janis joplin

janis joplin

"Tell Mama" from A Night With Janis Joplin

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The role of Janis Joplin is incredibly vocally challenging, having to recreate Janis' signature raspy voice. Because it's so tough on the vocal chords, three times a week Kristin Piacentile steps into the role to help share the burden. Here's Piacentile singing "Tell Mama." Buy tickets: www.5thavenue.org/show/janis-joplin About the show: Janis shares stories of her life and musical heroes in an electrifying 1970s concert venue, performing unforgettable songs like “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby” and “Summertime,” alongside a remarkable cast. Watch as the Joplinaires, Joplin’s backup singers, transform into the women of soul who inspired her—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith—performing some of the greatest songs ever written. A Night With Janis Joplin, written and directed by Randy Johnson, is a musical journey celebrating Janis’s legacy as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest legends. Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Now, you’re invited to spend an evening with the woman and her influences in the new Broadway musical A Night With Janis Joplin.