12 August 2015

NYC #14: Joseph Papp

At 40 East 9th Street:
The dynamic founder and impresario of the
New York Shakespeare Festival / Public Theater
began offering free performances of Shakespeare
in Central Park in 1954. In 1967 he created
The Public Theater, the most important
not-for-profit theatre in the country.
Papp launched over 700 diverse productions,
and lived here from 1973 to 1991.'

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