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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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Now displaying: July, 2017
Jul 26, 2017

We wrap up our three-week ASSASSINS Extravaganza with a discussion of the song added to the show after its 1991 Playwrights Horizons run.

Featured recordings:
ASSASSINS - The Broadway Cast Recording (2004)

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Jul 19, 2017

Part II of our three-week ASSASSINS Extravaganza and we go through the second half of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s musical about the dark side of American History. Topics include: “Squeaky” Fromme, Sarah Jane Moore, John Hinkley, and is there such a thing as a sympathetic murderer?

Disclaimer: ASSASSINS is a dark show that deals with dark themes, some of which you may find disturbing. Also the recording features numerous gunshots, some of which I have included in both episodes. If any of these things bother and/or trigger you, I will understand if you take a break and rejoin THE ORIGINAL CAST in August. I hope you enjoy this deep-dive into a show I consider to be one of the best musicals ever written.

Featured recording:
ASSASSINS - Original Cast Recording (1991)

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Jul 12, 2017

Stage manager Karen Currie is here to kick off our three-week ASSASSINS Extravaganza! For Part I, we go through the first half of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s musical about the dark side of American History. Topics include: John Wilkes Booth, Giuseppe Zangara, Leon Czolgosz, and how much attention should one give a terrorist?

Disclaimer: ASSASSINS is a dark show that deals with dark themes, some of which you may find disturbing. Also the recording features numerous gunshots, some of which I have included in both episodes. If any of these things bother and/or trigger you, I will understand if you take a break and rejoin THE ORIGINAL CAST in August. I hope you enjoy this deep-dive into a show I consider to be one of the best musicals ever written.

Featured recording:
ASSASSINS - Original Cast Recording (1991)

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Jul 5, 2017

Kenny and Patrick talk some cast album theory about Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber and his bizarre catalog. Plus the 10 longest-running shows in West End history!

Featured recordings:
STARLIGHT EXPRESS - Music and Songs From (1987)
STARLIGHT EXPRESS - The Original Cast Recording (1984)

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