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The Fabulous Invalid

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“The Fabulous Invalid” is a Broadway-centric podcast hosted by theater stalwart Jamie Du Mont and Rob Russo, writer and critic. On a weekly basis the group takes a 360 degree view of the business of Broadway through interviews with actors, writers, directors, designers, and everyone in between. Pull up a chair and join them as they gossip a bit, banter about the latest news, and get up-close with the most prominent players currently working in the theater. The podcast takes its name from the title of a 1938 backstage play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart that has since become a loving nickname for Broadway itself—always deemed on the verge of decline, yet always bouncing back: the fabulous invalid!

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Episode 93: Charlie Rosen: One Man, 70 Instruments

Episode 93: Charlie Rosen: One Man, 70 Instruments

This week, Jamie and Rob round out the mission of the podcast by speaking with Broadway musician, music director, music supervisor, conductor, composer, and orchestrator Charlie Rosen. Together, they chat about Charlie’s life and career in the music world, from his Broadway debut at age 18 to his ...
Episode 92: We Got Annie: Ann Reinking (1949-2020)

Episode 92: We Got Annie: Ann Reinking (1949-2020)

On this week’s episode, Jamie and Rob continue their season-long theme of their “favorite things” by paying tribute to the singular life and work of Broadway dancer, actor, choreographer, director, and Fosse muse Ann Reinking, who passed away in December 2020. In addition to sharing their own reflections on ...
Episode 91: Selling the Show: Broadway Marketing, from Triton Gallery to SpotCo

Episode 91: Selling the Show: Broadway Marketing, from Triton Gallery to SpotCo

On this week’s show, Jamie and Rob decide to examine their shared love for Broadway posters by taking a closer look at the world of Broadway marketing. First up, they chat with Drew Hodges, founder of SpotCo (a marquee Broadway marketing, advertising, and branding firm) about his iconic ad ...
Episode 90: Stopping the Show: Jamie’s Top Ten Showstoppers

Episode 90: Stopping the Show: Jamie’s Top Ten Showstoppers

On this week’s show, Jamie and Rob talk through Jamie’s personal top ten list of showstopping production numbers, celebrating some of the greatest moments in Broadway musical theatre history. They take a look at the extraordinary work of choreographers like Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett, Tommy Tune, Onna White, ...
The Fabulous Invalid - Episode 89: Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune, Part Two

Episode 89: Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune, Part Two

For a special, two-part show, Jamie and Rob take an in-depth look at the life, work, and legacy of Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman—“the poet of the showtune”. They chat with performers Joel Grey, Florence Lacey, Lee Roy Reams, and Alix Korey, music director Andy Einhorn, producer Barry ...
The Fabulous Invalid - Episode 87: A Christmas Carol: Past, Present, and Future

Episode 87: A Christmas Carol: Past, Present, and Future

This week, Jamie and Rob put together their first ever holiday episode, taking a look at the perennial classic “A Christmas Carol”. First, they explore the history behind the Charles Dickens novella and its leap to the stage. Then, they chat with director Michael Arden and actor Jefferson Mays about ...

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