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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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    • 4.6 • 142 Ratings

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

    IT'S THE 2024 TONYS!!!!!!

    IT'S THE 2024 TONYS!!!!!!

    It's TONYS TIME!!
    Patrick, Lauren Halvorsen (Nothing for the Group), and Robbie Rozelle (Center Stage Records) break down this incredibly overpacked Tony season.
    Who will win? Who will lose? Who won't show up? Who wasn't invited? Which version of The Wild Party should've been on Broadway 24 years ago? We cover it all!
    Patrick's magic 2024 Tonys YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0ESY8dK6cXofKNoexpuGb5RsFG-caI57
    Visit our Patreon for access to our monthly live stream The Original Cast at the Movies where 2024 is THE YEAR OF *BARBARA* celebrating the filmography of Tony winner and Oscar nominee Barbara Harris!
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    • 2 hr 18 min
    Elegy: Joanna McKee

    Elegy: Joanna McKee

    Friend of the podcast, repeat guest, and genuine ray of sunshine Joanna McKee passed away today and I’m at a loss. Listen to her talk about the musical Anastasia and hear the joy in her heart.
    originally released: March 25, 2020
    original notes: 
    Joanna works in the Education Department at the Kennedy Center and she is here to take us to school about a show that neither has its facts straight nor respects the emotional implications of said facts. But, y'know, royalty!
    Topics include: Frozen 2, Gleb, Starlight Express, Gleb, eating the rich, Gleb, disregarding history, and seriously what is up with Gleb?
    Featured recordings: Anastasia - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2017)
    T-shirts and tote-bags and more at the Original Cast Store!
    Join us on PATREON to get our patrons-only podcast The Original Cast at the Movies? This month we've got Kenny Neal (Starlight Express, et al.) and Joanna McKee (this episode) talking about a musical adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera that has to be seen to be believed (and even then maybe not): Phantom of the Paradise (1974).
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Robbie Rozelle / Mame - Original Broadway Cast (1966) *FLASHBACK*

    Robbie Rozelle / Mame - Original Broadway Cast (1966) *FLASHBACK*

    originally released: October 3, 2018
    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)

    • 55 min
    Roddy Flynn / Anyone Can Whistle - Original Broadway Cast (1964) *FLASHBACK*

    Roddy Flynn / Anyone Can Whistle - Original Broadway Cast (1964) *FLASHBACK*

    originally released: June 22, 2016
    Roddy is the Executive Director for the U.S. House of Representative’s LGBT Caucus. He is also our first guest drawn “from the house” and Patrick’s brother. Roddy and Patrick gab about Angela Lansbury, intermissions, and the unbearable heaviness of this show’s plot.
    Featured recording:
    ANYONE CAN WHISTLE - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1964)
    Email: OriginalCastPod@gmail.com

    • 48 min
    Kari Ginsburg / Gypsy - The Original Broadway Cast (1959) *FLASHBACK*

    Kari Ginsburg / Gypsy - The Original Broadway Cast (1959) *FLASHBACK*

    originally released: October 12, 2016
    Actor and director Kari Ginsburg is here to talk about one woman’s fall from grace as she facilitates the rise of her daughter from the front of a cow to the greatest stripper in the history of the world.
    Featured recordings:
    GYPSY - The Original Broadway Cast (1959)
    Email: OriginalCastPod@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Glen Weldon / My Fair Lady - Original Cast (1958) *FLASHBACK*

    Glen Weldon / My Fair Lady - Original Cast (1958) *FLASHBACK*

    originally released: April 21, 2021
    NPR’s Glen Weldon is here for the musical that (according to him) made him gay.
    Topics include: Herb Alpert (not the dirty one), Charles Emerson Winchester III, Doolittle as a father, Nathan Lane chewing scenery, Eliza’s agency, keeping media fresh, and why album covers are important.
    Glen Weldon’s Profile on NPR dot org
    Playbill’s “The Definitive List of the 43 Best-Selling Cast Recordings of All Time” by Logan Culwell-Block
    Featured recordings: My Fair Lady - Original Cast (1958) • My Fair Lady - Original Broadway Cast (1956)  • Brigadoon - Original Broadway Cast Recording (1947)
    DO YOU LIKE MOVIE MUSICALS? DO YOU LIKE SONDHEIM? Then you will love our PATREON podcast The Original Cast at the Movies because 2021 is all about Sondheim Movie Musicals!! This month’s episode brings us James Finley (The Life) and Charlene V. Smith (Man of La Mancha) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966).
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    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
142 Ratings

142 Ratings

Festive Trudy ,

Robbie was WRONG

Podcast’s still great, tho

Film Lover101 ,

Listen to it now!

One of my favorite podcasts! Every guest and every episode provides such a great insight into every recording they cover!

Improbable Schnabel ,

Download the album, download the episode

A Patreon worth supporting, a real resource.

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