53 episodes

Hosted by Ben Rimalower and Daniel Nolen, Cast Offs takes a look at Broadway, divas, and pop culture.

Cast Offs with Ben and Daniel Broadway Podcast Network

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 62 Ratings

Hosted by Ben Rimalower and Daniel Nolen, Cast Offs takes a look at Broadway, divas, and pop culture.

    Episode 53: The Diva Draft

    Episode 53: The Diva Draft

    In this inaugural episode of Cast Offs, Ben and Daniel each rank their top 5 favorite divas!
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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Episode 52: Roses and Daffodils (Follies)

    Episode 52: Roses and Daffodils (Follies)

    In this episode, Ben and Daniel discuss the results of Roses and Daffodils: The Essential Follies Playlist. For this project, listeners voted weekly for their favorite versions of the Follies female solos, and "Friends of the Pod" appeared with Ben and Daniel on "Next Year, Some Year" to weigh in on the deeper cuts. For the male solos, a panel of Follies aficionados were asked to contribute their expertise in deciding the winners. These "Experts" include Jeff Bowen, Ted Chapin, Adam Feldman, Lonny Price, Scott Wittman, and Tony Yazbeck. While comparing these results with their own personal choices, Ben and Daniel deep dive into each recording and break down tracks by Dorothy Collins, Alexis Smith, Yvonne DeCarlo, Gene Nelson, John McMartin, Barbara Cook, George Hearn, Julia McKenzie, Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell, Ethel Shutta, and Elaine Stritch.
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    • 2 hr 48 min
    Episode 51: QuaranStreams (Girls5eva)

    Episode 51: QuaranStreams (Girls5eva)

    In this episode, Ben and Daniel discuss the new Peacock comedy Girls5eva starring Sara Bareilles, Busy Phillips, Paula Pell, and Renée Elise Goldsberry. They also talk about Tina Fey, Andrew Rannells, Gavin Creel, Jennifer Simard, Bowen Yang, Vanessa Williams, Jean Smart, Dolly Parton, and Ann Dowd.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 50: Roses and Daffodils (Gypsy)

    Episode 50: Roses and Daffodils (Gypsy)

    In this episode, Ben and Daniel discuss the results of Roses and Daffodils: The Essential Gypsy Playlist. For this project, listeners voted weekly and song-by-song for their favorite recorded Momma Rose. After comparing these results with their own personal choices, Ben and Daniel compile the master playlist. They deep dive into each Gypsy album and break down tracks by Ethel Merman, Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daly, Bette Midler, Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, and Imelda Staunton. They also talk at length about Liza Minnelli's undeniable influence through her groundbreaking performance of Some People.
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    • 2 hr 9 min
    Episode 49: QuaranStreams (A Love Letter to Liza)

    Episode 49: QuaranStreams (A Love Letter to Liza)

    In this episode, Ben and Daniel discuss A Love Letter to Liza Minnelli, the 75th birthday all-star virtual tribute concert, which was presented by Daniel Nardicio, Sam Benedict, Club Cumming, and Scott Gorenstein. The show featured appearances by showbiz greats such as Kristin Chenoweth, Joel Grey, Lily Tomlin, Joan Collins, Ben Vereen, Nathan Lane, Kathy Griffin, Billy Stritch, Coco Peru, Parker Posey, and Sandra Bernhard.
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    • 1 hr 58 min
    Episode 48: QuaranStreams (Barbra in Concert 2006)

    Episode 48: QuaranStreams (Barbra in Concert 2006)

    In this episode, Ben and Daniel discuss Barbra Streisand's 2006 concert, filmed during her record setting tour, Streisand: The Tour. The concert was conceived and directed by Barbra Streisand and Richard Jay-Alexander, and includes guest appearances by Il Divo.
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    • 1 hr 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

JudyDean ,

Fully obsessed

Everytime I put on this podcast, I learn one to two million things. I consider it an invaluable resource for anyone who is looking for an earnest, funny, sometimes irreverent musical theatre podcast. Fully obsessed.

Larry of NYC ,

Love for the Ladies of Broadway

Ben and Daniel revere a Broadway belt and have put it on display for theatre lovers as one of the brightest lights in the world of podcasts- love their spirit and humor and showcasing of incredible singers on every show.

LSkyBlue ,

Dishy and deep!

This show will take you deep into the best of broadway with delicious backstage/offstage anecdotes and insight. With an impressive command of musical theater history, this show will make you smarter and funnier at your next cocktail party. In fact, the show itself has the best feeling of sitting with Ben and Daniel having a dishy, intimate conversation at their Fire Island share. These two charmers will reignite your passion for musicals and, of course, Patti LuPone.

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