The Fabulous Invalid


“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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The Fabulous Invalid Ep 48 Bob Fosse, Gwen Verdon Pt 1

Episode: 48: Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon: All Their Jazz

For 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.  ...
The Fabulous Invalid Episode 47 Guest Donna McKechnie

Episode 47: Donna McKechnie: If You’re Allowed To Make Mistakes, You Can Learn

On this week’s show Jennifer, Jamie and Rob sit down with legendary dancer, singer, actor, choreographer, and all around show stopper, Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie. The group discusses Donna’s amazing career, from “How to Succeed” to Paper Mill’s “Follies”, including the creation of her signature numbers: “Turkey Lurkey ...
The Fabulous Invalid Ep 46 Pasadena Playhouse

Episode 46: Pasadena Playhouse: Looking Back to Look Forward

This week, Jamie and Rob travel to California to visit Pasadena Playhouse and chat with Danny Feldman, Producing Artistic Director.  Together, they discuss Danny’s time with the Playhouse and their current production of “Little Shop of Horrors.” ...
The Fabulous Invalid Ep 45 Norm Lewis

Episode 45: Norm Lewis: Put Me In The Room

On this week’s episode, Jennifer, Jamie, and Rob sit down with one of the American theatre’s greatest leading men: Norm Lewis.  A veteran of twelve Broadway shows, Norm talks about his versatile career, the controversy around “Porgy and Bess”, making history in “The Phantom of the Opera”, and ...
The Fabulous Invalid Ep 44 William Ivey Long

Episode 44: William Ivey Long: The Master

Jamie and Rob are back at Orso Restaurant with six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer William Ivey Long.  Together, they discuss William’s long and illustrious career on Broadway, with over seventy-five shows to his credit including: “Nine”, “Chicago”, “Hairspray”, and last season’s “Beetlejuice” and “Tootsie”. William shares his inspiration ...
The Fabulous Invalid Ep 43 Fall Preview

Episode 43: Fall Preview

On a special bonus episode, Jamie and Rob discuss the fall season on Broadway, including all of the new plays, play revivals, musicals, magic, and special events opening on the Great White Way over the next several months.  ...