He revolutionized theater as we know it today and now Joe Papp, born ‘Yosl Papirofsky’, will be the subject of a major commemoration on what would have been his centennial birthday on June 22, 2021.
“Celebrating Yosl – Joe Papp at 100” will be hosted by YI CEO Avi Hoffman, who was mentored by Joe Papp in the 1980’s. This full day of events will include musical performances, interviews and lectures culminating in the signature gala event celebrating the life of the great Broadway mastermind Joe Papp.
Events will include 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 events, culminating in a Star-Studded Gala and VIP Reception.
In the spirit of Papp’s visionary FREE Shakespeare in the Park, ALL of the day’s events will be free of charge with the exception of an exclusive, celebrity-filled LIVE and VIRTUAL Gala and VIP Reception, starting at 7 p.m.