Joe Papp

Joe Papp Biography.com

Television Producer(1921–1991)
Theatrical producer-director Joe Pap founded the New York Shakespeare Festival and the Public Theatre and was a major force in theater in the late 20th century.

Synopsis

Joe Papp was born June 22, 1921, in Brooklyn, New York. In 1954, after two years as a stage manager for the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) television network, he founded the New York Shakespeare Festival. In 1967 he founded the New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theatre. Several of its productions eventually traveled to Broadway, including Hair (1967) and A Chorus Line (1975).

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