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Hillard Elkins

Producer
( b. Oct 18, 1929 New York, New York, USA - d. Dec 01, 2010 Los Angeles, California, USA ) Male
Relations: Husband of Claire Bloom (1969-1972) divorced
Hillard Elkins, known as Hilly, attended Erasmus Hall and Midwood high schools. Elkins was a producer who broke down sexual barriers and created one of the biggest hits in Broadway history when he brought the erotic revue Oh! Calcutta! to the stage.

Mr. Elkins started out in the mailroom at William Morris in New York and quickly rose to become a top agent, heading the company's theatrical division.

After forming his own company, whose clients included Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Robert Culp and Mel Brooks, he set up as a producer and in short order developed a string of notable plays and films, including the musical Golden Boy, the film "Alice's Restaurant" and the Broadway premieres of two plays by Athold Fugard. With Al Goldin, he made his Broadway debut in 1962 with Come On Strong, a Garson Kanin comedy starring Carroll Baker and Van Johnson. More seriously, and to greater acclaim, Mr. Elkins staged the Ibsen plays Hedda Gabler and A Doll's House on Broadway in 1971, both of them showcasing the talents of Claire Bloom, his wife at the time.

His producing projects over the years included the Broadway musical The Rothschilds (1970) and two Athol Fugard plays, Sizwe Banzi Is Dead and The Island, both presented on Broadway in 1974.

Source: The New York Times



Productions Date of Productions
Oh! Calcutta!
[Musical, Revue, Revival]
  • Produced by Hillard Elkins
Sep 24, 1976 - Aug 06, 1989
The Island
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by Hillard Elkins
Nov 24, 1974 - May 18, 1975
Sizwe Banzi Is Dead
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by Hillard Elkins
Nov 13, 1974 - May 18, 1975
An Evening With Richard Nixon and...
[Play, Satire, Original]
  • Produced by Hillard Elkins
Apr 30, 1972 - May 13, 1972
Hedda Gabler
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Produced by Hillard Elkins
Feb 17, 1971 - Jun 19, 1971
A Doll's House
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Produced by Hillard Elkins
Jan 13, 1971 - Jun 26, 1971
The Rothschilds
[Musical, Original]
  • Originally produced by Hillard Elkins
Oct 19, 1970 - Jan 01, 1972
Oh! Calcutta!
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Produced by Hillard Elkins
Jun 17, 1969 - Aug 12, 1972
The Best Laid Plans
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Produced by Hillard Elkins
Mar 25, 1966 - Mar 26, 1966
Golden Boy
[Musical, Original]
  • Produced by Hillard Elkins
Oct 20, 1964 - Mar 05, 1966
Come on Strong
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by Hillard Elkins
Oct 04, 1962 - Nov 03, 1962
1975 Tony Award® Best Play
 Sizwe Banzi Is Dead [nominee]
Produced by Hillard Elkins
1975 Tony Award® Best Play
 The Island [nominee]
Produced by Hillard Elkins
1975 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play (Foreign)
 Sizwe Banzi Is Dead [nominee]
Produced by Hillard Elkins
1975 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play (Foreign)
 The Island [nominee]
Produced by Hillard Elkins
1971 Tony Award® Best Musical
 The Rothschilds [nominee]
Originally produced by Hillard Elkins
1965 Tony Award® Best Musical
 Golden Boy [nominee]
Produced by Hillard Elkins
1965 Tony Award® Best Producer of a Musical
 Golden Boy [nominee]
Produced by Hillard Elkins
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