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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: June, 2018
Jun 27, 2018

Tinker Bell (by Patrick Flynn) is now running at Adventure Theatre MTC. Throughout the run, all our episodes will be related to the production.

This week we've got Capt. Jas. T. Hook himself, Peter Boyer in studio to talk about the (for now) longest-running American musical ever.

Topics include: amoral versus immoral, emotional versus physical, and how Mortimer is really the main character of this whole musical no matter what the "writers" might say and/or have written.

CONTENT ADVISORY: The Fantasticks contains a song entitled "It Depends on What You Pay" which liberally uses the word "rape." This is addressed frankly.

 

Featured recordings:

The Fantasticks - Original Cast Album (1960)

The Fantasticks - The New Off-Broadway Recording (2006)

 

Have you checked out our PATREON? You haven't? Then how are you going to listen to our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? June's episode features Emily Zickler and Sophie Schulman talking about the modern Disney Channel classic High School Musical (2006).

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Jun 20, 2018

Tinker Bell (by Patrick Flynn) opens this week at Adventure Theatre MTC. Throughout the run, all our episodes will be related to the production.

To kick things off, here's a re-issue of our episode with Tinker Bell herself: Michelle Polera.

ORIGINAL NOTES:
Actress and Soul Cycle instructor Michelle Polera stops by to talk about that magical place 18 blocks east of 1st Avenue on the Lower East Side.

Topics include: puppet sex, puppet nudity, how Michelle is afraid of puppets, and schadenfreude.

 

Featured recording:

Avenue Q - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2003)

 

Have you checked out our PATREON? You haven't? Then how are you going to listen to our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? June's episode features Emily Zickler and Sophie Schulman talking about the modern Disney Channel classic High School Musical (2006).

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Jun 13, 2018

Journalist Chris Klimek joins us for a talk about a musical from a multiple-Tony Award-winning songwriting team, Academy Award-winning scriptwriter, and legendary producer/director Hal Prince. It was a flop.

Topics include: Superman, Superman: The Motion Picture, Superman Returns, Superman: Turn Off the Dark, and The Star Wars Holiday Special.

 

Featured recording:

It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman - Original Broadway Cast (1966)

 

Have you checked out our PATREON? You haven't? Then how are you going to listen to our patrons-only podcast THE ORIGINAL CAST AT THE MOVIES? June's episode features Emily Zickler and Sophie Schulman talking about the modern Disney Channel classic HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL (2006).

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Jun 6, 2018

It's the Tonys on Sunday!!! And so we're talking the Tonys with Kari Ginsburg and Roddy Flynn. We go through the nominated revivals (5:56) give our thoughts on the shows up for Best Musical: Mean Girls (26:26), Frozen (44:05), SpongeBob SquarePants (56:46), and The Band's Visit (1:08:04), and then tell you our predictions (1:21:17) for who will take home that spinny award Sunday night!

AND you can follow along with us during the ceremony in TWO (2) ways.

Kari, Roddy, and Patrick will be live tweeting from Patrick's living room using #OriginalCastPod so you can keep up with our thoughts and joys and snarks.

And, during commercial breaks, they'll be live on Instagram @OriginalCastPod for some in-person reactions.

 

Featured recordings:

The Band's Visit - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2017)

SpongeBob SquarePants - Original Cast Recording (2017)

Frozen - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2018)

Mean Girls - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2018)

Once on This Island - New Broadway Cast Recording (2018)

 

Have you checked out our PATREON? You haven't? Then how are you going to listen to our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? May's episode (now available) features Roddy Flynn & Kari Ginsburg talking about one of Patrick's favorite forgotten films Who is Harry Kellerman and Why is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (1971).

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