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The Original Cast

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A podcast about original cast albums and the people who love them hosted by playwright Patrick Flynn.

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A podcast about original cast albums and the people who love them hosted by playwright Patrick Flynn.

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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.

iTunes Ratings

87 Ratings
Average Ratings
77
6
1
3
0

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
Read more
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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A podcast about original cast albums and the people who love them hosted by playwright Patrick Flynn.

Gabriel Barre / Rags - A New American Musical (1991)

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Tony-nominated actor (Starmites) and director (Amazing Grace, Lippa's The Wild Party) Gabriel Barre is our first guest to be in the original Broadway cast of the show we're discussing, and you will soon see why. Rags famously ran for 4 performances on Broadway but nevertheless was nominated for 5 Tony awards and has survived through the years due to staunch advocation by its devoted fans and creators.

Topics include: opening in Boston without a director, learning on the job, John & Jen, and (to the delight of at least one of you) Starmites.

Featured recordings: Rags - A New American Musical (1991) •  Starmites - Original Cast Members (1999) •  John & Jen - Original Cast Recording (1996)

THE ORIGINAL CAST MERCH NOW AVAILABLE AT TEE PUBLIC

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? This month it's Chris Klimek (It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman) and Farrell Parker (A Chorus Line) talking about the greatest movie Prince ever made: Purple Rain (1984)!

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Nov 13 2019

1hr 10mins

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Intermission: Stro (w/ Courtney Laine Self)

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Courtney worked with Susan Stroman. So we talk about Susan Stroman. A lot! With that good Courtney/Patrick energy!

THE ORIGINAL CAST MERCH NOW AVAILABLE AT TEE PUBLIC

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? This month it's Chris Klimek (It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman) and Farrell Parker (A Chorus Line) talking about the greatest movie Prince ever made: Purple Rain (1984)!

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Nov 06 2019

33mins

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Adam Gwon / Das Barbecü - Original Cast Recording (1994)

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Composer/lyricist Adam Gwon is here for a western adaptation of Wagner's The Ring Cycle and to talk about his new musical Scotland, PA which is based on an early-aughts indy film that adapts Shakespeare's Macbeth into a story about competing burger joints in 1970's rural Pennsylvania.

What a sentence!

Topics include: finding your path, changing your path, living that new path, and making guacamole.

Featured recordings: Das Barbecü - Original Cast Recording (1994) • Ordinary Days - Original Cast Recording (2009)

There is also a demo recording of "Byron" from The Waves, music and lyrics by David Bucknam, performed by Raúl Esparza with Matt Aument on piano.

THE ORIGINAL CAST MERCH NOW AVAILABLE AT TEE PUBLIC

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? This month we've got journalist/radio personality Chris Klimek (It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman!) and journalist/actress Rachel Manteuffel (Annie, maybe?) talking Prince's first movie: Purple Rain (1984)!

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Oct 30 2019

53mins

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Intermission: Licence to Play (w/ Garrett Anderson)

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Did I ever tell you about the time I co-produced a production of Grease! and it turned out we didn't have the rights?

By the way, the The Simpsons episode I reference is "Jaws Wired Shut" (s13e09).

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies?  The latest episode has Caroline Dubberly (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Kari Ginsburg (Gypsy, et al.) weighing the merits of everyone's favorite mockumentary about a small-town theatre company and their musical about the history of the small town in which they live that may or may not think dreams are stupid. It's Waiting for Guffman (1996)!

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Oct 23 2019

19mins

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Nicole Hertvick / Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson - Original Cast Recording (2010)

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DC Metro Theater Arts editor and publisher Nicole Hertvick is here for an emo telling of the 7th President of the United State's rise to power that fully commits to its premise.

Topics include: Emo, Spring Awakening, the Trail of Tears, and (somehow) Cats. We talk about Cats for a minute. And I don't remember how we got there but there it is: Cats.

CONTENT WARNING: Some of the songs in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson employ some of the seven words you cannot say on television and so may not suit your current listening situation.

Featured recordings: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson - Original Cast Recording (2010)

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies?  The latest episode has Caroline Dubberly (Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 2014) and Kari Ginsburg (Gypsy, et al.) weighing the merits of everyone's favorite mockumentary about a small-town theatre company and their musical about the history of the small town in which they live that may or may not think dreams are stupid. It's Waiting for Guffman (1996)!

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Oct 16 2019

58mins

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Intermission: Gypsy, Follies, & Two Gentlemen (w/ Douglas J. Cohen)

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Doug and I do a lot of great musical theatre back-and-forth but really you just need to read this line from Dorothy Rodgers (wife to Richard, mother to Mary) New York Times obituary: "Mrs. Rodgers founded Repairs Inc., an agency that hired craftsmen to repair broken objects, in 1935 and was its head until 1941. In 1945 she patented the Jonny Mop, which was sold by Johnson & Johnson. It was one of several inventions. In 1958 she created the Basically Yours dress pattern for McCall's, and in 1972 she patented the Turn and Learn storybooks, sold by the Ideal Toy Company."

Seriously!

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies?  The latest episode has Caroline Dubberly (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Kari Ginsburg (Gypsy, et al.) weighing the merits of everyone's favorite mockumentary about a small-town theatre company and their musical about the history of the small town in which they live that may or may not think dreams are stupid. It's Waiting for Guffman (1996)!

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Oct 09 2019

14mins

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Caroline Dubberly / Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Original Broadway Cast Album (2014)

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**TRIGGER WARNING** The episode contains frank discussions of sexual assault and stalker behavior.

Caroline Dubberly is here for a show about the dichotomy of existence, the destructiveness of revenge, the cycle of abuse, and the power of self-love.

Topics include: the origin of love, the power of tattoos, and the hymns that get us through.

Featured recordings: Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Original Broadway Cast Album (2014)

Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies?  The latest episode has Caroline Dubberly (this episode) and Amanda Zeitler (Starmites) weighing the merits of everyone's favorite mockumentary about a small-town theatre company and their musical about the history of the small town in which they live that may or may not think dreams are stupid. It's Waiting for Guffman (1996)!

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Oct 02 2019

1hr 21mins

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Intermission: Getting Married on CBS (w/ Alexandra Silber)

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Doubling up on Al Silber with portions of last week's interview that were edited for time. This episode will also dovetail nicely into next week's episode on Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Synergy!   Here's a link to the Tonys performance Al mentions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j661y6KwYA   Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies?  The latest episode has Caroline Dubberly (Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2014) and Amanda Zeitler (Starmites) weighing the merits of everyone's favorite mockumentary about a small-town theatre company and their musical about the history of the small town in which they live that may or may not think dreams are stupid. It's Waiting for Guffman (1996).   Patreon • Twitter • Facebook • Email

Sep 25 2019

17mins

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Alexandra Silber / The Secret Garden - The Original Broadway Cast Album (1991)

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Actor and author Alexandra Silber is currently appearing as Fraulein Sally Bowles in Olney Theatre Center's production of Cabaret. But she's here this week to talk about this beautiful Lucy Simon/Marsha Norman musical and so much more. Really, we get deep.__Topics include: living with grief, communing with nature, and the glory of Rebecca Luker.

Buy Alexandra's memoir White Hot Grief Parade and her novel After Anatevka. Both titles are also available on Audible read by Al herself!

Featured recordings: The Secret Garden - The Original Broadway Cast Album (1991)

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 18 2019

1hr 3mins

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Intermission: Dad Guilt (w/ Eliza Berkon)

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How can you have a family and do theatre and be a good parent and not feel guilty? . . . You probably can't.

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 11 2019

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