Joseph Papp News

Date of Birth: June 22, 1921
Date of Death: October 31, 1991 (70)
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Louis Cancelmi Replaces Injured David Harbour in the Public's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA; Opening Pushed BackLouis Cancelmi Replaces Injured David Harbour in the Public's TROILUS AND CRESSIDA; Opening Pushed Back
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Louis Cancelmi, last seen as Caliban in the Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest, has joined the company of TROILUS AND CRESSIDA as Achilles. He is replacing David Harbour who suffered an injury during previews and will be unable to complete the run. The new press opening will now be Tuesday, August 9. (more...)

BWW Interview: Baayork Lee - A CHORUS LINE Original Still Stepping Up to the LineBWW Interview: Baayork Lee - A CHORUS LINE Original Still Stepping Up to the Line
by Gil Kaan - Jul 25, 2016

To any A CHORUS LINE aficionado, the mere mention of Baayork Lee will conjure up vivid memories of the original Connie Wong - the youthful-looking, 4'10' Asian-American, perky dynamo who repeatedly evaded revealing her biological age to Zach, the interviewing choreographer. Now in 2016, Baayork will be choreographing and directing her most recent production of A CHORUS LINE at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. (more...)

Theatreworks USA Presents Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to SchoolTheatreworks USA Presents Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

This summer Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School. Thanks to the generosity of corporations, foundations, and donors, Theatreworks USA  will be able to send over 12,000 underserved youth to the theatre for FREE! (more...)

Tony Winner Mandy Patinkin Joins Daveed Diggs in Lionsgate's WONDERTony Winner Mandy Patinkin Joins Daveed Diggs in Lionsgate's WONDER
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Mandy Patinkin has also joined previously announced cast members Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. (more...)

Junie B. Jones Brings 'SURVIVAL GUIDE' Off-Broadway This SummerJunie B. Jones Brings 'SURVIVAL GUIDE' Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

This summer Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School. (more...)

BWW Review: Elizabeth Swados' RUNAWAYS, The Anti-ANNIEBWW Review: Elizabeth Swados' RUNAWAYS, The Anti-ANNIE
by Michael Dale - Jul 8, 2016

Encores! Off-Center brings back a 1978 musical inspired by interviews with runaway children. (more...)

Historian George Muschamp to Helm 1776 at Gettysburg Community TheatreHistorian George Muschamp to Helm 1776 at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, will present 1776 the musical, to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration Of Independence. Performances will be held at GCT Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm July 15-31, 2016. GCT only seats 80. Limited Reserved Seating Tickets are $18 plus tax/fees of the Gettysburg Borough Amusement Tax. Tickets can be ordered online at www.GettysburgCommunityTheatre.org or by calling 717-334-2692 for group sales of 20 or more or visit the box office during box office hours 5-7pm Mondays-Thursdays at GCT. Opening night will include a complimentary wine reception with the cast and crew after the performance. (more...)

TNC's 40th Street Theater Tour ELECTION SELECTION, OR YOU BET! Begins in AugustTNC's 40th Street Theater Tour ELECTION SELECTION, OR YOU BET! Begins in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company will open its 40th annual tour August 6 with 'Election Selection, or You Bet!,' a rip-roaring musical in which three everyday New Yorkers are galvanized into community activists. Free performances will tour City streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 18. 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...)

'POUPEES DE PARIS', 'GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER' and 'LOOKING GLASS' Recordings Out This Summer'POUPEES DE PARIS', 'GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER' and 'LOOKING GLASS' Recordings Out This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Masterworks Broadway announces its Summer 2016 releases including three classic albums from the archives - Sid and Marty Krofft's Les Poupees de Paris - 1964 World Fair Recording (July 8), I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road - Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording (August 8), and Alice Through the Looking Glass - 1966 Television Soundtrack Recording (September 9). Upon release, each title will be accompanied by new album pages and photos on MasterworksBroadway.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Gala Honors Novella Nelson & Melvin Van PeeblesPhoto Flash: Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre Gala Honors Novella Nelson & Melvin Van Peebles
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre (NFT) held a festive Gala Benefit on Sunday, June 26 from 2:00 to 5:30 PM at Trump Place, 220 Riverside Boulevard (enter West 70th Street) honoring Novella Nelson and Melvin Van Peebles, two of many actors and directors who have worked at NFT over the theatre's 46 year history. Mr. Van Peebles was introduced by Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons. Ms. Nelson was introduced by former Mayor David Dinkins. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Mirirai Sithole Awarded Classic Stage Company's Rosemarie Tichler Fund GrantMirirai Sithole Awarded Classic Stage Company's Rosemarie Tichler Fund Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Classic Stage Company has announced that Mirirai Sithole is this year's recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. The Fund was established in 2010 with the mission to assist young actors who have appeared at CSC and who have recently made the transition from their training into the profession. The $3,000 grant can be used by the young artist to continue training or to offset loans they may have incurred while studying their craft. With the grant, CSC hopes to make a difference in the lives of young actors at the start of their careers as well as to heighten awareness in the community to the specific needs of actors.  (more...)

