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Joseph Papp

Date of Death: October 31, 1991 (70)

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Joseph Papp was an American theatrical producer and director. He established The Public Theater in what had been the Astor Library Building in Lower Manhattan. There Papp created a year-round producing home to focus on new plays and musicals.

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Joseph Papp Movies

Such Good Friends
[ 1971 ] His Shakespeare Theatre
The Mind Snatchers
[ 1972 ] producer
The Pirates of Penzance
[ 1983 ] producer
Plenty
[ 1985 ] producer

Joseph Papp Awards and Nominations


winner
Obie Awards - 1990 - Special Citations for his courageous stand against censorship

Joseph Papp


winner
Drama League Awards - 1989 - Unique Contribution to the Theatre

Joseph Papp


winner
Tony Awards - 1986 - Best Musical

Joseph Papp, The Mystery of Edwin Drood


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Special Awards

Joseph Papp


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Special Awards

Joseph Papp

Tony Awards - 1983 - Best Play

Joseph Papp, Plenty


winner
Tony Awards - 1981 - Best Revival

Joseph Papp, The Pirates of Penzance


winner
Theatre World Awards - 1978 - Performance

Joseph PappSpecial Award

Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Musical

Joseph Papp, Runaways

Tony Awards - 1977 - Best Play

Joseph Papp, for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf

Tony Awards - 1977 - Best Play

Joseph Papp, Streamers

Tony Awards - 1977 - Most Innovative Production of a Revival

Joseph Papp, Threepenny Opera


winner
Tony Awards - 1976 - Best Musical

Joseph Papp, A Chorus Line


winner
Obie Awards - 1975 - Special 20--year Obies

Joseph Papp

Tony Awards - 1974 - Best Play

Joseph Papp, The Au Pair Man

Tony Awards - 1974 - Best Play

Joseph Papp, Boom Boom Room


winner
Tony Awards - 1972 - Best Musical

Joseph Papp, Two Gentleman of Verona


winner
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1958 - Special Citation

Joseph Papp

Joseph Papp Videos

Joseph Papp News


THE HERRING BARREL REVUE Brings the Marx Brothers' Back To Times Square


Celebrate the centennial of the Marx Brothers' Broadway debut with THE HERRING BARREL REVUE, an evening of Marx-inspired shenanigans in Times Square. This event is the brainchild of Marx Brothers fanatics NOAH DIAMOND, TRAV SD, and JONNY PORKPIE.

Joe's Pub Celebrates 25 Years At The Annual Gala And Raises Funds For Artist Development Programs


Celebrate 25 years of Joe's Pub at their annual gala. The event also raises funds for artist development programs, supporting the future of Broadway.

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Acquires the Archive of Novella Nelson


The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Billy Rose Theatre Division has acquired the archive of Novella Nelson. Learn more about Nelson!

Photos: See Kate Walsh, Naomi Lorrain & More in Rehearsal for JORDANS at The Public


Check out rehearsal photos for Jordans at The Public, starring Kate Walsh and more! Learn how to purchase tickets.

Video: Go Inside Rehearsals for SALLY & TOM at The Public Theater


Check out rehearsal footage of Sally & Tom at The Public Theater.

Cape Rep Theatre Announces OUR TOWN And More for 2024 Season


Discover the exciting lineup for Cape Rep's 2024 season. Stay updated with the latest in Broadway entertainment news.

Suzan-Lori Parks' SALLY & TOM to Begin Performances at The Public Theater Next Week


The Public Theater will begin previews for the New York premiere of SALLY & TOM, a bold new dramedy written by Pulitzer Prize winner and Public Theater Writer-in-Residence Suzan-Lori Parks. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.

Lehigh Valley Charter High School For The Arts to Present THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD


Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts will present THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, a musical by Rupert Holmes.

Kate Walsh & More to Star in JORDANS World Premiere at The Public Theater


The Public Theater has revealed the complete cast for the world premiere of JORDANS written by Ife Olujobi and directed by Obie Award winner Whitney White. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.

Allan Nicholls Will Celebrate 70s Rock Musicals in Concert at Joe's Pub


On Monday, March 18, fans of Broadway rock musicals have an extraordinary opportunity to hear their favorite songs as veteran Broadway star ALLAN NICHOLLS takes audiences along on his personal musical journey with CHASING THE THRILL.

