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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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Jun 1, 2020

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

recorded March 4, 2020

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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.

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May 30, 2020

A fun edit from my talk with James Gardiner about Merrily We Roll Along.

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MUSIC: “Opening (Doors)” performed by Joshua Hinck & Charity Angél Dawson featuring Chip Zien & Aili Venho from Losing My Mind: A Sondheim Disco Fever Dream (2020), music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

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May 29, 2020

Tara & Stefania are podcasting from the North!

Listen to the Off2Broadway podcast!

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MUSIC: “Blame Canada” from South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut (1999), music and lyrics by Trey Parker and Marc Shaiman

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May 28, 2020

Jensen is keeping busy and becoming goo.

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MUSIC: “I Believe” performed by Andrew Rannells from The Book of Mormon - Original Broadway Cast (2011), music and lyrics by Trey Parker & Robert Lopez &Matt Stone

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May 27, 2020

Lara is the host of the podcast Stage Door Stories and has the best “how did this show come into your life?” story ever.

Topics Include: Jeremy Kushnier, Jeremy Kushnier rapping, the Kenny Loggins of it all, and running into Jennifer Laura Thompson on the street.

Featured Recordings: Footloose - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1999) • Footloose - Original Soundtrack of the Paramount Motion Picture (1984) • Flashdance - Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture (1983) • An Officer and a Gentleman - Original Soundtrack (1982) • Dancing on the Ceiling - Lionel Richie (1986) • Arthur: The Album - Christopher Cross (1981) • Top Gun - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1986) • Fame - The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture (1980) • The Woman in Red - Selections from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984)

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May 26, 2020

Robbie’s album Songs from Inside My Locker is finally coming out!

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MUSIC: “If You’re Right Right Right” written and performed by The Flynn Twins • “I’m Leaving Texas” performed by Dee Hoty from The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1994), music and lyrics by Carol Hall

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May 25, 2020

Is the world that different for writers?

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MUSIC: “So Far, So Good” performed by Marguerite MacIntyre and Adam Grupper  from No Way to Treat a Lady - Original Cast Recording (1996), music and lyrics by Douglas J. Cohen

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May 24, 2020

Distantly Social Theatre presents The Royal Me performed by Anna Grace Nowalk, written by Patrick Flynn.

Covert art photograph by David Wardrick.

The Royal Me script available for licensing at the New Play Exchange!

Recording produced by Anna Grace Nowalk and edited by Patrick Flynn.

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May 23, 2020

A quick cut from my wonderful conversation with King’s Singer bass Jonathan Howard about “University.”

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MUSIC: “He is an Englishman” performed by the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company from H.M.S. Pinafore (1949), music by Arthur Sullivan, lyrics by W.S. Gilbert

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May 22, 2020

It’s my birthday today so I’m reviving one of my favorite interviews of all time with the delightful Kurt Peterson.

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MUSIC: “Too Many Mornings” performed by Kurt Peterson & Victoria Mallory from their album When Everything Was Possible: A Concert (2012), music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim from Follies (1971)

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May 21, 2020

This is a bad idea.

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MUSIC: “This Plum is Too Ripe” performed by Rita Gardner, Kenneth Nelson, William Larsen, & Hugh Thomas from The Fantasticks - Original Cast Album (1960), music by Harvey Schmidt, lyrics by Tom Jones

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May 20, 2020

Jake is a director who brings his insightful theatrical mind to the best worst musical of all time that people either love to death or have no strong feelings about either way.

Topics include: Bobby Fischer, the agony of Freddie, the ecstasy of Judy Kuhn, and whether or not the plot is just Tim Rice fan-fiction written by Tim Rice.

Featured Recordings: Chess - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1988) • Chess - Benny Andersson | Tim Rice | Björn Ulvaeus (1984)

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Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? This month Logan Culwell-Block (Little Shop of Horrors 1982) and Caroline Dubberly (Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2014) are here for a movie that has to been seen to be believed but cannot be understood, it's Lost Horizon (1973)!

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May 19, 2020

Another runaway train of thoughts.

Ordinary Days reunion info!

