The Tony Awards are this Sunday! So we've got Don Mike Mendoza (Hot Mikado, Do I Hear a Waltz?, It's the Tonys!) and Roddy Flynn (Anyone Can Whistle, It's the Tonys!, It's the Tonys!!, It's the Tonys!!!) and the essence of Kari Ginsburg (Gypsy, It's the Tonys!!, It's the Tonys!!!) here to talk about the TONYS!!!!
We go through the nominees, talk about this year in theatre, and predict our winners.
Topics include: Is it the right year for a musical version of Tootsie? Did the old guard keep Be More Chill out? Was Ben Brantley's King Kong review wonderful or a complete abdication of professional responsibility on the part of The New York Times? How old does Roddy think Cher and Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton are? And does Don Mike need any of this?
Featured recording: 2019 Tony Award Season - Broadway Records (2019)
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It's the Tonys on Sunday!!! And so we're talking the Tonys with Kari Ginsburg and Roddy Flynn. We go through the nominated revivals (5:56) give our thoughts on the shows up for Best Musical: Mean Girls (26:26), Frozen (44:05), SpongeBob SquarePants (56:46), and The Band's Visit (1:08:04), and then tell you our predictions (1:21:17) for who will take home that spinny award Sunday night!
AND you can follow along with us during the ceremony in TWO (2) ways.
Kari, Roddy, and Patrick will be live tweeting from Patrick's living room using #OriginalCastPod so you can keep up with our thoughts and joys and snarks.
And, during commercial breaks, they'll be live on Instagram @OriginalCastPod for some in-person reactions.
The Band's Visit - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2017)
SpongeBob SquarePants - Original Cast Recording (2017)
Frozen - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2018)
Mean Girls - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2018)
Once on This Island - New Broadway Cast Recording (2018)
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 (now available) features Roddy Flynn & Kari Ginsburg talking about one of Patrick's favorite forgotten films Who is Harry Kellerman and Why is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (1971).
This week we break format for a discussion of the 71st Tony Awards with former guests Roddy Flynn and Kari Ginsburg. And also a special appearance by fan-favorite Bob E Flynn (briefly). Topics include what constitutes set design, the youths, and that Kari & Roddy are going to see NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 without Patrick.
COME FROM AWAY - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2017)
DEAR EVAN HANSEN - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2016)
GROUNDHOG DAY - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2017)
NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2017)
This week we break format for a discussion about the Tony Awards with past guest Don Mike Mendoza and future guest Roddy Flynn. We talk about not only this year's shows but the Tonys as a whole and how award shows make us feel.