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The Original Cast

From Broadway to off-Broadway to the West End, this is a podcast about original cast albums and the people who love them. Every musical theatre fan has that one album that changed their life and playwright-filmmaker-professor Patrick Flynn is out to find it. We talk to the people you see at the theater be they on-stage, backstage, or in the house.
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Jan 10, 2018

Dramaturg Lauren Halvorsen is here for the first of our epic, two-part dive into both musical versions of THE WILD PARTY. Here we cover not only Andrew Lippa's off-Broadway take on Queenie, Burrs, Black, et al.; we also talk through Joseph Moncure March's novella-length poem upon which both musicals are based.

 

Poem excerpts read and recorded by Lee Liebeskind.

 

Featured recording:

THE WILD PARTY - Original Cast Recording (2000)

 

Have you checked out our new PATREON? You haven't? Then how are you going to listen to our patrons-only podcast THE ORIGINAL CAST AT THE MOVIES? This month's episode features Tracy Lynn Olivera and Holly Twyford talking WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971).

 

PATREON!

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Jan 3, 2018

The next two episodes of this podcast will feature Lauren Halvorsen discussing both Andrew Lippa and Michael John La Chuisa's interpretations of THE WILD PARTY.

So before we dig deep into one of the oddest coincidences in New York theatre history, I'm bringing you this excised bit from James Finley's episode about THE LIFE where James compares the two shows from the perspective of having been in both.

Featured recordings:

THE WILD PARTY - Original Cast Recording (2000)

THE WILD PARTY - A Decca Broadway Original Cast Album (2000)

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Dec 27, 2017

The pilot for our special Patreon patrons-only podcast. Oh, by the way, we've launched a Patreon. Click that link and learn more.

The Original Cast at the Movies is a long-form movie musical discussion podcast. Our pilot episode features Kari Ginsburg, Kenny Neal, and Emily Zickler discussing Baz Luhrmann's Academy Award-winning Moulin Rouge!.

Enjoy! And don't forget to go to our new Patreon page and become a patron so you can enjoy new episodes of The Original Cast at the Movies every month!

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Dec 20, 2017

All those little bits excised from Patrick and Emily's discussion of SWEENEY TODD edited into one "coherent" conversation.

Topics include: the un-standable innocence of Tobias Ragg, the un-supressable essence Patti LuPone, and the unbearable bareness of John Doyle.

Featured recordings:

SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET - Original Cast (1979)

SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET - A Musical Thriller (2005)

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Dec 13, 2017

Four-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Holly Twyford is here to talk about one of the biggest hit musicals of all time.

Topics include: singing along in the audience, stars who own it, and what is the deal with Pepper?

 

Featured recordings:

ANNIE - Original Cast Recording (1976)

 

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Dec 6, 2017

During their SIDE SHOW discussion, Patrick and Jon Jon took a detour into Jon Jon's formal musical training in violin and the difference between two connected groups of creative people.

Featuring:

"Csárdás" composed by Vittorio Monti, violin performed by Hyun Su Shin

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Nov 29, 2017

Playbill writer Logan Culwell-Block stops by ostensibly to talk about LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS but Patrick and he nerd out pretty fast. Topics include: How should a cast album be produced? Early versions of how Seymour killed the dentist. And why in the name of heavenly glory would you autotune Jerry Orbach?!?

 

Featured recordings:

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Original Cast Album (1982)

EXPERIMENT - Mandy Patinkin (1994)

COMPANY - Original Broadway Cast (1970)

 

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Nov 22, 2017

What do you listen to on a long drive?

with:
Lauren R Alexander
Beth Amann
Evan Casey
Jensen Clifford
Sara E. Cohen
Roddy Flynn
Kari Ginsburg
Heather Hurley
Lee Liebeskind
Don Mike Mendoza
Danielle Mohlman
Tracy Lynn Olivera
Farrell Parker
Michelle Polera
Megan Reichelt
Bridget Grace Sheaff
Amanda Zeitler
Emily Zickler

Featured recordings:
CABARET - The New Broadway Cast Recording (1998)
FUN HOME - A New Broadway Musical (2015)
GREY GARDENS - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2012)
GYPSY - The Original Broadway Cast
GYPSY - Original London Cast Recording
GYPSY - Original Cast Recording
GYPSY - The New Broadway Cast Recording
GYPSY - The 2008 Broadway Cast Recording
GYPSY - 2015 London Cast Recording
HADESTOWN - Anaïs Mitchell
HAMILTON - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2015)
LEGALLY BLONDE - Original Cast Recording (2007)
THE LION KING - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1997)
LES MISÉRABLES - Original London Cast Recording (1985)
LES MISÉRABLES - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1986)
LES MISÉRABLES - The Complete Symphonic Recording (1990)
ONCE - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2012)
THE PRODUCERS - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2005)
SHE LOVES ME - 2016 Broadway Cast Recording (2016)
SPRING AWAKENING - A Decca Broadway Cast Album (2006)
SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET- Original Cast (1979)
WEST SIDE STORY - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1957)
WICKED - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2003)

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Nov 15, 2017

During their CATS conversation, Natalie and Patrick get deep and sad. Because real-life costuming missteps are the wooooooorst missteps.

