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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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Nov 11, 2020

Drinking White Russians and holding to the ground as the ground keeps shifting.

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Featured Songs: “Sweet Willow” and “How to Let Go” from Willow - A New Musical (2020) • “Feelings” from The Apple Tree - Original Broadway Cast (1966) • “Blue Rondo a la Turk” from Time Out - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (1959)

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DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! This month we’ve got a dystopian musical about the dark future of 1994 made in 1980. Anything else I type here would make it make less sense. It’s The Apple!

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Oct 28, 2020

Keepin’ it calm in late 2020.

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Featured Songs: “Take Five” from Time Out - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (1959) • “Everything’s Alright” & “The Temple” from Jesus Christ Superstar - A Rock Opera (1970) • “Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat” from Cats - Original Broadway Cast (1982) • “I Should Tell You” from Rent - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1996) • “Feelings” from The Apple Tree - Original Broadway Cast (1966) • “Good Morning, Good Morning” from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles (1967) • “Three to Get Ready” from Time Out - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (1959) • “Countdown” & “Eleven Four” from Countdown: Time in Outerspace - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (1962) • “Unsquare Dance” from Time Further Out - The Dave Brubeck Quartet (1961)

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DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! This month we’ve got a dystopian musical about the dark future of 1994 made in 1980. Anything else I type here would make it make less sense. It’s The Apple!

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Oct 14, 2020

We’re talking about the new musical Einstein’s Dreams and your reaction to the episode on 1776.

Featured Songs: “Einstein’s Dreams” sung by Alexandra Silber and “High-Speed Motion” sung by Talia Cosentino and the Ensemble from Einstein’s Dreams - Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording (2019)

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DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! Out now is the third in our continuing series on the A Star is Born series of films: the 1976 version with Barbra and Kris Kristofferson and Barbra!

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Sep 30, 2020

I’m away this week so here’s some an excised portion from my conversation with Serena Berman about Hair. Mainly deleted because I talk a lot. I had a lot to say about Hair.

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Featured Song: “Going Down” from Hair - The Original Broadway Cast Recording (1968)

Watch the Original Cast Live at La-Ti-Do on YouTube!

MERCH! T-shirts! Totes bags! BASEBALL SHIRTS! ETCETERA!

DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! Out now is the third in our continuing series on the A Star is Born series of films: the 1976 version with Barbra and Kris Kristofferson and Barbra!

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Sep 16, 2020

Two big musical discoveries made recently but I’m saving one so here’s the other!

Featured Songs: “I Wouldn't Have You Any Other Way” and “Maggie Flynn” from Maggie Flynn - The Original Broadway Cast Recording (1968), music and lyrics by Hugo Peretti & Luigi Creatore & George David Weiss

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DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies! This month is the Don Bluth classic Anastasia (1997) with Casey Erin Clark (Little Women) and Courtney Laine Self (Crazy for You). A movie that is really two movies: the first is a historical fiction romance and the second is a horror-comedy about a dead guy and his talking bat.

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Mar 11, 2020

People make movies and then musicals of those movies and some are not great. But some are transcendently good.

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Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? This month we've got Kenny Neal (Starlight Express, et al.) and Joanna McKee talking about a musical adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera that has to be seen to be believed (and even then maybe not): Phantom of the Paradise (1974).

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Feb 26, 2020

I give you this guitar but only if you solemnly promise never to bring it to a party without being asked.

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? This month we've got Sophie Schulman (Funny Girl) and Stephen Spotswood (Once More with Feeling) talking about the greatest(?) movie musical ever: Singin' in the Rain (1952).

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Feb 12, 2020

Is it possible to mathematically determine whether or not a Broadway show is a flop?

Yes, it is.

We did it.

Yay!

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? This month we've got Sophie Schulman (Funny Girl) and Stephen Spotswood (Once More with Feeling) talking about the greatest(?) movie musical ever: Singin' in the Rain (1952).

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Jan 29, 2020

Did you know there were other kinds of music besides original cast recordings? Me neither.

Also, we talk about Cats.

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? This month we've got Sophie Schulman (Funny Girl) and Stephen Spotswood (Once More with Feeling) talking about the greatest(?) movie musical ever: Singin' in the Rain (1952).

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Jan 15, 2020

A snippet from my conversation with composer/lyricist Adam Gwon (Scotland, PA, Ordinary Days) about the advantages and disadvantages of different kinds of theatre.

