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8 - Hal Luftig

The Producer's Perspective Podcast with Ken Davenport

8 - Hal Luftig

Hal Luftig started his career Off-Broadway working in some of New York's most storied and venerable theaters. There, he created fertile ground for up-and-coming talents like Eric Bogosian and Charles Busch, in shows like Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll and The Lady in Question.

47 mins
2/22/15

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Hal Luftig started his career Off-Broadway working in some of New York's most storied and venerable theaters. There, he created fertile ground for up-and-coming talents like Eric Bogosian and Charles Busch, in shows like Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll and The Lady in Question. Soon, Hal began to produce on Broadway, as well. His shows have included Ariel Dorfman's Death & the Maiden, George Wolf's Jelly's Last Jam, Tony Kushner's Angels in America, the 20th Anniversary production of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart at the Public Theater, the unexpurgated revival of The Diary of Anne Frank, Twyla Tharp and Billy Joel's Movin' Out, the work of comic geniuses like Whoopi Goldberg & Kathy Najimi, and Tony Award-winning new musicals like Thoroughly Modern Millie, as well as revivals of delightful classics like Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I and Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun. The artists whose work he has produced have themselves moved on to win their own awards and run important institutions.Hal has gone on to be one of the leading producers in New York and around the globe. He has won four Tony Awards, including two as lead producer, and two Olivier Award, also as lead producer.

Hal has seen all sides of the business, having worked his way up from working in an Off Broadway Theater, and subsequently producing Off Broadway shows, until he started producing big Broadway ones.

And now he’s going to tell you all his secrets, including . . .

  • What he believes modern Producers need to know to succeed.
  • How Audra McDonald is helping him cross something off his bucket list.
  • The wise words his therapist of a husband has told him that keeps him going through the tough times.
  • The secret to campaigning for a Best Musical Tony Award.

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