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Nov 8, 2017

Actor James Finley talks about Cy Coleman’s last Broadway show that was more successful than Patrick remembers but does have a terrible title. Topics include: tap-dancing bartenders, why baritones are always villains, and how a high school glee club wound up at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre one Sunday in 1997.

Featured recordings:

THE LIFE - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1997)

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Nov 1, 2017

A snippet from Patrick's conversation with Charlene V. Smith about the London cast album of MAN OF LA MANCHA about what does historical accuracy actually mean?

Also HAMILTON.

Also is GRAVITY a feminist film?

Also HAMILTON.

Also what is identity?

Also HAMILTON.

And RENT.

 

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Oct 25, 2017

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)

 

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Oct 18, 2017

Roddy, Kari, and Patrick debate the very nature of criticism from all points-of-view in this cut conversation from our 2017 Tonys episode.

 

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Oct 11, 2017

One of Patrick's favorite people: Danielle Mohlman, playwright and self-appointed co-producer of this podcast, stops in to talk about the definitive rock opera about Jesus of Nazareth.

Topics include: Was Jesus a jerk? Why was Mary Magdalene with Peter during his denial? And who was Paul Raven?

 

Featured recordings:

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - A Rock Opera (1970)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - Original Broadway Cast (1972)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album (1974)

THE BOOK OF MORMON - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2011)

 

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Oct 4, 2017

In this cut conversation from our NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY episode, Doug and Patrick discuss something they both love and wish was more popular.

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Sep 27, 2017

Actor and co-artistic director of Monumental Theatre Co., Jimmy Mavrikes brought RENT to the table and Patrick will make him atone for its sins.

Or they'll have a lively discussion about its joys and flaws.

Either way.

Featured recordings:
RENT - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1996)
DIFFERENT CLASS - Pulp (1996)

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Sep 20, 2017

Cuts from our INTO THE WOODS and WICKED episodes both about a show called THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.

Maybe you’ve heard of it.

Featured recording:
The Premiere Collection: The Best of Andrew Lloyd Webber (1990)

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Sep 13, 2017

Helen Hayes Award-winning actress Emily Zickler is here to talk about Sondheim's masterwork of Gothic horror. Topics include: a baritone with legs, Nellie toast, and how in the world does Cosette not recognize Thénardier or Eponine in the second half of Act I of LES MISÉRABLES? I mean she lived with them for nine years! NINE!

Featured recordings:
SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET - Original Cast (1979)

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Sep 6, 2017

This excerpt from our LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (2004) episode starts on the Tonys and then goes places.

Featured recordings:
Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall (1992)

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Aug 30, 2017

Actor/musician Jon Jon Johnson joins Patrick to discuss the critically acclaimed and financially unsuccessful musical about the Hilton Sisters. Topics include: violin, compound 4, theatre kids, and how if you’re going to tackle a complex social issue you’d better have a point-of-view.

Patrick has THREE shows in the Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage Festival this year. You can see them all on September 2, CHEAP AS FREE! Visit UnknownPenguin.com/Live for more information.

Featured recordings:
SIDE SHOW - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1997)

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Aug 23, 2017

This excised portion of Tony Award-winner Daisy Eagan’s wonderful visit to our podcast features a candid discussion about being a child star, having a child, and what you learn along the way.

Patrick has THREE shows in the Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage Festival this year. You can see them all on September 2, CHEAP AS FREE! Visit UnknownPenguin.com/Live for more information.

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Aug 16, 2017

Helen Hayes Award-winning playwright Stephen Spotswood brings this much-heralded musical episode of this much-heralded television series. Topics include: plot dumps, magic charms, appointment television, and why is Dawn always in trouble?

Patrick has THREE shows in the Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage Festival this year. You can see them all on September 2, CHEAP AS FREE! Visit UnknownPenguin.com/Live for more information.

Featured recordings:
ONCE MORE WITH FEELING - A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Original Cast Album (2001)

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Aug 9, 2017

Charlene and Patrick talk about endings happy, sad, and in between. Also “The Ladies Who Lunch.”

Patrick has THREE shows in the Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage Festival this year. You can see them all on September 2, CHEAP AS FREE! Visit UnknownPenguin.com/Live for more information.

Featured recordings:
COMPANY - A Musical Comedy (2006)
COMPANY - Original Broadway Cast (1970)

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Aug 2, 2017

Actress, playwright, and true original Natalie Ann Piegari is here for that day we all knew we’d have to face eventually.

Topics include: Why do people hate CATS? Why shouldn’t they hate CATS? Do you hate CATS? And does CATS pass the Bechdel Test?

Patrick has THREE shows in the Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage Festival this year. You can see them all on September 2, CHEAP AS FREE! Visit UnknownPenguin.com/Live for more information.

Featured recordings:
CATS - Original Broadway Cast (1982)

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Jul 26, 2017

We wrap up our three-week ASSASSINS Extravaganza with a discussion of the song added to the show after its 1991 Playwrights Horizons run.

Featured recordings:
ASSASSINS - The Broadway Cast Recording (2004)

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