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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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Apr 14, 2021

It’s been a week, but we’re focusing on the positive. Like She is Risen, Vol. II and “Pop Corn!”

Featured Songs: “Pop Corn” from Hot Butter - Hot Butter (1972) • “Summer in Nevada” from 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!! This month’s episode brings us James Finley (The Life) and Charlene V. Smith (Man of La Mancha) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966).

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Apr 9, 2021

I’ve just learned that amazing friend of the podcast and past guest Amy Oestreicher has passed. Please relisten to her interview about In Trousers and enjoy her beautiful spirit and boundless energy.

ORIGINAL SHOW NOTES:

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)

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Apr 7, 2021

Playwright Danielle Mohlman is back for a discussion about Adam Guettel, Brett Kavanaugh, and why what we say matters.

Topics include: why we can’t separate the art from the artist, how we wrestle with loving things made by less-than-lovable people, self-care, accountability, and a little bit of Floyd Collins.

Danielle Mohlman Dot Com

”A Complicated Gift” by Jesse Green, The New York Times Magazine, 6 Jul 2003

”Rage is exhausting.” by Danielle Mohlman, danielleMohlman.tumblr.com, 24 Sep 2018

”On Adam Guettel, Silence, and the Fear of Nothingness” by Victoria Myers, The Interval, 24 Sep 2018

Secret Admirer

Featured recordings: Floyd Collins - Original Cast Recording (1996)

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’s episode brings us James Finley (The Life) and Charlene V. Smith (Man of La Mancha) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966).

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Mar 31, 2021

A dip back into the archives with Evan Casey and some Miss Saigon talk from the early days.

Featured Songs: “Mama Told Me Not to Come” from It Ain't Easy - Three Dog Night (1970) • “Bui-Doi” from Miss Saigon - Original London Cast Recording (1989)

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’s episode brings us James Finley (The Life) and Charlene V. Smith (Man of La Mancha) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966).

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Mandy Patinkin Sings 90s Hits!

Mar 24, 2021

Broadway vet and cabaret mainstay Marty Thomas is here for a show he first saw on Broadway when he was 11 and thought everyone was just really good friends at Dreamland in Saigon.

Topics include: How one pronounces “Alain Boublil;” Double-tape deck stereos; Branson, MO; changed lyrics; And why cast Jonathan Pryce in the first place?

Marty Thomas Dot Com

Chris, what’s haunting you? on Instagram

The Broadway Hot Dog

Featured recordings: Miss Saigon - Original London Cast Recording (1990) • My Broadway - Sean McDermott (1999) • Slow Dancing with a Boy - Marty Thomas (2019)It’s a Holiday Soul Party - Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings (2015) • The Award Winning Holiday Album - Marty Thomas & 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!! This month’s episode has Broadwaysted!’s Bryan Plofsky and fan-favorite Kenny Neal talking about the most Academy Award-winning entry in Sondheim’s filmography West Side Story (1961).

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Mandy Patinkin Sings 90s Hits!

Mar 17, 2021

Seriously. It’s a lot of pigs.

Out for Blood: The Story of Carrie the Musical

Studio Tenn Talks Presents The Assassins Reunion Show!

Featured Songs: “Out for Blood” and “I Remember How Those Boys Could Dance” from Carrie - Original Broadway Closing Night Soundboard (1988)

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’s episode has Broadwaysted!’s Bryan Plofsky and fan-favorite Kenny Neal talking about the most Academy Award-winning entry in Sondheim’s filmography West Side Story (1961).

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Mar 10, 2021

D.C.’s theatre’s favorite son is here for our first live cast recording from a show that couldn’t be recorded any other way.

Topics include: film composers, meeting Ann Duquesnay at the buffet, Planet of the Apes, one-note cues, Terence Blanchard, Michael Camen, Frank’s first solo show, and Frank’s second solo show.

More info on Frank’s one-person show for 1st Stage Theatre.

Featured recordings: Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk - Original Broadway Cast (1996) • Die Hard - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1988) •  Die Hard with a Vengeance - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1995) • Inside Man - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2006)

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’s episode has Broadwaysted!’s Bryan Plofsky and fan-favorite Kenny Neal talking about the most Academy Award-winning entry in Sondheim’s filmography West Side Story (1961).

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Mar 3, 2021

A one-man show/documentary, a voice memo, and something you should all be reading this week.

