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Broadway debut! After touring the country with One Night With Janis Joplin, recognition includes Best Actress by the Cleveland Critic’s Circle, a 2013 Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Resident Musical at Arena Stage and a BroadwayWorld nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. Other favorite credits include It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney), the national tour of Love, Janis, and being a member of Something Dada Improvisational Comedy Co. Davies has received numerous awards for her voice and band. Most recently her new album was nominated for a 2013 Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut. www.marybridgetdavies.com.
Photo: Rob Smith
Janis Joplin Alternate
Appears for the first time on Broadway. Regional/Other Theater: Love, Janis (San Diego Repertory, Kansas City Repertory, Downstairs Cabaret Theatre), Your Town Follies, a Cirque Comique (El Portal Theatre, Los Angeles). Film/TV Soundtrack: The Tooth Fairy, Kinsey, Brothers and Sisters, Fox Sports, Cribs, Open House New York, 18 to Life, The Guiding Light, Star Search, Thirty Something. Additional Credits: Toured as a vocalist with Big Brother & the Holding Company, Joe Cocker, Luis Miguel.
Joplinaire, Bessie Smith, Blues Singer
Broadway and National Tours: The Book of Mormon, The Color Purple – Shug Avery (BWW Best Featured Actress in a Touring Musical 2011), The Pajama Game. Off-Broadway: Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Favorite Regionals: Caroline or Change, Little Shop of Horrors (Suzi Award Nominee), Westside Story, Cats, SWING!, Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies. Graduate of The New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts and Indiana University. Thanks to GOD, family, friends, Irene and Khan for all your love. www.taprena.com
Joplinaire, Nina Simone, Odetta
Broadway: Passing Strange (Tony®, Audelco nomination), Women/Verge/Breakdown. Off-Broadway: Passing Strange (Obie award), Detroit ’67, Comedy Of Errors, Doris To Darlene. Regional: Johnny Baseball (Williamstown), Passing Strange (Berkeley Rep), The Hot L Baltimore (Steppenwolf), Good Goods (Yale Rep). Film/TV: Passing Strange, Red Hook Summer, In The Morning, 30 Rock, 666 Park Avenue, Ugly Americans, Sex and the City. Concerts: Ask Your Mama (Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl). Education: NYU Tisch. Yale Beinecke fellow.
Joplinaire, Etta James
Nikki Kimbrough is ecstatic in making her Broadway debut! Thank you JANIS JOPLIN team! Credits: Dreamgirls National Tour, SuperFly the Musical workshop-Bill T.Jones. CEO of Get Fit w/Nik, Inc. Fitness Expert Appearances: The Today Show, The Early Show, Centric-TV.com, Better-TV, CNN. Thank you to God, “Ms. Pat,” my loving family, amazing friends, GFWN Clients; my agent Erin Grush/CESD, Nikole Vallins and Jeremiah Abiah. Special thanks to “my Super Man,” Billy D! We did it!
Joplinaire, Blues Singer, Blues Woman, Aretha Franklin
Broadway: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Mariah), The Color Purple (Sofia). West End: Gone With The Wind (Mammy). NYC: Dessa Rose and Ragtime in Concert (Lincoln Center), Irving Berlin (Carnegie Hall), Storyville (York Theatre). Nat’l Tour: Xanadu (Melpolmene), The Drowsy Chaperone (Trix), Cinderella (Grace), All Shook Up (Sylvia), Parade. Regional: Mahalia (Cleveland Playhouse), Crowns (Arena Stage), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Papermill Playhouse). NaTasha’s CD is available at www.NaTashaYvetteWilliams.com. Special thanks to Gregory, Nicole, Duke, the twins and The Gage Group. To God Be The Glory!
Allison Blackwell was last seen on Broadway in the Tony Award®-winning revival of The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Other Credits: Ragtime (Avery Fisher Hall), The Lion King (Las Vegas), Caroline, or Change (Theatreworks, CA), The Sound of Music (Paper Mill Playhouse), Nunsense and A Little Night Music (Sacramento Music Circus), Dreamgirls (PCLO), Les Miserables (North Shore Music Theatre). M.M. The Boston Conservatory. B.A. Spelman College. Thank you Jed, Pete, Mom, Dad, Patrice and RKLB. Faith Over Fear.
u/s Janis Joplin, Joplinaire swing
Broadway Debut! Regional: One Night With Janis Joplin (Janis Alternate): Arena Stage, Pasadena Playhouse, Milwaukee Rep and Cleveland Playhouse. Factory Girls: Goodspeed Musicals Festival of New Artists. The Full Monty: Ogunquit Playhouse. Other theatre credits: Hair (Sheila), Tommy (Mrs. Walker). BFA Music Theatre from the Hartt School. Thanks to the creative team for this opportunity and for making a girl’s dream come true! Love to friends and family for their continuous support.