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The Original Cast

From Broadway to off-Broadway to the West End, this is a podcast about original cast albums and the people who love them. Every musical theatre fan has that one album that changed their life and playwright-filmmaker-professor Patrick Flynn is out to find it. We talk to the people you see at the theater be they on-stage, backstage, or in the house.
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Dec 28, 2016

The cast and creative team of the Flying V musical YOU, OR WHATEVER I CAN GET join Patrick on stage at the Flying V Awesome-a-Thon. Doug Wilder, Suzanne Edgar, Farrell Parker, Jason Schlafstein, and Steve Przybylski talk about the show they created and sing their favorite music theatre love songs! Even Jason!

YOU, OR WHATEVER I CAN GET cast recording on Bandcamp!

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Songs:
0:03:23 ”She Loves Me” from SHE LOVES ME (1963)
   performed by Patrick Flynn
   music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
0:20:42 “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (1970)
   performed by Doug Wilder
   music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice
0:38:34 “I’ll Cover You” from RENT (1996)
   performed by Suzanne Edgar
   music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson
0:55:44 ”Marry Me a Little” cut from COMPANY (1970)
   performed by Farrell Parker
   music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
1:03:21 ”There’s a Fine, Fine Line” from AVENUE Q (2003)
   performed by Vaughn Irving
   music and lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx
1:24:02 “Dammit, Janet” from THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (1973)
   performed by Jason Schlafstein with Farrell Parker
   music and lyrics by Richard O'Brien
1:39:22 “30” from YOU, OR WHATEVER I CAN GET (2014)
   performed by Patrick Flynn & Suzanne Edgar & Farrell Parker & Doug Wilder
   music and lyrics by Suzanne Edgar & Vaughn Irving & Farrell Parker & Steve Przybylski & Jason Schlafstein & Doug Wilder

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Dec 21, 2016

Sondheim’s second biggest flop is our subject today with actor Paul Scanlan. Topics include: Why does this show run backwards? What is Mary’s deal? And how was this show not the biggest hit of Sondheim’s career?

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Featured recordings:
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1981)
SONDHEIM: A CELEBRATION AT CARNEGIE HALL (1992)

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Dec 14, 2016

The youngest actress to ever receive a Tony® Award is here to talk about everyone’s favorite musical based on an album by The Who.

Topics include: Anthony Barrile’s gyrations, why teenagers are so angry, and whether or not Daisy was (briefly in the early 90s) the real-life Sally Simpson of the St. James Theatre.

Daisy can currently be seen at Shakespeare Theatre here in DC in THE SECRET GARDEN, newly extended through January 8!

Featured recordings:
THE WHO’S TOMMY - Original Cast Recording (1993)
TOMMY - The Who (1969)

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Dec 7, 2016

Actor Jenny Donovan is here to talk about one of Patrick’s favorite musicals. Which means she is also here to listen to Patrick talk about one of his favorite musicals. Topics include: the politically correct term for “hunchback,” possibly misused musical terms, and what is Martha’s deal?

Featured recordings:
The Secret Garden - The Original Broadway Cast Album (1991)
The Baker’s Wife - An Original Cast Recording (1976)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Original Cast (1979)

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Nov 23, 2016

Flying V Theatre’s managing director Jon Rubin is here to talk about one of the most heartbreaking musicals ever written. Topics include: inter-faith relationships, Tu BiShvat, and isn’t Jamie the worst for cheating on Cathy? I mean, oh my God, what he did is completely unforgivable and don’t even get me started on “The Schmuel Song.”

Featured recordings:
THE LAST FIVE YEARS - Original Cast Recording (2002)
SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD - World Premiere Recording (1997)
PARADE - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1999)

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Nov 9, 2016

Sara works at Ford’s Theatre here in DC and is an avid music theatre historian and she has come down to the studio to discuss a show steeped in history which both she and Patrick have very mixed feelings about. Topics include rhyming “glow” and “grow,” super-directors, and Fosse vs Schwartz.

Featured recordings:
PIPPIN - Original Cast Album (1972)
ALL THAT JAZZ - Original Movie Soundtrack (1979)
PIPPIN (1982) [DVD]

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Nov 2, 2016

Patrick and Lee start with SPRING AWAKENING move to AVENUE Q then FINDING NEMO: THE MUSICAL to WINNIE-THE-POOH to Broken Lizard back to SPRING AWAKENING then on to RENT and somehow land on HAIR.

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Featured recordings:
AVENUE Q - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2003)
FINDING NEMO - The Musical (2007)

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Oct 26, 2016

Amanda introduces Patrick to a show he had not only never heard but never heard of. After a thorough plot synopsis things get personal, then philosophical, then pedagogical, then philosophical again, then paleontological.

Featured recordings:
STARMITES - Original Cast Members (1999)

Featured websites:
Starmites Official Site
The Starmite Story
Sharon McNight Official Website
Gabriel Barre’s Official Website

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Oct 12, 2016

Actor and director Kari Ginsburg is here to talk about one woman’s fall from grace as she facilitates the rise of her daughter from the front of a cow to the greatest stripper in the history of the world.

