The series, presented by Chris Isaacson and Shane Scheel, launches at 8:30 PM with Shoshana Bean: A Happening at the Ford. The first half of the evening will find the former Hairspray star singing the hits of Barbra Streisand in "Shoshana Sings Streisand"; the second half, entitled "My Name Is Shoshana," will include songs from Bean's debut recording, "Superhero." The evening features direction by Billy Porter and musical direction by Gerald Sternbach and Matt Cusson.
The series will continue July 24 at 8:30 PM with Brooklyn's Eden Espinosa in her critically acclaimed solo show, ME. Singer-songwriter Audra Mae will be Espinosa's special guest. The concert will feature arrangements and musical direction by James Sampliner.
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.
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.