Name: Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Anspacher Theater
Address: 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
Production Information
First performance date: October 22, 2017
Opening date: October 30, 2017
Closing date: November 26, 2017
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
t is 1958, and New York City is in the midst of a major building boom; a four-lane highway is planned for the heart of Washington Square; Carnegie Hall is designated for demolition; entire neighborhoods on the West Side are leveled to make room for a new ‘palace of art’. And a young Joe Papp and his colleagues face betrayals, self-inflicted wounds and anger from the city’s powerful elite as they continue their free Shakespeare productions in Central Park. From the creator of the most celebrated family plays of the last decade, comes a drama about a different kind of family – one held together by the simple and incredibly complicated belief that the theater, and the city, belong to all of us.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
The Public Theater Producer
Richard Nelson Playwright
Richard Nelson Director
Sarah Blush Assistant Director
Jason Ardizzone-West Set Designer
Susan Hilferty Set Designer
Susan Hilferty Costume Designer
Jennifer Tipton Lighting Designer
Scott Lehrer Sound Designer
Mark Koss Associate Costume Designer
Carolina Ortiz Herrera Assistant Lighting Designer
Ben Truppin-Brown Assistant Sound Designer
Theresa Flanagan Production Stage Manager
Jared Oberholtzer Stage Manager
Jordan Thaler/ Heidi Griffiths Casting

Actor Role
Rosie Benton Colleen Dewhurst
Will Brill Bernie Gersten
Kristen Connolly Peggy Papp
Blake Delong David Amram
Emma Duncan Gladys Vaughn
Fran Kranz Merle Debuskey
John Magaro Joseph Papp
Naian Gonzalez Norvind Mary Bennett
John Sanders Stuart Vaughan
Max Woertendyke John Robertson