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Dec 27, 2019
Still don't know whether or not to become a Patreon patron of The Original Cast? Well, you should. But if you're on the fence, here's Robbie Rozelle and I giving you a sample as we dissect the "Original Cast Album: Co-op" episode of Documentary Now!.

This month's patrons-only episode of The Original Cast at the Movies features Robbie & I talking about the D.A. Pennebaker documentary about the making of the Company original cast album, accurately entitled: Original Cast Album: Company (1971), which is parodied in this Documentary Now! episode.
 
#Synnergy
 
The Velveteen Rabbit: A Toy Story by Patrick Flynn, based on the book by Margery Williams, is now playing at Adventure Theatre MTC. CLICK HERE for tickets and performance information!
 
Go to http://bit.ly/originalcaststore for ORIGINAL CAST MERCHANDISE!
 
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Dec 25, 2019

It's Saturnalia! So here's the pilot episode of a podcast Beth Amann and I created called What is Love Actually?!

What is Love Actually? Is it a simple romantic Christmas movie or is it a horrible mistake that actually killed the rom com? Well, that's what Beth Amann and Patrick Flynn are here to find out.

We're kicking it off with Solomon Parker III and Josh Simon, two millennials that have never seen Love Actually before. What will they think? What will they feel? How great were the cheese plates Beth made for the screening? You'll learn the answers to the first two questions during the episode and the third right now: they were amazing.

Send your feedback to loveactuallypod@gmail.com!

The Velveteen Rabbit: A Toy Story by Patrick Flynn, based on the book by Margery Williams, is now playing at Adventure Theatre MTC. CLICK HERE for tickets and performance information!

Go to http://bit.ly/originalcaststore for ORIGINAL CAST MERCHANDISE!

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! This month it's Heather C. Jackson (She Loves Me) and Amanda Zeitler (Starmites) are here for a movie that is one of Patrick's favorites but not one of their favorites. Oh no. It's All That Jazz (1979)!

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Dec 18, 2019

Jay is a stand-up, actor, co-host of pReview'd, co-host of Broadway Baby and is here for this David Yazbek adaptation of the Academy Award-nominated film about working-class male strippers.

Topics include: overtures, Ithica graduates, hard moments in tech, and the hardest a stranger has ever seen Jay cry.

Featured recordings: The Full Monty - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2000) • Jesus Christ Superstar - A Rock Opera (1970)

The Velveteen Rabbit: A Toy Story by Patrick Flynn, based on the book by Margery Williams, is now playing at Adventure Theatre MTC. CLICK HERE for tickets and performance information!

Go to http://bit.ly/originalcaststore for ORIGINAL CAST MERCHANDISE!

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! This month it's Heather C. Jackson (She Loves Me) and Amanda Zeitler (Starmites) are here for a movie that is one of Patrick's favorites but not one of their favorites. Oh no. It's All That Jazz (1979)!

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Dec 11, 2019
Saviez-vous qu’il existe de très nombreuses adaptations du roman de Gaston Leroux, Le Fantôme de l’opéra? Eh bien, il y en a. Et nous discutons de certains d'entre eux. (Toutes mes excuses à tous les auditeurs francophones.)
 
Featured recording: Phantom - American Premiere Recording (1991)
 
The Velveteen Rabbit: A Toy Story by Patrick Flynn, based on the book by Margery Williams, is now playing at Adventure Theatre MTC. CLICK HERE for tickets and performance information!
 
Go to http://bit.ly/originalcaststore for ORIGINAL CAST MERCHANDISE!
 
Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! This month it's Heather C. Jackson (She Loves Me) and Amanda Zeitler (Starmites) are here for a movie that is one of Patrick's favorites but not one of their favorites. Oh no. It's All That Jazz (1979)!
 
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Dec 4, 2019

Kevin is the author of Big Deal: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical (now in paperback!) and is here for the first "Fosse" musical.

Topics include: filming dance, grandmom Gwen Verdon, the Church-of-the-Month Club, and finding Fosse in Oklahoma in the '60s.

Featured recording: Sweet Charity - Original Broadway Cast (1966)

The Velveteen Rabbit: A Toy Story by Patrick Flynn, based on the book by Margery Williams, is now playing at Adventure Theatre MTC. CLICK HERE for tickets and performance information!

Go to http://bit.ly/originalcaststore for ORIGINAL CAST MERCHANDISE!

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! This month it's Heather C. Jackson (She Loves Me) and Amanda Zeitler (Starmites) are here for a movie that is one of Patrick's favorites but not one of their favorites. Oh no. It's All That Jazz (1979)!

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Nov 29, 2019

Patrick's children have a very important message for you.