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? This month we've got Robbie Rozelle (Mame) talking about the D.A. Pennebaker documentary about the making of the Company original cast album, accurately entitled: Original Cast Album: Company (1971).__Patreon • Twitter • Facebook • Email  

Jan 1, 2020

Here's a silly one to kick-off 2020. The title says it all. Well, not ALL. If it said it ALL then you wouldn't need the 9-minute episode, you'd just need the title.

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Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? This month we've got Robbie Rozelle (Mame) talking about the D.A. Pennebaker documentary about the making of the Company original cast album, accurately entitled: Original Cast Album: Company (1971).

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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!
 
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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 20, 2019

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

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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!

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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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Jul 17, 2019

Good morning, Mr. & Mrs. America and all the ships at sea. FLASH! Journalist Chris Klimek thinks Superman CHEATED!

Featured recordingsSuperman: The Movie - Original Sound Track (1979) • Dragnet - Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack (1987)

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 Eliza Berkon (Godspell 1973) and Sophie Schulman (Funny Girl) discussing the Spice Girls' feature film Spice World (1997) just in time for summer!

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Jul 3, 2019

Laura Esti Miller and Patrick talk about seeing the same show 20 years later.

Featured recordings: Miss Saigon - Original London Cast Recording (1989)

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 MoviesJune's episode features Eliza Berkon (Godspell 1973) and Sophie Schulman (Funny Girl) discussing the Spice Girls' feature film Spice World (1997) just in time for summer!

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Jun 19, 2019

Anyone who has spent time with myself and Courtney knows that we can talk. And we like to talk about American musical theatre and debate about knows more. (Spoiler alert: I do.)

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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 May's episode features Eric Messner (The Who's Tommy) and Emily Zickler (Sweeney Todd, et al.) discussing The Monkees' feature film Head (1968) written by Jack Nicholson. Any more details would make no sense.

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May 29, 2019

Did you know that Jonathan Larson wrote a musical version of George Orwell's 1984? Neither did Patrick. But Robyn did.

Featured recordingsThe Jonathan Larson Project - Original Cast (2019)

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? April's episode has perennial favorites Kari Ginsburg (Gypsy, et al.) and Roddy Flynn (Anyone Can Whistle, et al.) talking Yentl (1983), Barbara Streisand's epic story about a woman pretending to be a man so she can study the Talmud and sing alone in the woods with candles.

Get tickets for Tinker Bell by Patrick Flynn now playing at First Stage Milwaukee!!

In a digital age where people are being cast based on their social media following and shows are transferring to Broadway after trending and building their audience online, it's time you learned from leading experts how to effectively promote yourself and your show. At Promote U! you'll get practical, hands-on advice from leading experts on a range of topics, including Creating Your Branding Toolkit, How to Use Social Media to Gain Loyal Fans, Creating a Website That Tells & Sells Your Story, and more! The Original Cast fans can use the code ORIGINAL19 to get your ticket to Promote U for $297 (reg. $597)!

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May 15, 2019

I was very lucky to have the chance to chat with Kurt Peterson who produced Sondheim: A Musical Tribute and was in the original Broadway cast of Follies (1971). Kurt spills some tea on how the first Sondheim tribute came together, talks about his plans for the upcoming 50th anniversary, and what it was like to be in Follies before it was considered a classic of American musical theatre. You can learn more about Kurt and his work at his website: James Williams Productions Dot Com.

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? April's episode has perennial favorites Kari Ginsburg (Gypsy, et al.) and Roddy Flynn (Anyone Can Whistle, et al.) talking Yentl (1983), Barbara Streisand's epic story about a woman pretending to be a man so she can study the Talmud and sing alone in the woods with candles.

Get tickets for Tinker Bell by Patrick Flynn now playing at First Stage Milwaukee!!

In a digital age where people are being cast based on their social media following and shows are transferring to Broadway after trending and building their audience online, it's time you learned from leading experts how to effectively promote yourself and your show. At Promote U! you'll get practical, hands-on advice from leading experts on a range of topics, including Creating Your Branding Toolkit, How to Use Social Media to Gain Loyal Fans, Creating a Website That Tells & Sells Your Story, and more! The Original Cast fans can use the code ORIGINAL19 to get your ticket to Promote U for $297 (reg. $597)!

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