The Theatre Channel announces release date and line up for fifth episode

The Theatre Channel has announced the line up for its upcoming fifth episode.

The online musical series will drop its latest instalment on 19 February 2021.

The Golden Era of Broadway Episode will feature Freddie Fox, Bonnie Langford, Marisha Wallace, Mazz Murray, Gary Wilmot and Michael D. Xavier.

Tickets are available online here.

The confirmed performances from the fifth episode are:

Freddie Fox (Channel 4’s Cucumber & Banana, ITV’s White House Farm) singing an arrangement of ‘Willkommen’ and ‘Money’ from Cabaret.

Bonnie Langford (9 to 5, 42nd Street) singing ‘I Get A Kick Out Of You’ from Anything Goes

Marisha Wallace (Hairspray, Waitress, Dreamgirls) singing ‘Somewhere’ from West Side Story as a cover currently featured on her latest Album ‘Tomorrow’.

Mazz Murray (Mamma Mia!, We Will Rock You) singing ‘Everything’s Coming Up Roses’ from Gypsy

Gary Wilmot (Flowers for Mrs Harris, Prince of Egypt) singing ‘Luck Be A Lady’ from Guys and Dolls

Alyn Hawke and Emily Langham from the Café Four will be singing the duet ‘Put On A Happy Face’ from Bye Bye Birdie

The Café Four singing ‘Coffee Break’ from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

A collaboration between Adam Blanshay Productions and The Theatre Café, the first four episodes of The Theatre Channel are available to purchase and download via – once purchased, audiences are able to watch individual episodes unlimited times for up to 7 days.

Audiences will be able to purchase a festive bundle of Episodes 1 – 5 for £50, two and a half hours of quality musical theatre entertainment for the cost of a West End ticket. The producers will donate a proportion of each sale of these festive bundles to the Theatre Artists Fund, set up to support freelancer theatre workers affected by the pandemic.

Those appearing in past episodes are Tarinn Callender, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Oliver Ormson, Matt Henry MBE, Lucie Jones, Jenna Russell, Jodie Steele, Aimie Atkinson, Linzi Hateley, Bradley Jaden, Ria Jones, Trevor Dion Nicholas, Josh Piterman, Jordan Shaw, Shan Ako, Alex Gaumond, Rob Houchen, Francesca Jackson, Aisha Jawando, John Owen-Jones, Matt Croke, Tosh Wanogho-Maud Sophie-Louise Dann, Cassidy Janson, Rachel John, Zizi Strallen, Manon Taris and the recent alumni and students of ArtsEd drama school

Producer Adam Blanshay said: “As we turn over a new leaf, a new page, and have a fresh start- The Theatre Channel jumps into 2021 with an exploration of ‘The Golden Age of Broadway.’ We’re thrilled to have assembled such an acclaimed cast, exemplifying the best of British talent.

“While this episode revisits the classics, we aim to demonstrate how their soaring melodies and poignant lyrics are ever-so relevant today, hopefully instilling a fresh sense of meaning in a new generation of theatre-lover.”

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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