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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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 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Serious Money (1988). Satire. Written by Caryl Churchill. Choral Director: Allan Corduner [earliest Broadway credit]. Directed by Max Stafford-Clark. Royale Theatre: 9 Feb 1988- 20 Feb 1988 (15 performances + 21 previews that began on 20 Jan 1988). Cast: Valerie Bahakel, Alec Baldwin (as "Grimes"), Allan Corduner (as "Durkfeld/... See more »

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

Alternate Names:

Papp József | Joseph Papirofsky | Joe Papp

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His new version of The Pirates of Penzeance was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2001 (2000 season) for Outstanding Musical Production. See more »

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