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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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Apr 8, 2020

Next Wednesday will be our 100th guest! So before that, let's look all the way back to March 2016 and our very first guest: Tracy Lynn Olivera! Which, synergistically, also happens to be the same show our 99th guest chose (though a different recording)!

ORIGINAL SHOW NOTES:

Welcome to The Original Cast, a podcast about original cast albums and the people who love them hosted by playwright/filmmaker/professor Patrick Flynn.

Our first guest is actress, singer, & recording artist Tracy Lynn Olivera who stops by to discuss the 1967 original cast album of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

We’re also joined by dramaturg Megan Westman as we discuss off-Broadway basement shows, the wrong kind of meta, and how Tracy feels about the 1999 Broadway revival (spoiler: she hates it).

Featured Recording: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown - The Original Cast Album (1967)

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Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? This month Roddy Flynn, Kari Ginsburg, and I begin our year-long mission to cover all 4 theatrical film versions of A Star is Born. And we start with at the beginning in 1937 with Janet Gaynor and Fredric March. It's not a musical but it will be!

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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)
 
Oct 24, 2018

Rehearsals have begun for Patrick's new play Sheila and Moby presented by Flying V Theatre. So episodes over the next few weeks will all be related to that production.

Farrell Parker plays the dual roles of Lara & Curly in Sheila and Moby and we're flashing back to her 2017 episode about A Chorus Line.

ORIGINAL NOTES:

Actor and Shakespearean scholar-in-training Farrell Parker comes by to talk about an album she adores and a show she does not. And the call is coming from inside the studio!

Also T&A, ballet, and the nature and understanding of the concept of success.

 

Featured recordings:

A Chorus Line - Original Broadway Cast (1975)

A Chorus Line - The New Cast Recording (2007)

 

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?  September's episode features Tia Shearer Bassett (Titanic) and James Finley (The Life) talking about that Disney musical experience: Newsies (1992)

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Oct 10, 2018
Rehearsals have begun for Patrick's new play Sheila and Moby presented by Flying V Theatre. So episodes over the next few weeks will all be related to that production, starting with this gem, our third ever guest and Flying V's Artistic Director: Jason Schlafstein.

ORIGINAL NOTES: Jason is the artistic director for the Helen Hayes Award-winning theatre company Flying V. He and Patrick discuss the concept album of Chess and how it cemented their friendship. Also: singing in restaurants, the glory of synth rock, and the nature of love. Seriously, it gets deep for a minute.

Featured recordings:

Chess - Benny Andersson | Tim Rice | Björn Ulvaeus (1984)  

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?  September's episode features Tia Shearer Bassett (Titanic) and James Finley (The Life) talking about that Disney musical experience: Newsies (1992)

 

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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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