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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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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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I listen to a lot of podcasts about musicals and I recently discovered this one. It is now in my top five favorites. The host knows what he’s talking about and he’s professional about it.

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This podcast is exactly what I need; period, exclamation mark But really, y’all talk about the kind of stuff that I want people to talk about, when you discuss musicals you don’t go off on personal tangents, you stick to the heart and meat of the story and how it has impacted everyone. So, I thank y’all for that.

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85 Ratings
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75
6
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3
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Great Show!

By sondheimboy - Sep 27 2019
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I listen to a lot of podcasts about musicals and I recently discovered this one. It is now in my top five favorites. The host knows what he’s talking about and he’s professional about it.

Perfect

By DisneyLover🤣🤣🤣 - Aug 10 2019
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This podcast is exactly what I need; period, exclamation mark But really, y’all talk about the kind of stuff that I want people to talk about, when you discuss musicals you don’t go off on personal tangents, you stick to the heart and meat of the story and how it has impacted everyone. So, I thank y’all for that.

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The Original Cast

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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.

Rank #1: Liz Maestri / Les Misérables - Original London Cast Album (1985)

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Playwright Liz Maestri stops by to talk about the London cast recording of LES MISÉRABLES. Patrick and Liz discuss the difference between a “leading lady” and a “lady,” roles that are beneath Patti LuPone, and whether woodwinds belong in a marching band.

Featured recordings:

LES MISÉRABLES - Original London Cast Recording (1985)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - A Rock Opera (1970)

LES MISÉRABLES - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1987)

LES MISÉRABLES - The Complete Symphonic Recording (1990)

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Jul 20 2016

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Rank #2: Angela Kay Pirko / The Phantom of the Opera - The Original Cast Recording (1986)

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We all knew this day would come.

Director Angie Pirko and Patrick take a long walk off the longest-running Broadway musical to see if there's any there there.

Topics include: Christine is a good person, the Cameron Mackintosh of it all, is Raoul an idiot, this show is garbage, and we're here for it anyway.

Programming note: This episode was recorded the day before Harold Prince died.

Featured recordings: The Phantom of the Opera - The Original Cast Recording (1986) • Bad - Michael Jackson (1987) • Il Mito Dell'Opera: Studio Recordings, 1905-1975 - Daniele Barioni (2008) • Meddle - Pink Floyd (1971)

On Saturday, September 14 at the Rockville Town Center, DC Actors for Animals will present Beltway Barks where the theatre and animal rescue communities come together to save lives! They'll have around 40 animals for adoption there that day, as well as awesome pet vendors with toys, treats, gear, as well as trainers and veterinarian services. You'll also see award-winning DC actors perform musical numbers from some of the best theatres in town as we kick off the DC Metro area's 2019-2020 theatre season. Go to www.dcactorsforanimals.com for more details.

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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Sep 04 2019

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Rank #3: Lauren R Alexander / In the Heights - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2008)

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Arena Stage administrator Lauren R Alexander is here to talk about Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-nominated Broadway debut. Topics include: Anthony Newley, BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL, and the front row v. the back row.

Featured recordings: IN THE HEIGHTS - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2008)STOP THE WORLD-I WANT TO GET OFF - Original Broadway Cast (1962)BRING IT ON - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2012)

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Jun 14 2017

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Rank #4: Elisa Rosman / March of the Falsettos ; Falsettoland - Original Cast (1981 ; 1990)

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Music director and pianist extraordinaire Elisa Rosman is here for two LPs about a single show that was two shows (really three shows) and is now one show but is still good enough for three shows.

Topics include: The great William Finn, the great Chip Zein, and leaving crying after you came laughing.

Featured recordings:

MARCH OF THE FALSETTOS - Original Cast (1981)

FALSETTOLAND - Original Cast (1990)

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 Natalie Ann Piegari and Amanda Zeitler talking about Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991).

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Feb 28 2018

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Rank #5: Susanna Pretzer / Be More Chill - Original Cast Recording (2015)

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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 12 2017

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Rank #6: Jensen Clifford / The Book of Mormon - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2011)

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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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Jan 04 2017

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Rank #7: Brittany Truske / Next to Normal - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2009)

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Adventure Theatre MTC's Assistant Production Manager extraordinaire Brittany Truske is here for a good but tough musical. The 3rd in our Pulitzer Prize-winning musical series and the most controversial.

Topics include: seeing a show blind, auto-tuning one tiny phrase, and are there any happy songs in Act 2?

Trigger Warning: Next to Normal deals with the issues of prescription drug abuse, electroshock therapy, and suicide. If these topics are not your favorite, we've got 111 other episodes for you to enjoy. And please remember that there is always someone to talk with at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255.

Featured recordings:

NEXT TO NORMAL - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2009)

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? April's episode (now available) features Charlene V. Smith and Sara E. Cohen talking about Mike Leigh's Gilbert & Sullivan film TOPSY-TURVY (1999).

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May 09 2018

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Rank #8: Bonnie Milligan / Thoroughly Modern Millie - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2002)

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Broadway's Belting Bonnie herself is here to talk about the show that put Sutton Foster on the map in a big way.

Topics include: Michigan one-light towns, Out of Town vs. Previews, stage door madness, and tap-dancing elevators.

Featured recordings: Thoroughly Modern Millie - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2002) • A Gilbert & Sullivan Gallery - The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company (1993) • Head Over Heels - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2018)

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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?  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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Jun 12 2019

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Rank #9: Evan Casey / Les Misérables - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1987)

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Actor, singer, and Orioles fan Evan Casey talks LES MISÉRABLES. Patrick & Evan talk about Colm Wilkinson, JERSEY BOYS, and whether or not Terrence Mann is the greatest singer in the history of the world.

