Broadway Podcast: JERRY HERMAN: POET OF THE SHOWTUNE (The Fabulous Invalid)

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by Tony Frankel on March 5, 2021

in Theater-New York,Virtual


Broadway’s podcast, The Fabulous Invalid, has today released an epic two-part episode, Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune, celebrating Broadway legend. Both Part One and Part Two of Poet of the Showtune are very entertaining, as are previous episodes, all available here.

Co-hosts, theatre savant Jamie DuMont and writer and critic Rob Russo, take an in-depth look at the life, work, and legacy of this Broadway composer, speaking with performers including Joel Grey, Florence Lacey, Lee Roy Reams, and Alix Korey; music director of the revival of Hello, Dolly! Andy Einhorn; producer Barry Brown; and actress and cabaret star Molly Pope.

Part One centers on Hello, Dolly! and Mame, two of Mr. Herman’s biggest hits, and The Grand Tour, one of his biggest flops. Part Two focuses on his lesser known shows, Milk and HoneyDear WorldMack and Mabel, as well as his ultimate comeback hit, La Cage aux Folles. Tune in to discover why there really is no tune like a showtune.

The Fabulous Invalid presents essential conversations with a curated roster of the best, most important, and innovative theatre-makers working today. Put on your headphones and join Jamie and Rob as they get up-close with the most prominent people in the theatre, from actors, to writers, directors, designers and everyone in between. The podcast takes its name from the title of a 1938 backstage play by Kaufman and Hart that has since become a loving nickname for Broadway itself — always deemed on the verge of decline, yet always bouncing back.

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