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The Original Cast

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Now displaying: October, 2019
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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