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Joseph Papp (1921–1991)

Theatrical producer and director; founder in 1954 of the New York Shakespeare Festival and in 1967 of the Public Theatre. Through his efforts and foresight, "Hair" (1967) and "A Chorus Line" (1975), among other productions, came to the Broadway stage. (The latter became the longest-running musical in Broadway history.) See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1985 Plenty (producer)
 1983 Swan Lake, Minnesota (TV Movie) (producer)
 1983 The Pirates of Penzance (producer)
 1982 Alice at the Palace (TV Movie) (producer)
 1981 All's Well That Ends Well (TV Movie) (producer)
 1980 The Pirates of Penzance (TV Movie) (producer)
 1980 Happy Days (TV Movie) (producer)
 1979 Coriolanus (Video) (producer)
 1979 Julius Caesar (Video) (producer)
 1974 Wedding Band (TV Movie) (producer)
 1974 Great Performances (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- King Lear (1974) ... (producer: New York Shakespeare Festival)
 1973 Sticks and Bones (producer)
 1973 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie) (producer)
 1972 The Happiness Cage (producer)
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Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (18 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Papp József | Joseph Papirofsky | Joe Papp
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Trivia:

While working as the stage manager of "I've Got a Secret", recited Marc Antony's speech during the program's 5th Anniversary show. This episode was re-broadcast on the Game Show Network in December, 2001. See more »

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