Star-studded casting has been announced for the next episode of digital musical series The Theatre Channel, presented by Adam Blanshay Productions, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Playbill and The Theatre Cafe.
This episode is a Rodgers and Hammerstein special, taking place at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. The episode is set to stream from Friday 18 June via stream.theatre.
Embracing the return of live theatre, the episode is a co-production with the London venue, ahead of their new production of Carousel this summer.
The episode will also offer an exclusive sneak peek into the making of the upcoming production, including behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage with Natasha May Thomas and choreographer Drew McOnie.
Episode 7 of The Theatre Channel features two-time Olivier Award-nominee Michael Xavier (Sunset Boulevard in the West End and on Broadway, Into the Woods, The Phantom of the Opera), Olivier Award-nominee Josefina Gabrielle (Chicago, Les Misérables) and Caroline Sheen (9 to 5 the Musical).
Further casting includes Daniel Koek, one of the youngest men to play Jean Valjean in the West End production of Les Misérables and Amara Okereke (Oklahoma!, Les Misérables).
This episode also highlights the talents of recent ArtsEd graduates Ethlinn Rose and Tavio Wright.
Artistic Director of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Timothy Sheader, said, “As Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre prepares to open for our 89th season, we are looking forward to welcoming our audiences back. Moreover, we applaud all of the digital theatre content that has been created over the past 18 months and recognise, that going forward, digital platforms will be synonymous with the outreach of live theatre. We are delighted to partner with The Theatre Channel in their exploration of Rodgers and Hammerstein and are excited to share an insight into our upcoming revival of Carousel.”
The cast will also joined by resident ensemble Anthony Starr (Guys & Dolls), Danny Becker (The Prince Of Egypt), Kayleigh Thadani (Disney’s Aladdin), M-Jae Cleopatra Isaac (Billy Elliot) and Vicki Lee Taylor (A Chorus Line).
Combining the thrill of stage and screen for an episodic musical revue of beloved classics, The Theatre Channel is an up close and intimate experience from the comfort of your home.
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