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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 25, 2020

Excepting Alice.

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Featured Songs: “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” from Alice’s Restaurant - Arlo Guthrie (1967)

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Nov 18, 2020

Director/theatre artist Meg Bunn is here for a show that revitalized her theatre exhaustion.

Topics Include: the glory of low stakes, the luscious voice of Katrina Lenk, the beauty of simplicity, and it's just a good show.

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Playbill’s “The 17 Most Tony Award-Winning Works of All Time” by Logan Culwell-Block

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Featured Recordings: The Band's Visit - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2017)

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Nov 4, 2020

Ted is President of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, co-founder of Encores!, and many other things. But his biggest claim to fame came while he was in college and got a job as a gopher on the original Broadway production of Follies. He wrote a book about it. It’s a great book. You should buy Ted’s book.

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Topics Include: making a musical about banking, the break-up of Bock & Harnick, out-of-town in Detroit, taking notes for Hal Prince, and caring for the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon.

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Featured Recordings: The Rothschilds - Original Cast Recording (1970)

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Oct 21, 2020

Filmmaker Jeremy O’Keefe is with us this week to talk about a musical that I disparaged on the show 2 weeks ago. So that’s karma for you.

Topics Include: Wilmington, Delaware, being afraid of growing up at 16, Tony Randall, sleeping on the sidewalk for Rent tickets, and Big 2 which is my idea and you can’t steal it and Jeremy has first look so don’t even ask.

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Featured Recordings: Big - Original Cast Recording (1996) • Sunset Boulevard - American Premiere Recording (1993)

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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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Oct 7, 2020

From the Buried Broadway podcast, actor Mikey Bevarelli is here for a musical by an Aussie based on an American movie by an Aussie based on an American movie.

Topics Include: audience expectations, Andy Karl, big Broadway scores, the little things, Let My People Come, and Ned Ryerson.

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Featured Recordings: Groundhog Day - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2017) • Let My People Come - The Original Cast Album (1974) • Look at Us - Sonny & Cher (1965)

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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 23, 2020

Journalist Theresa J. Beckhusen is here for a musical adaptation of a half-heard history lesson retold through the lens of “everything’s fine!”

Topics Include: not-so-bad-for-1969, Thomas Jefferson’s views on enslavement, how dumb “The Egg” is, Mr. Feeny, Vietnam, and one song that is actually more relevant now than it even was then.

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Featured Recordings: 1776 - Original Broadway Cast (1969) • Hamilton - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2015)

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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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Sep 9, 2020

Performer-singer-mentor and Helen Hayes Award-winning writer Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi is here for a Tony-winning revue of 30s music staged in the 80s but that lives forever.

Topics Include: songs about weed, Billy Porter, Nell Carter, the black experience through white eyes, art that shouldn’t survive, and the good reasons why Lady Dane does not like Hamilton.

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Featured Recordings: Ain't Misbehavin' - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1978) • “Lush Life” - Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington (1965)

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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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Sep 2, 2020

Intermissions are back! But in a slightly different format! Exclamation! I hate Grease!!

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Featured Songs: “Summer Nights” from Grease! - The Original Broadway Cast Album (1972) • “An Element of Magic” from Reporting Live - Hannah Whitney and Jacob Samuels (2011)

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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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Aug 26, 2020

Music theatre writer Michael Finke is here for Bill Finn’s song cycle about death. . . It’s not as much of a bummer as it may sound.

Topics Include: Hell’s Kitchen, Joe Papp, Jack Eric Williams, 14 Dwight Ave (Natick, MA), how anything can be a musical, and Michael’s forthcoming album!

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Featured Recordings: Elegies - A Song Cycle (2003) • Songs from Inside My Locker - Robbie Rozelle (2020)

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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 Village People movie Can’t Stop the Music (1980) with Robbie Rozelle and Robert W. Schneider. And it is ALL the things.

