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 65 Priscilla Lopez

Episode 65: Priscilla Lopez: What I Did For Love

On this week’s show, Jamie and Rob are joined at Orso Restaurant by “one singular sensation”: Priscilla Lopez! Currently starring in “Grand Horizons” on Broadway, Priscilla talks about her storied career, from her Broadway debut that wasn’t—the two performance flop “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”—to replacement gigs in “Company” and “Pippin”, ...
The Fabulous Invalid Episode 64 Mack & Mabel

Episode 64: Mack & Mabel: City Center Encores!

On this week’s episode, Rob and Jamie go in deep with all things “Mack & Mabel”, discussing Jerry Herman’s legendary flop as it returns to New York for the first time in 46 years with a new production at New York City Center’s Encores! They speak with Jack Viertel, ...
Fabulous Invalid Episode 63 Ben Brantley

Episode 63: Ben Brantley: Tell Me A Story

On this week’s episode, Jamie and Rob are joined by Ben Brantley, co-chief theater critic for The New York Times. A consummate journalist and celebrated writer, Ben talks about how he came to the Times, his tenure there since 1993, his writing process, what theater criticism means to him, and why he loves ...
62.Hadestown

Episode 62: Hadestown: Live From Broadway Con

This week’s episode is a special live taping from the mainstage at BroadwayCon! Jamie, Rob, and Jennifer are joined by stars of the critically acclaimed, Tony Award-winning best musical “Hadestown”: Reeve Carney, Eva Noblazada, Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalaz - Nacer, and Kay Trinidad. Together, they talk all things “Hadestown” ...
The Fabulous Invalid Episode 61 Peter Lawrence

Episode 61: Peter Lawrence: Production Stage Manager

On this week’s show, Jamie and Rob speak with Peter Lawrence, the man who literally wrote the book on stage management. With a career spanning four decades, Peter has worked as a production stage manager on over thirty Broadway shows, including “Ain’t Misbehavin’”, “Sunset Boulevard”, and “Spamalot”— often ...
The Fabulous Invalid Episode 60 Five Critics

Episode 60: Everyone Is A Critic

On this week’s special in-depth package show, Rob and Jamie sit down with a cross section of theatre critics to talk about who they are, what they do, why they do it, and how they do it, in addition to their thoughts on the state of theatre criticism ...

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