Brave New World Rep To Present the World Premiere Award-Winning Play, LENI'S LAST LAMENT


Explore the controversial legacy of Leni Riefenstahl in the one-woman play that won top awards at United Solo Fest. Presented at Brooklyn’s Brave New World Rep from March 15-30.

RUSSIAN TROLL FARM Extended At Vineyard Theatre


Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy by Obie Award winner Sarah Gancher, will now play until March 3, 2024, at Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15th Street).

The Public Theater Sets Traveling Free Shakespeare in the Park Schedule for Summer 2024


The Public Theater will present GO PUBLIC! A Festival of Free Shakespeare in the Park, featuring a suite of free summer programming taking place across all five boroughs. Learn more about The Public's summer 2024 season.

Photos: See Josh Radnor & More in Rehearsals for THE ALLY at The Public Theater


Get a first look inside rehearsals for The Ally at The Public Theater starring Josh Radnor and more.

Submissions Open For Writing The Wave: The 2023 New Works Creative Writing Competition


Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced that submissions are now open for Writing The Wave: The 2024 New Works Creative Writing Competition.

Tony And Emmy Award Winner Mandy Patinkin To Perform In San Diego at Balboa Theatre in June


Tony and Emmy Award winner Mandy Patinkin will perform in San Diego. Patinkin will headline the 31st Annual JFest with an evening of song at Balboa Theatre.

Kristolyn Lloyd, Leland Fowler & More to Star in Suzan-Lori Parks' SALLY & TOM at The Public Theater


The Public Theater has revealed the complete cast for the New York premiere of SALLY & TOM, a bold new dramedy written by Pulitzer Prize winner and Public Theater Writer-in-Residence Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Steve H. Broadnax III.

World Premiere of LENI'S LAST LAMENT to Open at Brooklyn's Brave New World Repertory Theatre


Brooklyn's acclaimed Brave New World Repertory Theatre will present its 2024 season debut with the world premiere of Leni's Last Lament, a new play that took three top honors at the one-night-only presentation at United Solo Festival in March 2023.

Video: Mandy Patinkin Sings 'Carefully Taught/Children Will Listen' Mashup


Watch Mandy Patinkin sing a mashup of Carefully Taught and Children Will Listen!

Taylor Iman Jones, Hennessy Winkler, Savy Jackson & More to be Featured in QUEERING THE GALA Concert


Get ready for a spectacular night of performances as Taylor Iman Jones, Hennessy Winkler, Savy Jackson, and more take the stage in QUEERING THE GALA concert. Don't miss this star-studded event that celebrates diversity and talent.

Joseph Papp FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What awards has Joseph Papp been nominated for?

Joseph Papp has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. These include Special Citations for his courageous stand against censorship at the Obie Awards, Unique Contribution to the Theatre at the Drama League Awards, Best Musical for "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" at the Tony Awards, Special Awards at the Drama Desk Awards, Best Play for "Plenty" at the Tony Awards, Best Revival for "The Pirates of Penzance" at the Tony Awards, Performance at the Theatre World Awards for Special Award, Best Musical for "Runaways" at the Tony Awards, Best Play for "for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf" at the Tony Awards, Best Play for "Streamers" at the Tony Awards, Most Innovative Production of a Revival for "Threepenny Opera" at the Tony Awards, Best Musical for "A Chorus Line" at the Tony Awards, Special 20-year Obies at the Obie Awards, Best Play for "The Au Pair Man" at the Tony Awards, Best Play for "Boom Boom Room" at the Tony Awards, Best Musical for "Two Gentleman of Verona" at the Tony Awards, and a Special Citation at the Outer Critics Circle Awards.

What awards has Joseph Papp won?

Joseph Papp has won several awards throughout his career. These include Special Citations for his courageous stand against censorship at the Obie Awards, Unique Contribution to the Theatre at the Drama League Awards, Best Musical at the Tony Awards for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Special Awards at the Drama Desk Awards, Best Revival at the Tony Awards for The Pirates of Penzance, Performance at the Theatre World Awards for Special Award, Best Musical at the Tony Awards for A Chorus Line, Special 20-year Obies at the Obie Awards, Best Musical at the Tony Awards for Two Gentleman of Verona, and a Special Citation at the Outer Critics Circle Awards.

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