PODCAST EPISODE 48 – DARYL ROTH
Daryl Roth has produced seven Pulitzer Prize-winning plays.
That should give you an idea about how good her taste is in material. Seven, people! Seven!
That would be more than enough to fill out most people’s resume. But Ms. Roth’s goes well beyond that, with a slew of Broadway productions and Off Broadway productions, including the 2013 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Kinky Boots (which was all her baby, from that very first idea to the four productions currently playing all around the world). Read more.
“If you get behind a project that you really love, you just can’t give it up. Reviewers be damned; you cannot give it up.” – Daryl Roth, Producer
PODCAST EPISODE 22 – KEVIN McCOLLUM
Rent. Avenue Q. In The Heights.
Any Producer would dream about producing ONE of those shows.
My guest on this week’s podcast produced all three.
I mean, come on, right?
But wait, there’s more . . . how about The Drowsy Chaperone. The West Side Story revival. Motown The Musical. And more. Read more.
“The secret to the world? Put on a show. Put on a show, ladies and gentleman.” – Kevin McCollum, Producer
PODCAST EPISODE 32 – KRISTIN CASKEY
Kristin Caskey was part of the producing wonder team behind Thoroughly Modern Millie (along with Hal Luftig and her partner Mike Isaacson) that grabbed the Tony Award away from Urinetown, and now the show is one of the most produced musicals across the country.
And this year, Kristin (again along with her partner Mike Isaacson, co-producer Barbara Whitman and more) did it again . . . grabbing a Tony Award for the big time underdog Fun Home. Read more.
“I believe the world of commercial producing is all about collaboration and the team that’s around the table.” – Kristin Caskey, Producer
PODCAST EPISODE 8 – HAL LUFTIG
And how fitting that our first Producer on the podcast is the first Producer I worked for as a Broadway Company Manager . . . none other than Hal Luftig, who has already been to the podium twice to collect Best Musical Tony Awards for Thoroughly Modern Millie (the one I worked on) and Kinky Boots (which I’m a Producer on).
But 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.