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The Velveteen Rabbit: A Toy Story by Patrick Flynn, based on the book by Margery Williams, is now playing at Adventure Theatre MTC. CLICK HERE for tickets and performance information!

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! This month it's Heather C. Jackson (She Loves Me) and Amanda Zeitler (Starmites) are here for a movie that is one of Patrick's favorites but not one of their favorites. Oh no. It's All That Jazz (1979)!

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Nov 27, 2019

Did you know there were musicals based on comics (besides Spider-Man: Turn of the Dark)? Well, we explore them and their impact in this wonderful live show from Flying V Theatre's Awesome-a-Thon Vol. 3, their annual 24-hour fundraiser.

Featuring Chris Klimek's point of view and the heavenly voices of Kari Ginsburg, Don Mike Mendoza, and Anna Grace Nowalk with Heather Hurley on piano.

Also: Patrick sings and plays guitar and talks and there's a slideshow you can't see because you weren't there but can see but you can follow along with if you go to this LINK!

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Songs:

0:00:00 “Holy Musical, B@man!” from Holy Musical, B@man! ·  performed by Patrick, Kari, Don Mike, & Anna · music and lyrics by Nick Gage & Scott Lamps

0:08:40 “Pulled” from The Addams Family · performed by Anna · music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa

0:16:15 “The Boy from...” from The Mad Show · performed by Don Mike · music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

0:33:30 “Days” from Fun Home · performed by Kari · music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Lisa Kron

0:49:48 “Magneto and Titanium Man” · performed by Patrick with Kari, Don Mike, & Anna · music and lyrics by Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney

0:56:20 “Just One Night” from Doonesbury · performed by Anna & Don Mike · music by Elizabeth Swados, lyrics by Garry Trudeau

1:03:15 “The Doctor is In” from You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown · performed by Kari & Patrick · music and lyrics by Clark Gesner

Recorded live on April 14, 2019 in Bethesda, Maryland.

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? This month Heather C. Jackson (She Loves Me) and Amanda Zeitler (Starmites) are here for a movie that is one of Patrick's favorites but not one of their favorites. Oh no. It's Bob Fosse's masterpiece All That Jazz (1979)!

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Nov 20, 2019

Have you seen Love Letters? You should see Love Letters. It's a play. And a perfectly cromulent one.

THE ORIGINAL CAST MERCH NOW AVAILABLE AT TEE PUBLIC

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? This month it's Chris Klimek (It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman) and Farrell Parker (A Chorus Line) talking about the greatest movie Prince ever made: Purple Rain (1984)!

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Nov 13, 2019

Tony-nominated actor (Starmites) and director (Amazing Grace, Lippa's The Wild Party) Gabriel Barre is our first guest to be in the original Broadway cast of the show we're discussing, and you will soon see why. Rags famously ran for 4 performances on Broadway but nevertheless was nominated for 5 Tony awards and has survived through the years due to staunch advocation by its devoted fans and creators.

Topics include: opening in Boston without a director, learning on the job, John & Jen, and (to the delight of at least one of you) Starmites.

Featured recordings: Rags - A New American Musical (1991) •  Starmites - Original Cast Members (1999) •  John & Jen - Original Cast Recording (1996)

THE ORIGINAL CAST MERCH NOW AVAILABLE AT TEE PUBLIC

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? This month it's Chris Klimek (It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman) and Farrell Parker (A Chorus Line) talking about the greatest movie Prince ever made: Purple Rain (1984)!

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Nov 6, 2019

Courtney worked with Susan Stroman. So we talk about Susan Stroman. A lot! With that good Courtney/Patrick energy!

THE ORIGINAL CAST MERCH NOW AVAILABLE AT TEE PUBLIC

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? This month it's Chris Klimek (It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman) and Farrell Parker (A Chorus Line) talking about the greatest movie Prince ever made: Purple Rain (1984)!

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Oct 30, 2019

Composer/lyricist Adam Gwon is here for a western adaptation of Wagner's The Ring Cycle and to talk about his new musical Scotland, PA which is based on an early-aughts indy film that adapts Shakespeare's Macbeth into a story about competing burger joints in 1970's rural Pennsylvania.

What a sentence!

Topics include: finding your path, changing your path, living that new path, and making guacamole.

Featured recordings: Das Barbecü - Original Cast Recording (1994) • Ordinary Days - Original Cast Recording (2009)

There is also a demo recording of "Byron" from The Waves, music and lyrics by David Bucknam, performed by Raúl Esparza with Matt Aument on piano.

THE ORIGINAL CAST MERCH NOW AVAILABLE AT TEE PUBLIC

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? This month we've got journalist/radio personality Chris Klimek (It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman!) and journalist/actress Rachel Manteuffel (Annie, maybe?) talking Prince's first movie: Purple Rain (1984)!

