ALBERT POLAND, in his 43 year career in the New York theatre, served as general manager for
more than 90 productions including The Homecoming, Talk Radio, Glengarry Glen Ross (Tony
Award, Best Revival), Hugh Jackman in The Boy From Oz, Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Tony
Award, Best Revival), and Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Dirty Blonde, The Last Night of Ballyhoo
(Tony Award, Best Play), The Grapes of Wrath (Tony Award, Best Play), As Is (Drama Desk
Award, Best Play), The Price, the original productions of Little Shop of Horrors (Drama Critics,
Drama Desk, Outer Critics Best Musical), Steel Magnolias, and One Mo’ Time as well as Bill W.
and Dr. Bob, Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Drama Desk, Best Play), Uta Hagen in
Mrs. Klein, Eileen Heckart in The Waverly Gallery, Always Patsy Cline, Sam Shepard’s A Lie of
the Mind (Drama Critics, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Best Play), Vanities, David Mamet’s A Life in
the Theatre, The Neon Woman, Tommy Tune Atop the Village Gate, Let My People Come, Stephen
Sondheim’s Marry Me a Little and Tom Lehrer’s Tomfoolery. Mr. Poland operated the Astor Place
Theatre from 1977 through 2000, during which time it was host to such long runs as A Coupla
White Chicks, The Dining Room, The Foreigner, and Blue Man Group. He is the Co-Editor/Author,
with Bruce Mailman, of The Off-Off Broadway Book published in 1972 by Bobbs-Merrill. As a
performer, he appeared at Carnegie Hall, La Mama, Judson Poets Theater and the Village Gate.
Mr. Poland’s first venture in show business was as the founding president of The Official Judy Garland Fan Fan Club in 1955.
In June of 2019, Mr. Poland was presented with the Legend of Off-Broadway Award by the Off-Broadway Alliance. The following September he published an autobiography – STAGES – A Theater Memoir.
(Biography dated 12/09/2019 )