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Tony Kiser Theater 681 Eighth Ave. Manhattan

Avison Young Arranges Long-Term Renewal for Second Stage

Avison Young’s New York office arranged a long-term lease renewal for theater production company Second Stage Inc. at the Tony Kiser Theater. Located at 681 Eighth Ave., the Theater will continue to serve as the off-Broadway stage for Second Stage, comprising 296 seats across approximately 17,000 square feet. 

Principal and tri-state chairman Arthur Mirante and associate director Patrick Steffens of Avison Young along with Robert Nash Esq. represented Second Stage. The landlord, Palace Funding, was represented in-house by principal Richard Carroll and his colleague, Ciro Salcedo. 

“Second Stage is a creative treasure in the heart of Broadway for the theater industry and our city and we were privileged to represent them,” said Mirante. “The company’s lease renewal is timely given Broadway’s recent reopening following its pandemic shutdown.” 

Founded in 1979, Second Stage is the only theater on Broadway dedicated exclusively to developing productions by living American playwrights. 

Photo courtesy of the Tony Kiser Theater. 


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