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MUSIC: “Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)” performed by Barbra Streisand from A Star is Born -  Barbra Streisand & Kris Kristofferson (1976), music and lyrics by Barbra Streisand & Paul Williams

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May 18, 2020

Tomorrow, 5:30pm EDT, Facebook Live!

Ordinary Days reunion info!

MUSIC: “Saturday at the Met” performed by Kate Wetherhead from Ordinary Days -  Original Cast Recording (2009), music and lyrics by Adam Gwon

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May 17, 2020

Distantly Social Theatre presents No But a short play written by Patrick Flynn starring Angeleaza Anderson, Michelle Polera, and Carl Williams.

Covert art photograph by David Wardrick.

No But was originally presented at Bethesda Play-in-a-Day 2019 with this same cast.

No But script available for licensing at the New Play Exchange!

Recording produced, directed, and edited by Patrick Flynn

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May 16, 2020

Walking and thinking and walking and watching.

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MUSIC: “C.B.” performed by Michael Staniforth with Jeffrey Daniel from Starlight Express - The Original Cast Recording (1984), music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Richard Stilgoe

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May 15, 2020

Eliza just started a new job in March!

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MUSIC: “Tear Me Down” performed by John Cameron Mitchell from Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Original Cast Album (1998), music and lyrics by Stephen Trask

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May 14, 2020

Tia and I talk to each other while kids talk to us.

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MUSIC: “I Feel Pretty” performed by Kyle Taylor Parker from his album Broadway Soul, Vol. 1 (2019), music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim from West Side Story (1957)

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May 13, 2020

Star is playwright/lyricist/director who brings to us a fun and funny conversation about a still-relevant turning point in the history of American musical theatre that is further from us historically than it is from Oklahoma!.

Topics Include: gender-blind Bobbies, keeping the comedy in musical comedy, being alive, and sliding into her DMs.

Featured Recordings: Company - Original Broadway Cast (1970) • Company - 1995 Broadway Cast Recording (1995) • Experiment - Mandy Patinkin (1994) • Marry Me a Little - Songs by Stephen Sondheim (1980)

T-shirts and tote-bags and more at the Original Cast Store!

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? This month Logan Culwell-Block (Little Shop of Horrors 1982) and Caroline Dubberly (Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2014) are here for a movie that has to been seen to be believed but cannot be understood, it's Lost Horizon (1973)!

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May 12, 2020

Conspiracy theories, one-person shows, Ordinary Days, and Tell Me on a Sunday just to name a few.

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MUSIC: “The Cookie Chase” performed by Angela Lansbury from Anyone Can Whistle - Original Broadway Cast (1964), music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

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May 11, 2020

Nostalgia is a dangerous drug.

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MUSIC: “U.N.C.O.U.P.L.E.D.” performed by Frances Ruffelle from Starlight Express - The Original Cast Recording (1984), music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Richard Stilgoe

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May 10, 2020

For Mother’s Day, I’m counting down my Top 5 Favorite Broadway Mamas that we’ve covered on this show!

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Featured Recordings: Gypsy - The Original Broadway Cast (1959) • Ragtime - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1998) • Fiddler on the Roof - The Original Broadway Cast Recording (1964) • The Who’s Tommy - Original Cast Recording (1993) • The Light in the Piazza - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2005) • Waitress - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2016) • Caroline, or Change - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2004) • Starmites - Original Cast Members (1999) • Next to Normal - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2009) • Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Original Cast (1979) • Funny Girl - Original Broadway Cast (1964) • The Secret Garden - The Original Broadway Cast Album (1991) • The Phantom of the Opera - The Original Cast Recording (1986) • Falsettoland - Original Cast (1990) • Into the Woods - Original Broadway Cast (1987) • Fun Home - A New Broadway Musical (2015) • Les Misérables - Orginal Broadway Cast Recording (1987)

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May 9, 2020

I should’ve paid attention in Health class.

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MUSIC: “Soliloquy” performed by John Raitt from Carousel - Selections from the Theatre Guild Musical Play (1945), music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

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May 8, 2020

Bryan from the official Broadwaysted! Podcast (where they’re drunk on theatre) is here for some inside baseball and outside dog walking.

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MUSIC: “Hair” performed by James Rado & Gerome Ragni from Hair - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1968), music by Galt MacDermot, lyrics by James Rado &Gerome Ragni

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