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short for Joe's Public aka The Public Theater in NYC
Named after founder Joe Papp, this has become an all encompassing nickname for The Public Theater (a world renowned American theater known as a platform for art of all genres and audiences; and being one of the oldest esteemed avant-garde theaters in NYC

"Joe's Pub at The Public Theater debuted in October 1998 and quickly became one of New York City's most celebrated and in-demand showcase venues for live music and performance. With its genre-blind booking and vast diversity of interests, the stage at Joe's Pub gives voice to a world of varied and stellar artists."

"Founded by Joseph Papp as the Shakespeare Workshop and now one of the nation’s preeminent cultural institutions, The Public is an American theater in which all the country’s voices, rhythms, and cultures converge....The Public Theater produces new plays, musicals, productions of Shakespeare, and other classics in its headquarters on Lafayette Street (the former Astor library, which opened as The Public Theater in 1967 with the world premiere of the musical Hair) and at the Delacorte Theater, its permanent summertime home of free Shakespeare in Central Park. The Public's newest performance space, Joe's Pub, has become an important venue for new work and intimate performances by musicians, spoken-word artists, and solo performers."
1: My prof wants me to see Mother Courage for class.
2 : Yeah, I heard Meryl Streep's in that. Where again?
1: Joe's Pub. Y'know, they put on Shakes in The Park every year.
2: Oh yeah yeah, The Public. I saw Bring in Da Noise Bring In Da Funk there. Their posters are so cool. I think they're done by Paula Scher or something.
by KiM_NJ April 30, 2006
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