Shoshana Bean: A Happening at the Ford

June 11, 2009
8:30 pm

“Shoshana Bean has the kind of voice that angels might envy!”

- David Kaufman, The Daily News


shoshana-bean-a-happening-at-the-ford-v7-postcard-front-72-dpi.jpgWitness the evolution of a diva in this two-part concert under the stars, as former “Wicked” star Shoshana Bean begins the night singing the hits of Barbra Streisand in “Shoshana Sings Streisand,” ending with “My Name is Shoshana,” featuring songs from Bean’s debut album,”Superhero.”


With Legendary Los Angeles Music Director Gerald Sternbach and Matt Cusson. Directed by Billy Porter.


Selected by the City of West Hollywood and Christopher Street West as the official ”Pride Night Out” kick-off for L.A. Pride 2009!


Get your Tix! Visit or by calling 323-461-3673. Discount tickets available at (while they last)


Ford Amphitheatre is located just off the 101 (Hollywood) freeway across from the Hollywood Bowl and south of Universal Studios. Grounds open 2 hours before showtime for picnicking.


From the Director…


“With her roots firmly planted in the modern musical idioms of the millennium, Shoshana gracefully channels the spirit of a bygone musical era with a craft and effortlessness that will take your breath away – truly bridging that ever broadening gap between the classic and the contemporary.”  

- Dir. Billy Porter



shoshana-bean-3-for-internet.jpgSHOSHANA BEAN grew up in Portland, Oregon. She attended the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, graduated with a BFA in Musical Theater and wasted no time in heading to New York City.


There she was cast in the Off-Broadway revival of “GODSPELL” and with the release of the cast album, which included her rousing rendition of “Bless the Lord,” she had earned herself a spot on NYC’s musical theater map. Shoshana made her Broadway debut in the critically acclaimed, Tony Award-winning original cast of “HAIRSPRAY.” Following her two year run in “HAIRSPRAY”, Bean began a five-month stint as standby for Tony Award winner Idina Menzel in the hit Broadway musical “WICKED.”  In January 2005, Shoshana took over the role of Elphaba until January 2006. 


In Dec ’08, Bean released her debut album “Superhero” which showcases original songs written by Bean and classics like Aretha Franklin’s “Ain’t No Way.” “Superhero” debuted at #5 on iTunes.