Thursday, 21 May 2015

Shoshana Bean announces 11pm London concert

Shoshana Bean has added a late-night concert to her upcoming residency at the London Hippodrome. 

In addition to playing 8pm shows on the 3rd, 4th and 5th June, Bean will play a special 11pm show on 4th June. At the extra show she will duet with some exciting guests including a handful of Elphabas and some you may not expect.

Confirmed special guests include current London Elphaba Emma Hatton and the West End's longest-serving Elphaba Rachel Tucker as well as Adrian Hansel (Hairspray), Eva Noblezada (Miss Saigon) and Jodie Jacobs (Carrie The Musical). Please note all guests are subject to change. 

UPDATE: Also joining the line-up are: Marcus Collins (Kinky Boots), Tyrone Huntley (Memphis) and, fresh from her appearance on Britain's Got Talent, Alison Jiear (Jerry Springer The Opera).

Speaking to West End Frame about her return to London during a recent interview, Bean said: "I’m trying to create an experience that will make everyone happy so you will definitely get pieces from all three albums, pieces of my theatrical career and some of the favourites. There are a lot of surprises too, I’m trying to keep a little bit of what’s going to happen a secret!"

Bean made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Hairspray, understudying the roles of Tracy Turnblad and Velma Von Tussle. She was then cast as Idina Menzel's standby in Wicked before becoming the first actress to take over the role of Elphaba on Broadway. She later reprised her portrayal of Elphaba in Wicked's first U.S. Tour.

Bean sang back up for Michael Jackson at his 30th anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden and arranged vocals for Jennifer Lopez’s American Idol performance of “I Luh Ya Papi.” Known for her powerhouse vocals, impressive range and energetic and emotional performances, Shoshana’s independent solo releases have topped the iTunes R&B and Blues charts in the US and UK in peak positions 5 and 3; her latest EP Shadows to Light reached #1.

Most recently Bean has become a YouTube sensation, collaborating with other artists and releasing covers, receiving millions of hits in just weeks. She has recently been cast in a Broadway-aimed musical called Beaches.

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Photo Credit: Christopher Boudewyns

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