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While attending Boston University, Al Tapper wrote his first musical at the age of 20. Since then he has written special material for regional productions, composed seven musicals, a ballet, a rhapsody, and a capriccio. He has written two straight plays and four books, and produced three documentary films.
Al Tapper composed the ballet "The Seduction of Bathsheba", whose premiere performance at Mechanics Hall was presented by the Central Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra 1988. Al’s seven musicals have also garnered success throughout the years opening in various cities on the eastern seaboard. Beginning in 1992, "David" opened as a workshop production at 890 Broadway in New York City and inWashington, D.C. in 1994 at the Washington Jewish Theater. His off-Broadway musical, "iMperfect Chemistry", for which he composed the music and created the story, opened at the Minetta Lane Theater in New York City in April of 2000. The musical revue "From Where I Stand" opened at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in March of 2004.“Sessions” a new musical opened at the Peter Sharp Theater (Playwrights Horizons) and the Algonquin Theater and ran for over 400 performances. It was translated into Spanish and played in Mexico where it won the best musical of the year in 2011. He wrote the musical “An Evening at the Carlyle” which ran at The Algonquin Theater and was reviewed as ‘best show of the Summer’... 2010 by UPI. “National Pastime” which played at the Keegan Theater in Washington DC in 2011 and was chosen to be considered for a Helen Hayes Award. "All Aboard" which played at the 14th Street Theater He, along with with Tony Sportiello are working on a new musical entitled “The Paparazzi" about how tabloid newspapers the internet and TV can cause havoc amongst celebrities in all aspects of society.
Al has written four books on humor that were published by Andrews McMeel and Company and MJF Publishing. The books entitled, "A Guy Goes Into a Bar"; "A Minister, a Priest And a Rabbi"; "A Guy Goes Into a Doctor's Office, and a "A Guy Goes Into a Gym."
In 2013,Al Tapper wrote a novella called, "Conversations with Max" and his play "Bettingers Luggage" takes a nostalgic look back, warts and all, at a family business in the old neighborhood of New York's Lower East Side's as the generations struggle, love and grow apart.
Al Tapper produced the documentary film entitled "Broadway: The Golden Age, By The Legends Who Were There" written and directed by Rick McKay. The film shares the stories of such legendary Broadway stars as Carol Burnett, Angela Lansbury, Shirley Maclaine, Jeremy Irons, Gena Rowlands, Jerry Orbach, Martin Landau, Bea Arthur, Stephen Sondheim, and Eli Wallach and dozens of others, while illustrating their tales with amazing, rare, archival performance footage and their own home movies and photos. "Broadway" has won standing ovations and thirteen Best Film, Documentary and Audience Awards at sold-out screenings at festivals all over the country this past year. He produced Broadway Musicals...A Jewish Legacy written and directed by Michael Kantor about contributions ofJewish Composers and lyricists from the beginning of Broadway and still today.. The movie presents the views of Hal Prince, Mary Rodgers, Sheldon Harnick, Maury Yeston, The George and Ira Gershwin estate, Jamie Bernstein, John Kanderand, and numerous other interviews. His lastest film opens on July 23, 2018 on PBS American Masters. Ted Williams...The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived. The movie is being previewed on July 17, 2018 at the Baseball All-Star Game in Washington DC.
Tapper also produced the PBS television special "My Sinatra: The Songs and the Stories" a musical tribute starring Cary Hoffman in 2002.
Al Tapper was born in Worcester, MA and currently resides in Boca Raton, FL and New York City. He is a member of the Dramatists' Guild of America and a member of ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers).

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Dana Aber Brings One-Woman Musical BAGGAGE AT THE DOOR to AMT Theater

Dana Aber brings her one-woman musical 'Baggage at the Door' Off-Broadway at AMT Theater. Performances begin tonight!

Dana Aber to Debut One-Woman Musical BAGGAGE AT THE DOOR Off-Broadway at AMT Theater

Get ready for a captivating one-woman musical experience as Dana Aber brings 'Baggage at the Door' to the AMT Theater in November. Don't miss this Off-Broadway production that promises to leave audiences spellbound.

Steven Ditmyer Will Direct BETTINGER'S LUGGAGE at AMT

Producer Laura Elrick is thrilled to announce that acclaimed Meisner Teacher and Director Steven Ditmyer will be directing Al Tapper's Bettinger's Luggage, scheduled to open September 19th, 2023 at AMT Theater.

Laura Elrick to Produce BETTINGER'S LUGGAGE at AMT Theater

Producer Laura Elrick, in association with AMT Theater has announced the opening of Bettinger's Luggage, by Al Tapper, scheduled to open in September of 2023 at the AMT Theater, 354 West 45th Street. Casting and creatives to be announced at a later date.

Brian Childers Joins The Cast Of AMT Theater's ON THE RIGHT TRACK

Brian Childers will join the cast of AMT Theater’s new musical, On The Right Track. It features music by Al Tapper and a book by Tony Sportiello and is directed by celebrated Mexican director Mauricio Cedeño  with music direction by Katie Coleman. Childers will replace Cody Gerszewski beginning Thursday, April 20, 2023, joining Dana Aber (Off Broadway: An Unbalanced Mind) and David L. Murray Jr. (Recent: The Mountaintop, Songs for a New World). 

