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The Original Cast

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Oct 6, 2021

Dan is probably most well known to music theatre fans as the book writer of 13 (coming soon to Netflix). But he’s also a lyricist, YA novelist, and an accomplished musician. And he’s here for an amazingly deep, 2-LP collection from the First Lady of Song.

Topics include: discovering Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart’s words, working with JRB and Doug Cohen, knowing what you’re good at, and yes I forgot about The Boys from Syracuse I’m sorry I’m sorry I’m sorry please don’t @ me.

Dan Elish Dot Com

American Theater Group presents The Evolution of (Henry) Mann; music and lyrics by Douglas J. Cohen, book and lyrics by Dan Elish; October 14-24, 2021

Featured recordings: Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers & Hart Song Book - Ella Fitzgerald (1956) • Once Upon a Summertime - Blossom Dearie (1958) • The Evolution of Mann - Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording (2018)

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? DO YOU LIKE SONDHEIM? Then you will love our PATREON podcast The Original Cast at the Movies because 2021 is all about Sondheim Movie Musicals!! This month it’s CAMP with Robbie Rozelle and Michael Finke!

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Oct 3, 2021

GO WATCH DIANA: THE MUSICAL ON NETFLIX RIGHT NOW!!

Sep 29, 2021

Roddy is here for an anecdote and reminiscence about a cult classic.

Featured Songs: “How Shall I See You Through My Tears” from The Gospel at Colonus - Original Cast Recording (1985) • “Turkey Lurkey Time” from Promises, Promises - Original Broadway Cast Album (1968)

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? DO YOU LIKE SONDHEIM? Then you will love our PATREON podcast The Original Cast at the Movies because 2021 is all about Sondheim Movie Musicals!! This month it’s the 2003 music theatre cult classic CAMP with Robbie Rozelle & Michael Finke!

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Sep 22, 2021

Performer/writer/raconteur Grace Aki is here for a show that just keeps being the best.

Topics include: parents, podcasts, personalities, the Queen Judy Kuhn (long may she reign), and how Michael Cerveris may be a deity.

Grace Aki Dot Com

Featured recordings: Fun Home - A New Broadway Musical (2015) • Song & Dance - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1985) • Tell Me on a Sunday - Marti Webb (1980) • Leslie Odom Jr. - Leslie Odom Jr. (2014)

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? DO YOU LIKE SONDHEIM? Then you will love our PATREON podcast The Original Cast at the Movies because 2021 is all about Sondheim Movie Musicals!! This month it’s the 2003 music theatre cult classic CAMP with Robbie Rozelle & Michael Finke!

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Sep 15, 2021

There’s stuff a-comin’.

To Free a Mockingbird, written and performed by Grace Aki

Featured Songs: “What a Piece of Work is Man / Walking in Space (Reprise)” from Hair - The Original Broadway Cast Recording (1968) • “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” from Kiss Me, Kate - The New Broadway Cast Recording (1999)

LIVE STREAM: SEPTEMBER 16! The Original Cast at the Movies: Camp (2003) with Michael Finke & Robbie Rozelle steaming live on Patreon! Become a patron at http://www.patreon.com/originalcastpod to tune in!

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Sep 8, 2021

Jeremy comes from away (Seattle) for one of the best musicals of the last decade. Certainly better than the one everyone thought was the best musical — okay I’ll stop.

Topics include: no intermission, The Laramie Project, Bonnie & Bob & Hannah & Kevin & Kevin, and discovering this show on a plane to Hong Kong.

Featured recordings: Come from Away - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2017)

LIVE STREAM: SEPTEMBER 16! The Original Cast at the Movies: Camp (2003) with Michael Finke & Robbie Rozelle steaming live on Patreon! Become a patron at http://www.patreon.com/originalcastpod to tune in!

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Sep 1, 2021

Building others up when you’re feeling down.

"Feeling Good" performed by Nina Simone

Jonathan Chisolm Dot Com

Uproar Coaching

This Was a Thing with Ray Hebel and Robert W. Schneider

Featured Songs: “Feeling Good” performed by Gilbert Price from The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd  - The Original Broadway Cast Recording (1965) • “What Kind of Fool Am I?” performed by Anthony Newley from Stop the World – I Want to Get Off - Original Broadway Cast (1962)

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? DO YOU LIKE SONDHEIM? Then you will love our PATREON podcast The Original Cast at the Movies because 2021 is all about Sondheim Movie Musicals!! This month it’s Bette Midler’s 1993 film version of Gypsy!

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Aug 25, 2021

Actor Ben Schrager is here for a show that has a very special place in his life.

Topics include: the generosity of Billy Finn, teenage A New Brain, the Mary Testa-of-it-all, the Chip Zien-of-it-all, autobiography, and some really lousy days in the Universe.

