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The Original Cast

A podcast about original cast albums and the people who love them hosted by playwright Patrick Flynn.
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Oct 21, 2020

Filmmaker Jeremy O’Keefe is with us this week to talk about a musical that I disparaged on the show 2 weeks ago. So that’s karma for you.

Topics Include: Wilmington, Delaware, being afraid of growing up at 16, Tony Randall, sleeping on the sidewalk for Rent tickets, and Big 2 which is my idea and you can’t steal it and Jeremy has first look so don’t even ask.

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Featured Recordings: Big - Original Cast Recording (1996) • Sunset Boulevard - American Premiere Recording (1993)

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DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! Out now is the third in our continuing series on the A Star is Born series of films: the 1976 version with Barbra and Kris Kristofferson and Barbra!

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Oct 14, 2020

We’re talking about the new musical Einstein’s Dreams and your reaction to the episode on 1776.

Featured Songs: “Einstein’s Dreams” sung by Alexandra Silber and “High-Speed Motion” sung by Talia Cosentino and the Ensemble from Einstein’s Dreams - Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording (2019)

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DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! Out now is the third in our continuing series on the A Star is Born series of films: the 1976 version with Barbra and Kris Kristofferson and Barbra!

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Oct 7, 2020

From the Buried Broadway podcast, actor Mikey Bevarelli is here for a musical by an Aussie based on an American movie by an Aussie based on an American movie.

Topics Include: audience expectations, Andy Karl, big Broadway scores, the little things, Let My People Come, and Ned Ryerson.

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Featured Recordings: Groundhog Day - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2017) • Let My People Come - The Original Cast Album (1974) • Look at Us - Sonny & Cher (1965)

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DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! Out now is the third in our continuing series on the A Star is Born series of films: the 1976 version with Barbra and Kris Kristofferson and Barbra!

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Sep 30, 2020

I’m away this week so here’s some an excised portion from my conversation with Serena Berman about Hair. Mainly deleted because I talk a lot. I had a lot to say about Hair.

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Featured Song: “Going Down” from Hair - The Original Broadway Cast Recording (1968)

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DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! Out now is the third in our continuing series on the A Star is Born series of films: the 1976 version with Barbra and Kris Kristofferson and Barbra!

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Sep 23, 2020

Journalist Theresa J. Beckhusen is here for a musical adaptation of a half-heard history lesson retold through the lens of “everything’s fine!”

Topics Include: not-so-bad-for-1969, Thomas Jefferson’s views on enslavement, how dumb “The Egg” is, Mr. Feeny, Vietnam, and one song that is actually more relevant now than it even was then.

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Featured Recordings: 1776 - Original Broadway Cast (1969) • Hamilton - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2015)

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DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! This month is the Don Bluth classic Anastasia (1997) with Casey Erin Clark (Little Women) and Courtney Laine Self (Crazy for You). A movie that is really two movies: the first is a historical fiction romance and the second is a horror-comedy about a dead guy and his talking bat.

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Sep 16, 2020

Two big musical discoveries made recently but I’m saving one so here’s the other!

Featured Songs: “I Wouldn't Have You Any Other Way” and “Maggie Flynn” from Maggie Flynn - The Original Broadway Cast Recording (1968), music and lyrics by Hugo Peretti & Luigi Creatore & George David Weiss

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DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! This month is the Don Bluth classic Anastasia (1997) with Casey Erin Clark (Little Women) and Courtney Laine Self (Crazy for You). A movie that is really two movies: the first is a historical fiction romance and the second is a horror-comedy about a dead guy and his talking bat.

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Sep 9, 2020

Performer-singer-mentor and Helen Hayes Award-winning writer Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi is here for a Tony-winning revue of 30s music staged in the 80s but that lives forever.

Topics Include: songs about weed, Billy Porter, Nell Carter, the black experience through white eyes, art that shouldn’t survive, and the good reasons why Lady Dane does not like Hamilton.

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Featured Recordings: Ain't Misbehavin' - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1978) • “Lush Life” - Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington (1965)

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DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! This month is the Don Bluth classic Anastasia (1997) with Casey Erin Clark (Little Women) and Courtney Laine Self (Crazy for You). A movie that is really two movies: the first is a historical fiction romance and the second is a horror-comedy about a dead guy and his talking bat.

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Sep 2, 2020

Intermissions are back! But in a slightly different format! Exclamation! I hate Grease!!

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Listen to Patrick on the Off2Broadway Podcast this week!

Register to watch Patrick’s segment of the Helen Hayes Awards Thursday, September 3 - 8:00pm.

Featured Songs: “Summer Nights” from Grease! - The Original Broadway Cast Album (1972) • “An Element of Magic” from Reporting Live - Hannah Whitney and Jacob Samuels (2011)

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DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! This month is the Don Bluth classic Anastasia (1997) with Casey Erin Clark (Little Women) and Courtney Laine Self (Crazy for You). A movie that is really two movies: the first is a historical fiction romance and the second is a horror-comedy about a dead guy and his talking bat.

