The Fabulous Invalid

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“The Fabulous Invalid” is a Broadway-centric podcast hosted by theater stalwart Jamie Du Mont, writer and critic Rob Russo, and Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard. 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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Episodes

The Fabulous Invalid Episode 54 Michael R Jackson

Episode 54 Michael R. Jackson: A Strange Loop

On this week’s show, Rob and Jamie are back at Orso Restaurant. They sit down with composer, lyricist, and playwright Michael R. Jackson, creator of "A Strange Loop”, a fantastic new musical that played Off-Broadway last summer. “A Strange Loop” is a “self-referential” musical by and about “a black, ...
The Fabulous Invalid Episode 53 Kate Reinders

Episode 53: Kate Reinders: Thank Goodness

On this week’s show, Jamie, Rob, and Jennifer are joined by the delightful Kate Reinders. Kate has starred on Broadway in the 2003 revival of “Gypsy”, “Something Rotten”, “Beautiful”, and as Glinda in "Wicked”. She can currently be seen on the new Disney+ show, “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series”. Before Kate joins the ...
The Fabulous Invalid Episode 52 Len Cariou

Episode 52: Len Cariou: Now, Later, Soon

On this week’s show, Jamie and Rob are back at Orso Restaurant with legendary actor Len Cariou. With a career spanning over five decades, Len created roles in “Applause” and “A Little Night Music” before his Tony and Drama Desk Award winning turn as the title character in “Sweeney Todd”. Len is currently ...
The Fabulous Invalid Episode 51 Theresa Rebeck

Episode 51: Theresa Rebeck: Let The Writing Teach You

On this week’s show, Jamie, Rob, and Jennifer chat with playwright Theresa Rebeck about her smashing new play, “Seared” at MCC Theater. Theresa was also the creator of the television show “Smash”, and is the award winning playwright of “Mauritius”, “Bernhardt / Hamlet”, “Seminar”, and “Dead Accounts” on Broadway, ...
The Fabulous Invalid 50 Soft Power

Episode 50: Soft Power: Democracy Will Break Your Heart

On this week’s show, Rob and Jamie spotlight “Soft Power”, the innovative new “musical-within-a-play” currently playing at the Public Theater. They are joined by playwright and lyricist David Henry Hwang, director Leigh Silverman, and two of the show’s stars: Francis Jue and Alyse Alan Louis. Together, they discuss the unique ...
The Fabulous Invalid Ep 49 Bob Fosse, Gwen Verdon Pt 2

Episode: 49: Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon: All Their Jazz

Part two of a special, two-part episode of “The Fabulous Invalid”, Jamie and Rob take an in depth look at the life, work, and legacies of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon by talking with actors and dancers who knew and worked with them.  ...

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