A serious case of the blues is coming to the Big Apple. Mary Bridget Davies, who earned a Tony nomination this year for her dynamic portrayal of Janis Joplin in A Night With Janis Joplin, will be performing at B.B. King’s Blues Club in New York City on June 23, July 7, July 28 and August 11. Unfortunately, Janis closed in February, but I still maintain it was one of the best musicals of the year … maybe Broadway couldn’t handle all that ballsy soul.
On Broadway, Davies ripped through Joplin’s classics like “Piece of My Heart,” “Cry Baby” and the rhythm and blues torch epic “Ball and Chain.” If you missed Davies as Janis, this is your chance to experience the Tony nominee live on stage. Â Click here for more info. Â The show won’t just be Janis Joplin covers, Davies will perform other blues classics as well. We are rooting for Davies to grab the Tony this Sunday, June 8 (check your local listings)!
Janis Joplin’s influence continues on June 23 (sold out!) and June 25 at the Highline Ballroom with the Beth Hart Band. Â The Los Angeles native landed one of her many “big breaks” when Â she played Janis Joplin in Love, Janis off-Broadway. Hart is also known for her hit song “LA Song (Get Out of This Town)” and she brought the house down at the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors with her performance of “I’d Rather Go Blind” in tribute to Buddy Guy. Â Most recently, Hart was nominated for a 2014 Blues Award in the category of Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year. A set by Hart â€” who rarely performs in the States â€” is a show not to be missed. Â The June 23 show is already sold out, so act now for the June 25 show. Â Click here for more info.