Ben Schrager Dot Com

Featured recordings: A New Brain - Original Cast Recording (1998) • Infinite Joy: The Songs of William Finn - Live at Joe's Pub (2001) • A New Brain - 2015 New York Cast Recording (2016)

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? DO YOU LIKE SONDHEIM? Then you will love our PATREON podcast The Original Cast at the Movies because 2021 is all about Sondheim Movie Musicals!! This month it’s Dick Tracy (1990) with Robert W. Schneider (La Cage Aux Folles) and Roddy Flynn (Anyone Can Whistle).

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Aug 18, 2021

Good old fashioned intermission about movie musicals and the perpetually coming Follies.

Featured Songs: “Losing My Mind” performed by Charity Angél Dawson & Joshua Hinck from Losing My Mind: A Sondheim Disco Fever Dream (2020) • “Losing My Mind” from A Perfect Little Death - Eleri Ward (2021)

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? DO YOU LIKE SONDHEIM? Then you will love our PATREON podcast The Original Cast at the Movies because 2021 is all about Sondheim Movie Musicals!! This month it’s Dick Tracy (1990) with Robert W. Schneider (La Cage Aux Folles) and Roddy Flynn (Anyone Can Whistle).

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Aug 11, 2021

Singer/songwriter/actress and genius behind Indie-Folk Sondheim Eleri Ward is here for a musical about self-expression (and indie-folk Sondheim).

Topics include: songs for boys, escalators v. elevators, songs about things, what and how you share yourself, how you see yourself when you’re writing as yourself, and Lil Nas X.

Eleri Ward Dot Com

Indie-Folk Sondheim (formerly SUF/SOND)

Featured recordings: Spring Awakening - A Decca Broadway Cast Album (2006) • Friction (EP) - Eleri Ward (2021) • A Perfect Little Death - Eleri Ward (2021)

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? DO YOU LIKE SONDHEIM? Then you will love our PATREON podcast The Original Cast at the Movies because 2021 is all about Sondheim Movie Musicals!! This month it’s Dick Tracy (1990) with Robert W. Schneider (La Cage Aux Folles) and Roddy Flynn (Anyone Can Whistle).

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Aug 4, 2021

What is Love Actually?

Spandex the Musical Homepage

Featured Songs: “We Need a Little Christmas” from Mame - Original Broadway Cast (1996) • “Twelve Days to Christmas” from She Loves Me - 2016 Broadway Cast Recording (2016)

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? DO YOU LIKE SONDHEIM? Then you will love our PATREON podcast The Original Cast at the Movies because 2021 is all about Sondheim Movie Musicals!! This month it’s Dick Tracy (1990) with Robert W. Schneider (La Cage Aux Folles) and Roddy Flynn (Anyone Can Whistle).

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Jul 29, 2021

Tuesday - August 3 - 8:30pm Eastern - http://www.patreon.com/originalcastpod

Jul 28, 2021

Flying V’s newly minted Theatrical Artistic Lead is here for a musical that maybe no one should do any more?

Topics include: bonding with your parents thru comedy, problematic plot points, meeting people where they are, and Marshall McLuhan.

Kelly Colburn Dot Com

Featured recordings: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2005)

Monumental Theatre Co.’s Songs for a New World now STREAMING!

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? DO YOU LIKE SONDHEIM? Then you will love our PATREON podcast The Original Cast at the Movies because 2021 is all about Sondheim Movies!! This month it’s Dick Tracy (1990) with Robert W. Schneider (La Cage Aux Folles) and Roddy Flynn (Anyone Can Whistle).

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Jul 21, 2021

Two musicals for your enjoyment!

Spandex will debut on Musical Theatre Radio Sunday, August 8th at 1pm and continue for the next four Sundays through September 5th!

Spandex the Musical Homepage

1988 Crystal Light National Aerobic Championship Opening

Monumental Theatre Co.’s Songs for a New World now STREAMING!

Songs for a New World/Monumental Theatre Co-Related Episodes
Megan Bunn / The Band's Visit - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2017)
Mary Myers / Songs for a New World - World Premiere Recording (1996)
Jimmy Mavrikes / Rent - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1996)
Beth Amann / Wicked - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2003)

Featured Songs: “I'd Give It All for You” from Songs for a New World - World Premiere Recording (1997) • “Old Broken Mirror” and “Spandex” from Spandex: The Musical (2021)

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? DO YOU LIKE SONDHEIM? Then you will love our PATREON podcast The Original Cast at the Movies because 2021 is all about Sondheim Movies!! This month it’s the film version of A Little Night Music (1977), a film that proves good movies are hard to make.