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Aug 19, 2020

Strathmore artist-in-residence singer/songwriter Christian Douglas is here for a musical by another singer/songwriter. Christian’s written and recorded an album during our time inside and just got out of the Army. Those things are connected but they’re both interesting and true.

Topics Include: the Jessie Mueller of it all, Sara v. Ms. Bareilles, life in the singing Army, and stories about ordinary people.

Featured Recordings: Waitress - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2016) • Inside Voice - Christian Douglas (2020)

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Aug 12, 2020

Straight back into Toronto and the Off2Broadway podcast, it’s Stefania Lounsbury taking us back to the Goodman household and all contained therein.

Topics Include: Alice Ripley’s eyes, the over-analysis of musical theatre, Pretty Woman, Superboy, the Invisible Girl, and does Billy Elliot actually have a tragic ending?

Featured Recordings: Next to Normal - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2009)

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Aug 5, 2020

Straight outta Toronto and the Off2Broadway podcast, it’s Tara Stanton taking us back to Oz not once, not twice, but SEVEN TIMES!

Topics Include: Hamilton, projections, the magic, the joy, the love, and living a 2-show life.

Featured Recordings: Wicked - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2003)

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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 Village People movie Can’t Stop the Music (1980) with Robbie Rozzelle and Robert W. Schneider. And it is ALL the things.

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Jul 29, 2020

Five-time Tony Award-nominee Douglas Carter Beane brings us an overlooked Rodgers & Hart classic.

Topics Include: putting on shows in barns, woke for 1939, a more talented but more annoying version of Shirley Temple, aircraft on stage pre-Miss Saigon, and how Hollywood turned Lorenz Hart from gay to short for the biopic.

Featured Recordings: Babes in Arms - 1999 New York Cast Recording (1999)

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Jul 22, 2020

Three-time Tony-nominee Rebecca Luker is here for a walk through her career and the show Sheldon Harnick calls our “greatest American opera.”

Topics Include: getting an agent out of town, auditioning for Hal Prince, balancing your work and your life, and of course we talk about The Secret Garden and I play “How Could I Ever Know” are you kidding?

Watch At Home with Rebecca Luker: An Evening of Song! All of the proceeds from the virtual benefit performance will go to supporting Prosetin, a promising new drug candidate for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. It was in February when Broadway favorite Luker revealed that she had been diagnosed with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease). For more information about this treatment, visit Prosetin2020.org. If you would like to place a donation, click here: https://fundraise.projectals.org/give/270277/#!/donation/checkout.

Featured Recordings: Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Original Cast (1979) • The Secret Garden - The Original Broadway Cast Album (1991)

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Jul 15, 2020

Tony-winning choreographer Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, SpongeBob SquarePants, Altar Boyz, The King and I, High Fidelity, et al.) brings our third dive into a show that you either love deeply or have no strong opinion on either way.

Topics Include: harrowing at the start, Pouncival, hidden ᗅᗺᗷᗅ references, and what Channing Tatum did not sign up for.

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

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Jul 8, 2020

Children’s TV host Carly Ciarrocchi is here for a wonderful conversation about how one show can set your whole world in motion.

Topics Include: discount Disney DJ for bar mitzvahs, working together, finding what you’re good at, live children’s TV, and getting rejected in a letter you sent yourself.

Featured Recordings: Godspell - A Musical Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew (1971)

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Jul 1, 2020

Actor/performer/writer Tori Bouton is here for the last year’s Tony Award-winner for Best Musical.

Topics Include: Amber Gray, tragic endings, Amber Gray, why we sing this song, Amber Gray, Andre DeShields, and Amber Gray.

Featured Recordings: Hadestown - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2019) • Hadestown - Live Original Cast Album (2017)

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Jun 24, 2020

Actor/music director/podcaster Kevin David Thomas is here for a musical that takes you there and back. On a bus.

Topics Include: Jekyll & Hyde, Lauren Ward over Sutton Foster, M&M’s, why we do what we do, and Kevin & Patrick try to get Jeanine Tesori on their respective podcasts through fawning and begging.

