Divas in the Rock, Opera in the Rock’s popular night-on-the-town, celebrates Janis Joplin’s 79th birthday, January 19, with singer and actress Mary Bridget Davies.
Davies is a 2014 TONY Award nominee for best lead actress as Janis Joplin in the Broadway production of A Night with Janis Joplin. Davies and her band will take over Little Rock’s newest music venue, The Hall, on historic West Ninth Street for an unforgettable night of bluesy rock and roll.
Joplin, born January 19, 1943, was a lover of operatic works, most notably George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Her grit and distinctive mezzo-soprano voice can be remembered through the popular songs “Piece of my Heart,” “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Mercedes Benz” and Gershwin’s “Summertime.”.