Photos: First Look at ON THE RIGHT TRACK at AMT Theatre

Get a first look at the new musical On The Right Track at AMT Theater!

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for ON THE RIGHT TRACK at AMT Theater

Check out rehearsal photos for On The Right Track at AMT Theater!

World Premiere of ON THE RIGHT TRACK to Open at AMT Theatre in April

AMT Theater will debut the new musical, On The Right Track, with music by Al Tapper and a book by Tony Sportiello; it will be directed by celebrated Mexican director Mauricio Cedeño with music direction by Katie Coleman.

ON THE RIGHT TRACK Kicks Off AMT Theater's 2023 Season

AMT Theater is thrilled to announce the opening of 'On The Right Track', a musical comedy, music and lyrics by Al Tapper, book by Tony Sportiello, directed by Mauricio Cedeño, opening at its beautiful new theater on West 45th Street April 5th in Hell's Kitchen. The show is open ended. Casting will be announced later in the month.

Mauricio Cedeño to Direct ON THE RIGHT TRACK at AMT Theater

Award winning Mexican director Mauricio Cedeño will direct AMT Theater's first musical show of the season - 'On The Right Track', book by Tony Sportiello, words and music by Al Tapper.

A.M.T. Theater Finds New Tenants with Tom and Michael D'Angora

On the heels of the renovations at the AMT Theater, producers Tom D’Angora and Michael D’Angora will be calling the space “home” in 2023.  The duo is behind several long running off-Broadway hits including NEWSical the Musical, Naked Boys Singing, and A Musical About Star Wars and more.

AMT Theater Announces Inaugural Black and White Benefit

AMT Theater, the exciting new 99-seat Off Broadway theater located at 354 West 45th Street, in the heart the theater district, its Producer Al Tapper, and Artistic Director, Tony Sportiello, announced that the venue’s inaugural Black & Shite Benefit will be held on Monday, November 7th from 6:00PM to 9:30PM at 354 West 45th Street.

Brian Childers Brings His New Show NOEL, DANNY, AND ME To AMT Theater's Premier Cabaret Series

Award Winner Brian Childers brings his new show 'Noel, Danny, and Me' to AMT Theater's new cabaret series on NOV 10th at 7 pm.

AMT Brings Guadalajara Musical Theater Students to NYC to Experience Working On Broadway

AMT Theater, led by veteran Broadway composer Al Tapper, and under the artistic direction of playwright and producer Tony Sportiello, announced that through a partnership founded by AMT Mexican liaison Laura Iniguez it will join forces with the Instituto de Desarrollo Artistico (The Artistic Development Institute or I.D.E.A) to provide nine musical theater students the opportunity to travel from Guadalajara, Mexico to New York City to experience theater making in the big apple, October 25th through October 30th.

AMT Youth Theatre Announces Fall 2022 Classes

AMT Theater, led by veteran Broadway composer Al Tapper and under the artistic direction of playwright and producer Tony Sportiello, announced that the AMT Youth Theatre will begin its 2022 season on Saturday, September 24th and will continue through January 22nd.  


El Teatro AMT, dirigido por el veterano compositor de Broadway Al Tapper, y bajo la dirección artística del dramaturgo y productor Tony Sportiello, ha anunciado hoy que a través de una alianza fundada por la representante mexicana de AMT Laura Iniguez, se unirá al Instituto de Desarrollo Artístico (I.D.E.A.) para ofrecer a nueve estudiantes de teatro musical la oportunidad de viajar desde Guadalajara, México, a la Ciudad de Nueva York para vivir la experiencia de hacer teatro en la gran manzana, del 25 al 30 de octubre de 2022.

Photos: First Look at Save/Reload Workshop At AMT Theater

AMT Theater, Midtown’s newest Off-Broadway theater, recently hosted an industry workshop reading of Save/Reload written by Dana Aber in collaboration with Drew Aber. Check out photos here!


New York City's newest Off-Broadway theatre presents its first full production, An Unbalanced Mind opening July 24. An Unbalanced Mind is a musical revue exploring the original music of Al Tapper, ranging from pastiche-style songs from the Golden Era of musicals, soaring pop ballads, and toe-tapping dance numbers.


AMT announces that the first show they will be producing in their historic new Off Broadway theater will be An Unbalanced Mind, a musical revue by Al Tapper.  The state of the art facility located at 354 West 45th Street will be home to new shows, children's theater, cabaret, rentals and more. 


AMT Theater announces it will present 'An Unbalanced Mind', a new musical revue by Al Tapper, at its brand new Off Broadway theater on west 45th Street.  The show opens June 19th and runs through July.  The five character revue will be directed by Kelli Maguire, with music direction by David Wolfson.  Casting is still to be announced.


Al Tapper has written 1 shows including An Evening at the Carlyle (Lyricist).

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