YI Love Jewish Celebrated Joe Papp on June 22nd!
He revolutionized theater as we know it today and now Joe Papp, born ‘Yosl Papirofsky’, was the subject of a major commemoration on what would have been his centennial birthday on June 22, 2021.
“Celebrating Yosl – Joe Papp at 100” was hosted by YI CEO Avi Hoffman, who was mentored by Joe Papp in the 1980’s. This full day of celebration included musical performances, interviews and lectures culminating in the signature gala event celebrating the life of the great Broadway mastermind Joe Papp.
The celebrations included FREE presentations of ‘Joe Papp at the Ballroom’, a recreation of Joe’s signature 1978 concert; ‘Celebrating ‘Yosl’: The Legacy of Joe Papp’ – A musical tribute to Joe Papp’s Jewish legacy; A conversation with Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsen- Co-Producers/Directors of the documentary film ‘Joe Papp in 5 Acts’ and other celebrity studded performances, culminating in a Star-Studded Gala.
Participants in the Joe Papp Celebration
Bruce & Lesley Zafran
University of Miami Judaic Studies Department
John & Amy Israel Pregulman
Mark A Levin Philanthropic Fund
FRIENDS OF JOE
Friends of Joe
Craig R. Asher & Laurel Levey
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