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Off Stage and On The Air focuses on Theatre around the country. We are a lively and funny bunch who love theatre and love to talk about it. We also feature guest from and around the Austin, TX theatre scene (yes, there is LOTS of theatre in Austin). Off Stage and On The Air can be heard on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:00 on KOOP radio in Austin 91.7 or streaming live at www.koop.org
 
Broadway’s Podcast, “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 theatre savant Jamie DuMont, writer and critic Rob Russo, and Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard 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 back ...
 
Here is the archive page for my live radio show that aired from 2009-2012. It was a weekly NH Arts and Entertainment radio show which featured new and classic showtunes, live singing and acting performances, interviews and reviews of theater. It was Produced and Aired live @ WSCA 106.1FM every Saturday Morning 8AM-10AM.
 
Are you blind when you're born? Can you see in the dark? Join us every week for an in-depth exploration of the ineffable, effable, effanineffable history of the movie and musical behemoth Cats. PodCats was recently featured on This American Life episode 695, "Everyone's a Critic."
 
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On this week’s episode, Jamie and Rob chat with Broadway actor and activist Raymond J. Lee. Together, they discuss Ray’s career, his deep love for Disney, the challenges of being a parent during a pandemic, and the importance of representation on stage. From “Mamma Mia!” to “Aladdin”, “Groundhog Day”, “Soft Power”, and Britney Spears ... Ray’s got …
 
Dear Faithful Listeners, this is going to be a good podcast, and here’s why: we’re having an open and honest discussion about the smash hit contemporary musical, ‘Dear Evan Hansen.’ This show has been extremely divisive among its audiences and we try to pick apart why that is in this week’s episode. We talk about some of the changes we would make t…
 
This week, Jamie and Rob continue exploring the mission of the podcast by speaking with sound designer Jessica Paz. Together, they discuss this newest, most mysterious, and oft-overlooked and under-appreciated field of stagecraft, diving into the challenges and secrets of Jessica’s Tony Award-winning work on “Hadestown”. What do Scuba diving, racco…
 
This week, Jamie and Rob round out the mission of the podcast by speaking with Broadway musician, music director, music supervisor, conductor, composer, and orchestrator Charlie Rosen. Together, they chat about Charlie’s life and career in the music world, from his Broadway debut at age 18 to his Tony Award-nominated orchestrations for “Moulin Roug…
 
All aboard Hades express (no not the train, the boat this time!) as we join Dionysus and Xanthias on their descent into the underworld in search of the saviour of art in Stephen Sondheim’s ‘The Frogs'. It’s been a while since Jimi and Tommy butted heads but it is alive and well in this episode! Euripedes v. Aeschylus; Shaw v Shakespeare; and now Ji…
 
On this week’s episode, Jamie and Rob continue their season-long theme of their “favorite things” by paying tribute to the singular life and work of Broadway dancer, actor, choreographer, director, and Fosse muse Ann Reinking, who passed away in December 2020. In addition to sharing their own reflections on Ann’s remarkable career, Jamie and Rob ar…
 
There is a terrifying craze creeping up on your children, no - it’s not pool, it’s ‘Reefer Madness!’ Whether you’re a fan of the green stuff or not, this musical is an incredible send-up of B-Movies and American politics and has some stonking star turns in its movie adaptation. We talk all about Kristen Bell’s dancing chops, whether this show shoul…
 
On this week’s show, Jamie and Rob decide to examine their shared love for Broadway posters by taking a closer look at the world of Broadway marketing. First up, they chat with Drew Hodges, founder of SpotCo (a marquee Broadway marketing, advertising, and branding firm) about his iconic ad campaigns for shows like “Rent” and “Chicago”. Then, they c…
 
How DID they build Titanic? Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s 1998 Tony Award winning musical showcases a deeply emotional story with a sensational score. In this episode we discuss why the Titanic tragedy is SUCH a sensation, how they pull off sailing and sinking a ship in various productions of the musical and work out which monumental historic even…
 
