The Original Cast
The Original Cast
Patrick Flynn
A podcast about original cast albums and the people who love them hosted by playwright Patrick Flynn.
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) Twitter.com/OriginalCastPodFacebook.com/OriginalCastPodEmail: OriginalCastPod@gmail.com
Apr 30
1 hr 5 min
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). Patreon • Twitter • Facebook • Email
Apr 16
1 hr 20 min
Elliott Kalan / The Music Man - Original Broadway Cast (1957) *FLASHBACK*
originally released: July 13, 2022 Emmy-winner and former The Daily Show head-writer Elliott Kalan is here for a musical running now about then but really about way back then which seems to have been lost now. Topics include: losing on Jeopardy!, adding jokes by Larry David, ethical use of a resurrection machine, Frank Loesser, the House Committee on “Shipoopi,” Broadway sets of the 50s & 60s, and (of course) is Winthrop Marion’s son and does that matter? Elliott Kalan on Twitter The Flop House Podcast The Who Was? Podcast Featured recordings: The Music Man - Original Broadway Cast (1957) 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
Apr 2
1 hr 26 min
Clint McElroy / The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2005)
Clint is the paterfamilias of the McElroy family of podcasters as well as a comic book author, theatre director, and general enthusiast of all things. And he’s here for his favorite original cast album of a show he was IN on BROADWAY (kinda). Topics include: spelling your way to Broadway glory, not making fun of the kids, getting choreo tips from Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Guys and Dolls Jr. (aka Bugsy Malone), and Liev Schreiber’s finger acting. The McElroy Dot Family Featured recordings: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2005) ORIGINAL CAST MERCH! 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! Patreon • Twitter • Facebook • Email
Mar 19
1 hr 7 min
Justin McElroy / The Who's Tommy - Original Cast Recording (1993)
Justin is the oldest brother on the My Brother, My Brother and Me podcast but is also a best-selling author, voice actor, and community theatre director. And he’s here with a show that rode the early-90s obsession with the late-60s to Tony glory! Topics include: how Tommy is like Joseph from a protagonist standpoint, seeing the original Broadway production of Smokey Joe’s Cafe, the jauntiest song about molestation, and (weirdly) the State Farm’s Super Bowl commercial. The McElroy Dot Family Featured recordings: The Who's Tommy - Original Cast Recording (1993) • Tommy - The Who (1969) • Who’s Next - The Who (1971) ORIGINAL CAST MERCH! 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! Patreon • Twitter • Facebook • Email
Mar 5
1 hr 2 min
Bruce Robert Harris / Bonnie & Clyde - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2011)
Bruce is (along with his producing partner Jack W. Batman) a two-time Tony Award winning producer of shows such as Pippin, Be More Chill, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, and the very show we’re talking about today! Topics include: what a producer does, why shows are so expensive, what a producer should do, being an extra in Fame, and the upcoming revival of The Who’s Tommy! SunnySpot Productions Bruce on Instagram Featured recordings: Bonnie & Clyde - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2011) ORIGINAL CAST MERCH! 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! Patreon • Twitter • Facebook • Email
Feb 20
51 min
Em Whitworth / Oklahoma! - Broadway Cast Recording (2019)
Em is an actor in New York and DC who brings us this most classic of musicals as revived St. Ann’s Warehouse revival that ****s. There is really no other way to put it. That’s how we all remember it. I bleep it every time but that’s what we’re saying. It’s the Oklahoma! that ****s. Topics include: the buttery/flaky crust of nostalgia, Rebecca Naomi Jones doing no wrong, Mary Testa opening numbers, a moment of meta-textualism that brings things to a crashing halt, disappointing revivals, reclaiming Jud, and can one out-sexy Julie Andrews & Robert Goulet? Em Whitworth Dot Com Featured recordings: Oklahoma! - Broadway Cast Recording (2019) • Oklahoma! - Selections from the Theatre Guild Musical Play (1943) ORIGINAL CAST MERCH! 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! Patreon • Twitter • Facebook • Email
Feb 6
59 min
Dani Stoller / The Bridges of Madison County - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2014)
Dani is a Helen Hayes Award-winning playwright and actor who brings us this JRB musical by way of a Clint Eastwood movie by way of a 90s romance novel about Kelli O’Hara making out with Laura Benanti’s ex-husband. Topics include: wet old men, the dangers of casting Steven Pasquale, complicated women, the high stakes of everyday life. Dani Stoller Dot Com Featured recordings: The Bridges of Madison County - Original Broadway Cast Recording (2014) ORIGINAL CAST MERCH! 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! Patreon • Twitter • Facebook • Email
Jan 23
1 hr 9 min
Stephen Beaudoin / Annie - Original Cast Recording (1976)
Stephen is the incoming President & CEO of the Music School of Delaware of which Patrick is an alumnus (but Stephen doesn’t know that when we start so keep it under your hat). Topics include: sensitive kids, deceptive simplicity, passing on Rooster, mom’s lullabies, George C. Wolfe’s Annie, and the teachers who poured themselves into us. The Music School of Delaware Featured recordings: Annie - Original Cast Recording (1976) ORIGINAL CAST MERCH! 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! Patreon • Twitter • Facebook • Email
Jan 9
1 hr 6 min
The Original Cast at the Movies: Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Did you know we had a bonus podcast on our PATREON page? Well, we do. Each month, you can listen to The Original Cast at the Movies, a long-form movie discussion podcast with musical theatre implications. Beth Amann and Kari Ginsburg are here to kick off The Original Cast at the Movies's new theme: THE YEAR OF BARBARA (HARRIS)! We'll be covering 13 Barbara Harris films starting with this Academy Award-nominated comedy(?) from Francis Ford Coppola Peggy Sue Got Married featuring Ms Harris in one of her many "mother" roles. The question is: Is Barbara Harris the best part of this movie?   PATREON DOT COM SLASH ORIGINAL CAST POD
Dec 26, 2023
1 hr 27 min
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