Featured Recordings: Violet - A New Musical (1997) • Violet - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2014)

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Jun 17, 2020

Writer/performer/amazing human Amy Oestreicher comes to us with us to complete the Falsettos trilogy (by going back to Part 1).

Topics Include: Bill Finn calling on the phone, convincing teachers to let you do your own version of the assignment, tap dancing so hard you need surgery, and another in what is booming a series of scrapbooks!

Featured Recordings: In Trousers - Original Cast (1979) • March of the Falsettos - Original Cast (1981) • Falsettoland - Original Cast (1990)

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Info on Amy's 54 Below show, rescheduled for April 23, 2021 at 9:30pm!

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Jun 10, 2020

Director/podcaster Robert W. Schneider is here for a musical whose legacy may be unfairly besmirched by an infamous Tony speech.

Topics Include: George Hearn, staging the overture, cutting the entr’acte, and maybe revoking Rob’s gay card live on the air!

Featured Recording: La Cage Aux Folles - Original Cast Recording (1983)

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May 27, 2020

Lara is the host of the podcast Stage Door Stories and has the best “how did this show come into your life?” story ever.

Topics Include: Jeremy Kushnier, Jeremy Kushnier rapping, the Kenny Loggins of it all, and running into Jennifer Laura Thompson on the street.

Featured Recordings: Footloose - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1999) • Footloose - Original Soundtrack of the Paramount Motion Picture (1984) • Flashdance - Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture (1983) • An Officer and a Gentleman - Original Soundtrack (1982) • Dancing on the Ceiling - Lionel Richie (1986) • Arthur: The Album - Christopher Cross (1981) • Top Gun - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1986) • Fame - The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture (1980) • The Woman in Red - Selections from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1984)

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May 20, 2020

Jake is a director who brings his insightful theatrical mind to the best worst musical of all time that people either love to death or have no strong feelings about either way.

Topics include: Bobby Fischer, the agony of Freddie, the ecstasy of Judy Kuhn, and whether or not the plot is just Tim Rice fan-fiction written by Tim Rice.

Featured Recordings: Chess - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1988) • Chess - Benny Andersson | Tim Rice | Björn Ulvaeus (1984)

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May 13, 2020

Star is playwright/lyricist/director who brings to us a fun and funny conversation about a still-relevant turning point in the history of American musical theatre that is further from us historically than it is from Oklahoma!.

Topics Include: gender-blind Bobbies, keeping the comedy in musical comedy, being alive, and sliding into her DMs.

Featured Recordings: Company - Original Broadway Cast (1970) • Company - 1995 Broadway Cast Recording (1995) • Experiment - Mandy Patinkin (1994) • Marry Me a Little - Songs by Stephen Sondheim (1980)

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Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? This month Logan Culwell-Block (Little Shop of Horrors 1982) and Caroline Dubberly (Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2014) are here for a movie that has to been seen to be believed but cannot be understood, it's Lost Horizon (1973)!

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May 11, 2020

Nostalgia is a dangerous drug.

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Taking Care - An Emergency Fund for the Washington Theatre Community

MUSIC: “U.N.C.O.U.P.L.E.D.” performed by Frances Ruffelle from Starlight Express - The Original Cast Recording (1984), music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Richard Stilgoe

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May 6, 2020

Actor/singer/coach/multi-hyphenate Casey Erin Clark is here for a Sutton Foster vehicle that brings the sincerity.

Topics Include: snark, corsets, Frank Wildhorn, and that time Casey slid 15’ across a stage on her bum.

Featured Recordings: Little Women - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2005) • Frankenstein - World Premiere Recording (2008) • Miss Saigon - Original London Cast Recording (1989) • The Song Begins... - Casey Erin Clark (2008)

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Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? This month Logan Culwell-Block (Little Shop of Horrors 1982) and Caroline Dubberly (Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2014) are here for a movie that has to been seen to be believed but cannot be understood, it's Lost Horizon (1973)!

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