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The Original Cast

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May 18, 2022

HaleyJane does many, many, many things (songwriter, performer, comedian, et al.) but listeners of our little show probably know her best from her work on Broadway’s answer to The Onion: The Broadway Beat.

Topics include: camping up the camp, genre-blending, the King, how Joseph was kind of a dick, and maybe ALW just NEEDS a narrator?

HaleyJane Rose Dot Com

Featured recordings: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Original Canadian Cast Recording (1992) • “Three First Names” - HaleyJane Rose (2018)

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May 4, 2022

Sophie’s a poet. And she’s aware of the fact that she is one. A poet that is. And she’s here for Jason Robert Brown’s first Broadway show with a title that is an exclamation point away from a Gwen Verdon/George Abbott joint from the late 50s. But only in the title.

Topics include: someone else’s tragedy, staging musicals in your head, having your heartbroken, being “Sophia,” and tilting at windmills (because somebody’s got to).

Sophie Klahr Dot Org

Sophie’s Twitter exchange with Jason Robert Brown

Featured recordings: Parade - The Original Broadway Cast Recording (1999)

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Apr 20, 2022

Podcaster and filmmaker Jesse McAnally is here for a musical about sexuality based on an early 20th-century play that is NOT Spring Awakening and the movie based on that musical that is also not Spring Awakening but does have Audra McDonald, T.R. Knight, and Martha Plimpton and that’s very good. (We do jump between the movie and the stage show a lot.)

Topics include: leitmotif, The Wild Party, Mandy, Marla Singer,
“post-coital enlightenment,” and do the author(s) of this musical know what this show/movie.

Jesse’s profile on the Broadway Podcast Network

Musicals With Cheese episode about the Meat Loaf feud(?)

Featured recordings: Hello Again - Original Cast Recording (1994) • Hello Again - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2018) • The Wild Party - A Decca Broadway Original Cast Album (2000)

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Apr 6, 2022

Emilio is a Broadway ensemblist featured in the film Ensemble who brings us a show with a very strong ensemble indeed.

Topics include: when an ensemble member takes your eye, the information superhighway, tear-down revivals, East meets West, and DHH.

Watch ENSEMBLE at Broadway On-Demand

”Fan Tan Fannie” choreography

Emilio’s Instagram

Featured recordings: Flower Drum Song - The New Broadway Cast Recording (2002)

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Mar 23, 2022

David has a unique place in Broadway history. No only has he music directed some of your favorite Broadway shows of the last 20+ years (Ragtime, Company 1995, She Loves Me 1993, to name a few) but he is also the originator of the three roles on the Broadway stage in Master Class, Curtains, and Merrily We Roll Along.

Topics include: Stro’s kitchen table, touring with Scott Ellis, wanting to be Paul Gemignani, and the 7-hour version of Curtains.

Get David’s memoir Facing the Music

Featured recordings: The Scottsboro Boys - Original Cast Recording (2010) • Curtains - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2007)

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Mar 11, 2022

Aaron J. Albano is back to talk more about the short documentary Ensemble that he co-produced and appears in.

Watch ENSEMBLE at Broadway On-Demand

Featured recording: “Opening: I Hope I Get It” from A Chorus Line - Original Broadway Cast (1975)

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Mar 9, 2022

Margaret is directing Violet right now at Georgetown University but she never says why she wanted to discuss this album!

Topics include: progress, Donald Margulies, Hedda Gabler, finding the humor in dramas, going too far, the state of modern theatre education, and perception

Follow Margaret and her work on Instagram and Twitter

Come see Violet! Free performances March 24th-27th, 30th, and April 1st-2nd at Georgetown University

Learn more about Georgetown performing arts

Earth Cover to Cover (Margaret’s travel blog)

Featured recording: Violet - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2014)

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Feb 23, 2022

Aaron has been in 9 Broadway shows, is currently on the road with Hamilton, and has produced the film Ensemble which you simply must-see. And he’s here for a show that took Northern California by storm in the mid-nineties!

Topics include: “high” concept musicals, things going viral pre-Internet, not being in the best number in the show, and THE GREATEST PLOT SUMMARY IN THE HISTORY OF THIS PODCAST SINCE ANYONE CAN WHISTLE!

Aaron J. Albano Dot Com

Watch ENSEMBLE at Broadway On-Demand

Featured recordings: Starmites - Original Cast Members (1999)

The Original Cast Merchandise at TeePublic.com

Our original Starmites episode with Amanda Zeitler!

Our episode with the Trinkulus of the original Broadway Starmites cast: Gabriel Barre! (A performance for which he was Tony nominated.)

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Feb 16, 2022

Composer, lyricist, and friend of the show Douglas J. Cohen responds to questions raised during the most recent The Original Cast at the Movies episode about Funny Lady and its lack of Kay Medford.

Kay Medford and Zero Mostel performing “Do You Love Me?” on The Dean Martin Show. [NOTE: There is a low buzz on the left channel of this video so only use the right earbud.]

Info about the Kojak episode Doug references.

Featured recordings: "Who Taught Her Everything?" performed by Kay Medford and Danny Meehan from Funny Girl - Original Broadway Cast (1964) • "Some People" performed by Kay Medford from Gypsy - Studio Cast (1969)

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Feb 9, 2022

Analise has done 3 Broadway shows before the age of 22 (including Mrs. Doubtfire) and has an EP of original songs out with Broadway Records. She’s here with a musical about the harrowing family experience of a couple of child musical performers and their mythological stage mother. . . Don’t read too much into that.

Topics include: introverted extroverts, roasting yourself, breaking the mold, Tony Orlando & Dawn, lip-syncing Patti, and marathons (not sprints).