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Aug 26, 2020

Music theatre writer Michael Finke is here for Bill Finn’s song cycle about death. . . It’s not as much of a bummer as it may sound.

Topics Include: Hell’s Kitchen, Joe Papp, Jack Eric Williams, 14 Dwight Ave (Natick, MA), how anything can be a musical, and Michael’s forthcoming album!

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Featured Recordings: Elegies - A Song Cycle (2003) • Songs from Inside My Locker - Robbie Rozelle (2020)

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DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! This month is the Village People movie Can’t Stop the Music (1980) with Robbie Rozelle and Robert W. Schneider. And it is ALL the things.

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Aug 19, 2020

Strathmore artist-in-residence singer/songwriter Christian Douglas is here for a musical by another singer/songwriter. Christian’s written and recorded an album during our time inside and just got out of the Army. Those things are connected but they’re both interesting and true.

Topics Include: the Jessie Mueller of it all, Sara v. Ms. Bareilles, life in the singing Army, and stories about ordinary people.

Featured Recordings: Waitress - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2016) • Inside Voice - Christian Douglas (2020)

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DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! This month is the Village People movie Can’t Stop the Music (1980) with Robbie Rozzelle and Robert W. Schneider. And it is ALL the things.

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Aug 12, 2020

Straight back into Toronto and the Off2Broadway podcast, it’s Stefania Lounsbury taking us back to the Goodman household and all contained therein.

Topics Include: Alice Ripley’s eyes, the over-analysis of musical theatre, Pretty Woman, Superboy, the Invisible Girl, and does Billy Elliot actually have a tragic ending?

Featured Recordings: Next to Normal - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2009)

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DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! This month is the Village People movie Can’t Stop the Music (1980) with Robbie Rozzelle and Robert W. Schneider. And it is ALL the things.

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Aug 5, 2020

Straight outta Toronto and the Off2Broadway podcast, it’s Tara Stanton taking us back to Oz not once, not twice, but SEVEN TIMES!

Topics Include: Hamilton, projections, the magic, the joy, the love, and living a 2-show life.

Featured Recordings: Wicked - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2003)

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DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! This month is the Village People movie Can’t Stop the Music (1980) with Robbie Rozzelle and Robert W. Schneider. And it is ALL the things.

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Jul 29, 2020

Five-time Tony Award-nominee Douglas Carter Beane brings us an overlooked Rodgers & Hart classic.

Topics Include: putting on shows in barns, woke for 1939, a more talented but more annoying version of Shirley Temple, aircraft on stage pre-Miss Saigon, and how Hollywood turned Lorenz Hart from gay to short for the biopic.

Featured Recordings: Babes in Arms - 1999 New York Cast Recording (1999)

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O YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! This month is the Village People movie Can’t Stop the Music (1980) with Robbie Rozzelle and Robert W. Schneider. And it is ALL the things.

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Jul 27, 2020

Thinking about becoming a patron of The Original Cast but don't know if it's worth it?

Well, check out this sample of The Original Cast at the Movies which you get on the 27th of every month with your patronage as Patrick, Robbie Rozelle, and Robert W. Schneider talk about the Village People's 1980 musical biopic(?) Can't Stop the Music.

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Jul 22, 2020

Three-time Tony-nominee Rebecca Luker is here for a walk through her career and the show Sheldon Harnick calls our “greatest American opera.”

Topics Include: getting an agent out of town, auditioning for Hal Prince, balancing your work and your life, and of course we talk about The Secret Garden and I play “How Could I Ever Know” are you kidding?

Watch At Home with Rebecca Luker: An Evening of Song! All of the proceeds from the virtual benefit performance will go to supporting Prosetin, a promising new drug candidate for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. It was in February when Broadway favorite Luker revealed that she had been diagnosed with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease). For more information about this treatment, visit Prosetin2020.org. If you would like to place a donation, click here: https://fundraise.projectals.org/give/270277/#!/donation/checkout.

Featured Recordings: Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Original Cast (1979) • The Secret Garden - The Original Broadway Cast Album (1991)

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DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! This month is the Judy Garland installment in our A Star is Born series with Roddy Flynn and Kari Ginsburg as we tackle all 4 Stars is Born films this year!

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Jul 15, 2020

Tony-winning choreographer Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, SpongeBob SquarePants, Altar Boyz, The King and I, High Fidelity, et al.) brings our third dive into a show that you either love deeply or have no strong opinion on either way.

Topics Include: harrowing at the start, Pouncival, hidden ᗅᗺᗷᗅ references, and what Channing Tatum did not sign up for.

Featured Recordings: Chess - Benny Andersson | Tim Rice | Björn Ulvaeus (1984)

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DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! This month is the Judy Garland installment in our A Star is Born series with Roddy Flynn and Kari Ginsburg as we tackle all 4 Stars is Born films this year!

