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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 »

Known For

Plenty
Plenty Producer
(1985)
The Pirates of Penzance
(1983)
Wedding Band
Wedding Band Producer
(1974)
Alice at the Palace
(1982)

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 1983 Swan Lake, Minnesota (TV Movie) (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)
 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 (TV Movie) (producer)
 1973 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie) (producer)
 1972 The Mind Snatchers (TV Movie) (producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Cuba & His Teddy Bear (1986). Written by Reinaldo Povod. Directed by Bill Hart. Longacre Theatre: 16 Jul 1986- 21 Sep 1986 (53 performances). Cast: Robert De Niro (as "Cuba") [Broadway debut], Ralph Macchio (as "Teddy") [Broadway debut], Burt Young (as "Jackie") [Broadway debut], Michael Carmine (as "Che"), Paul Calderon (as "... 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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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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