Joseph Papp News

Date of Birth: June 22, 1921
Date of Death: October 31, 1991 (70)
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender: Male
CALL MY PUBLICIST Encore Set for York Theatre Company, 8/20CALL MY PUBLICIST Encore Set for York Theatre Company, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Get the inside scoop!  Due to popular demand, The York Theatre Company, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Readings Series, will present the return one-night performance of Call My Publicist! - The Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent, written and performed by Joshua Ellis and directed by Gretchen Cryer, on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  The reading is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00. (more...)

NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on Meta-Commentary and MockeryNY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on Meta-Commentary and Mockery
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Jul 29, 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) on Meta-Commentary and Mockery: (more...)

Aurora Theatre to Present Bay Area Debut of MUD BLUE SKY, 8/28-9/27Aurora Theatre to Present Bay Area Debut of MUD BLUE SKY, 8/28-9/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 24th season with the Bay Area Premiere of award-winning playwright Marisa Wegrzyn's (Hickorydickory, The Butcher of Baraboo) MUD BLUE SKY. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present I'M STILL GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER This FallLaguna Playhouse to Present I'M STILL GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to announce a west coast premiere musical event, I'M STILL GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER, music by Nancy Ford, lyrics by Gretchen Cryer and performed and directed by Gretchen Cryer.  "What an honor to present the West Coast Premiere of a continuation of one of the most iconic musicals of the '70s," comments Wood.  "It is simply a thrill to have Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford bring this updated landmark show to our stage. This is going to be so exciting for our subscribers and audiences, I can't wait!," adds Wareham. I'M STILL GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER will begin performances on Wednesday, October 7; will open on Saturday, October 10 and will run through Sunday, November 1, 2015 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)


by Erica Miner - Jul 10, 2015

She was hand-picked by Leonard Bernstein to sing Mimi in his Grammy nominated La boheme (more...)

TNC Street Theater to Host TEACH IT RIGHT, OR RIGHT TO TEACH, 8/8-20TNC Street Theater to Host TEACH IT RIGHT, OR RIGHT TO TEACH, 8/8-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

 Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company opens its 39th annual tour August 8 with 'Teach It Right, or, Right to Teach,' a rip-roaring musical which tackles the challenges and struggles facing public education in NYC. Free performances will tour City streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 20. Book, lyrics and direction are by Crystal Field; the musical score is composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks. (Schedule follows at bottom of this document.) (more...)

Marcel Spears Awarded Classic Stage Company's 2015 Tichler GrantMarcel Spears Awarded Classic Stage Company's 2015 Tichler Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Classic Stage Company has announced that Marcel Spears is this year's recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. (more...)

Rattlestick's AFGHANISTAN, ZIMBABWE, AMERICA, KUWAIT to Host Panel, 6/16Rattlestick's AFGHANISTAN, ZIMBABWE, AMERICA, KUWAIT to Host Panel, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and piece by piece productions have announced that the The Reverend Micah Bucey will moderate a post-show panel discussion following the performance of the world premiere play Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait, written and directed by Daniel Talbott, on Tuesday, June 16, at The Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street. The panelists will include Greg Grandin, Morgan Jenness, and Michael Ratner. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Mobile Shakespeare Unit's MACBETH Settles Into The PublicBWW Reviews: Mobile Shakespeare Unit's MACBETH Settles Into The Public
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2015

Edward Torres' gritty and energetic portable production opens a limited run after touring NYC prisons and shelters. (more...)

The Public's Mobile Shakespeare Production of MACBETH Begins This WeekendThe Public's Mobile Shakespeare Production of MACBETH Begins This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Public Theater will begin previews for the MOBILE SHAKESPEARE UNIT production of MACBETH on Sunday, May 17. Directed by Edward Torres, MACBETH follows a three-week tour, bringing free Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts. The production will run at The Public Theater through Sunday, June 7 with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 20. All tickets are $20. (more...)

Penguin Rep Theatre's 2015 Season to Open With SMALL WORLD, 5/15Penguin Rep Theatre's 2015 Season to Open With SMALL WORLD, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Penguin Rep Theatre's 2015 season officially begins May 15, 2015, with the New York premiere of Small World by Frederick Stroppel, directed by artistic director Joe Brancato. (more...)