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Jul 8, 2020

Children’s TV host Carly Ciarrocchi is here for a wonderful conversation about how one show can set your whole world in motion.

Topics Include: discount Disney DJ for bar mitzvahs, working together, finding what you’re good at, live children’s TV, and getting rejected in a letter you sent yourself.

Featured Recordings: Godspell - A Musical Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew (1971)

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DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! This month is the Judy Garland installment in our A Star is Born series with Roddy Flynn and Kari Ginsburg as we tackle all 4 Stars is Born films this year!

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Jul 1, 2020

Actor/performer/writer Tori Bouton is here for the last year’s Tony Award-winner for Best Musical.

Topics Include: Amber Gray, tragic endings, Amber Gray, why we sing this song, Amber Gray, Andre DeShields, and Amber Gray.

Featured Recordings: Hadestown - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2019) • Hadestown - Live Original Cast Album (2017)

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DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! This month is the Judy Garland installment in our A Star is Born series with Roddy Flynn and Kari Ginsburg as we tackle all 4 Stars is Born films this year!

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Jun 30, 2020

Best friend of the show Robbie Rozelle has a new live album out called Songs from Inside My Locker and you should buy it and here’s why . . .

Listen to Songs from Inside My Locker now!

Taking Care - An Emergency Fund for the Washington Theatre Community

MUSIC: “In Hell’s Kitchen” performed by Robbie Rozelle from his new album Songs from Inside My Locker (2020, Broadway Records), music and lyrics by Michael Finke

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Jun 24, 2020

Actor/music director/podcaster Kevin David Thomas is here for a musical that takes you there and back. On a bus.

Topics Include: Jekyll & Hyde, Lauren Ward over Sutton Foster, M&M’s, why we do what we do, and Kevin & Patrick try to get Jeanine Tesori on their respective podcasts through fawning and begging.

Featured Recordings: Violet - A New Musical (1997) • Violet - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2014)

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Jun 17, 2020

At Home with Rebecca Luker
TONIGHT
8:00pm Eastern

Hosted by Tony-winner Santino Fontana and featuring an interview with Rebecca Luker by Katie Couric.

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All proceeds benefit Prosetin, the first-ever ALS drug candidate developed using cells from ALS patients.

MUSIC: “Come to My Garden / Lift Me Up” performed by Rebecca Luker & Joel E. Chaiken  from The Secret Garden - The Original Broadway Cast Album (1991), music by Lucy Simon, lyrics by Marsha Norman

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Jun 17, 2020

Writer/performer/amazing human Amy Oestreicher comes to us with us to complete the Falsettos trilogy (by going back to Part 1).

Topics Include: Bill Finn calling on the phone, convincing teachers to let you do your own version of the assignment, tap dancing so hard you need surgery, and another in what is booming a series of scrapbooks!

Featured Recordings: In Trousers - Original Cast (1979) • March of the Falsettos - Original Cast (1981) • Falsettoland - Original Cast (1990)

If you’re listening on June 17, 2020: click here to register for Amy’s even at Hamden Library.

Info on Amy's 54 Below show, rescheduled for April 23, 2021 at 9:30pm!

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DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! Right now you can hear Kimberly Cooper Schmidt (The Light in the Piazza) and Jay Schmidt (The Full Monty) talk about the best mockumnetary ever made This is Spin̈al Tap (1984)!

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Jun 10, 2020

Director/podcaster Robert W. Schneider is here for a musical whose legacy may be unfairly besmirched by an infamous Tony speech.

Topics Include: George Hearn, staging the overture, cutting the entr’acte, and maybe revoking Rob’s gay card live on the air!

Featured Recording: La Cage Aux Folles - Original Cast Recording (1983)

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DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! Right now you can hear Kimberly Cooper Schmidt (The Light in the Piazza) and Jay Schmidt (The Full Monty) talk about the best mockumentary ever made This is Spin̈al Tap (1984)!

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Jun 1, 2020

Here’s a snippet from Alexandra and me talking from the before times.

recorded March 4, 2020

Taking Care - An Emergency Fund for the Washington Theatre Community

MUSIC: “Birdhouse in Your Soul” performed by They Might Be Giants from their album Flood (1990), music and lyrics by John Flansburgh & John Linnell

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May 31, 2020

Distantly Social Theatre presents Have You Been to the New Harris Teeter? a short play written by Patrick Flynn starring Serena Berman & Ava Eisenson, and directed by Jake Beckhard.

Covert art photograph by David Wardrick.

Have You Been to the New Harris Teeter? was originally presented as part of Theatre Alliance’s Hot House Readings series in 2017.

Have You Been to the New Harris Teeter? script available for licensing at the New Play Exchange!

Recording produced by Jake Beckhard and edited by Patrick Flynn.

Taking Care - An Emergency Fund for the Washington Theatre Community

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