Joseph Papp News

Date of Birth: June 22, 1921
Date of Death: October 31, 1991 (70)
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Cush Jumbo & Janet McTeer to Lead All-Female THE TAMING OF THE SHREW as Part of 2016 Shakespeare in the Park; Full Lineup Set!Cush Jumbo & Janet McTeer to Lead All-Female THE TAMING OF THE SHREW as Part of 2016 Shakespeare in the Park; Full Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The Public Theater will celebrate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death in 2016 with free Shakespeare in the Park beginning in May, along with other affordable Bard programming at Astor Place and the Delacorte Theater, it was announced today. As part of Oskar Eustis' 10th Anniversary season, free Shakespeare in the Park this summer will feature an all-female version of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and featuring Olivier Award nominee Cush Jumbo as Katherina and Tony Award winner Janet McTeer as Petruchio, followed in July by TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

BLOOD to Mark The Garage's Debut ProductionBLOOD to Mark The Garage's Debut Production
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

A Jewish-American reporter in Japan uncovers a conspiracy to cover up the government-sanctioned sale of HIV-contaminated blood products in a new political thriller with music inspired by true events. (more...)

David Essex, Jimmy Nail and More Join Cast Of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS At DominionDavid Essex, Jimmy Nail and More Join Cast Of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS At Dominion
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Alongside the onscreen appearance of Liam Neeson and the onstage appearance of Jeff Wayne and his magnificent Black Smoke Band and ULLAdubULLA string orchestra, casting has now been announced for the World Stage Premiere of The War of The Worlds at the Dominion Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING at Cygnet TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING at Cygnet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

January brings rain to San Diego and WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING (dir. Lutfy) to Cygnet Theatre. Hailed as 'The best new play of the year' in 2010 by Time Magazine, it's a powerful drama unfolding with humanity, surprising humor, and hope, as the past plays out into the future. The play, which opens with a fish falling out of the sky, has been hailed by audiences and critics alike. The San Diego premiere runs now through February 14. Opening night for media is January 23. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

PIRATES OF PENZANCE to Run 2/11-3/6 at Marian TheatrePIRATES OF PENZANCE to Run 2/11-3/6 at Marian Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

A hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, and an eccentric Major-General await you in Gilbert & Sullivan's (G&S) effervescent musical masterpiece The Pirates of Penzance, playing February 11 through March 6 in Santa Maria's Marian Theatre. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Elizabeth Swados' 1977 Book THE GIRL WITH THE INCREDIBLE FEELING as Animated FilmFLASH FRIDAY: Elizabeth Swados' 1977 Book THE GIRL WITH THE INCREDIBLE FEELING as Animated Film
by Michael Dale - Jan 8, 2016

Aside from theatre, Swados was also a prolific writer of novels and children's books. (more...)

VIDEO PROFILE: Theatre Pioneer Elizabeth Swados' Career of Musical InnovationVIDEO PROFILE: Theatre Pioneer Elizabeth Swados' Career of Musical Innovation
by Michael Dale - Jan 6, 2016

She'll be best remembered for RUNAWAYS, but Elizabeth Swados' musical contributions to theatre are varied and extensive. (more...)

NY Public Library's Doug Reside on Billy Rose Theatre Division's Year in AcquisitionsNY Public Library's Doug Reside on Billy Rose Theatre Division's Year in Acquisitions
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Dec 30, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Doug Reside, Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division at the The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts! (more...)

January to Bring Stormy Weather to San Diego with Cygnet Theatre's WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLINGJanuary to Bring Stormy Weather to San Diego with Cygnet Theatre's WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

January brings rain to San Diego and WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING (dir. Lutfy) to Cygnet Theatre. Hailed as 'The best new play of the year' in 2010 by Time Magazine, it's a powerful drama unfolding with humanity, surprising humor, and hope, as the past plays out into the future. The play, which opens with a fish falling out of the sky, has been hailed by audiences and critics alike. The San Diego premiere runs January 14 - February 14. Opening night for media is January 23. (more...)

Kritzerland to Bring SEASON'S GREETINGS to Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 12/9Kritzerland to Bring SEASON'S GREETINGS to Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents SEASON'S GREETINGS - Our Fifth Annual Holiday Show - on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 (6:00 PM dinner | 7:30 PM show). (more...)

