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Joseph Papp

Interview: George C. Wolfe Makes a Musical, Part 2

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.04.2016 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

I was obsessed with New York, early on. I was watching sitcoms that were set in or around New York, like The Dick Van Dyke Show.

A Most Ingenious Paradox

George Heymont | Posted 12.24.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

The San Francisco Opera recently scored a major success with its new production of Donizetti's 1835 opera, Lucia di Lammermoor, which had been updated to some kind of modern mythic landscape.

The Business of The Band Wagon at Encores!

Barry Singer | Posted 01.04.2015 | Arts
Barry Singer

News that Encores! here in New York is mounting a "new stage adaptation" of The Band Wagon as a "Special Event" beginning Thursday filled my girls with wonder, and not a little moral outrage. "Why?" they cried! All I could think to reply was: Why not?

The Lithgow Lear

Steven Suskin | Posted 10.05.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Put Daniel Sullivan together with a great play and a highly-respected, award-winning actor like John Lithgow and you're likely to get an illuminating and theatrical rendition of the work, with flashes of lightning for sure.

Hallie Sekoff

Why Staging Shakespeare In Jails Can Make A Difference

HuffingtonPost.com | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 08.03.2012 | Home

Two years ago the Public Theater revived founder Joseph Papp’s visionary Shakespeare initiative to bring free theater to communities with little or ...

The Pirates of Penzance Sung in the Key of Aaaargh!

George Heymont | Posted 07.03.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

2012-05-03-Screenshot20120503at9.37.35AM.jpg Over the years, Gilbert & Sullivan operettas have been subjected to all kinds of reinterpretation.

Intense, Ironic, Iconic: Hahn-Bin Takes Joe's Pub at The Public

Jim Luce | Posted 02.12.2012 | Arts
Jim Luce

Hahn-Bin is the ultimate perfectionist. The theater manager confided to me the musician had arrived ten hours before the concert to prepare -- to get everything just right. And just right it was.