In & Of Itself on Hulu

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Featured Songs: “Corner of the Sky” from Pippin - Original Cast Album (1972) • “Magic to Do” from Pippin - New Broadway Cast Recording (2013) • “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story” from Hamilton - Original Broadway Cast Recording (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!! February’s episode has Broadwaysted!’s Bryan Plofsky and fan-favorite Kenny Neal talking about the most Academy Award-winning entry in Sondheim’s filmography West Side Story (1961).

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Feb 24, 2021

Jordan is the founding artistic director of 4615 Theatre Company and is here to talk about the Elton John musical with a script by Lee Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry that is based on a movie directed by Stephen Daldry with a script by Lee Hall.

Topics include: lesser-known Elton John works, Sugar Bear, hats on hats, Billy Joel (Jordan brings him up), and Lestat.

4615 Theatre Dot Com

Old Soul (now thru March 7th!)

”Ditch the ‘Is this theater?’ debate,” DC Metro Theatre Arts, January 20, 2021

Featured recordings: Billy Eliot - Original Cast Recording (2009) • Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy - Elton John (1975)

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!! January’s episode features Tara & Stefania from the Off2Broadway podcast talking about the documentary Six by Sondheim (2013).

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Feb 17, 2021

TL;DR: Go buy Broadway Soul, Vol. 2

Broadway Soul, Vol. 2 LinkTr.ee

Featured Songs: “New Music,” “What Would I Do If I Could Feel?,” “Some Enchanted Evening / All I Do is Dream of You,” “Falling in Love with Love / Mr. Pitiful,” “Sugar Daddy” from Broadway Soul, Vol. 2 - Kyle Taylor Parker (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!! January’s episode features Tara & Stefania from the Off2Broadway podcast talking about the documentary Six by Sondheim (2013).

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Feb 10, 2021

Emily is the Arnold and Deanne Kaplan Collection of Early American Judaica Curator of Digital Humanities at Penn Libraries, as well as Web Manager for Contingent Magazine and the Director of Communications for the National Emerging Museum Professionals Network. So, naturally, we’re talking about Newsies!

Topics Include: does anyone like Dear Evan Hansen?, what Broadway looks like, Octet, sounds made while dancing, and when it’s okay to be snobbish.

Emily Esten Dot Com

Featured Recordings: Newsies - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2012)

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!! January’s episode features Tara & Stefania from the Off2Broadway podcast talking about the documentary Six by Sondheim (2013).

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Feb 3, 2021

A sexually explicit Godspell-esque musical next to Averno’s latest side-by-side by Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures.

Featured Songs: “Ketchup” and “Nova Phone Home” from Over and Out - A New Musical (2020) • “I’m Gay” from Let My People Come - The Original Cast Album (1974)

Broadway Soul, Vol. 1 - Kyle Taylor Parker (2019)

Slow Dancing with a Boy - Marty Thomas (2019)

Marty Thomas on Gay Card Revoked

Behind the Curtain with Nathan Lane

the Buried Broadway Podcast

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!! January’s episode features Tara & Stefania from the Off2Broadway podcast talking about the documentary Six by Sondheim (2013).

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Jan 27, 2021

Alex is a dramaturg, writer, and arts administrator in the Washington, D.C. area and she’s here for Jonathan Larson’s musical bout turning 30 in 1990 that she discovered when she was 14 after having not been alive in 1990.

Topics Include: Cats (but just for a second), unfair comparisons to Rent, 8th grade, St----- S-------, and is Jon a good guy?

Featured Recordings: tick, tick... BOOM! - Original Cast Recording (2001) • The Jonathan Larson Project - Original Cast (2019)

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!! January’s episode features Tara & Stefania from the Off2Broadway podcast talking about the documentary Six by Sondheim (2013).

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Jan 20, 2021

Was Ratatouille a watershed?

Featured Songs: “El Tango de Roxanne” from Moulin Rouge! - Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film (2001)

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!! January’s episode features Tara & Stefania from the Off2Broadway podcast talking about the documentary Six by Sondheim (2013).

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Jan 13, 2021

Music theatre historian and YouTube educator par-excellence, Emily Clark is here for a show so fine! In three-quarter time!

Topics Include: Cats, Frid, Hermione Gingold, Cats, the never-endingness of “Liaisons,” Disco Sondheim, Bob Fosse’s The Phantom of the Opera, and Cats. We talk more about Cats than one might expect.

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Emily and her husband singing “You Must Meet My Wife”

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 Featured Recordings: A Little Night Music - Original Broadway Cast (1973) • Sondheim: A Musical Tribute (1973) • Losing My Mind: A Sondheim Disco Fever Dream (2020)

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! December closes out our epic covering of all 4 versions of A Star is Born with 2018’s edition starring Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper.

