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How to Make Theater Important

Impresario Joseph Papp helped launch Broadway hits like A Chorus Line and The Pirates of Penzance, and founded the New York Shakespeare Festival. He talks about the political aspects of theater casting, production, and criticism.


Other segments from the episode on May 15, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 15, 1987: Interview with Joseph Papp; Commentary on accordion music; Interview with Bill James; Review of the books "Anywhere but Here" by Mona Simpson and "Fierce…


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