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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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Now displaying: August, 2016
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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