Featured recordings:
GYPSY - The Original Broadway Cast (1959)

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Sep 28, 2016

Actor and grad student John Dellaporta stops by to talk about one of the best revival cast albums out there. Topics include the callback list for the original production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Hal Prince’s ill-fated A DOLL HOUSE musical, and national treasure Faith Prince.

 

Featured recordings:

GUYS AND DOLLS - The New Broadway Cast Recording (1993)

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING - The 2011 Decca Broadway Cast Recording (2011)

GUYS AND DOLLS - Original Music from the Movie Soundtrack (1955)

SONDHEIM EVENING: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1973)

 

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Sep 21, 2016

What does Patrick do with all bits either too short or too weird to wind up in an Intermission? Edit them all together in one big episode of course!

00:00 A Coughed Drop (w/ Sophie Schulman)

01:54 Historical Accuracy (w/ Michael J. Bobbitt)

07:48 Forced Staging (w/ Roddy Flynn)

09:10 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (w/ Tracy Lynn Olivera & Megan Westman)

10:17 All the Gin Joints (w/ Evan Casey)

13:35 The Secret Garden (w/ Hannah Hessel Ratner)

18:02 Jesus Christ Superstar (w/ Tracy Lynn Olivera & Megan Westman)

19:50 Jesus Christ Superstar (w/ Liz Maestri)

22:04 "Dog Eat Dog" (w/ Evan Casey)

24:12 Taking Sang to Get His Passport (w/ Michael J. Bobbitt)

28:14 Industrials (w/ Lee Liebeskind)

32:21 "Happiness" (w/ Tracy Lynn Olivera & Megan Westman)

 

Featured recordings:

ANYONE CAN WHISTLE - Original Broadway Cast (1964)

LES MISÉRABLES - The Complete Symphonic Recording (1990)

THE SECRET GARDEN - The Original Broadway Cast Album (1991)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - A Rock Opera (1971)

LES MISÉRABLES - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1987)

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN - The Original Cast Album (1967)

 

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Sep 14, 2016

Actor Sophie Schulman stops by to talk about the music that makes her dance. Also: Barbra, Barbra, Ellen, and Barbra.

 

Featured recordings:

FUNNY GIRL - Original Broadway Cast (1964)

FUNNY GIRL - The Original Sound Track Recording (1968)

 

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Sep 7, 2016

The second and third parts in our on-going series of close encounters of the Mandy kind.

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Aug 31, 2016

Director/actor Lee Liebeskind talks about a show neither he nor Patrick have seen even though they both know people who did it on Broadway. Topics include: closing numbers, smoky vocals, and whether or not Patrick knows John Gallagher Jr well enough to call him “John.”

Featured recordings:

SPRING AWAKENING - A Decca Broadway Cast Album (2006)

 

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Aug 24, 2016

During their CHESS conversation, Patrick had some points about the quality of Tim Rice’s lyrics. Jason, being himself, had some counterpoints.

 

Featured recordings:

CHESS - Benny Andersson | Tim Rice | Björn Ulvaeus (1984)

ALADDIN - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992)

 

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Aug 17, 2016

Michael J. Bobbitt, artistic director of Adventure Theatre MTC, stops by ostensibly to discuss the 1990 Flaherty & Ahrens musical ONCE ON THIS ISLAND but he and Patrick quickly diverge into discussions of stripped-down theatre, racial appropriation, and what constitutes "children's theatre." It gets real. Get into it.

 

Featured recording:

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND - Original Cast Recording (1990)

 

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Aug 10, 2016

During their FLORA THE RED MENACE conversation, Hannah updated Patrick on her new role in The Welders playwrights collective and what we can expect from The Welders 2.0.

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Aug 3, 2016

Dramaturg, audience enrichment manager at Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Welder 2.0 Hannah Hessel Ratner joins Patrick to talk about Kander & Ebb's first collaboration, Liza Minelli's Broadway debut, and one of George Abbott's last shows: FLORA THE RED MENACE. Patrick and Hannah talk about the tenants of communism, how one sings about communism, and whether communism will save us from making cannon fodder of our youth.

Featured recordings:

FLORA THE RED MENACE - The Original Broadway Cast Recording (1965)

 

 

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Jul 27, 2016

During their ANYONE CAN WHISTLE conversation, Patrick and Roddy took a detour into two shows that they had strong feelings about in the 90s and still have strong feelings about today.

Featured recordings:

RENT - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1996)

JEKYLL & HYDE - The Complete Work (1994)

 

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Jul 20, 2016

Playwright Liz Maestri stops by to talk about the London cast recording of LES MISÉRABLES. Patrick and Liz discuss the difference between a “leading lady” and a “lady,” roles that are beneath Patti LuPone, and whether woodwinds belong in a marching band.

Featured recordings:

LES MISÉRABLES - Original London Cast Recording (1985)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - A Rock Opera (1970)

LES MISÉRABLES - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1987)

LES MISÉRABLES - The Complete Symphonic Recording (1990)

 

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Jul 13, 2016

Coming off their conversation about the glory days of MTV, Patrick & Eric opine the glory days of the mixtape.

Featured recordings:

WHO’S NEXT - The Who (1971)

EMPTY GLASS - Pete Townshend (1980)

 

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