin)
Down on Me
(music by Janis Joplin; lyrics by Janis Joplin)
Down on Me (Reprise)
(music by Janis Joplin; lyrics by Janis Joplin)
Today I Sing the Blues
(music by Curtis Reginald Lewis; lyrics by Curtis Reginald Lewis)
Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
(music by James Cox; lyrics by James Cox)
A Woman Left Lonely
(music by Spooner Oldham and Dan Penn; lyrics by Spooner Oldham and Dan Penn)
Piece of My Heart
(music by Bert Berns and Jerry Ragovoy; lyrics by Bert Berns and Jerry Ragovoy)
Spirit in the Dark
(music by Aretha Franklin; lyrics by Aretha Franklin)
ACT 2
Raise Your Hand
(music by Stephen Lee Cropper, Eddie Floyd and Alvertis Isbell; lyrics by Stephen Lee Cropper, Eddie Floyd and Alvertis Isbell)
Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)
(music by Jerry Ragovoy and Chip Taylor; lyrics by Jerry Ragovoy and Chip Taylor)
Maybe (Reprise)
(music by Richard Barrett; lyrics by Richard Barrett)
Little Girl Blue
(music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Lorenz Hart)
Cry Baby
(music by Jerry Ragovoy and Bert Berns; lyrics by Jerry Ragovoy and Bert Berns)
Kozmic Blues
(music by Janis Joplin and Gabriel Mekler; lyrics by Janis Joplin and Gabriel Mekler)
I Shall Be Released
(music by Bob Dylan; lyrics by Bob Dylan)
Me and Bobby McGee
(music by Fred Foster and Kris Kristofferson; lyrics by Fred Foster and Kris Kristofferson)
I'm Gonna Rock My Way to Heaven
(music by Jerry Ragovoy and Jenny Dean; lyrics by Jerry Ragovoy and Jenny Dean)
Ball and Chain
(music by Willie Mae Thornton; lyrics by Willie Mae Thornton)
Kozmic Blues
(music by Janis Joplin and Gabriel Mekler; lyrics by Janis Joplin and Gabriel Mekler)
Stay With Me
(music by Jerry Ragovoy and George David Weiss; lyrics by Jerry Ragovoy and George David Weiss)
I'm Gonna Rock My Way to Heaven
(music by Jerry Ragovoy and Jenny Dean; lyrics by Jerry Ragovoy and Jenny Dean)
Mercedes Benz
(music by Janis Joplin, Michael McClure and Robert Neuwirth; lyrics by Janis Joplin, Michael McClure and Robert Neuwirth)