The Fabulous Invalid


The Fabulous Invalid is a theatrical production company founded in 2018 by Jamie DuMont and Rob Russo with the mission to illuminate untold stories and fascinating personalities on air and on stage with a reverence for the past, a bold outlook for the future, and a dash of panache.  The company 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!

“The Fabulous Invalid Podcast” presents essential conversations with a curated roster of the best, most important, and innovative theatre-makers working today.  Hosts Jamie DuMont and Rob Russo released 100 episodes from 2018 to 2021, and continue to release bonus episodes.

As co-producers of Bob Fosse’s DANCIN’ on Broadway, Jamie and Rob are now hosting “DANCIN’ Man: A Fabulous Invalid Podcast” —a limited podcast series featuring exclusive, behind-the-scenes interviews with members of the cast and creative team of this much-anticipated Broadway revival.



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 ...
Episode 62: Hadestown: Live From BroadwayCon

Episode 62: Hadestown: Live From BroadwayCon

This week’s episode is a special live taping from the mainstage at BroadwayCon! Jamie, Rob, and J ...
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 ...
The Fabulous Invalid Episode 59 Tom Schumacher

Episode 59: Tom Schumacher: How Does The Show Go On?

On this week’s episode, Jamie and Rob are back at Orso where they are joined by Tom Schumacher, President of the Disney Theatrical Group and Chairman of the Board of the Broadway League. Over the past twenty years, Tom has created and overseen the Broadway productions of “The ...


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