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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Millie, Elle, and Lola with Tony-Winning Producer Hal Luftig

Kinky BootsEverything today is thoroughly Hal....Luftig, that is! Four time Tony Award winning producer Hal Luftig swings by Shetler Studios to look back on his career of hits including THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, LEGALLY BLONDE, and Kinky Boots.

Hal pulls back the curtain on his career to discuss how Sutton Foster landed the role of a lifetime, what it is like to create a Tony Award campaign, and why LEGALLY BLONDE made its MTV debut before it was closed on Broadway.

Also, Hal shines the spotlight on Jerry Mitchell, Sutton Foster, and Cyndi Lauper!

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BEHIND THE CURTAIN: BROADWAY'S LIVING LEGENDS is a podcast dedicated to preserving the memories, wisdom, and anecdotes of Broadway's greatest artists. From actors to directors, designers to producers, this podcast gives listeners the rare chance to hear Broadway's most intimate stories from the legends who were there to see it happen. The podcast is hosted by SDC director Robert W Schneider and AEA actor Kevin David Thomas. It is produced through the generosity of Daniel J Gutierrez.Kinky Boots

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On Thursdays, Rob and Kevin release a mini-episode that reveals hidden gems of the musical theatre canon and highlight the merits of each gems. Previous cult musicals discussed include Personals, House of Flowers, Brownstone, and No Strings.

Previous guests on the Behind The Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends podcast include Tony Award winner Randy Graff (CITY OF ANGELS), Loni Ackerman (CATS), Tony Award winning director Walter Bobbie (CHICAGO), Spence Ford (MERLIN), Tony Award winner Judy Kaye (THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA), Tony Award winning costume designer William Ivey Long (THE PRODUCERS), Tony Award winning character actor George S Irving (OKLAHOMA), Artistic Director of City Center Encores! Jack Viertel (HAIRSPRAY), casting director Joanna Merlin (COMPANY), character actor and author Jim Brochu (ZERO HOUR), song and dance legend Lee Roy Reams (42nd STREET), President of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization Ted Chapin (EVERYTHING WAS POSSIBLE), music director Don Pippin (A CHORUS LINE), poster designer Frank "Fraver" Verlizzo, Tony nominee Andre DeShields (THE FULL MONTY), Howard McGillin (ANYTHING GOES, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA), Tony Award historian Bryan Hobgood, Joan Copeland (TWO BY TWO, PAL JOEY), Tony-winner Len Cariou (A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, SWEENY TODD), George Lee Andrews (THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA), lyricist and librettist Scott Lee, theatre and TV legend Nancy Dussault, legendary orchestrator Larry Moore, Cast Album Producer Bruce Yeko, Broadway legend Carol Lawrence, theatre historian Peter Filichia, Broadway favorite Karen Morrow, legendary actor Ed Dixon, Broadway favorite Brad Oscar, Broadway documentarian Rick McKay, Broadway alum Richard Roland, Tony-winner Martin Charnin, Actor Eddie Korbich, press agent Susan L. Schulman, the legendary director and composer Richard Maltby Jr, Tony-winner Michael Rupert, Tony-Nominee Barbara Walsh, Broadway vet Jim Walton, Broadway gypsy Fred C. Mann III, legendary Tony-winner Charles Strouse, Broadway actor and author Ron Fassler, Costume Designer Paloma Young, Tony-winning lyricist Lee Adams, Tony-nominee Paul Kandel, Tony-winner Chuck Cooper, Tony-nominated actress Rebecca Luker, legendary Tony-winning producer Barry Weissler, actor Don Scardino, Tony-nominee Anita Gillette, Tony-winning producer Sue Frost, Tony-winning music director Ted Sperling, Tony-nominee Lewis Stradlen, and Music Coordinator John Miller.

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