Joseph Papp News

Date of Birth: June 22, 1921
Date of Death: October 31, 1991 (70)
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender: Male
50th Anniversary Celebration of HAIR at LaMaMa to Be Live Streamed50th Anniversary Celebration of HAIR at LaMaMa to Be Live Streamed
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The New York Times was first to report that celebratory plans have been set for the groundbreaking musical HAIR's 50th Anniversary which will take place on January 21, 2017 at La MaMa. The event will include original cast members (Natalie Mosco; Allan Nicholls; the Rev. Marjorie Lipari; and Dale Soules), Andre De Shields, the show's creators Galt MacDermot and James Rado and more.  (more...)

Imani Uzuri's LOVE STORY: SONGS OF LAUGHTER, LOSS AND RESILIENCE to Tour the BoroughsImani Uzuri's LOVE STORY: SONGS OF LAUGHTER, LOSS AND RESILIENCE to Tour the Boroughs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public and The Public Theater's Mobile Unit present Imani Uzuri's Love Story: Songs of Laughter, Loss and Resilience, a concert of the composer's own music, as part of the programs' collaborative series, In Transit. (more...)

Photo Flash: Catastrophic Theatre Restages 'Quietly Stunning' Play THE DESIGNATED MOURNER From 1/5 - 1/15 at the MATCHPhoto Flash: Catastrophic Theatre Restages 'Quietly Stunning' Play THE DESIGNATED MOURNER From 1/5 - 1/15 at the MATCH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Join The Catastrophic Theatre for a very limited run of Wallace Shawn's fiercely urgent, frighteningly prescient masterwork, THE DESIGNATED MOURNER, a special, off-season addition for those that need it, January 5-15, 2017 at The MATCH. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

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HAIR to Celebrate 50th Anniversary 1/21 with Free Event Featuring Original Cast Members, Stories & SongsHAIR to Celebrate 50th Anniversary 1/21 with Free Event Featuring Original Cast Members, Stories & Songs
by BWW News Desk - Dec 25, 2016

The New York Times was first to report that celebratory plans have been set for the groundbreaking musical HAIR's 50th Anniversary which will take place on January 21, 2017 at La MaMa. The event will include original cast members (Natalie Mosco; Allan Nicholls; the Rev. Marjorie Lipari; and Dale Soules), Andre De Shields, the show's creators Galt MacDermot and James Rado and more.  (more...)

The Catastrophic Theatre to Stage THE DESIGNATED MOURNER at The MATCHThe Catastrophic Theatre to Stage THE DESIGNATED MOURNER at The MATCH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The Catastrophic Theatre presents a limited run of Wallace Shawn's fiercely urgent, frighteningly prescient masterwork, THE DESIGNATED MOURNER, a special, off-season addition for those that need it, January 5-15, 2017 at The MATCH. (more...)

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE to Open Way Off Broadway's 2017 Mainstage SeasonTHE PIRATES OF PENZANCE to Open Way Off Broadway's 2017 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Earlier this year, producers for The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing dinner theatre, announced the lineup of shows for its 2017 Season. Kicking off 2017's blockbuster year, will be the hilarious pirate farce, The Pirates of Penzance, opening in January. (more...)

The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 7, 2016

Tonight, America shall be introduced to the fourth incarnation of Hairspray. The first was the 1988 original film, the second was the 2002 Broadway musical, the third was its 2007 film adaptation, and now the 2016 live television production on NBC. Hairspray takes place in Baltimore, Maryland in the year 1962, where we meet a plump teenage girl named Tracy Turnblad, whose lifelong dream is to dance on the local TV dance program known as The Crony Collins Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show and becomes an overnight sensation, she luanches a campaign to intergrate the show. As a Welcome to the 60's, let's go back to beginning to learn the history of the property itself. (more...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 SeasonAbigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Denzel Washington to Be Honored at Santa Barbara Film FestivalDenzel Washington to Be Honored at Santa Barbara Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Denzel Washington is set to receive the Maltin Modern Master Award at the 32nd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the festival announced today. (more...)

