Now in its ninth year, Algonquin Theater Productions is a 501-C-3 not-for-profit theater company dedicated to moving shows on to the next level, whether that be Broadway, Off Broadway, regional, film or television.
Algonquin Theater Productions is dedicated to the success of playwrights and new plays. Our sole mission is to move plays on to a professional level.
Algonquin Productions is committed to moving superior work so that the play can find a life outside of showcases. We do not develop new work; we want shows which are already developed, shows which are solid but have somehow flown under the radar screen of professional producers. We will then bring those works to the attention of people who make things happen.
Algonquin Productions wants to bring back the spirit of the 20′s and 30′s when the Algonquin Round Table was formed, featuring the likes of George S. Kaufman, Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, George Bernard Shaw and others. Theater reigned back then, with hundreds of shows being done and actors, writers and directors able to make a living from doing what they loved.
In a nutshell, we want to put the right plays in the hands of the right actors in front of the right people.
Created in 2004 by Artistic Director Tony Sportiello, Algonquin Theater Productions has enjoyed both critical and popular success Off-Broadway with Al Tapper’s Sessions, a musical that ran for over 300 performances in New York City before moving to Guadalajara, Mexico. Algonquin also produced Al Tapper’s cabaret An Evening at The Carlyle, which ran for more than six months, Levy Lee Simon’s Same Train and their production of Shel Silverstein’s The Devil and Billy Markham. Algonquin has had shows that were optioned by HBO, nineteen one act plays chosen for the Samuel French Short Play Festival and a comedy National Pastime performed in the National Baseball Hall of Fame which has been turned into a musical with an intended move to Broadway sometime in 2012. Additionally, Algonquin are partners with other theatrical entities in New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Guadalajara and Mexico City and are reaching out further.