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Oct 23, 2019

Did I ever tell you about the time I co-produced a production of Grease! and it turned out we didn't have the rights?

By the way, the The Simpsons episode I reference is "Jaws Wired Shut" (s13e09).

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies The latest episode has Caroline Dubberly (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Kari Ginsburg (Gypsy, et al.) weighing the merits of everyone's favorite mockumentary about a small-town theatre company and their musical about the history of the small town in which they live that may or may not think dreams are stupid. It's Waiting for Guffman (1996)!

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Oct 16, 2019

DC Metro Theater Arts editor and publisher Nicole Hertvick is here for an emo telling of the 7th President of the United State's rise to power that fully commits to its premise.

Topics include: Emo, Spring Awakening, the Trail of Tears, and (somehow) Cats. We talk about Cats for a minute. And I don't remember how we got there but there it is: Cats.

CONTENT WARNING: Some of the songs in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson employ some of the seven words you cannot say on television and so may not suit your current listening situation.

Featured recordings: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson - Original Cast Recording (2010)

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies The latest episode has Caroline Dubberly (Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 2014) and Kari Ginsburg (Gypsy, et al.) weighing the merits of everyone's favorite mockumentary about a small-town theatre company and their musical about the history of the small town in which they live that may or may not think dreams are stupid. It's Waiting for Guffman (1996)!

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Oct 9, 2019

Doug and I do a lot of great musical theatre back-and-forth but really you just need to read this line from Dorothy Rodgers (wife to Richard, mother to Mary) New York Times obituary: "Mrs. Rodgers founded Repairs Inc., an agency that hired craftsmen to repair broken objects, in 1935 and was its head until 1941. In 1945 she patented the Jonny Mop, which was sold by Johnson & Johnson. It was one of several inventions. In 1958 she created the Basically Yours dress pattern for McCall's, and in 1972 she patented the Turn and Learn storybooks, sold by the Ideal Toy Company."

Seriously!

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies The latest episode has Caroline Dubberly (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Kari Ginsburg (Gypsy, et al.) weighing the merits of everyone's favorite mockumentary about a small-town theatre company and their musical about the history of the small town in which they live that may or may not think dreams are stupid. It's Waiting for Guffman (1996)!

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Oct 2, 2019

**TRIGGER WARNING** The episode contains frank discussions of sexual assault and stalker behavior.

Caroline Dubberly is here for a show about the dichotomy of existence, the destructiveness of revenge, the cycle of abuse, and the power of self-love.

Topics include: the origin of love, the power of tattoos, and the hymns that get us through.

Featured recordings: Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Original Broadway Cast Album (2014)

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies The latest episode has Caroline Dubberly (this episode) and Amanda Zeitler (Starmites) weighing the merits of everyone's favorite mockumentary about a small-town theatre company and their musical about the history of the small town in which they live that may or may not think dreams are stupid. It's Waiting for Guffman (1996)!

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Sep 25, 2019
Doubling up on Al Silber with portions of last week's interview that were edited for time. This episode will also dovetail nicely into next week's episode on Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Synergy!
 
Here's a link to the Tonys performance Al mentions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j661y6KwYA
 
Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies?  The latest episode has Caroline Dubberly (Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2014) and Amanda Zeitler (Starmites) weighing the merits of everyone's favorite mockumentary about a small-town theatre company and their musical about the history of the small town in which they live that may or may not think dreams are stupid. It's Waiting for Guffman (1996).
 
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Sep 18, 2019

Actor and author Alexandra Silber is currently appearing as Fraulein Sally Bowles in Olney Theatre Center's production of Cabaret. But she's here this week to talk about this beautiful Lucy Simon/Marsha Norman musical and so much more. Really, we get deep.__Topics include: living with grief, communing with nature, and the glory of Rebecca Luker.

Buy Alexandra's memoir White Hot Grief Parade and her novel After Anatevka. Both titles are also available on Audible read by Al herself!

Featured recordings: The Secret Garden - The Original Broadway Cast Album (1991)

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies August's episode has Married super-cool duo Lee Liebeskind (Spring Awakening) and Megan Reichelt (The Scarlet Pimpernel) join Patrick and his super-cool ladywife Kelley to talk about The Muppet Movie (1979) the super-coolest movie of all time. Seriously, it's so good you guys.

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Sep 11, 2019

How can you have a family and do theatre and be a good parent and not feel guilty? . . . You probably can't.

On Saturday, September 14 at the Rockville Town Center, DC Actors for Animals will present Beltway Barks where the theatre and animal rescue communities come together to save lives! They'll have around 40 animals for adoption there that day, as well as awesome pet vendors with toys, treats, gear, as well as trainers and veterinarian services. You'll also see award-winning DC actors perform musical numbers from some of the best theatres in town as we kick off the DC Metro area's 2019-2020 theatre season. Go to www.dcactorsforanimals.com for more details.

