"Never stop giving back." Those are the words that Broadway Stages was built upon when founder Tony Argento opened his first sound stage in the 1980s. Even when he was just starting out in the film and TV industry, Tony always wanted to reinvest his success back into local businesses because he believed in spreading his success to other members of the community. This meant he went to local shops for equipment, local restaurants for food, and hired local residents as workers. Therefore, Broadway Stages' success was always going to directly help fellow community members and businesses.
In the years since, Broadway Stages has always stayed true to our founding principle. Today that tradition is carried on by Tony's sister, CEO Gina Argento. Though the company has grown sizably since, Gina has not forgotten the principle values of community commitment and local reinvestments. From sponsoring annual block parties for families in Brooklyn, cooking delicious meals for community residents, or buying clothes for clothing drives, Broadway Stages' community responsibility has not changed and will only continue to grow stronger.
In addition to the community commitment put in place by Tony, Gina has since added educational commitments. As a significant supporter of programs at the Greenpoint YMCA, Green Science Week at PS 110, and NY Sun Works across the five boroughs, Gina is committed to supporting New York City students across a wide educational spectrum in their pursuit of academia and knowledge. In fact, Gina was even able to help build a school in the Philippines after it was destroyed by a typhoon. Providing students with educational opportunities is a top priority for Gina, who has already sponsored dozens of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) events this year alone.
With that in mind, as we expand into Staten Island, Broadway Stages is excited to get the opportunity to support businesses and student education in Staten Island.