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Jan 6, 2021

We’re kicking off 2021 with the first Broadway presentation of the new year!

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DO YOU LIKE STEPHEN SONDHEIM? Of course you do. Then you need to join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies because 2021 is all about Stephen Sondheim’s films. Big ones like Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods to smaller ones like Camp and The Last of Sheila. You know you want to.

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Dec 30, 2020

Songs:

0:02:18 - “The Best Imitation of Myself” - music and lyrics by Ben Folds (1995)

0:07:35 - “Perspective” - music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick from She Loves Me (1963)

0:14:09 - “I’m Happy as Can Be” - music and lyrics by Patrick Flynn, from How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Frog! (2020), sung by Alex De Bard

0:19:47 - “I Wish I Could Go Back to College” - music and lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx from Avenue Q (2003)

0:24:27 - "America's Next Top 20 Something" - music and lyrics by Michael Finke (2017), sung by Alex De Bard

0:28:46 - "Everybody Says Don't" - music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim from Anyone Can Whistle (1962)

0:32:45 - "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon" - music and lyrics by Jeff Moss (1986)

Recorded 8/31/2020. Video available on YouTube!

 

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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! December closes out our epic covering of all 4 versions of A Star is Born with 2018’s edition starring Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper.

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Dec 23, 2020

Rebecca Luker passed today. So here’s the episode I was lucky enough to record with her back in July. Stayed tuned through the end for Rebecca singing one of my favorite Jerome Kern songs from the review The Land Where the Good Songs Go.

ORIGINAL SHOW NOTES:

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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Dec 23, 2020

A meandering journey from Assassins to The Frogs to Bounce and back again.

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Featured Songs: “Invocation and Instructions to the Audience” from The Frogs from the 2001 studio cast recording • “Addison’s Trip” from Bounce - Original Cast Recording (2004)

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! November’s movie is the ultimate Disney movie that made Amy Adams a household name: Enchanted (2007).

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Dec 16, 2020

Actor/podcaster Jen Bevarelli is here for the semi-autobiographical music about not-Marvin Hamlisch and not-Carole Bayer Sager with a book by actually Neil Simon.

Topics Include: crying backstage, doing what you love, existing out of time, and living your authentic life. Y’know, light stuff.

Bevarelli Dot Com

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Featured Recordings: They're Playing Our Song - The Original Cast Recording (1979)

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! November’s movie is the ultimate Disney movie that made Amy Adams a household name: Enchanted (2007).

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Dec 9, 2020

A voice memo about Amy Adams and a DISCOVERY!

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Featured Songs: “Hello There,” “Manhattan Beggar,” “One Thousand-Year-Old Man,” “Mr. Berger,” “Sheila Franklin,” “So Sing the Children of the Avenue,” “Washing the World,” “Exanaplanatooch,” “Eyes Look Your Last / Sentimental Ending”. from DisinHAIRited - Original Cast Members (1969) • “Temporarily Humbolt County” from Waiting for the Electrician or Someone Like Him - The Firesign Theater (1968)

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! November’s movie is ultimate Disney movie that made Amy Adams a household name: Enchanted (2007).

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Dec 2, 2020

Creative force of nature Morgan Smith (Averno Township) is here to talk about two of Patrick’s favorite topics: Heathers and the state of theatre in America.

Topics Include: why there is no theatre for teens, Beetlejuice, high school pressure then & now, and founding a multi-media empire in your 20s.

Myth Weaver Morgan Dot Com

Live from Averno podcast

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Featured Recordings: Heathers - World Premiere Recording (2014) • Beetlejuice - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2019)

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! November’s movie is the ultimate Disney movie that made Amy Adams a household name: Enchanted (2005).

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Nov 25, 2020

Excepting Alice.

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Featured Songs: “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” from Alice’s Restaurant - Arlo Guthrie (1967)

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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 we’ve got a dystopian musical about the dark future of 1994 made in 1980. Anything else I type here would make it make less sense. It’s The Apple!

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Nov 18, 2020

Director/theatre artist Meg Bunn is here for a show that revitalized her theatre exhaustion.

Topics Include: the glory of low stakes, the luscious voice of Katrina Lenk, the beauty of simplicity, and it's just a good show.

good to see you Podcast

Playbill’s “The 17 Most Tony Award-Winning Works of All Time” by Logan Culwell-Block

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Featured Recordings: The Band's Visit - Original Broadway Cast Recording (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 we’ve got a dystopian musical about the dark future of 1994 made in 1980. Anything else I type here would make it make less sense. It’s The Apple!

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