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Perez Reviews: A Night With Janis Joplin

Mary Bridget Davies Sings The Fuck Out Of Janis Joplin would have been a more appropriate title for the show we just saw on Broadway! And Mary Bridget Davies, who plays the iconic singer, is plenty reason to see this new non-musical musical.

A Night With Janis Joplin is more like a dramatized concert than a musical.

There is no book. There is no story. There is no drama - except in the music.

The show is set up like a night at a Joplin concert, as if she were still alive, and Janis talks to the audience about the blues. She talks about the blues a lot. And she sings the blues.

That's the show.

The a bit disappointing.

But the singing is EXCEPTIONAL!

Joplin's life was anything but boring and could have been quite compelling if fictionalized in a traditional musical. We're not quite sure why that route wasn't taken. But it is a missed opportunity!

Also baffling is why certain other music icons make cameos and sing in the show - actors Etta James and Aretha Franklin.

BUT, we are thankful for Aretha - for she is portrayed by the PHENOMENAL Natasha Yvette Williams, who steals the show whenever she's on stage.

If anything, presented in the way that it is, A Night With Janis Joplin is true to the singer herself - all about the music!

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Amy Adams' Janis Joplin Flick Is On The Cusp Of Production If Lee Daniels Directs It

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About damn time!

Amy Adams has been attached to star as Janis Joplin in the biopic Get It While You Can since 2010, but producers have had a tough time finding a suitable director — until now!

Precious filmmaker Lee Daniels is in talks to take on the independent project. If he can be convinced to make the movie, production will finally begin in 2013!

The guy just

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PS22 Chorus Knocks Janis Joplin's Mercedes Benz Out Of The Park!

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We absolutely LUV these kids and Janis Joplin didn't stand a chance with them singing!

The PS22 Chorus sings the rocker's song, Mercedes Benz, and their choreography is to die for!

We can't wait to see what stars come out of this bunch!

No more words…watch this video (above) NOW!

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New York's Legendary Hotel Chelsea To Close Its Doors

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So long, Hotel Chelsea.

The legendary New York hotel is closing its doors after being in business for over 100 years.

The 100 sq. foot hotel

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Amy Adams CONFIRMED For Janis Joplin BioPic!

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She's not the first person you would consider for the part, but we think she is going to do an AMAZING job!

The long-awaited Janis Joplin bio-pic has yet to be greenlit, and is still going through various screenplay revisions, but there's word that Amy Adams is confirmed for the role of the iconic singer!

Inneresting!

The film has also snagged City Of God director Fernando Meirelles to take the helm, so we are certainly curious to see what kind of final product is produced!

What do U think?? Do U agree with the casting choice??

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