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Peter Elliott, who ran the Broadway show division of RCA Victor from 1981-1991, will take you behind the magic and frenzy of making an Original Cast album with stories of some of your favorite shows including videos from his private collection of “La Cage aux folles,” “Chess,” “Sunday in the Park with George” and so many more.  See how an Original Cast album is made with thrilling video documentaries of Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies in Concert” and “Company” and the Broadway revival of “Guys and Dolls” with Nathan Lane. Find out which legendary cast album producer once taught at the Harley School, learn how a $600,000 investment in “My Fair Lady” by Columbia Records created a Broadway Cast album bonanza for the label and trace the history of the cast album from Oklahoma! through Hamilton. Recommended Textbook (not required) “Broadway to Main Street: How Show Tunes Enchanted America” by Laurence Maslon.