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The Original Cast

A podcast about original cast albums and the people who love them hosted by playwright Patrick Flynn.
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Now displaying: April, 2019
Apr 24, 2019

Ken Davenport is a Tony Award-winning producer (Kinky Boots), podcaster, and entrepreneur and he's here to talk about a show that had all the ingredients of a hit but just . . . wasn't. He also tells us one thing he wished everyone knew about producers.

Topics include: knowing a show isn't working, 2nd-Acting-musicals, FalsettosFalsettolandMarch of the Falsettos, Tower Records, and Bobby Lopez.

Featured recordingsThe Goodbye Girl - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1993) • A Class Act - Original Cast Recording (2001)

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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? March's episode has Logan Culwell-Block (Little Shop of Horrors 1982) and Kimberly Cooper Schmidt (The Light in the Piazza) talking about The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953), Dr. Suess's movie for everyone who hated piano lessons.

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Apr 17, 2019

Some musicals have title songs and we cover a bunch: good, bad, and in-between.

Featured recordingsHello, Dolly! - The Original Broadway Cast Recording (1984) • Mame - Original Broadway Cast (1966) • La Cage Aux Folles - Original Cast Recording (1983)

LIVE SHOW! Sunday, April 14, 12:00pm at the Flying V Awesome-a-Thon in Bethesda, MD! Our theme this time out is "Musicals Based on Comics!" Go to UnknownPenguin.com/Live for more information.

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? March's episode has Logan Culwell-Block (Little Shop of Horrors 1982) and Kimberly Cooper Schmidt (The Light in the Piazza) talking about The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953), Dr. Suess's movie for everyone who hated piano lessons.

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Apr 10, 2019

Straight from Broadway's Imperial Theatre and Ain't Too Proud it's Joshua Morgan, Patrick's newest brother from another mother, here to talk about the Shakespeare of musical theatre and his classic work.

Topics include: Bombay Dreams, Sondheim Divas, 3rd weddings, the incomparable Joanna Gleason, and stage dooring John McMartin.

Featured recordingsInto the Woods - Original Cast Recording (1987) • Bombay Dreams - Original London Cast Recording (2002) • Pacific Overtures - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1976)

LIVE SHOW! Sunday, April 14, 12:00pm at the Flying V Awesome-a-Thon in Bethesda, MD! Our theme this time out is "Musicals Based on Comics!" Go to UnknownPenguin.com/Live for more information.

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? March's episode has Logan Culwell-Block (Little Shop of Horrors 1982) and Kimberly Cooper Schmidt (The Light in the Piazza) talking about The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953), Dr. Suess's movie for everyone who hated piano lessons.

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Apr 3, 2019

Kimberly and Patrick start out talking about My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center and end up talking about Be More Chill by way of the time Patrick went to an Arctic Monkeys show and Matt Helders wore a Go-Pro.

LIVE SHOW! Sunday, April 14, 12:00pm at the Flying V Awesome-a-Thon in Bethesda, MD! Our theme this time out is "Musicals Based on Comics!" Go to UnknownPenguin.com/Live for more information.

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? March's episode has Logan Culwell-Block (Little Shop of Horrors 1982) and Kimberly Cooper Schmidt (The Light in the Piazza) talking about The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953), Dr. Suess's movie for everyone who hated piano lessons.

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