Wicked's Bean to Be Part of Broadway in the Burbs Concert

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Shoshana Bean, who recently played Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked, will be part of the upcoming Broadway in the Burbs II concert in North Atlanta.
Shoshana Bean
Shoshana Bean

The July 22 evening will be held at the Hanger Auditorium at The Bricks. Bean will join Adam Hunter, Dave Barrus, Paige Price and Norm Lewis for an evening of Broadway showtunes. The evening will also feature students of The Broadway Company's Triple Threat Academy, a workshop that helps prepare students for careers in the performing arts. Show time is 8 PM.

Shoshana Bean, who recently starred as Elphaba in Broadway's Wicked, played Shelley in the original cast of the Tony-winning musical Hairspray. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Bean attended the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music before heading to NYC. She was first cast in the Off-Broadway production of Godspell and then in the national tour of Leader of the Pack. Bean was also seen in the all-star Hair benefit concert. The singer-actress is currently working on her debut solo album for Pure Records and will play three stops on the Wicked tour beginning Sept. 6 at Portland's Keller Auditorium.

Norm Lewis, who appeared in the benefit Hair concert, has been seen on Broadway in The Wild Party, Side Show, Miss Saigon and The Who’s Tommy. His Off-Broadway credits include Dessa Rose, Captains Courageous and A New Brain, and he has toured with Once on This Island and Four Score & Seven Years Ago. Lewis’ other theatrical credits include the all-star Dreamgirls and Children of Eden concerts, the City Center Encores! production of Golden Boy and regional productions of Ragtime, Pippin and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Lewis will play Javert in the upcoming revival of Les Misérables.

Paige Price starred on Broadway in Saturday Night Fever and was also seen in Beauty and the Beast and Smokey Joe's Café. She acted in Bubbling Brown Sugar, starring Diahann Carroll, at Atlanta's Fox Theatre, and produced The Eyes Are The First Thing To Go: The Mid-Life Musical Comedy Revue, a revue by brothers Jim and Bob Walton, Off-Broadway.

Adam Hunter has been seen on Broadway in Les Misérables, Ragtime and La Bohème as well as in the benefit concerts of Dreamgirls and Chess. He played Timon in the national tour of The Lion King and appeared Off-Broadway in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. Hunter's regional credits include lead roles in Sunday in the Park with George and Falsettos. Dave Barrus' theatrical credits include productions of Les Misérables, West Side Story and Chess.

The Hanger Auditorium at The Bricks is located in the Perimeter Church at the corner of Medlock Bridge Road and Old Alabama in Duluth, GA. Tickets, priced $20-$125, are available by calling (678) 405-2275 or (678) 520-0775.

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