Wicked's Shoshana Bean Will Play California's Hemet Theater

By Adam Hetrick
August 9, 2013

Shoshana Bean, who appeared on Broadway as Elphaba in Wicked, will perform a special one-night-only concert at the Historic Hemet Theater Aug. 23 in Hemet, CA.

Bean's performance will celebrate her new album "O'Farrell Street," which was released last winter. The ten-track album includes original songs such as "Cold Turkey," "Blood from a Stone," "Quittin' Time," "Gin and Cigarrettes" and "Water."

Here's how the album is characterized: "Shoshana's unique take on vintage soul music of the late 1960's draws inspiration from artists like Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Sam Cooke. She has successfully created a sound that is simultaneously nostalgic and refreshing."

The concert also promises songs from "Broadway, the movies, [and] 60s soul."

In addition to her run in Wicked and Jerry Mitchell's Peepshow in Las Vegas, Bean appeared in the original Broadway cast of Hairspray and in the Off-Broadway revival of Godspell. Her R&B album "Superhero" was released in 2008.

For tickets visit AYProd.com.