Luigi Caiola

Luigi Caiola (1959-2023) was an 8-time Tony Award® winning producer and the co-founder of Caiola Productions, together with his sister Rose Caiola.  A prominent New York real estate developer and manager, Luigi jointly led Caiola Real Estate Group a/k/a B and L Management LLC, a real estate development company focusing on multi-family residential properties throughout New York City.

Luigi made his debut as a Broadway producer in 2011 with an historic revival of Godspell by Stephen Schwartz. Since then, in partnership with his sister Rose, Caiola Productions won 8 Tony Awards® and 10 Drama Desk Awards – their award-winning productions include Parade (Tony Award® and Drama Desk Award for Best Revival of a Musical), Company (Tony Award® and Drama Desk Award for Best Revival of a Musical), The Inheritance (Tony Award® for Best Play, Drama Desk Award Outstanding Play), Once on This Island (Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical), Dear Evan Hansen (winner of 6 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and Olivier Award for Best Musical)The Color Purple (winner of 2 Tony Awards® for Best Musical Revival and Best Leading Actress)All The Way starring Bryan Cranston (winner of 2 Tony Awards® for Best Play and Best Leading Actor, Drama Desk Award Outstanding Play), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (winner of 3 Tony Awards® for Best Revival of a Play, Best Director, and Best Leading Actor).

Other Broadway co-productions include Harmony, Prima Facie (Tony Award® Best Leading Actress in a Play for Jodie Comer), The Piano Lesson, Jagged Little Pill, Pretty Woman the Musical, Lifespan of a Fact, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s CarouselFiddler on the RoofAn Act of God, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Natasha Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Sunday in the Park with George, Significant Other, Sylvia, On Your Feet,  China Doll, Spring Awakening, You Can’t Take It With YouThe Elephant Man starring Bradley Cooper, It’s Only A PlayAn American in Paris,  The Bridges of Madison CountyRodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Glengarry Glen Ross starring Al Pacino, The Heiress, Macbeth starring Alan Cumming, and The Anarchist starring Patti Lupone and Debra Winger.

Off-Broadway, Luigi and Caiola Productions co-produced Sondheim’s final musical Here We Are,  Little Shop of Horrors, Daddy Long Legs and Nevermore — the Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe.

As a film producer, Luigi executive produced Wakefield (2016) starring Bryan Cranston and Saturday Church (2017).

Luigi received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a Master of Business Administration in Accounting from Iona College.

A passionate and generous philanthropist, Luigi served on the boards of many organizations close to his heart.  He was on the Board of Directors of the New York City Center, The Bay Street Theater and Cultural Center in Sag Harbor, the Family Equality Council, and the Board of Trustees for Friends Seminary, the New York City Quaker K-12 school attended by his three beloved children with Sean McGill–daughter Maria and twin sons William and Adam.  Luigi was the proud son of Bettina Caiola and the late Benny Caiola.

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Luigi Caiola (1959-2023)




Caiola Productions mourns the heartbreaking loss of its co-founder and co-leader, Luigi Caiola, on November 26, 2023.


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