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

The Original Cast Patrick Flynn

    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 132 Ratings

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

    HaleyJane Rose / Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Original Canadian Cast Recording (1992)

    HaleyJane Rose / Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Original Canadian Cast Recording (1992)

    HaleyJane does many, many, many things (songwriter, performer, comedian, et al.) but listeners of our little show probably know her best from her work on Broadway’s answer to The Onion: The Broadway Beat.
    Topics include: camping up the camp, genre-blending, the King, how Joseph was kind of a dick, and maybe ALW just NEEDS a narrator?
    HaleyJane Rose Dot Com
    Featured recordings: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Original Canadian Cast Recording (1992) • “Three First Names” - HaleyJane Rose (2018)
    ORIGINAL CAST MERCH!
    Visit our Patreon for access to our monthly live stream The Original Cast at the Movies where this year we’re talking musical sequels and musical biopics!
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    • 59 min
    Sophie Klahr / Parade - The Original Broadway Cast Recording (1999)

    Sophie Klahr / Parade - The Original Broadway Cast Recording (1999)

    Sophie’s a poet. And she’s aware of the fact that she is one. A poet that is. And she’s here for Jason Robert Brown’s first Broadway show with a title that is an exclamation point away from a Gwen Verdon/George Abbott joint from the late 50s. But only in the title.
    Topics include: someone else’s tragedy, staging musicals in your head, having your heartbroken, being “Sophia,” and tilting at windmills (because somebody’s got to).
    Sophie Klahr Dot Org
    Sophie’s Twitter exchange with Jason Robert Brown
    Featured recordings: Parade - The Original Broadway Cast Recording (1999)
    ORIGINAL CAST MERCH!
    Visit our Patreon for access to our monthly live stream The Original Cast at the Movies where this year we’re talking musical sequels and musical biopics!__Patreon • Twitter • Facebook • Email

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Jesse McAnally / Hello Again - Original Cast Recording (1994)

    Jesse McAnally / Hello Again - Original Cast Recording (1994)

    Podcaster and filmmaker Jesse McAnally is here for a musical about sexuality based on an early 20th-century play that is NOT Spring Awakening and the movie based on that musical that is also not Spring Awakening but does have Audra McDonald, T.R. Knight, and Martha Plimpton and that’s very good. (We do jump between the movie and the stage show a lot.)
    Topics include: leitmotif, The Wild Party, Mandy, Marla Singer,
    “post-coital enlightenment,” and do the author(s) of this musical know what this show/movie.
    Jesse’s profile on the Broadway Podcast Network
    Musicals With Cheese episode about the Meat Loaf feud(?)
    Featured recordings: Hello Again - Original Cast Recording (1994) • Hello Again - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2018) • The Wild Party - A Decca Broadway Original Cast Album (2000)
    Visit our Patreon for access to our monthly live stream The Original Cast at the Movies where this year we’re talking musical sequels and musical biopics!
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Emilio Ramos / Flower Drum Song - The New Broadway Cast Recording (2002)

    Emilio Ramos / Flower Drum Song - The New Broadway Cast Recording (2002)

    Emilio is a Broadway ensemblist featured in the film Ensemble who brings us a show with a very strong ensemble indeed.
    Topics include: when an ensemble member takes your eye, the information superhighway, tear-down revivals, East meets West, and DHH.
    Watch ENSEMBLE at Broadway On-Demand
    ”Fan Tan Fannie” choreography
    Emilio’s Instagram
    Featured recordings: Flower Drum Song - The New Broadway Cast Recording (2002)
    The Original Cast Merchandise at TeePublic.com
    Visit our Patreon for access to our monthly live stream The Original Cast at the Movies where this year we’re talking musical sequels and musical biopics!
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    • 58 min
    David Loud / The Scottsboro Boys - Original Cast Recording (2010)

    David Loud / The Scottsboro Boys - Original Cast Recording (2010)

    David has a unique place in Broadway history. No only has he music directed some of your favorite Broadway shows of the last 20+ years (Ragtime, Company 1995, She Loves Me 1993, to name a few) but he is also the originator of the three roles on the Broadway stage in Master Class, Curtains, and Merrily We Roll Along.
    Topics include: Stro’s kitchen table, touring with Scott Ellis, wanting to be Paul Gemignani, and the 7-hour version of Curtains.
    Get David’s memoir Facing the Music
    Featured recordings: The Scottsboro Boys - Original Cast Recording (2010) • Curtains - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2007)
    The Original Cast Merchandise at TeePublic.com
    Visit our Patreon for access to our monthly live stream The Original Cast at the Movies where this year we’re talking musical sequels and musical biopics!
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    • 50 min
    Distantly Social 75: Ensemble The Movie (w/ Aaron J. Albano)

    Distantly Social 75: Ensemble The Movie (w/ Aaron J. Albano)

    Aaron J. Albano is back to talk more about the short documentary Ensemble that he co-produced and appears in.
    Watch ENSEMBLE at Broadway On-Demand
    Featured recording: “Opening: I Hope I Get It” from A Chorus Line - Original Broadway Cast (1975)
    The Original Cast Merchandise at TeePublic.com
    Visit our Patreon for access to our monthly live stream The Original Cast at the Movies where this year we’re talking musical sequels and musical biopics!
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

ChailLatte Brotha ,

A wonderful podcast

I had the privilege of being a featured guest on The Original Cast several months ago, and I had an absolutely fantastic time. Patrick’s exuberance, ebullience, and warmth made it an even more fun experience. Listen to all of the other episodes—it’s so evident, and a ball of a time. Highly, highly recommend!! ~Frank Britton

josephdroberts ,

Fills a good niche and covers wide ground, but episodes have been trending off topic for a while

Averaging out my review from between a 4 from past me (for concept and depth of back catalogue) and a 2 from present me (for the balance of content moving more towards the guests/their projects than the actual cast albums at hand). Love a tangent or plug, but now more than half of each episode feels tangential to why I tune in.

Risseroni ,

Love this podcast!

I have only started listening to this podcast recently & I love it! As a huge Broadway fan, getting to hear others who are just as in love with these shows breaking down the history of them is so exciting!

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