Joseph Papp News

Date of Birth: June 22, 1921
Date of Death: October 31, 1991 (70)
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender: Male
ON THE ROYAL ROAD, WORLD VOICES, Tadashi Suzuki and More Slated for Segal Center's 2017 Spring SeasonON THE ROYAL ROAD, WORLD VOICES, Tadashi Suzuki and More Slated for Segal Center's 2017 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, located at The Graduate Center, CUNY, announces its Spring 2017 season of free public programs. The season features free public programs, welcoming and celebrating contemporary theatre and performing artists from around the world. (more...)

World Renowned Jewish Cultural Entertainers to Discuss the Renaissance & CultureWorld Renowned Jewish Cultural Entertainers to Discuss the Renaissance & Culture
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Michael Ann Russel Jewish Community Center (MAR-JCC) presents its first installment of the Yiddishkayt Entertainment Series: A Forum for the Celebration of Jewish Culture and Education with The Renaissance of Yiddishkayt and Jewish Culture. World renowned Jewish Cultural entertainers Jake Ehrenreich, Eleanor Reissa and Avi Hoffman will lead the discussion of Yiddishkayt and Jewish Culture. (more...)

Catherine Zuber and Tony Straiges Among 2017 Theatre Development Fund/Irene Sharaff AwardeesCatherine Zuber and Tony Straiges Among 2017 Theatre Development Fund/Irene Sharaff Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer CATHERINE ZUBER and legendary scenic designer TONY STRAIGES are among the 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients which were just announced by Theatre Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. (more...)

Southgate Community Players  Announces Cast for A CHORUS LINESouthgate Community Players Announces Cast for A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Southgate Community Players has just announced their very talented cast of 'A Chorus Line.' (more...)

Azuka's Pay What You Decide Season Continues with World Premiere of SH_THEADSAzuka's Pay What You Decide Season Continues with World Premiere of SH_THEADS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Following a record, at-capacity run of How We Got On, Azuka Theatre continues their 2016-2017 "pay what you decide" season with the world premiere of Sh_theads. Developed in partnership with PlayPenn, playwright Douglas Williams and director Kevin Glaccum examine a down-and-out bike shop in lower Manhattan and the lives of the people who love to work there. (more...)

Estelle Parsons to Helm THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT at La MaMa This SpringEstelle Parsons to Helm THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT at La MaMa This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot will receive a rare New York revival this spring at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa (66 East 4th Street) with previews beginning March 9th, 2017 for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through March 26th.  Opening Night is set for Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Cast Complete for The Public's Free, Cuban-Inspired Mobile Unit TWELFTH NIGHTCast Complete for The Public's Free, Cuban-Inspired Mobile Unit TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this spring with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, directed by Saheem Ali. (more...)

The McGill Savoy Society to Present THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Opening Tonight Through 2/18The McGill Savoy Society to Present THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Opening Tonight Through 2/18
by Noelle Hannibal - Feb 10, 2017

The McGill Savoy Society will be presenting Gilbert and Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE  at Moyse Hall, McGill Arts Building, 555 Sherbrooke Street West from February 10, 2017 through February 18, 2017. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITHRubicon Theatre Company Presents THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). Described by CBC as a, "bawdy, bluesy, boozy rollicking night out at the theatre," the show follows the life, loves and career of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith, called the "Empress of the Blues." (more...)

The Public to Host Valentine's Day Memorial for Alumna Margaret WhittonThe Public to Host Valentine's Day Memorial for Alumna Margaret Whitton
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

A memorial service for Margaret Whitton, longtime Public Theater actress and director, who was also a loyal and generous donor to the theater, will be held on Tuesday, February 14 at 3:00 p.m. at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). (more...)

LA MAMA Will Present THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOTLA MAMA Will Present THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot will receive a rare New York revival this spring at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa (66 East 4th Street) with previews beginning March 9th, 2017 for a limited Off-Broadway engagement through March 26th.  Opening Night is set for Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL Opens Friday at Actors' PlayhouseRodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL Opens Friday at Actors' Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Actors' Playhouse will present the Tony Award-winning musical Carousel, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

Temple Theaters to Premiere Kristoffer Diaz's Basketball Drama REGGIE HOOPSTemple Theaters to Premiere Kristoffer Diaz's Basketball Drama REGGIE HOOPS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The culmination of a year-long Playwright Residency Program, the first of its kind at Temple University, Kristoffer Diaz's Reggie Hoops receives its world premiere performances January 31-February 12 in Randall Theater. (more...)

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...)

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