Gina Argento, Together With Roundabout Theatre, Is Bringing Theatre to You!

Founded in 1991, the Roundabout Theatre Company is committed to producing high-quality theatrical performances suitable for both adults and children. Roundabout Theatre revives classic plays and musicals and also introduces audiences to emerging writers. Through its New Play Initiative, Roundabout Theatre has helped produce Harold Pinter's Moonlight and Brian Friel's Molly Sweeney.

Gina Argento, President of Broadway Stages, believes that theater is an essential part of exploring the creative arts. Gina has donated necessary funds to help operate the Roundabout Theatre's programs. The contributions will also fund educational and outreach programs to increase exposure of the theater industry.

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The Young African Leaders Initiative Visits Broadway Stages

Broadway Stages is excited to support the next generation of filmmakers! The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, started in 2014, is the flagship program of President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. In 2016, the fellowship will provide 1,000 outstanding young leaders from sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. higher education institution with support for professional development after they return home.

Thanks to Stephen Greenwald from Wagner College, these young individuals are studying in New York. For more information on this fellowship, please visit Young African Leaders Initiative.

Broadway Stages Donates Arts Supplies to Community Event at Irving Square Park

Broadway Stages was happy to support a free, fun "It's My Park" event at Irving Square Park on Saturday. Kids, neighbors, and families came together to clean and paint garbage cans.

We donated the paint supplies and a few hands to ensure a fun, successful event. Thank you to NYC Parks and all the volunteers for coming out to this exciting event!

Broadway Stages Invites Students on a Studio Tour

Broadway Stages is always happy to support the local arts scene. We sponsored an after-school film course for high school students at the Ridgewood YMCA, in which the students worked on a documentary for their school. They ended the day with a tour of our studios in Glendale.

Thank you to the wonderful staff at the YMCA, the talented students, and our very own stage manager Dennis for giving a great tour.

Broadway Stages Sponsors APAC 2015 Gala

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Broadway Stages is proud to support the local arts scene by sponsoring the Astoria Performing Arts Center, Inc. (APAC). The nonprofit organization was founded in 2001 by Sue Scannell (Founding Executive Director, 2001-2005) and Brian J. Swasey (Founding Artistic Director, 2001-2008). Artistic Director Dev Bondarin now leads the organization. APAC's mission is to bring high-quality theater to Astoria, Queens, and to support local youth and senior citizens.

Congratulations to APAC for another successful year and to honorees Ted Chapin, president of Rodger & Hammerstein, and city councilman Jimmy Van Bramer for making Queens what it is today. 

For more information please visit http://www.apacny.org/ 

Kings Theatre Grand Re-Opening With Diana Ross

Diana Ross performs at the newly renovated Kings Theatre

Diana Ross performs at the newly renovated Kings Theatre

Kings Theatre first opened in 1929 but closed its doors in 1977 and quickly fell into disrepair. In 2010 Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz announced that the theater would undergo a major renovation. Two years later the theater was added to the National Register of Historic Places. This month, the doors reopened and the legendary Motown singer Diana Ross performed at the grand re-opening.

The legendary Diana Ross

The legendary Diana Ross

Groundswell and Broadway Stages Team Up for Community Art Project

Broadway Stages president Gina Argento (center) and Participants of the Groundswell Community Mural Project

Broadway Stages president Gina Argento (center) and Participants of the Groundswell Community Mural Project

The Groundswell Community Mural Project's at-risk youth program unveiled a new mural at Broadway Stages in Greenpoint, Brooklyn today. Entitled "Welcome to Greenpoint," the installation at 370 Greenpoint Avenue celebrates the neighborhood’s rich immigrant history and future as NYC's capital for TV and film. "We're honored that these students chose to build their gorgeous mural at Broadway Stages. They have put so much hard work into recreating, even re-imagining, our entire neighborhood. Their mural will be a constant reminder that Greenpoint is at the heart of who we all are," Broadway Stages president Gina Argento said.