Espinosa will be joined by several special guests, including singer/songwriter Audra Mae, Ty Taylor, "Star Search" champion Jake Simpson and Grammy winner Paula Cole. The concert features direction by Billy Porter and musical direction by Chris Bratten. Show time is 8:30 PM.
Espinosa, press notes state, "will 'shed the green' from her most famous role to share a piece of herself in Me, singing songs that are close to her heart by the artists who have inspired her."
Chris Isaacson and Shane Scheel produce the concert, which is part of Upright Cabaret's "Wicked Summer Nights at the Ford" series.
Eden Espinosa made her Broadway debut covering the roles of Elphaba and Nessarose in Stephen Schwartz's Wicked. She eventually assumed the role of Elphaba on Broadway and also opened the sit-down production of Wicked in Los Angeles. Espinosa also played the role of Brooklyn — a part she created at the Denver Civic Theatre — in the musical of the same name at the Schoenfeld Theatre. She played Maureen in the final cast of Broadway's Rent and was also seen in the Reprise staging of Flora, the Red Menace.
John Anson Ford Theatre is located at 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East in Hollywood, CA. For tickets visit www.fordtheatres.com or www.uprightcabaret.com/events or call (323) 461-3673.
The summer series will conclude Aug. 23 at 7:30 PM with Stephen Schwartz: Making Good. The award-winning composer will present a sneak peak of his new opera, Seance on a Wet Afternoon during the show's first act. The second act will boast a mix of performers interpreting some of Schwartz's biggest hits.