On this week’s show, Jamie and Rob talk through Jamie’s personal top ten list of showstopping production numbers, celebrating some of the greatest moments in Broadway musical theatre history. They take a look at the extraordinary work of choreographers like Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett, Tommy Tune, Onna White, Jerome Robbins, Gower Champion, and Agne…
 
It’s the cult musical everyone loves to hate! Featuring Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, rollerskates and cartoon fish - it could only be Xanadu! This time we’re chatting all about the musical that started the Razzies. But we work out if it is actually as bad as everyone says it is? We also check out the stage musical adaptation and try to determine…
 
For a special, two-part show, Jamie and Rob take an in-depth look at the life, work, and legacy of Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman—“the poet of the showtune”. They chat with performers Joel Grey, Florence Lacey, Lee Roy Reams, and Alix Korey, music director Andy Einhorn, producer Barry Brown, and actress and cabaret star Molly Pope. Par…
 
For a special, two-part show, Jamie and Rob take an in-depth look at the life, work, and legacy of Broadway composer and lyricist Jerry Herman—“the poet of the showtune”. They chat with performers Joel Grey, Florence Lacey, Lee Roy Reams, and Alix Korey, music director Andy Einhorn, producer Barry Brown, and actress and cabaret star Molly Pope. Par…
 
It’s time to talk about the show that put the UK on the Musical Theatre Map - ‘Oliver!’ It’s the story of the orphan boy who asked for more and was sent on a journey that would change his life forever. In this episode we talk all about Lionel Bart’s fascinating journey to writing the show, discuss the incredible movie adaptation and how it compares…
 
Jim and Tomic get classical! This time we’re checking out Dave Malloy’s Lincoln Centre special - ‘Preludes'.’ Set in the hypnotised mind of big-handed composer Sergei Rachmaninoff, this is a show that is comfortably nestled in the fringes of contemporary musical theatre. We deep dive on Art’s (purposeful capital letter) representation in musical th…
 
Support the Show ➤ Seeing as it’s the holiday season we thought it was the perfect time to talk about one of the newsest festive institutions: ‘Elf: the Musical.’ As we explore The Story of Buddy the Elf and his efforts to save Christmas they rate all the differences between the musical and the film, Jimi paints a picture about the insane Arena tou…
 
Support the Show ➤ Did you know black is this year’s pink? A giant hat is blowing in from the west, it can only be the untold story of the witches of Oz - ‘Wicked.’ Crank up your time dragons as this one’s a doozy! We talk all about the differences from the source material, Jimi unleashes his inner ‘Wicked’ fangirl much to Tommy’s chagrine, we work…
 
This week, Jamie and Rob put together their first ever holiday episode, taking a look at the perennial classic “A Christmas Carol”. First, they explore the history behind the Charles Dickens novella and its leap to the stage. Then, they chat with director Michael Arden and actor Jefferson Mays about their new production of “A Christmas Carol”, whic…
 
Support the Show ➤ It’s time to put on a little bit of mascara and throw your wigs to the ground as we’re heading to French Riviera to join Georges and Albin in ‘La Cage Aux Folles.’ Tackling our third Jerry Herman, we decide how it measures up to his other big hitters. We also discuss the interesting origins of the show and what it might have been…
 
On this week’s show, Jamie and Rob take a deep dive into one of their favorite musicals: “West Side Story”. After exploring the fascinating story behind the creation of this landmark classic musical, they chat with Belgian director Ivo van Hove about his re-imagined 2020 Broadway production. Then, they moderate an exclusive discussion with Broadway…
 
Jamie and Rob kick off season three with 11-time Grammy Award nominated recording artist and Tony Award nominated star of stage and screen Vanessa Williams, one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry. Together, they discuss Vanessa’s work as a founder of Black Theatre United, her 1994 Broadway debut in “Kis…
 
Hurry! Hop onto the bed cause it's about to take off as we fly into wartime Britain and join Eglentine Price and her chosen family in the magical 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks.' An absolute Disney classic and our first out-and-out musical film discussion, this time we are chatting all about what makes this film so different from its counterpart 'Mary P…
 