Featured recording:   LES MISÉRABLES - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1987)

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May 11 2016

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Rank #10: IT'S THE TONYS!!!

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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.

Featured recordings:

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).

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Jun 06 2018

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Rank #11: Robbie Rozelle / Mame - Original Broadway Cast (1966)

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Designer, record producer, performer, and talent-whisperer Robbie Rozelle is here to bring some joy into Patrick's life (he says).

Topics include: Jerry Herman's pros, Jerry Herman's cons, Jerry Herman's women, and the movie version of Mame which is just the worst.

Featured recordings:

Mame - Original Broadway Cast (1966)

Mame - Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture (1974)

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?  September's episode features Tia Shearer Bassett (Titanic) and James Finley (The Life) talking about that Disney musical experience: Newsies (1992)

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Oct 03 2018

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Rank #12: Harrison Smith / Parade - The Original Broadway Cast Recording (1999)

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Actor Harrison Smith is here for one of the most important and difficult to listen to musicals ever.

Topics include: JRB, Prince, Uhry, Guettel, and the terrifying capacity of James Finley.

Featured recordings:

PARADE - The Original Broadway Cast Recording (1999)

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? February's episode features Natalie Ann Piegari and Amanda Zeitler talking about Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991).

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Mar 14 2018

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Rank #13: Don Mike Mendoza / Do I Hear a Waltz? - Original Broadway Cast (1965)

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La-Ti-Do co-founder Don Mike Mendoza is back! This time we're talking about that most puzzling of musicals, the Sondheim/Rodgers/Laurents collaboration that ended all those friendships.

Topics include: Why? Seriously why? What? And why?

Also TRIVIA!

Featured recordings:

DO I HEAR A WALTZ? - Original Broadway Cast (1965)

SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM - Original London Cast Recording (1976)

SONHDEIM SINGS: VOLUME II - Stephen Sondheim (2005)

DO I HEAR A WALTZ? - The New Recording (2001)

MANDY PATINKING SINGS SONHDEIM - Mandy Patinkin (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? April's episode features Charlene V. Smith and Sara E. Cohen talking about Mike Leigh's Gilbert & Sullivan film TOPSY-TURVY (1999).

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Apr 25 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #14: Heather C. Jackson / She Loves Me - 2016 Broadway Cast Recording (2016)

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Costume designer Heather C. Jackson is here to talk about one of the best musicals ever. Not that anyone’s ranking. But if we did, this would be high on the list. But we’re not ranking. (Like, high high.)

Topics include: Romantic atmosphere, (The Queen) Judy Kuhn (long may she reign), and how someone tries to kill themselves 20 minutes from the end of Act I & we don’t learn their fate until the top of Act II. Also Patrick forgets names a lot in this episode. Like, a lot.

Featured recordings: She Loves Me - 2016 Broadway Cast Recording (2016)

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?  December's episode features Emma Jackson (Brigadoon 1990) and Farrell Parker (A Chorus Line 1975) talking about the holiday classic: White Christmas (1954).

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Jan 16 2019

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Rank #15: Jason Schlafstein / Chess - Benny Andersson | Tim Rice | Björn Ulvaeus (1984)

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Jason is the artistic director for the Helen Hayes Award-winning theatre company Flying V. He and Patrick discuss the concept album of CHESS and how it cemented their friendship. Also: singing in restaurants, the glory of synth rock, and the nature of love. Seriously, it gets deep for a minute.

Featured recording:    CHESS - Benny Andersson | Tim Rice | Björn Ulvaeus (1984) http://amzn.to/1Sr0sFE

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Apr 27 2016

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Rank #16: Kimberly Cooper Schmidt / The Light in the Piazza - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2005)

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Kimberly Cooper Schmidt of the Broadwaysted and Broadway Baby podcasts joins Patrick to discuss this Tony Award-winning musical that launched the career of Kelli O'Hara and made Kimberly's father and sister fell asleep.

Topics include: Where the horse kicked her, overtures, and are we sure this isn't just Do I Hear a Waltz??

Featured recordings:

The Light in the Piazza -  Original Broadway Cast Recording (2005) 

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?  September's episode features Tia Shearer Bassett and James Finley discussing the Disney musical that launched a thousand hats: Newsies (1992).

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Sep 19 2018

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Rank #17: Lauren Halvorsen / The Wild Party - A Decca Broadway Original Cast Album (2000)

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The thrilling conclusion to our deep-dive into THE WILD PARTY. We talk the La Chuisa/Wolfe Broadway version, Mandy Patinkin, the philosophy of adaptation, Mandy Patinkin, which we prefer, and Mandy Patinkin in . . . (not a joke, wish it was) blackface.

Poem excerpts read and recorded by Lee Liebeskind.

Featured recordings:

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

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - Vol. 5: Forbidden Broadway Cleans Up Its Act! (1999)

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).

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Jan 17 2018

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Rank #18: Tia Shearer Bassett / Titanic - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1997)

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Actor/teacher/maker/mama Tia Shearer Bassett is here to talk about the musical about the boat that sank, and Leo & Kate barely come up.

Topics include: Michael Cerveris, Brian D'Arcy James, and the audacity of hope.

Featured recordings:

TITANIC- Original Broadway Cast Recording (1997)

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? March's episode (now available) features Lee Libeskind and Liz Maestri talking about that American movie musical classic FROM JUSTIN TO KELLY (2003).

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Apr 11 2018

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Rank #19: Beth Amann / Wicked - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2003)

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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 15 2017

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Rank #20: Jon Rubin / The Last Five Years - Original Cast Recording (2002)

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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 23 2016

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