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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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 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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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.

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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)

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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.

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

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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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Nov 11, 2020

Drinking White Russians and holding to the ground as the ground keeps shifting.

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Featured Songs: “Sweet Willow” and “How to Let Go” from Willow - A New Musical (2020) • “Feelings” from The Apple Tree - Original Broadway Cast (1966) • “Blue Rondo a la Turk” from Time Out - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (1959)

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Nov 4, 2020

Ted is President of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, co-founder of Encores!, and many other things. But his biggest claim to fame came while he was in college and got a job as a gopher on the original Broadway production of Follies. He wrote a book about it. It’s a great book. You should buy Ted’s book.

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Topics Include: making a musical about banking, the break-up of Bock & Harnick, out-of-town in Detroit, taking notes for Hal Prince, and caring for the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon.

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Featured Recordings: The Rothschilds - Original Cast Recording (1970)

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Oct 28, 2020

Keepin’ it calm in late 2020.

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Featured Songs: “Take Five” from Time Out - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (1959) • “Everything’s Alright” & “The Temple” from Jesus Christ Superstar - A Rock Opera (1970) • “Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat” from Cats - Original Broadway Cast (1982) • “I Should Tell You” from Rent - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1996) • “Feelings” from The Apple Tree - Original Broadway Cast (1966) • “Good Morning, Good Morning” from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles (1967) • “Three to Get Ready” from Time Out - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (1959) • “Countdown” & “Eleven Four” from Countdown: Time in Outerspace - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (1962) • “Unsquare Dance” from Time Further Out - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (1961)

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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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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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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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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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