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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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Apr 26, 2017

Despite some initial recording confusion, Patrick and Charlene manage to get into some stuff. They talk women in the arts, dramatic structure, subtext, agency, and occasionally even mention MAN OF LA MANCHA.

Featured recordings:
MAN OF LA MANCHA - The Complete Musical Play (1968)

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Apr 19, 2017

During their A CHORUS LINE conversation Farrell and Patrick talked about the theme of “success.” Here is the unedited version of that conversation.

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Apr 12, 2017

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.

(A “Zeitler” is what Patrick calls episodes about shows he has never heard of.)

Featured recordings:
BE MORE CHILL - Original Cast Recording (2015)
HEATHERS - World Premiere Cast Recording (2014)

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Apr 5, 2017

Megan and Patrick both like C.S. Lewis. A lot. So they talk about C.S. Lewis. A lot.

Like, A LOT a lot.

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Mar 29, 2017

Sound-designer Kenny Neal comes by to talk about what describes as “nobody’s favorite musical.” Topics include: “What?,” “Why?,” “Really?,” “He does?,” “They are?,” and “I don’t get it.”

Featured recordings:
STARLIGHT EXPRESS - The Original Cast Recording (1984)

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Mar 22, 2017

On the occasion of Stephen Joshua Sondheim's 87th birthday, Paul and Patrick talk about all kinds of Sondheim. Also Sondheim and Sondheim.

Featured recordings:
EXPERIMENT - Mandy Patinkin (1994)

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Mar 15, 2017

Actual grown-up Beth Amann channels her 13-year-old self and talks about the unstoppable force that is WICKED. Topics include Joel Grey, Norbert Leo Butz, and the immovable objects that are music theatre hipsters.

Featured recordings:
WICKED - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2003)
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2005)

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Mar 8, 2017

Irene Sankoff and David Hein’s amazing new musical COME FROM AWAY opens on Broadway this Sunday (March 12, 2017). Both Patrick and Sara saw it when it was at Ford’s Theatre on its way to Broadway and they think you should too. Really. Like, right now. Go see it. Now. We’ll wait.

Featured recordings:
COME FROM AWAY - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2017)
FUN HOME - A New Broadway Musical (2015)

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Mar 1, 2017

Actor/director/writer Bridget Grace Sheaff starts strong and builds from there and Patrick and she discuss her actual favorite Sondheim show, not the one she tells people is her favorite. Topics include: death, destruction, and how, somewhere in Iowa right now, someone is performing THE MUSIC MAN (because it’s the law).

Featured recordings:
INTO THE WOODS - Original Cast Recording (1987)
Sondheim: The Birthday Concert (2010)

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Feb 22, 2017

Tony Award-winner Daisy Eagan and Patrick talk British music, free expression, and drummers.

Featured recordings:
TOMMY - The Who (1969)
WHO’S NEXT - The Who (1971)

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Feb 15, 2017

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 (2006)

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Feb 1, 2017

Avid theatre fan Heather Hurley reveals her origin story. Also how Billy & Mama are like Jack & Karen while Velma & Roxie are like Kim & Khloé.

Featured recordings:
Chicago - The Musical (1996)

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Jan 25, 2017

Another free-association with Lee and Patrick. We start with SPRING AWAKENING and get to a movie David Mamet wrote with Shel Silverstein.

Featured recordings:
REALLY ROSIE - Carole King (1975)

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Jan 18, 2017

Actor & librarian Megan Reichelt is here to talk about Frank Wildhorn’s sweeping epic musical. But which version? The first? The second? The fourth? And why isn’t Terrence Mann the lead in this show?

Featured recordings:
THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1997)
JEKYLL & HYDE - Highlights from (1990)

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Jan 11, 2017

Kari drops some trivia on Rosalind Russell, Patrick drops some trivia on movie musical casting, and we all leave better than we arrived.

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Jan 4, 2017

For a musical about the nature of religious belief and musical theatre storytelling, you'll be shocked to discover that Patrick and Jensen talk almost exclusively about the nature of religious belief and musical theatre storytelling.

