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January 7, 1996 | Laurie Winer
We've watched him grow up onstage, from gangly adolescent to master choreographer and dancer. At 12, he was the Tap Dance Kid on Broadway. Just a few years later, he was performing with the legends--Bunny Briggs and Lon Chaney in "Black and Blue" on Broadway; Harold Nicholas and Sammy Davis Jr. in the movie "Tap." By 18, he was clearly the future of tap, dancing as fast, if not as smoothly, as reigning king Gregory Hines, playing the young Jelly Roll to Hines' grown-up Morton in "Jelly's Last Jam."
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January 7, 1996 | Laurie Winer
We've watched him grow up onstage, from gangly adolescent to master choreographer and dancer. At 12, he was the Tap Dance Kid on Broadway. Just a few years later, he was performing with the legends--Bunny Briggs and Lon Chaney in "Black and Blue" on Broadway; Harold Nicholas and Sammy Davis Jr. in the movie "Tap." By 18, he was clearly the future of tap, dancing as fast, if not as smoothly, as reigning king Gregory Hines, playing the young Jelly Roll to Hines' grown-up Morton in "Jelly's Last Jam."
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November 27, 1994 | Laurie Winer, Laurie Winer is The Times' theater critic
What's happening at the Joseph Papp Public Theater would make Joseph Papp sit up in his grave, throw a white silk scarf over a black cashmere coat, and light a cigar. While not the impresario's designated successor, George C. Wolfe is certainly Papp's rightful heir.
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November 27, 1994 | Laurie Winer, Laurie Winer is The Times' theater critic
What's happening at the Joseph Papp Public Theater would make Joseph Papp sit up in his grave, throw a white silk scarf over a black cashmere coat, and light a cigar. While not the impresario's designated successor, George C. Wolfe is certainly Papp's rightful heir.
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November 15, 1992 | PATRICK PACHECO, Patrick Pacheco is a free-lance writer based in New York
JoAnne Akalaitis, the artistic director of the New York Shakespeare Festival, lives only three blocks away from the organization's multistage complex in lower Manhattan. Yet, she insists on taking a taxi to the imposing stone building now named the Joseph Papp Public Theater in honor of its flamboyant founder, who died in October, 1991. For her, the daily cab ride is a minor, but no less significant, way to address her new mandate.
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June 19, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
'Angels' in New York: Tony Kushner's two-part "Angels in America" will move from its first complete performance at the Mark Taper Forum in November to a New York Shakespeare Festival/New York Theatre Workshop presentation at the 299-seat Newman Theater of the Joseph Papp Public Theater, Feb. 2-March 28. Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum will co-produce the off-Broadway production.
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November 19, 1994
Jake Dengel, 61, sad-eyed, slight but spry character actor popular on stage, screen and television. Dengel's last public performance was opposite Judd Hirsch in the two-man "Conversations With My Father" at the Doolittle Theater. On Broadway, he appeared in "The Changing Room" and "Royal Hunt of the Sun" and in more than 100 productions for Joseph's Papp's Public Theater, Circle Rep and the Ensemble Studio Theater. His films included "Ragtime," "Ironweed" and "Something Wicked This Way Comes."
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March 2, 1986 | Clarke Taylor
What did it take to get Robert De Niro back to the stage after more than a decade? De Niro will play a Cuban drug dealer in "Cuba and His Teddy Bear"--written by an unknown 26-year-old. "I could think of no better actor to play the role, so I simply asked for a meeting with him, and presented the project as one that would be a different sort of challenge," said Bill Hart, literary manager at Joseph Papp's Public Theater.
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November 15, 1997 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jonelle Allen's character on "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" has never had it easy. Grace has suffered the emotional pain of infertility, battled racism as she and her husband struggle for acceptance as blacks in 1870s Colorado, and now this: the death of her son. The boy's death culminated the emotionally charged episode of the CBS drama that kicked off the November TV ratings period. "Dr. Quinn," now in its sixth season, consistently wins its 8 p.m.
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December 12, 1987 | HILLIARD HARPER, San Diego County Arts Writer
La Jolla Playhouse artistic director Des McAnuff has accepted an invitation to direct a play next fall at the Sovremennik Theatre in Moscow. That will apparently make McAnuff the first American to direct a Soviet company. Known as an innovator and iconoclast, McAnuff just returned from several weeks in Moscow, where he discussed the project with the company members of the Sovremennik and its artistic director, Galina Volchyek. Volchyek is the first Soviet director to stage a U.S.
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November 15, 1992 | PATRICK PACHECO, Patrick Pacheco is a free-lance writer based in New York
JoAnne Akalaitis, the artistic director of the New York Shakespeare Festival, lives only three blocks away from the organization's multistage complex in lower Manhattan. Yet, she insists on taking a taxi to the imposing stone building now named the Joseph Papp Public Theater in honor of its flamboyant founder, who died in October, 1991. For her, the daily cab ride is a minor, but no less significant, way to address her new mandate.
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January 13, 1997 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Desperately in love, a man and a woman dance and dream of a world in which it would be possible to belong to each other exclusively. No, it's not "West Side Story." The couple is Chinese; the year is 1918. They live in a southeast province of China, and they are married. But the man, Tieng-Bin (Stan Egi), has two other wives besides the lovely Eling (Liana Pai). To have one wife would be to go against the natural order.
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