BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2013 Tony Nominees- Hal Luftig and Daryl Roth on the Joy of Bringing KINKY BOOTS to Broadway
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tonys Meet & Greet on May 1, 2013, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you producers Hal Luftig and Daryl Roth, nominees for Best Musical for Kinky Boots. Check out what they had to say below!
Winner of three Tony Awards and London's Olivier Award, Hal Luftig has worked on and Off-Broadway for the past 25 years. Broadway: Evita, Catch Me If You Can, Come Fly Away, West Side Story, All My Sons, Legally Blonde, The Times They Are A-Changin', Whoopi, Movin' Out, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Annie Get Your Gun, High Society, The Diary of Anne Frank, The King and I, Moon Over Buffalo, Angels in America, Jelly's Last Jam, The Secret Garden. He is currently developing the new musical The Last Goodbye, an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet featuring the music of Jeff Buckley. Hal has an MFA from Columbia University and an ulcer from tension.
Roth holds the singular distinction of producing seven Pulitzer Prize-winning plays: Anna in the Tropics, August: Osage County (2008 Tony Award), Clybourne Park (2012 Tony Award), How I Learned to Drive, Proof (2001 Tony Award), Edward Albee's Three Tall Women and Wit. She has produced more than 75 award-winning productions including Caroline, or Change; Curtains; The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?; Love, Loss, and What I Wore; The Normal Heart (2011 Tony Award); One Man, Two Guvnors; The Tale of the Allergist's Wife; and War Horse (2011 Tony Award). Currently:Annie, Asher Lev and Lucky Guy. Love to Steven, my wonderful family, and Lucy and Leo ever in my heart. www.DarylRothProductions.com.
From Grammy Award-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper and four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein comes the exhilarating new musical Kinky Boots, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell. Charlie Price (Tony nominee Stark Sands) has suddenly inherited his father's shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola (Billy Porter). A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he's meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible... and discovers that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.
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