Musical Theatre Podcast | Episode 14 – Some Random Musical Thoughts
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Episode 14 of the Take Me To The World Musical Theatre Podcast is a very random episode where I talk about a few musical related topics that don’t require their own in-depth episode. Topics include if/when I will spoil a musical for myself, whether or not I only listen to musical cast recordings, and a random thing that sometimes happens in cast recordings that makes me deliriously happy.
I mentioned a few past episodes of this podcast in this recent episode. Episode 5 is where I talk about seeing Hamilton. Episode 9 is where I review Waitress (along with musicals Six, and Come From Away). I also briefly mentioned the musical Cabaret in the episode as well. If you want to learn more about Cabaret check out the 3 part series I did about that musical in starting with Episode 11.
Where to Listen to Episode 14?
If you haven’t heard it yet you can listen to Episode 14 on Podcasts.com
You can also listen and subscribe to the Take Me To The World Musical Theatre Podcast on the following websites/apps
Resources – Music
This has links (mostly on Deezer, unless otherwise stated) to the cast recordings/soundtracks that I mentioned in this podcast, as well as to some musical playlists.
It’s Broadway, Bitch – Deezer Playlist. This has over 1700 songs from different musicals I’ve either seen or have listened to obsessively. Most of the playlist is from stage musicals, but I have a few movie musicals and musical TV shows on here as well. Albums are in random order. Some songs contain strong language and subject matter, so listener discretion is advised.
Sounds of Broadway. This is an online radio station with over 4600 songs from 560 different musicals. It’s a fun way to listen to musicals you know and discover some musicals you may have never heard of before. The station also has a great weekly podcast about musicals.
Waitress (2016 Original Broadway Cast)
Moulin Rouge! The Musical (2019 Original Broadway Cast). I haven’t listened to this cast recording
Dear Evan Hansen (2017 Original Broadway Cast)
Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812 (2017 Original Broadway Cast)
Cabaret (1998 New Broadway Cast)
Tootsie (2019 Original Broadway Cast). I haven’t listened to this cast recording yet.
Hamilton (2015 Original Broadway Cast)
Next to Normal (2009 Original Broadway Cast)
Rent (1996 Original Broadway Cast – Highlights). The full cast album isn’t available.
Hello Dolly (2017 New Broadway Cast)
The Prom: A New Musical (2018 Original Broadway Cast)
Newsies (2012 Original Broadway Cast)
Resources – Videos
These are links on Just Watch (unless otherwise noted) for some movie adaptations of the musicals I mentioned in this episode. I’ve also included some non-musical movie versions if available.
Waitress (2007 Non-Musical Movie)
Moulin Rouge (2001 Movie). This movie is what the recent 2019 Broadway production of Moulin Rouge is based on, but the stage musical of this might be a bit different than the movie. I haven’t seen the stage musical of this movie.
Cabaret (1972 Movie Adaptation)
Tootsie (1982 Non-Musical Movie)
Hamilton (2020 Filmed Stage Movie)
The Phantom of the Opera (2004 Movie)
The Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall (2011 Filmed Stage Movie)
Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway (2008 Filmed Stage Movie)
Newsies (1992 Non-Musical Movie).
Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical (2017 Filmed Stage Movie)
Resources – Websites and Apps
Reddit Musicals and Reddit Musical Theatre. Both of these subreddits are great places to go if you want to talk about musicals, get tips (if you’re a performer), and to get recommendations on shows to check out.
Broadway Musical Home. This is a great resource for anyone who loves musicals. They have an alphabetical list of over 300 musicals, and you can look up musicals by different categories like “based on a book” and “based on real life.” For anyone or any theatre company looking to put on a musical, you can check out the Rights page, which has information on where to get the rights to put on a variety of musicals.
Playbill has a listing for shows (musicals and plays) in New York, London and National Tours.
Today Tix has an App for both iOS and Android. You can use the app to buy cheap, same-day tickets for shows in cities like New York, London, Toronto, Chicago, and several others. I used this app with great success in London and highly recommend it.
Use the Code JGZYL to save £10 (or $10) on your first order with Today Tix.
Drinks and A Show. This is the podcast I mentioned in this episode where the host tells a friend the plot of a musical, and that person decides if they would be interested in seeing that musical based on what host says.
Are there any other random musical topics you’d like me to discuss in a future episode?