New Immersive Show PIP'S ISLAND to Make World Premiere in NYC This WeekendNew Immersive Show PIP'S ISLAND to Make World Premiere in NYC This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Producers of Pip's Island, the brand new, wholly immersive and groundbreaking theatrical event for all audiences, will kick off this Saturday, November 12 for a strictly limited engagement through January 8, 2017 at Skylight Modern (537 West 27th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues). (more...)

HAIR Authors Strongly Opposed to Trump Campaign Using Their Song 'Aquarius'HAIR Authors Strongly Opposed to Trump Campaign Using Their Song 'Aquarius'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The authors of HAIR, The American Tribal-Love Rock Musical - James Rado, the estate of Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot - want the Trump Campaign to cease and desist using any music from the show. (more...)

Maria Guida to 'SWING THE STANDARDS' at The Metropolitan RoomMaria Guida to 'SWING THE STANDARDS' at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Maria Guida Swings the Standards is set for The Metropolitan Room next month. (more...)

M*A*S*H* Star Loretta Swit Leads ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: HER SECRET JOURNEY, Starting Tonight at Laguna PlayhouseM*A*S*H* Star Loretta Swit Leads ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: HER SECRET JOURNEY, Starting Tonight at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Laguna Playhouse welcomes 'M*A*S*H' star Loretta Swit starring in Eleanor Roosevelt, HER SECRET JOURNEY. (more...)

Perpetual Students: A Historic Look at Chekov's THE CHERRY ORCHARD on BroadwayPerpetual Students: A Historic Look at Chekov's THE CHERRY ORCHARD on Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 30, 2016

The Cherry Orchard is Anton Chekhov's masterpiece about a family on the edge of ruin-and a country on the brink of revolution. The story of Lyubov Ranevskaya and her family's return to their fabled orchard to forestall its foreclosure captures a people-and a world-in transition, and presents us with a picture of humanity in all its glorious folly. By turns tragic and funny, The Cherry Orchard still stands as one of the great plays of the modern era. (more...)

Maria Guida to 'SWING THE STANDARDS' at The Metropolitan RoomMaria Guida to 'SWING THE STANDARDS' at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Maria Guida Swings the Standards is set for The Metropolitan Room next month. (more...)

BLOOD is Back at The Complez this Halloween!BLOOD is Back at The Complez this Halloween!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracy, Mr. Holland's Opus), James Kyson (NBC's Heroes, voted one of "Hollywood's 25 Hottest" by TV Guide), Michael Yama (Betty White's Off Their Rockers) andRob Yang (The Americans, Twisted) join the cast when The Garage re-opens its acclaimed world premiere production of BLOOD. Written and directed by Obie and New York Outer Critics Circle Award-winner/ DGA Award, two-time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy Award nominee Robert Allan Ackerman, BLOOD returns to the The Complex in Hollywood beginning Oct. 28. (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Sets Cast for THE MODEL APARTMENT by Donald MarguliesGeffen Playhouse Sets Cast for THE MODEL APARTMENT by Donald Margulies
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its production of The Model Apartment written by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies. (more...)

M*A*S*H* Star Loretta Swit to Lead ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: HER SECRET JOURNEY at Laguna PlayhouseM*A*S*H* Star Loretta Swit to Lead ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: HER SECRET JOURNEY at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Laguna Playhouse has announced 'M*A*S*H' star LORETTA SWIT starring in ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, HER SECRET JOURNEY. (more...)

BLOOD is Back This OctoberBLOOD is Back This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracy, Mr. Holland's Opus) and James Kyson (NBC's Heroes, voted one of "Hollywood's 25 Hottest" by TV Guide) join the cast when The Garage re-opens its acclaimed world premiere production of BLOOD. Written and directed by Obie and New York Outer Critics Circle Award-winner/ DGA Award, two-time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy Award nominee Robert Allan Ackerman, BLOOD returns to the The Complex in Hollywood beginning Oct. 14. (more...)

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