Analise Scarpaci Dot Com

Pathetic Little Dreamer now available from Broadway Records

Featured recordings: Gypsy - The 2008 Broadway Cast Recording (2008) • Pathetic Little Dreamer - Analise Scarpaci (2021)

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Jan 26, 2022

Brooke is the creator of Call Time Broadway, a theatre-specific social media network and she’s here to explain that to an old man while talking about a show based on almost 6% of a Russian novel.

Topics include: Russian FBs, Josh Groban, what to do when you love theatre but can’t sing/act/dance, opera, and the private & intimate life of the house.

Call Time Broadway

Backstage with B

Featured recordings: Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2016)

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Jan 12, 2022

Duane is a performer, songwriter, and teacher who is here for an album that can be heard every-other-morning in my car.

Topics include: 90s Kids, DisneyMania, T.I., writing, writing without knowing what you’re writing, and writing some more.

Duane on YouTube

Featured recordings: SpongeBob SquarePants - Original Cast Recording (2017) • “Momentum (Duane’s Version)” - Duane Richards II

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Dec 22, 2021

9 recordings enter. Only 1 can leave. And it shall leave a champion. This is CAST ALBUM CAGE MATCH!

Composer/lyricist Billy Recce joins Patrick to find the best cast album of one of their favorite shows: Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s EVITA!

PLAY-IN ROUND

 - 1979 Disco Album v. 1996 Movie Soundtrack

ROUND 1

- Studio Casts: 1976 Concept Album v. Play-In Round Winner

- World Casts: 1980 Australian v. 1989 World Tour

- West End Casts: 1978 v. 2006

- Broadway Casts: 1979 v. 2012

ROUND 2

- Studio Winner v. West End Winner

- Broadway Winner v. World Winner

ROUND 3: The FINALE!!

 

Billy Recce Dot Com

A Musical About Star Wars

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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 2016 documentary about the making of Merrily We Roll Along entitled Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened with Kimberly Cooper Schmidt!

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Dec 8, 2021

Attorney by day & Interview Content Editor for Comic Book Yeti by night, Jimmy is an old friend of Patrick’s who is here for a show they did together just after the original production of The Life opened on Broadway.

Topics include: Bring Back Birdie, 16-year-old Harry MacAfees, Paul Lynde, Dick Van Dyke, Chita Rivera, comics, and aging out of Conrad.

Jimmy’s Twitter

Gate Crashers Dot Fan

Featured recordings: Bye Bye Birdie - Original Broadway Cast (1960) • Bring Back Birdie - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1981)

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LIVE STREAM RECORDING 12/21/2021 - THE ORIGINAL CAST AT THE MOVIES: BEST WORST THING THAT EVER COULD HAVE HAPPENED (2016) with Kimberly Cooper Schmidt. Go to Patreon Dot Com Slash Original Cast Pod for details!

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Nov 27, 2021
Stephen Joshua Sondheim, 22 March 1930 - 26 November 2021
Nov 24, 2021

Serena Berman and Robbie Rozelle join Patrick for a discussion of the new Netflix film tick, tick . . . BOOM!. Is it as good as everyone says? Yes. And yes.

This episode was recorded in a live stream for Patreon Patrons. To learn how you can attend a live stream recording of The Original Cast at the Movies, visit Patreon Dot Com Slash Original Cast Pod!

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Robbie Rozelle Dot Com

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Nov 22, 2021

Kevin Winkler, author of Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical, has a new book out NOW!!

Everything is Choreography: The Musical Theater of Tommy Tune

Featured Songs: “’S Wonderful” from My One and Only - Original Cast Recording (1983) • “We’ll Take a Glass Together” from Grand Hotel - Broadway Cast Recording (1989)

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Nov 17, 2021

Composer/lyricist/educator Katya Stanislavskaya takes us back about 20 years for 5 years of pain and beauty and all that.

Topics include: autobiography, tsuris, shiksas, Odessa, writing your first song, and what kind of person would ever say “I could never rescue you?” Seriously?!

Katya on Soundcloud

Katya’s Instagram

”This isn’t Christmas,” music & lyrics by Katya Stanislavskaya, performed by Sarah Corey at 54 Below

Featured recording: The Last Five Years - Original Cast Recording (2002)

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Nov 16, 2021

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Join Patrick, Serena Berman, and Robbie Rozelle as they discuss the new Lin-Manuel Miranda film adaptation of Jonathan Larson's tick, tick . . . BOOM!

Available to ALL Patrons.

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Nov 3, 2021

Miriam is a performer and writer who has written a new musical about the Brontë Sisters called Glass Town and she’s here for this Brontë musical that is . . . a lot

CW: This episode contains a brief discussion of sexual misconduct and assault.

Topics include: Mr. Bumble, voices across moors, contemporary scores & corsets, Diana (of course), endings are hard, and WHERE DID ALL THE BARITONES GO?

Miriam Pultro dot com

Glass Town (EP) on Bandcamp

Featured recordings: Jane Eyre - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2000) • Glass Town - Live Selections from the February 2021 Workshop (2021)

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Oct 20, 2021

David has been there, done that, gave away the T-shirt, met the Muppets, and now he’s with us to talk about this reassemblage of a Gershwin classic.

Topics include: operettas and 1930s-40s movie musicals, not getting theatre internships, Fynsworth Alley, and DIANA: THE MUSICAL!

David Levy בלעק לײַװס מעטער on Twitter!

Album Produced By... by Bruce Kimmel

Fynsworth Alley on Discogs

LIVE STREAM The Evolution of (Henry) Mann at American Theater Group

Featured recordings: Girl Crazy - Studio Cast (1990) • Godspell - 2000 Off-Broadway Cast Recording (2000) • Girl Crazy - Mary Martin (1951)

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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 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)

The Original Cast Merchandise at TeePublic.com

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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