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Jul 14, 2021

Director and Tudor-nerd Megan Behm is here for a musical of the moment that is more than it initially seems to some of us (by which I mean, me).

Topics include: snootiness, history, and feminism.

Megan Dash Behm Dot Com

Featured recordings: Six - The Album (2018)

Monumental Theatre Co.’s Songs for a New World now STREAMING!

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? DO YOU LIKE SONDHEIM? Then you will love our PATREON podcast The Original Cast at the Movies because 2021 is all about Sondheim Movies!! This month it’s the film version of A Little Night Music (1977), a film that proves good movies are hard to make.

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Jul 7, 2021

. . . I mean, not really but I like lists.

Featured Songs: “The Night That Goldman Spoke at Union Square” performed by Steven Sutcliffe & Judy Kaye from Ragtime - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1998) • “Rich and Happy” from Merrily We Roll Along - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1981) • “Another Hundred People” performed by Pamela Myers from Company - Original Broadway Cast (1970) • “We Do Not Belong Together” performed by Bernadette Peters & Mandy Patinkin from Sunday in the Park with George - Original Cast Recording (1984) • “Javert's Soliloquy” performed by Terrence Mann from Les Misérables - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1987) • “Still Hurting” performed by Sherie Rene Scott from The Last Five Years - Original Cast (2002) • “Raincoat of Love” from Fun Home - A New Broadway Musical (2015) • “Buenos Aires” performed by Julie Covington from Evita - An Opera Based on the Life Story of Eva Peron: 1919-1952 (1976) • “Didn't Want Nothin'” from A Strange Loop - Original Cast Recording (2019) • “Feelings” performed by Barbara Harris and “Eve” performed by Alan Alda from The Apple Tree - Original Broadway Cast (1966)

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? DO YOU LIKE SONDHEIM? Then you will love our PATREON podcast The Original Cast at the Movies because 2021 is all about Sondheim Movie Musicals!! This month it’s the film version of A Little Night Music (1977), a film that proves good movies are hard to make.

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Jun 30, 2021

Tony nominee and favorite of this podcast, Liz Callaway is here for the first show she saw on Broadway at 9, a decade before she’d appear on the same stage in a show by the same creative team.

Topics include: the Mets, reunion concerts, auditioning for Sondheim without knowing it, demos, and luck.

Liz Callaway Dot Com

Featured recordings: Company - Original Broadway Cast (1970) • A Stephen Sondheim Evening - Whitney Museum of American Art Composers' Showcase (1983) • The Essential Liz Callaway - Liz Callaway (2015)

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? DO YOU LIKE SONDHEIM? Then you will love our PATREON podcast The Original Cast at the Movies because 2021 is all about Sondheim Movie Musicals!! This month it’s the film version of A Little Night Music (1977), a film that proves good movies are hard to make.

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Jun 23, 2021

A short fantasia by Katya Stanislavskaya.

Casey Erin Clark

Kevin David Thomas

Marissa Rosen & Marty Thomas

Featured Songs: “The Miller’s Son” performed by D. Jamin-Bartlett from A Little Night Music - Original Broadway Cast (1973) • “The Miller’s Son” performed by Aili Venho from Losing My Mind: A Sondheim Disco Fever Dream (2020)

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? DO YOU LIKE SONDHEIM? Then you will love our PATREON podcast The Original Cast at the Movies because 2021 is all about Sondheim Movie Musicals!! May’s episode is the only non-musical screenplay Sondheim has (so far) penned: The Last of Sheila (1973). It's a murder mystery that plays so fair, the title is a clue.

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Jun 16, 2021

Actress and cabaret star Marissa Rosen comes by to talk about the show she saw dozens of times on Broadway. Dozens.

Topics include: finding family at the stage door, support singers, sexy/sleazy, Marty Thomas, and going to Duane Reade in a full face and lashes.

Marissa Rosen Dot Com

Featured recordings: The Rocky Horror Show - The New Broadway Cast Recording (2000) • The Rocky Horror Skivvies Show - The Skivvies featuring Marissa Rosen (2020)

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? DO YOU LIKE SONDHEIM? Then you will love our PATREON podcast The Original Cast at the Movies because 2021 is all about Sondheim Movie Musicals!! May’s episode is the only non-musical screenplay Sondheim has (so far) penned: The Last of Sheila (1973). It's a murder mystery that plays so fair, the title is a clue.

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Jun 9, 2021

Eleri Ward, Stephen Sondheim, Bill Finn, William Shakespeare.

SUF/SOND

Featured Songs: “Every Day a Little Death” & “Take Me to the World” from A Perfect Little Death - SUF/SOND (2021)

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? DO YOU LIKE SONDHEIM? Then you will love our PATREON podcast The Original Cast at the Movies because 2021 is all about Sondheim Movie Musicals!! May’s episode is the only non-musical screenplay Sondheim has (so far) penned: The Last of Sheila (1973). It's a murder mystery that plays so fair, the title is a clue.