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Featured recordings:
THE BOOK OF MORMON - The Original Broadway Cast Recording (2011)
FROZEN - An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack (2013)
TURTLENECK & CHAIN - The Lonely Island (2011)

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Dec 28, 2016

The cast and creative team of the Flying V musical YOU, OR WHATEVER I CAN GET join Patrick on stage at the Flying V Awesome-a-Thon. Doug Wilder, Suzanne Edgar, Farrell Parker, Jason Schlafstein, and Steve Przybylski talk about the show they created and sing their favorite music theatre love songs! Even Jason!

YOU, OR WHATEVER I CAN GET cast recording on Bandcamp!

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Songs:
0:03:23 ”She Loves Me” from SHE LOVES ME (1963)
   performed by Patrick Flynn
   music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
0:20:42 “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (1970)
   performed by Doug Wilder
   music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice
0:38:34 “I’ll Cover You” from RENT (1996)
   performed by Suzanne Edgar
   music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson
0:55:44 ”Marry Me a Little” cut from COMPANY (1970)
   performed by Farrell Parker
   music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
1:03:21 ”There’s a Fine, Fine Line” from AVENUE Q (2003)
   performed by Vaughn Irving
   music and lyrics by Robert Lopez & Jeff Marx
1:24:02 “Dammit, Janet” from THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (1973)
   performed by Jason Schlafstein with Farrell Parker
   music and lyrics by Richard O'Brien
1:39:22 “30” from YOU, OR WHATEVER I CAN GET (2014)
   performed by Patrick Flynn & Suzanne Edgar & Farrell Parker & Doug Wilder
   music and lyrics by Suzanne Edgar & Vaughn Irving & Farrell Parker & Steve Przybylski & Jason Schlafstein & Doug Wilder

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Dec 21, 2016

Sondheim’s second biggest flop is our subject today with actor Paul Scanlan. Topics include: Why does this show run backwards? What is Mary’s deal? And how was this show not the biggest hit of Sondheim’s career?

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Featured recordings:
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1981)
SONDHEIM: A CELEBRATION AT CARNEGIE HALL (1992)

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Dec 14, 2016

The youngest actress to ever receive a Tony® Award is here to talk about everyone’s favorite musical based on an album by The Who.

Topics include: Anthony Barrile’s gyrations, why teenagers are so angry, and whether or not Daisy was (briefly in the early 90s) the real-life Sally Simpson of the St. James Theatre.

Daisy can currently be seen at Shakespeare Theatre here in DC in THE SECRET GARDEN, newly extended through January 8!

Featured recordings:
THE WHO’S TOMMY - Original Cast Recording (1993)
TOMMY - The Who (1969)

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Dec 7, 2016

Actor Jenny Donovan is here to talk about one of Patrick’s favorite musicals. Which means she is also here to listen to Patrick talk about one of his favorite musicals. Topics include: the politically correct term for “hunchback,” possibly misused musical terms, and what is Martha’s deal?

Featured recordings:
The Secret Garden - The Original Broadway Cast Album (1991)
The Baker’s Wife - An Original Cast Recording (1976)
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Original Cast (1979)

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Nov 23, 2016

Flying V Theatre’s managing director Jon Rubin is here to talk about one of the most heartbreaking musicals ever written. Topics include: inter-faith relationships, Tu BiShvat, and isn’t Jamie the worst for cheating on Cathy? I mean, oh my God, what he did is completely unforgivable and don’t even get me started on “The Schmuel Song.”

Featured recordings:
THE LAST FIVE YEARS - Original Cast Recording (2002)
SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD - World Premiere Recording (1997)
PARADE - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1999)

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Nov 9, 2016

Sara works at Ford’s Theatre here in DC and is an avid music theatre historian and she has come down to the studio to discuss a show steeped in history which both she and Patrick have very mixed feelings about. Topics include rhyming “glow” and “grow,” super-directors, and Fosse vs Schwartz.

Featured recordings:
PIPPIN - Original Cast Album (1972)
ALL THAT JAZZ - Original Movie Soundtrack (1979)
PIPPIN (1982) [DVD]

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