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We look at the Broadway musicals that weren't exactly hits: the good, the bad, and the downright ugly.

We look at the Broadway musicals that weren't exactly hits: the good, the bad, and the downright ugly.
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United States

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We look at the Broadway musicals that weren't exactly hits: the good, the bad, and the downright ugly.

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English


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Original Cast Album: Co-Op

11/25/2019
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For our first season finale we are going a little outside of the box and discussing our most recommended musical to date which, fun fact, has never been produced live on stage. Original Cast Album: Co-Op is the title of a fake flop, and what an extraordinary show it would be! Join us for some Richard Kind fangirling, a trip down memory lane, and the scene that had us laughing out of control. See you in January!

Duration:00:30:43

Bravo Giovanni

11/12/2019
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What we lack in timeliness we make up for in bad Italian accents... but our Bravo Giovanni episode is finally here! And bravo, indeed. Join us for pasta, some Guy Fieri talk, more pasta, a little opera, and yes, even more pasta.

Duration:00:30:33

Gettin' the Band Back Together

11/4/2019
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Have you been searching far and wide for a musical that sounds like it was written by your dad? You can finally rest easy knowing that it came and it flopped! Gettin' the Band Back Together is the garage band fantasia of every straight boomer's dreams and we're here to tell you all about it. We'll also tell you about Eric's brief music career, why we've changed our minds about improv, and, of course, Les Misérables.

Duration:01:25:06

Carrie: The Musical

10/28/2019
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For our first Halloween special, we bring you one of the most famous Broadway flops of all time: Carrie. Join us if you dare for plenty of spooks and scares, including high school memories, the slaughtering of a beloved cartoon character, and Eric having no idea what he watched or listened to in preparation for this show.

Duration:00:34:07

70, Girls, 70

10/21/2019
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Looking for the perfect musical to produce at your local nursing home? Look no further than 70, Girls, 70, a musical about a group of senior citizens who steal furs to raise money for the hotel in which they live. We will explore this world of geriatric kleptomania and along the way discover new ways to use elephants as metaphors, Lisa's dream Mary Poppins revival, and a cryptic warning from our other sibling.

Duration:00:31:14

Dogfight

10/14/2019
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This week, we venture Off-Broadway for the very first time to talk about the musical Dogfight. With the composers of Dear Evan Hansen and the director of Wicked, it sure had an upper hand. So why is it largely forgotten? You'll have to tune in to find out. But one thing's for sure: we're placing our bets on a comeback! Clip from the musical: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQu2lNHaFXo Link to our Spotify page:...

Duration:00:29:16

Rex

10/7/2019
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For our tenth episode, we thought it would be fun to combine two of our favorite things: Broadway and the Tudors. Rex is a musical about Henry VIII and some of his many wives, making it the perfect choice for us. Listen for the answers to all your burning questions, such as "What does Richard Rodgers' ghost sound like?", "Would Eric and Lisa have survived in sixteenth century England?", and "What happens to Anne Boleyn?" (Spoiler alert: it does not end well for her).

Duration:00:32:34

Side Show

9/30/2019
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This week we visit Side Show, a musical about real-life conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton and their time in vaudeville. Side Show flopped not once, but twice! That's right... DOUBLE FLOP! Our sideshow acts include getting our boating licenses, nineties flashbacks, and thirsting over yet another hunk. Highlight reel from the 2014 revival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iau--dMlElo

Duration:00:31:14

Dance of the Vampires

9/23/2019
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No one wants their musical to flop, but when you do a show based on the work of a dirt-bag-scum-faced-jerk, what do you expect? Such is the case with Dance of the Vampires. Grab your garlic and join us for the return of Michael Crawford, German lessons, more theremin noises, and the Thoroughly Modern Millie rewrite of your dreams! Full show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62AgTUhCNJk&t=1717s

Duration:00:32:15

Taboo: The Boy George Musical

9/16/2019
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With big names like Rosie O'Donnell and Boy George attached, you might expect Taboo to be a hit. But, of course, if it were a hit we wouldn't be talking about it! Welcome to the world of Taboo, which (in our world) is also the world of Halloween parades, long dead monarchs, and Koosh balls. Broadway promo reel part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvvAg-tFibs Broadway promo reel part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKYYJcspOsc Broadway promo reel part 3:...

Duration:00:36:13

Chess

9/9/2019
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Chess is a musical that is surprisingly popular for a flop. Nevertheless, join us as we dive into the Cold War, try to pronounce Swedish names, and forget the title of one of the biggest hit songs of the decade. Full Broadway show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekuksRgmmnc

Duration:00:33:24

The Pirate Queen

8/28/2019
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Slower than a sinking ship... it's a squid!... it's a whale!... it's The Pirate Queen! All aboard for conversations about the Tudors, giant collars, and, of course, Riverdance! Plus learn about the role that Mel Brooks played in saving the world (at least from this show). Link to The History Chicks episode on Grace O'Malley: http://thehistorychicks.com/episode-109-grace-omalley/ Link to The Pirate Queen's full show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj5YDG4g8tw&t=1528s

Duration:00:28:50

Tovarich

8/19/2019
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Tovarich is a 1963 musical that really only had one thing going for it.... Vivien Leigh! Fangirl over her with us and along the way we'll discover Russian folk songs, hot men in white t-shirts, and an animated classic that Eric shockingly doesn't care for. Link to Ed Sullivan performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7Ghdnfo21E

Duration:00:33:16

Amélie the Musical

8/14/2019
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What's French and strange and magical all over? The musical Amélie! We discuss the skills necessary to act as a goldfish and why Bette Middler has got the juice, gnome puns, and the 2017 Tony Awards. This show was robbed we tell you, robbed! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDsBmuTVNcY&t=35s

Duration:00:41:06

The Civil War: The Musical!

8/5/2019
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This week, we are talking about a musical that had us dream casting Muppets, longing for elementary school plays, and beseeching Ken Burns more than once. Bring your muskets because we're going to war! Link to the Tony Awards performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Rmgs9OUiyw

Duration:00:37:37

Two by Two

7/28/2019
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For our first episode, we are talking about the 1970 Richard Rodgers musical Two by Two; Broadway's take on Noah's Ark. Settle in for impersonations of Jean Valjean, theremins, and a chain smoking Mama Rose. Plus, learn what happens to the gitka!

Duration:00:34:10