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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: November, 2018
Nov 28, 2018

During pianist and music director Elisa Rosman's episode on Falsettos, we discussed what makes a song difficult and/or fun to play. We also cover what an audition is like from the point-of-view of that person at the piano to whom you just handed your sheet music.

Featured recordingsFalsettoland - Original Cast (1990) • Sunday in the Park with George - Original Cast Recording (1984) • The Light in the Piazza - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2005) • The Last Five Years - Original Cast Recording (2002) • My Fair Lady - Original Broadway Cast (1956) • Thoroughly Modern Millie - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2002)

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?  November's episode features Peter Boyer (The Fantasticks - 1960) and Jenny Male (Urinetown: The Musical) talking about the Marx Brothers' masterpiece: Duck Soup (1933).

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Nov 21, 2018

Patrick is joined by Michael J. Bobbitt, James Finley, Kari Ginsburg, and Emily Zickler for a discussion, debate, trivia, and singing. Our topic: “I Want” Songs.

Recorded live at Flying V Theatre’s 2nd annual 24-hour fundraiser: Awesome-a-Thon Vol. 2! on April 8, 2018.

0:01:42 “Corner of the Sky” from Pippin ·· performed by Patrick Flynn ·· music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

0:20:16 “Something’s Coming” from West Side Story ·· performed by Michael J. Bobbitt ·· music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

0:35:00 “The Wizard and I” from Wicked ·· performed by Emily Zickler ·· music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

0:50:34 “Somewhere That’s Green” from Little Shop of Horrors ·· performed by James Finley ·· music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman

1:02:00 “Some People” from Gypsy ·· performed by Kari Ginsburg ·· music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

1:15:10  “Maybe” from Annie ·· performed by Emily Zickler & Company ·· music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin

1:23:14 “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from the film The Wizard of Oz ·· music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by E Y Harburg

with Heather Hurley on piano

Nov 14, 2018

Courtney Laine Self is a director/choreographer. She directed Sheila and Moby and wrote her thesis on Crazy for You. She also likes to push Patrick's buttons. And the feeling is very mutual.

Topics include: Ken Ludwig (the man, not the poster), the interpretive power of dance, and Susan Stroman.

 

Featured recording:

Crazy for You - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1992)

 

Tickets to Sheila and Moby by Patrick Flynn, directed by Courtney Laine Self NOW ON SALE!

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?  October's episode features Jason Schlafstein (Chess - 1984) and Courtney Laine Self (Crazy for You) talking about the cultiest of cult musicals: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).

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Nov 7, 2018
Patrick's new play Sheila and Moby presented by Flying V Theatre is NOW PLAYING. So episodes over the next few weeks will all be related to that production. Susanna Pretzer is Flying V's literary manager and served as dramaturg during Sheila and Moby's almost two-year development process.
 
ORIGINAL NOTES:
It's a Zeitler*! Dramaturg Susanna Pretzer is here to talk about this Joe Iconis musical based on the YA novel but Patrick keeps bringing up Heathers and it's super annoying.
 
Featured recordings:
Be More Chill - Original Cast Recording (2015)
Heathers - World Premiere Recording (2014)
 
*(An episode about a show of which Patrick has never heard.)
 
 
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?  October's episode features Jason Schlafstein (Chess - 1984) and Courtney Laine Self (Crazy for You) talking about that Disney musical experience: Newsies (1992)
 
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