Support the Show ➤ Welcome to Jimi and Tommy’s Karaoke Dance Party! Are podcasts more like onions or parfait? One of the many deep, philosophical questions we pose as we talk all about everyone’s favourite ogre in ‘Shrek The Musical.’ Find out who does a better Scottish accent - the American or the Scotsman, and tune into discussions all about the …
 
Support the Show ➤ Get ready to swallow this down - Jimi and Tommy are chatting all about Alanis Morissette’s venture onto Broadway: ‘Jagged Little Pill.’ This jukebox musical with an original book was one of the last shows to premiere on Broadway before the shutdown so it’s time we give it its due diligence and examine its impact before everything…
 
Fol-de-rol and fiddledy dee; fiddledy, faddledy fodcast - Jimi and Tommy are fin’ly doing a ‘Cinderella’ podcast! Yes indeed, we are talking all about Rodgers and Hammerstein’s foray into television broadcasting and the eventual Broadway output, stopping for some Whitney along the way of course. We get down and dirty about the future of musical the…
 
Happy Hour #85: The Podcast on the Wall - 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood' Will this be the podcast episode that never ends?! The jury’s out as we deep dive into Rupert Holmes’ “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” - please insert your own gavel. With two incredible, classic productions there is plenty to talk about with this Tony Award winning musical. We get …
 
Happy Hour #84: Mobius Podcast - 'A Strange Loop' Let’s get metaphysical! It’s about darn time we discussed Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer winning ‘A Strange Loop.’ Potentially one of the most challenging musicals we have ever listened to, we are so excited delve into this extremely unique piece of musical theatre. Join in the conversation as we cha…
 
Happy Hour #83: ...and Pink and Podcast and Blue! - ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' It was bound to happen again at some point, Jimi and Tommy are discussing another Andrew Lloyd Webber show - this time it’s ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’! Will they agree? Will this be another Cats debacle? It’s time to find out! The …
 
On this week’s show, Jamie and Rob close season two with the final installation of their special three part mini-series looking at some of the biggest Broadway musical hits of all time. In part three, the British Invasion lands on our shores, and a Windy City murderess, an iconic mask, a helicopter, and La Vie Bohème visit Broadway! At the top of t…
 
On this week’s show, Jamie and Rob dive back into their special three part mini-series looking at some of the biggest Broadway musical hits of all time. In part two, they visit Rydell High, a little orphan named Annie, and perhaps two of the greatest musicals ever. This week’s music: “Greased Lightning” and “There Are Worse Things I Could Do” from …
 
Jessica and Jimmy take a look at the last three years of Tannins and Tunes and reflect on their favorite moments. They sit down and discuss lessons they've learned, guests that turned into friendships and everything they have loved about the show. Even though Tannins and Tunes is taking a pause, continue to follow Jimmy (@jimmyrobertson) and Jessic…
 
On this week’s show, Jamie and Rob launch a special three part mini-series looking at some of the biggest Broadway musical hits of all time, beginning with 1943’s landmark “Oklahoma!” and continuing through today’s juggernaut “Hamilton”. Part One focuses on the biggest hits of Broadway’s golden age. This week’s music: “Guns & Ships”, “Yorktown”, “I…
 
On this week’s episode, Jamie and Rob return to the world of famous (and infamous!) Broadway flop musicals with part two of our look at these flawed and fabulous gems. We investigate Dude(s), space travel, sequels, VAMPIRES and much, much more. And, we finish out the show with a bit more about “Carrie” from the legendary Betty Buckley. This week’s …
 
On this week’s episode, Jamie and Rob dive into the world of famous (and infamous!) Broadway flop musicals with a special two-part show focusing on these flawed and fabulous gems. They kick it all off with a look back at “Carrie” (1988) with word from its original star, the incredible Betty Buckley, who provides a rare peak into that experience. Th…
 
Jessica and Jimmy decide to celebrate despite the 2020 Tony Awards being cancelled! They sip on a few different wines including a Grenache from BeckStoffer Vineyards (@beckstoffer_vyds) and Sway Rosé, a canned rosé from Yes We Can Wines (@yeswecanwine). They catch up on life events and run through some of their Tony predictions, if the Tony Awards …
 
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