Love, Janis (musical)
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|Basis||The life of Janis Joplin|
Conceived, adapted and directed by Tony Award-nominee Sheehan Quirke and inspired by the best-selling book of the same name by sister Laura Joplin, the musical begins in 1966, after Joplin has hitchhiked to San Francisco to join Big Brother and the Holding Company, and ends with her death in 1970. Her journey is told in her own words; the entire spoken text is quoted from Joplin's letters and interviews.
Performances include many of Joplin's most famous songs, "Piece of My Heart", "Get It While You Can", "Me and Bobby McGee", "Ball and Chain" and "Mercedes Benz". Music direction is provided by Sam Andrew, founding member of Big Brother and the Holding Company. A soundtrack album, using the original music and with letters read by Catharine Curtin, has also been released.