21 Apr
American Repertory Theater Presents Tony and Grammy-Nominated Broadway Star SHOSHANA BEAN

American Repertory Theater


Tony and Grammy-Nominated Broadway Star



The American Repertory Theater at Harvard University  (A.R.T.)

Phone # 617-547-8300 

Performance Date:

May 8, 2023 at 6:00pm

Bright-Landry Hockey Center on N. Harvard Street in Allston


The gala will begin with a cocktail hour at 6PM, followed by dinner, a live auction, and an artistic program. 

Additional performers will be announced at a later date

Half and full table packages starting at $7,500, individual tickets starting at $1,500, and opportunities to support the event–including for individuals unable to attend–are available now at AmericanRepertoryTheater.org/Gala

For additional information, please contact A.R.T.’s Development team at ART_Events@harvard.edu.  


American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, led by Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Kelvin Dinkins, Jr., announced today that Broadway star and recording artist Shoshana Bean ("Waitress," "Wicked" and "Mr. Saturday Night") will perform at its 2023 Gala

The annual event will be held this year on Monday, May 8 at the Bright-Landry Hockey Center on N. Harvard Street in Allston

It will honor departing Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow and Adele Fleet Bacow for their inspiring impact on the arts at Harvard and beyond. 

Shoshana Bean was most recently seen starring opposite Billy Crystal on Broadway in "Mr. Saturday Night." 

Tony and Grammy nominated for her role as Susan Young, she has previously starred on Broadway as Elphaba in "Wicked" and Jenna in "Waitress." 

Her six independent studio albums and EPs have landed her on top of the iTunes and Billboard charts, including the peak position of #1 on the Billboard Jazz Chart. 

Shoshana has sold out concerts around the globe and lent her voice to countless films and television shows, a few of which include "Sing," "Sing 2," "Enchanted," "Jersey Boys," “Glee” and “Galavant.

Shoshana Bean made her Broadway debut in the original cast of Hairspray, appeared Off-Broadway in the 2000 revival of "Godspell" and in "Songs for a New World" at City Center Encores

She won an IRNE Award for her performance as Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl" at North Shore Music Theater and earned a Jeff Award nomination for her portrayal of CeeCee Bloom in the pre-Broadway musical production of "Beaches." 

She has appeared in “Bloodline” and "Bill and Ted Face the Music," and recently filmed a solo concert special for PBS.  

The 2023 Gala celebrates President Bacow and Adele Fleet Bacow along with A.R.T.’s ongoing commitment to the research and development of groundbreaking theatrical experiences that catalyze dialogue and transformation. 

The annual Gala supports A.R.T.'s artistic productions and educational offerings, which center the theater’s mission and vision of expanding the boundaries of theater through programs that engage our hearts, minds, and bodies to imagine collective pathways forward. 

The A.R.T.’s 2023 Gala Co-chairs are David E. & Stacey L. Goel and Linda Hammett Ory & Andrew Ory. 

The Gala Committee includes Ed & Sarah Baker, Terrie & Bradley Bloom, Katie & Paul Buttenweiser, Priscilla H. Douglas, Ann & Graham Gund, Barbara & Amos Hostetter, Jeaennie & Jonathan Lavine, Bill & Leslie Lee, Katherine & Joseph J. O’Donnell, Diane & Deval Patrick, and Penny Pritzker & Bryan Traubert. 



The American Repertory Theater at Harvard University is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of theater, always including the audience as a partner. 


We focus on the research and development of groundbreaking theatrical experiences that catalyze dialogue and transformation. We believe that by engaging our hearts, minds, and bodies, theater has the power to heal and imagine collective pathways forward. We commit to advancing public health in our practice and our programming, recognizing that racism in America is a national public health crisis. Our new home in Allston will be a breathable and healthy building envisioned as a town hall for the twenty-first century. Inspired by the model of a teaching hospital, the building will be a vibrant center for research, experiential pedagogy, and performance. We build community with our audiences, artists, students, staff, and neighbors across Greater Boston, embracing theater’s power to cultivate the full breadth and beauty of our shared humanity. We affirm and celebrate a multitude of perspectives and experiences that reflect the diversity of our country and world. We are dedicated to making a welcoming and accessible space for people of any identity, background, or ability. 


We hold the institution and each other responsible and accountable for living our shared values. There is no hierarchy to these values; they are all equally important and interrelated. We acknowledge that as an institution we must devote time to implementing and sustaining these values:

We center anti-racism

Habituate anti-racist practices in our policies, structure, and culture

We lead with inquiry

Ask questions in a spirit of brave curiosity in our never-ending journey of learning and growth

We believe in collaboration

Work together with trust and respect to unlock collective creativity

We practice adaptability

Challenge assumptions and create capacity to support “next” practices

We embrace regenerative practice

Promote the health and vitality of our planet, our organization, and each other 

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.)

Loeb Drama Center

64 Brattle Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone # 617-547-8300

WEBSITE: www.americanrepertorytheater.org