Gina Argento, President of Broadway Stages, wants to come to Staten Island soon!
Backed by the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, Staten Island Economic Development Corporation, and the New York City Wheel, Broadway Stages cannot wait to repurpose the Arthur Kill Correctional Facility into a set of new sound stages that will benefit the community.
The new Staten Island location will create 1,500 new jobs in addition to the spur of local spending from productions that will take place in the area. Steven Grillo of Staten Island Economic Development Corporation says, "This is very exciting for Staten Island. It's really a great way for Staten Island as a borough to show the rest of the region that we're open for business, and a really diverse and unique type of business which is of course the film industry." Broadway Stages hopes to move into the new location soon and become part of the Staten Island Community!