BWW Preview: DANIEL BOAVENTURA SINGS BROADWAY STANDARDS BY JEWISH COMPOSERSBWW Preview: DANIEL BOAVENTURA SINGS BROADWAY STANDARDS BY JEWISH COMPOSERS
by Claudio Erlichman - Jun 27, 2016

In the year that the Congregacăo Israelita Paulista (CIP) celebrates 80 years of great history and dedication to the Jewish community and the Brazilian society, the actor and singer Daniel Boaventura was chosen to be the attraction of the commemorative concert for the benefit of social work of the institution . The event, which takes place June 29 at the Teatro Sergio Cardoso, will be presented by Rubens Ewald Filho - also one of the directors and writers alongside Claudio Erlichman - and will journey for more than 50 years of history of the great Broadway classics, highlighting the strong Jewish influence in the American Songbook, which contributed to the emergence of a new artistic genre, the musical theater. The show, named 'Broadwish - From Shtetl to Broadway', created especially for this occasion, will bring a repertoire full of standards composed and written by renowned Jewish composers such as Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwin, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz , Oscar Hammerstein II, Kander & Ebb and Burt Bacharach among others. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Beautiful Aerial View of Central Park's Delacorte TheaterPHOTO FLASH: Beautiful Aerial View of Central Park's Delacorte Theater
by Michael Dale - Jun 24, 2016

The creation of this favorite New York cultural institution was once a controversial legal issue. (more...)

Theatreworks USA to Open JUNIE B.'S ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL GUIDE TO SCHOOL at Lucille Lortel Theatre This SummerTheatreworks USA to Open JUNIE B.'S ESSENTIAL SURVIVAL GUIDE TO SCHOOL at Lucille Lortel Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

This summer Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of Junie B.'s Essential Survival Guide to School. Thanks to the generosity of corporations, foundations, and donors, Theatreworks USA  will be able to send over 12,000 underserved youth to the theatre for FREE! (more...)

League of Chicago Theatres to Welcome I WANNA BE A PRODUCER Author John Breglio for Speaking, SigningLeague of Chicago Theatres to Welcome I WANNA BE A PRODUCER Author John Breglio for Speaking, Signing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

?The League of Chicago Theatres will host a speaking engagement and book signing event with John Breglio for his new book I WANNA BE A PRODUCER: How to Make a Killing on Broadway…or Get Killed on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at the Goodman in the Owen Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St.  The event will include a speaking engagement at 7:00pm, followed by a reception and book signing.  (more...)

BWW Interview: LaTanya Richardson Jackson of TAMING OF THE SHREWBWW Interview: LaTanya Richardson Jackson of TAMING OF THE SHREW
by Adrienne Onofri - Jun 10, 2016

The TV and film veteran--and Hollywood wife--is playing father Baptista in the all-female Shakespeare in the Park. (more...)

Riant Theatre Announces 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award WinnersRiant Theatre Announces 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director), a nonprofit theatre supporting playwrights and theatremakers of diverse cultural backgrounds, is holding the Launch Party for its annual Strawberry One-Act and Theatre Festival on Saturday, June 25, 2016, 3pm at the Poet's Den Theatre (309 East 108th Street, NYC). The evening will include the presentation of 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award For Outstanding Achievement In Television and Theatre to the Emmy-winning stage, film and TV actor Joe Morton, Tony Nominee and eight time AUDELCO Award winner, Andre De Shields, the acclaimed Broadway and television actress Barbara Montgomery, and multiple Grammy Award winner, Broadway musical director and arranger Chapman Roberts. A reception with food, drinks and dancing will follow. Tickets ($50 before June 15th; $60 after that date) are available through The Riant Theatre's website (www.therianttheatre.com) and by calling the box office at 646-623-3488. They can also be purchased (cash only) at the door. (more...)

BWW Review: Mandy Patinkin Performs Passionately for National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at Jazz at Lincoln CenterBWW Review: Mandy Patinkin Performs Passionately for National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at Jazz at Lincoln Center
by Alix Cohen - May 25, 2016

In its robust 101st season, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene is the longest consecutively producing Yiddish theater company in the world. Its mission: To celebrate the Jewish experience through the performing arts and to transmit rich cultural legacy in exciting new ways. The theatre's Gala 2016 this past Monday evening at The Rose Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center honored Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek--long a leading figure in Yiddish performing arts--and his wife Debra Mlotek (a pediatric occupational therapist), who has been pivotal in creating educational children's programs. (more...)

Lorraine Hansberry Awards to Honor Five Native ChicagoansLorraine Hansberry Awards to Honor Five Native Chicagoans
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

On May 24, The Lorraine Hansberry Awards, presented by Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith and Woodie King, Jr., New Federal Theatre Artistic Director, will honor five women: Micki Grant, Lynn Hamilton, Shauneille Perry, Dr. Glory Van Scott and Camille Yarbrough. (more...)

THE BLACK SLOT to Launch AstonRep Theatre Company's 2016-17 SeasonTHE BLACK SLOT to Launch AstonRep Theatre Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to announce its full 2016-17 Season, kicking off this fall with its first-ever world premiere - THE BLACK SLOT, Warren Hoffman's hilarious and biting satire about racial politics in the American regional theater, directed by Associate Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen.  (more...)

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