Info

The Original Cast

A podcast about original cast albums and the people who love them hosted by playwright Patrick Flynn.
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
The Original Cast
2019
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: January, 2018
Jan 31, 2018

Playwright and teaching artist Thembi Duncan is here to talk about the film version of THE WIZ.

Topics include: Baby Thembi, Can Beyoncé act?, and white man Patrick asking racially sensitive questions in a hopefully respectful manner that Thembi handles with a kindness and grace rarely seen in this day and age.

Featured recordings:

THE WIZ - Original Soundtrack (1978)

Have you checked out our new PATREON? You haven't? Then how are you going to listen to our patrons-only podcast THE ORIGINAL CAST AT THE MOVIES? This month's episode features Tracy Lynn Olivera and Holly Twyford talking WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971).

Patreon

Twitter

Facebook

Email

Jan 24, 2018

Jimmy and Patrick divert into the rich vein that is the major motion picture adaptation of RENT. Lord help us.

Have you checked out our new PATREON? You haven't? Then how are you going to listen to our patrons-only podcast THE ORIGINAL CAST AT THE MOVIES? This month's episode features Tracy Lynn Olivera and Holly Twyford talking WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971).

PATREON!

Twitter.com/OriginalCastPod

Facebook.com/OriginalCastPod

OriginalCastPod@gmail.com

Jan 17, 2018

The thrilling conclusion to our deep-dive into THE WILD PARTY. We talk the La Chuisa/Wolfe Broadway version, Mandy Patinkin, the philosophy of adaptation, Mandy Patinkin, which we prefer, and Mandy Patinkin in . . . (not a joke, wish it was) blackface.

 

Poem excerpts read and recorded by Lee Liebeskind.

 

Featured recordings:

THE WILD PARTY - A Decca Broadway Original Cast Album (2000)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - Vol. 5: Forbidden Broadway Cleans Up Its Act! (1999)

 

Have you checked out our new PATREON? You haven't? Then how are you going to listen to our patrons-only podcast THE ORIGINAL CAST AT THE MOVIES? This month's episode features Tracy Lynn Olivera and Holly Twyford talking WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971).

 

PATREON!

Twitter.com/OriginalCastPod

Facebook.com/OriginalCastPod

OriginalCastPod@gmail.com

 

Jan 10, 2018

Dramaturg Lauren Halvorsen is here for the first of our epic, two-part dive into both musical versions of THE WILD PARTY. Here we cover not only Andrew Lippa's off-Broadway take on Queenie, Burrs, Black, et al.; we also talk through Joseph Moncure March's novella-length poem upon which both musicals are based.

 

Poem excerpts read and recorded by Lee Liebeskind.

 

Featured recording:

THE WILD PARTY - Original Cast Recording (2000)

 

Have you checked out our new PATREON? You haven't? Then how are you going to listen to our patrons-only podcast THE ORIGINAL CAST AT THE MOVIES? This month's episode features Tracy Lynn Olivera and Holly Twyford talking WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971).

 

PATREON!

Twitter.com/OriginalCastPod

Facebook.com/OriginalCastPod

OriginalCastPod@gmail.com

 

Jan 3, 2018

The next two episodes of this podcast will feature Lauren Halvorsen discussing both Andrew Lippa and Michael John La Chuisa's interpretations of THE WILD PARTY.

So before we dig deep into one of the oddest coincidences in New York theatre history, I'm bringing you this excised bit from James Finley's episode about THE LIFE where James compares the two shows from the perspective of having been in both.

Featured recordings:

THE WILD PARTY - Original Cast Recording (2000)

THE WILD PARTY - A Decca Broadway Original Cast Album (2000)

Patreon

Twitter

Facebook

Email

 

1