Tag: New York Shakespeare Festival

Greenwich Village Is Both the Obstacle and the Solution in Neil Simon’s Romantic Romp, Barefoot in the Park

This is one in a series of posts marking the 50th anniversary of the designation of the Greenwich Village Historic District in 2019.  Check out our year-long activities and celebrations at gvshp.org/GVHD50.  Barefoot in the Park by playwright Neil Simon, which premiered …

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Hats Off to John Guare

I’ll take Manhattan! If you had to draw a picture of a New York playwright, you would probably draw someone like John Guare.  Guare was born on February 5, 1938. A New Yorker’s New Yorker, he has lived in Greenwich …

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2017 Village Award Winner: The Public Theater

  The arts are the soul and life of our civilization.  They are the link which we use to identify individual and shared expressions. It is widely recognized that The Public Theater is one of our nation’s greatest institutions for …

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THE PUBLIC THEATER! The former Astor Library and the quest for a Public Theater

Landmarks for Sale—or the Wrecker’s Ball Following on the heels of great success with his free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, Joe Papp, the legendary founder of the Public Theater, was looking for a …

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