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Jun 2, 2021

Composer, lyricist, performer Billy Recce (Little Black Book) is here for an evening of Bill Finn and why he wrote a great musical about Heidi Fleiss.

Topics include: Tom Lehrer, Wanda Houston, Bill Finn’s vocal stylings, and three-dimensionalizing those whom society has two-dimensionalized.

Billy Recce Dot Com

Featured recordings: Infinite Joy: The Songs of William Finn - Live at Joe's Pub (2001) • The Perks of Being a Snowflake - Billy Recce (2018) • Little Black Book - World Premiere Recording (2021)

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? DO YOU LIKE SONDHEIM? Then you will love our PATREON podcast The Original Cast at the Movies because 2021 is all about Sondheim Movie Musicals!! May’s episode is the only non-musical screenplay Sondheim has (so far) penned: The Last of Sheila (1973). It's a murder mystery that plays so fair, the title is a clue.

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May 26, 2021

Billy Porter Breaks a 14-Year Silence: “This Is What HIV-Positive Looks Like Now” from The Hollywood Reporter

MisCast21!

Hal Prince on The South Bank Show in 1978

Featured Songs: “In His Eyes” performed by Gavin Creel & Aaron Tveit from Jekyll & Hyde (1996) • “You and Me (But Mostly Me)” performed by Kelly Marie Tran from The Book of Mormon (2013)

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? DO YOU LIKE SONDHEIM? Then you will love our PATREON podcast The Original Cast at the Movies because 2021 is all about Sondheim Movie Musicals!! Our latest Sondheim-excursion has Logan Culwell-Block (Little Shop of Horrors) and Sophie Schulman (Funny Girl) digging into Sondheim’s fabled TV-mini-musical Evening Primrose (1966).

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May 19, 2021

Instagram’s own The Man in the Chair is here all the way from London to talk about the Papermill production of possibly the greatest Broadway musical ever written.

Topics include: Cameron Mackintosh, Virgin Megastore, subjective flashbacks, the trouble with the “Follies” portion, and moving house with so many CDs.

The Man in the Chair on Instagram

Featured recordings: Follies - The Complete Recording (1998) • Follies - Original London Cast (1987)

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? DO YOU LIKE SONDHEIM? Then you will love our PATREON podcast The Original Cast at the Movies because 2021 is all about Sondheim Movie Musicals!! Our latest Sondheim-excursion has Logan Culwell-Block (Little Shop of Horrors) and Sophie Schulman (Funny Girl) digging into Sondheim’s fabled TV-mini-musical Evening Primrose (1966).

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May 12, 2021

We’ve got voicemails and comments and clips and all you want.

Ways to stream The Last of Sheila.

Featured Songs: “Another Hundred People” from Company - Original Broadway Cast (1970) • “Fanfare” from The Frogs / Evening Primrose - Stephen Sondheim (2001) • “Megamix: Take Me to the World: from Losing My Mind: A Sondheim Disco Fever Dream - Aili Venho, Joshua Hinck, Alison Luff, Blaine Krauss, Brittnie Price, Aneesa Folds, Charity Angél Dawson & Deonté L. Warren (2020)

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? DO YOU LIKE SONDHEIM? Then you will love our PATREON podcast The Original Cast at the Movies because 2021 is all about Sondheim Movie Musicals!! Our latest Sondheim-excursion has Logan Culwell-Block (Little Shop of Horrors) and Sophie Schulman (Funny Girl) digging into Sondheim’s fabled TV-mini-musical Evening Primrose (1966).

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May 5, 2021

Two Guests for the price of one! Chris & Holly from the podcast Out for Blood: The Story of Carrie the Musical are here for a show they did at Edinburgh Fringe that bears more than a passing resemblance to said Stephen King musical.

CW: sexual assault.

Topics include: Holly as the lead, singing Wicked during Bat Boy, does Off-West End exist?, bags of wigs, and Carrie (of course).

Out for Blood: The Story of Carrie the Musical

Big Diva Energy Podcast

Featured recordings: Bat Boy - Original Cast Recording (2001) • Bat Boy - Original London Cast Recording (2004)

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? DO YOU LIKE SONDHEIM? Then you will love our PATREON podcast The Original Cast at the Movies because 2021 is all about Sondheim Movie Musicals!! Our latest Sondheim-excursion has Logan Culwell-Block (Little Shop of Horrors) and Sophie Schulman (Funny Girl) digging into Sondheim’s fabled TV-mini-musical Evening Primrose (1966).

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