Wendie Malick & Gary Cole to Lead World Premiere of CLOSURE at NJ Rep This SummerWendie Malick & Gary Cole to Lead World Premiere of CLOSURE at NJ Rep This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, has announced the World Premiere of Closure by Richard Dresser for a limited engagement from June 25 through July 19, 2015.  (more...)

Cal Shakes to Open 41st Season with TWELFTH NIGHT, 5/27Cal Shakes to Open 41st Season with TWELFTH NIGHT, 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

California Shakespeare Theater opens its 2015 season with Shakespeare's comic masterpiece, Twelfth Night, directed by Christopher Liam Moore. Twelfth Night plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from May 27 through June 21. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Receives 2015 Rosetta LeNoire Award from AEAWeston Playhouse Theatre Company Receives 2015 Rosetta LeNoire Award from AEA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Last weekend in New York, Weston Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Steve Stettler accepted the 2015 Rosetta LeNoire Award from the Actors' Equity Association. The award, named after noted actor and producer Rosetta LeNoire, is given in recognition of outstanding artistic contributions that highlight the universality of the human spirit through diversity in casting and programming, and for commitment to cultivating new works by writers of all ages and cultural backgrounds. (more...)

CALL MY PUBLICIST Set for Single Performance at York Theatre Company TonightCALL MY PUBLICIST Set for Single Performance at York Theatre Company Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director), as part of its acclaimed Developmental Readings Series, presents Call My Publicist! - The Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent, written and performed by Joshua Ellis. This premiere reading, directed by Gretchen Cryer will be presented for one-performance only TONIGHT, April 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The reading is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00. (more...)

Public Theater's Mobile Shakespeare Unit to Tour MACBETHPublic Theater's Mobile Shakespeare Unit to Tour MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that it will continue its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts by expanding its MOBILE SHAKESPEARE UNIT to include a spring touring production of MACBETH to the five boroughs. Directed by Edward Torres, the free Mobile Unit tour (April 24 - May 14) will bring free Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts by visiting prisons, homeless shelters, and other community venues, including stops at our Public Works community partner venues: Brownsville Recreation Center in Brooklyn, Fortune Society in Queens and DreamYard Project in the Bronx. Following the three-week tour, MACBETH will have a limited sit-down run at The Public Theater from May 17 through June 7, with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 20. The Mobile Shakespeare Unit toured Pericles last fall. (more...)

Rialto Chatter Exclusive: BAT OUT OF HELL Musical Aiming for 2016 Premiere; Rundgren Joins Team?Rialto Chatter Exclusive: BAT OUT OF HELL Musical Aiming for 2016 Premiere; Rundgren Joins Team?
by Rialto Chatter - Mar 27, 2015

First announced back in 2009, BroadwayWorld.com has learned some updates today about the long gestating Bat Out of Hell, the Musical. (more...)

York Theatre Company to Host Reading of Joshua Ellis' CALL MY PUBLICIST! Next MonthYork Theatre Company to Host Reading of Joshua Ellis' CALL MY PUBLICIST! Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The York Theatre Company, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Readings Series, presents Call My Publicist! - The Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent, written and performed by Joshua Ellis. This premiere reading, directed by Gretchen Cryer will be presented for one-performance only on Wednesday evening, April 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The reading is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet to Present SWAN LAKE, 4/10Pacific Northwest Ballet to Present SWAN LAKE, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

SEATTLE, WA - Pacific Northwest Ballet's Swan Lake, choreographed by Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell, returns to the McCaw Hall stage as the fifth offering of PNB's 2014-15 season. This beloved story ballet, revered by audiences and dancers alike, is classical ballet at its very best. Sumptuous scenery, costumes, and lighting, and an achingly beautiful Tchaikovsky score, set the stage for the ethereal corps de ballet and the ultimate challenge for ballerinas all over the world—the dual role of Odette, trapped in the body of a white swan until the oath of her true love sets her free; and Odile, the “Black Swan” temptress. With an added performance on opening weekend, Swan Lake runs for nine performances only, from April 10 through 19 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets start at $30. For more information, contact the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424, in person at 301 Mercer Street, or online at PNB.org. (more...)

Short North Stage Presents A CHORUS LINEShort North Stage Presents A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2015

Short North Stage presents A Chorus Line, APRIL 9 -26 at The Garden Theater 1187 N High Street, Columbus, OH, 43201. Performances are: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm. (more...)

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