Broadway’s Janis Joplin musical to step down

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NEW YORK (AP) - The musical of legendary blues and soul singer Janis Joplin is leaving Broadway but promises to hang around the city.

Producers said Wednesday that “A Night With Janis Joplin” with a powerful performance by Mary Bridget Davies in the title role will end its run at the Lyceum Theatre in February and they hope that it can reopen off-Broadway.

According to a statement, producers say: “We are finalizing a wonderful option to move to another venue in New York City. Our intention is to solidify our new location in the next few weeks and to reopen in March.”

The show opened Oct. 10 but only heavy discounts have kept the theater somewhat full.

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