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies August's episode has Married super-cool duo Lee Liebeskind (Spring Awakening) and Megan Reichelt (The Scarlet Pimpernel) join Patrick and his super-cool ladywife Kelley to talk about The Muppet Movie (1979) the super-coolest movie of all time. Seriously, it's so good you guys.

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Sep 4, 2019

We all knew this day would come.

Director Angie Pirko and Patrick take a long walk off the longest-running Broadway musical to see if there's any there there.

Topics include: Christine is a good person, the Cameron Mackintosh of it all, is Raoul an idiot, this show is garbage, and we're here for it anyway.

Programming note: This episode was recorded the day before Harold Prince died.

Featured recordings: The Phantom of the Opera - The Original Cast Recording (1986) • Bad - Michael Jackson (1987) • Il Mito Dell'Opera: Studio Recordings, 1905-1975 - Daniele Barioni (2008) • Meddle - Pink Floyd (1971)

On Saturday, September 14 at the Rockville Town Center, DC Actors for Animals will present Beltway Barks where the theatre and animal rescue communities come together to save lives! They'll have around 40 animals for adoption there that day, as well as awesome pet vendors with toys, treats, gear, as well as trainers and veterinarian services. You'll also see award-winning DC actors perform musical numbers from some of the best theatres in town as we kick off the DC Metro area's 2019-2020 theatre season. Go to www.dcactorsforanimals.com for more details.

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies August's episode has Married super-cool duo Lee Liebeskind (Spring Awakening) and Megan Reichelt (The Scarlet Pimpernel) join Patrick and his super-cool ladywife Kelley to talk about The Muppet Movie (1979) the super-coolest movie of all time. Seriously, it's so good you guys.

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Aug 28, 2019

Nicole Hertvik from the incomparable DC Metro Theatre Arts interviews Patrick and Michelle Polera about their new show What She Said which can be seen this Friday at the Kennedy Center's Page-to-Stage Festival.

WHAT SHE SAID performance details here.

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies August's episode has Married super-cool duo Lee Liebeskind (Spring Awakening) and Megan Reichelt (The Scarlet Pimpernel) join Patrick and his super-cool ladywife Kelley to talk about The Muppet Movie (1979) the super-coolest movie of all time. Seriously, it's so good you guys.

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Aug 21, 2019

Director Christina A. Coakley is here for this beautiful but little-known show from the team that brought you Ragtime about a closeted man in 1960s Dublin.

Topics include: Roger Rees, Faith Prince, Fun Home, when Ireland legalized divorce, and if one can buy a T-shirt that says "Benny was right."

Featured recording: A Man of No Importance - Original Off-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 July's episode has James Finley (The Life) and Charlene V. Smith (Man of La Mancha 1968) talking about the 2007 film Once which is the basis for the 2013 Broadway musical Once. Funny how that works.

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Aug 14, 2019

Heather is a costume designer. So we talked a lot about designing and designers and notes and all that good stuff.

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 July's episode has James Finley (The Life) and Charlene V. Smith (Man of La Mancha 1968) talking about the 2007 film Once which is the basis for the 2013 Broadway musical Once. Funny how that works.

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Aug 7, 2019

Actor/teacher Rick Westerkamp is here for the last Best Musical Tony-winner before Company based on one of the most Academy Award-winning films ever made starring an actress from the Golden Age of Hollywood. And I bet you've never heard it.

Topics include: Seeing Cabaret at 9-years-old, Turkey Lurky Time, the joys of the chorus, and whether or not Katharine Hepburn can sing (you be the judge!).

Featured recordings: Applause - Original Cast Recording (1970) • Coco - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1970)

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 July's episode has James Finley (The Life) and Charlene V. Smith (Man of La Mancha 1968) talking about the 2007 film Once which is the basis for the 2013 Broadway musical Once. Funny how that works.

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Jul 31, 2019

Harold Smith Prince

30 January 1928 - 31 July 2019

 

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Jul 31, 2019

Robbie is the A&R Director and in-house designer for Grammy-winning record label Broadway Records. So he has a lot to say about design. Patrick wrote a book about visual literacy. So he has a lot to say about design. Here's some of what they said together.

This episode was recorded at Broadway Records. Go to BroadwayRecords.com to view and shop from their extensive catalog of cast albums, solo albums, and live recordings.

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 July's episode has James Finley (The Life) and Charlene V. Smith (Man of La Mancha 1968) talking about the 2007 film Once which is the basis for the 2013 Broadway musical Once. Funny how that works.

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