PHALARIS'S BULL: SOLVING THE RIDDLE OF THE GREAT BIG WORLD to Premiere Off-Broadway This WinterPHALARIS'S BULL: SOLVING THE RIDDLE OF THE GREAT BIG WORLD to Premiere Off-Broadway This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Producers Al Corley ("Dynasty") and Marty Kaplan have announced the world premiere of PHALARIS'S BULL: SOLVING THE RIDDLE OF THE GREAT BIG WORLD, conceived and performed by Steven Friedman and directed by David Schweizer, will play a strictly limited 5 week engagement from December 12, 2015 to January 16, 2016 at The Beckett Theater at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. (more...)

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Tour Lands at The Public TonightTHE COMEDY OF ERRORS Tour Lands at The Public Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Following the Mobile tour, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS will have a sit-down run at The Public Theater, now through Sunday, November 22, with an official press opening tonight, November 5. (more...)

BWW Interview: Flor De Liz Perez on the Beauty of The Mobile Shakespeare UnitBWW Interview: Flor De Liz Perez on the Beauty of The Mobile Shakespeare Unit
by Reilly Hickey - Nov 4, 2015

Flor De Liz Perez, currently playing Luciana in THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, spoke with Broadwayworld about this Mobile Unit production and how 'beautiful' it is to reach the non-conventional theatre audience. (more...)

13th Street Playhouse Hosts Women in the Theatre ...and Over 5013th Street Playhouse Hosts Women in the Theatre ...and Over 50
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

This past weekend, 13th Street Playhouse played host to a room of some of New York's female power players with Wisdom Voices: Women in the Theatre and Over 50. The panel included Broadway veteran Polly Adams; Emmy-winner Ellen Parker; actress & playwright Leigh Curran; actress & scholar Heather Rasche; performer & playwright Shellen Lubin; actress & fine artist Leah Friedman; actress, playwright & performance artist Elizabeth Hess; and veteran playwright & producing artists director of the 13th Rep Susan Merson. (more...)

SMOKE AND MIRRORS Returns to the Odyssey TonightSMOKE AND MIRRORS Returns to the Odyssey Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2015

The magic begins again when one of L.A.'s most beloved and longest running shows, SMOKE AND MIRRORS returns to the Odyssey Theatre tonight, Oct. 24 through Dec. 20. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Public's Mobile Shakespeare Unit COMEDY OF ERRORSPhoto Flash: First Look at The Public's Mobile Shakespeare Unit COMEDY OF ERRORS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

The Public Theater will begin previews for the Mobile Shakespeare Unit's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS on Sunday, November 1. Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, the sit-down run of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS follows a three-week tour to the five boroughs, bringing free Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts. The Shakespeare comedy will run at The Public Theater through Sunday, November 22, with an official press opening on Thursday, November 5. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Gob Squad's Unusual Performance Piece BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES Comes To The PublicSTAGE TUBE: Gob Squad's Unusual Performance Piece BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES Comes To The Public
by Michael Dale - Oct 20, 2015

Created over the course of the past two years with 9-14 year olds from around New York City. (more...)

Garth Fagan Dance Tributes to Geoffrey Holder With DANCE FOR/WITH GEOFFREY This WeekendGarth Fagan Dance Tributes to Geoffrey Holder With DANCE FOR/WITH GEOFFREY This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT - Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown) announced today that Garth Fagan Dance will bring to Los Angeles Fagan's tribute to the late Geoffrey Holder, 'Dance for/With Geoffrey.' Performances at the 400-seat Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 W. Washington Blvd.) in Los Angeles will run this weekend, October 16-18, 2015. (more...)

Martin Duberman's IN WHITE AMERICA Begins Updated Run at Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre TonightMartin Duberman's IN WHITE AMERICA Begins Updated Run at Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will revive Martin Duberman's IN WHITE AMERICA, one of the signature plays of the Civil Rights Era, in a Off-Broadway production tonight, October 15, to November 15 at Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street. (more...)

50th Anniversary Production of IN WHITE AMERICA to Play New Federal Theatre, 10/15-11/1550th Anniversary Production of IN WHITE AMERICA to Play New Federal Theatre, 10/15-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

 Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will revive Martin Duberman's 'In White America,' one of the signature plays of the Civil Rights Era, in a Off-Broadway production October 15 to November 15 at Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street.  The famed documentary play traces the American quest for racial equality from the earliest days of the republic to the Little Rock crisis of 1957, with dialogue drawn from historical letters, speeches, journals, songs and other personal accounts including recordings of former slaves. Charles Maryan directs an ensemble of seven which includes actor-turned-newscaster-turned-actor Art McFarland. (more...)

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