““Ingenious… (Austin Pendlelton’s Claudius) is more convincing than any performance I can recall. "”
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Fall 2016 Benefit Reading and Auction

Posted on Nov 29, 2016 in Events, Uncategorized

View The Full Gallery HERE What a night!  THANK YOU!! Your tax-deductible support gives lower income young people Shakespeare year-round!Click here to make a donation, or send toFrog & Peach Theatre Co., c/o Lynnea Benson 19 Cumming St, #4M New York, NY   10034 Frog & Peach. Because you know what Shakespeare is worth. Watch for more photos in our newsletter and on Facebook! Celebrating our Donors       Framed program of EQUUS, signed by Alec Baldwin Lunch, Dinner or Drinks with The One & Only Austin Pendleton Combat Event, Corporate Team Building, or Party Event with Marcus...

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Sin & Virtue – Star Reading Gala

Sin & Virtue – Star Reading Gala

Posted on Sep 12, 2016 in Events, Uncategorized

Frog & Peach Theatre Co presents their Annual Fall Gala Reading! Starring Lois Smith (True Blood) and Zach Grenier (The Good Wife) lauded as two the finest actors ever to grace the American stage and  screen.   With musical accompaniment by the wonderful Bruce Baumer! More Details to come soon! Tuesday Sept 27, 2016 7:30 -10 pm Guest Honoree Pending  GREENWICH HOUSE MUSIC SCHOOL- 46 Barrow St New York NY  10014 “Sin & Virtue” Starring True Blood’s Lois Smith The Good Wife’s Zach Grenier (more performers pending)   A Spectacular Evening of Light Buffet, Wine, Signature Cocktails, Auction followed by Celebrity Readings of Shakespeare’s Plays Music by Bruce Baumer Tickets on Eventbrite -$49, $69 for two, $129 Party of Four, $179 Party of Six Proceeds to Support Free Student Tickets to Frog & Peach Theatre’s Main Stage Season of Shakespeare  And Family program,  Tinkerbell Theatre at The Sheen Center 18 Bleecker St, NY NY 10012 in 2017 Questions? Contact: 646 3517450 Buy Tickets...

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First Folio Live = a Success!

First Folio Live = a Success!

Posted on Jun 14, 2016 in Events, Uncategorized

The acclaimed Frog & Peach Theatre Company is New York’s only First Folio based Shakespeare ensemble.  Founded by members of the Actors Studio, and beloved by Shakespeare fans from all over the tri-state area, we were delighted to return to the Manhattan’s Upper West Side to take part in the New-York Historical Society’s First Folio Live event Saturday June 11! For this special event, we selected one of Shakespeare’s bloodiest scenes from Romeo & Juliet:  Act III, Scene I, featuring Collin Blackard as Benvolio, Lenny Ciotti as Mercutio, Marcus Watson as Tybalt, Jonathan Reed Wexler as Romeo, and Ellie D’Eustachio as the troupe’s lovely but terrifying Stage Manager.  The dramatic stairway and other architectural details made The Robert H & Clarice Smith Gallery perfect for this cinematic scene. After the show, audiences took part in a fun Show & Tell led by Teaching Artist & Frog & Peach Combat Choreographer Marcus Watson.  Participants got a hands-on feel for weapons like the ones Shakespeare’s actors used at The Globe. We had a wonderful time turning visitors young & old on to the excitement of Shakespeare! Enjoy some Photos from the event Below!  (photos by DFXden)   IMG_5167IMG_5187IMG_5096IMG_5197 View The Full Gallery HERE   Thanks to Everyone who came...

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First Folio Live at NYHS 6/11

First Folio Live at NYHS 6/11

Posted on Jun 9, 2016 in Events, Uncategorized

Frog & Peach Theatre Company brings the beauty of Shakespeare and the thrill of live combat to the New-York Historical Society with special live performances of Romeo & Juliet, starring Collin Blackard, Lenny Ciotti, Ellie D’Eustachio, Jonathan Reed Wexler, & Marcus Watson. Join us Saturday June 11th in The Robert H & Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History (First Level) at the world-renowned New-York Historical Society for a thrilling combat scene from this beloved play at 1:15, 2:15, & 3:15 pm. Each performance is followed by a fun demonstration of weapons like those used at The Globe, how Shakespeare’s First Folio “directs” the action, and a question and answer session about how stage combat has changed . All performances are FREE with Museum admission! For more information visit The New-York Historical Society. Combat choreographed by Marcus Watson. Directed by Lynnea Benson. Saturday at 1 PM – 4 PM FREE (with Museum admission) New-York Historical Society Map 170 Central Park W, New York, New York...

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“Shakespeare Noir” All Star Gala

“Shakespeare Noir” All Star Gala

Posted on Apr 7, 2016 in Events, Uncategorized

“Shakespeare Noir” All Star Gala Reading will benefit Frog & Peach Theatre Co Inc. NEW YORK- Frog & Peach Theatre Co., Inc will present an all-star benefit reading honoring Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer May 2 at The Greenwich House School of Music where a cast including Zach Grenier (“The Good Wife,” “Deadwood”), Austin Pendleton (“Straight White Men,” “My Cousin Vinnie”), and Peter Gerety (“Mercy Street,” “The Wire”) will be reading from Shakespeare’s darkest works. Frog & Peach Theatre Company (http://frogandpeachtheatre.org), founded in 1996 by members of The Actors Studio, brings modern audiences all the excitement and intrigue of Shakespeare’s plays in an accessible, entertaining way  Benefit proceeds support free and discounted tickets to Frog & Peach Main Stage productions for under-served public school students city-wide. The Greenwich House School of Music at 46 Barrow St, in Manhattan’s West Village. The gala is Monday, May 2 at 7 pm. Tickets are $49-$99 each, or a table of six for $499. Get Tickets at here: Eventbrite.com   ...

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Natural Magic-A Glorious Benefit

Natural Magic-A Glorious Benefit

Posted on Aug 31, 2015 in Events, Uncategorized

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! Frog & Peach’s NATURAL MAGIC Natural Magic! A Glorious Benefit Evening for Frog & Peach Theatre! Austin Pendleton and other special Guests Thursday, September 24, 2015 7:00pm – 10:00pm At the beautiful Greenwich House School of Music 46 Barrow St. NY, NY 10014  View Map CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS UPDATED: View Photos From This Event Here  Wine, Magic, Romance, and Special Surprise Guests,   You are cordially invited to join us for Natural Magic–a benefit for The Frog & Peach Theatre Company at the romantic Greenwich House School of Music, 46 Barrow St, in Manhattan’s West Village. The evening will begin with wine tasting and cocktails, as gifted masters of Legerdemain dazzle with entertaining feats of magic. Then upstairs to the beautiful Recital Hall for Celebrity Readings of Shakespeare’s most magical scenes. We are delighted to be celebrating our 21st Main Stage season of Shakespeare’s plays. Earning widespread critical acclaim for its stunningly lucid, exciting productions, Frog & Peach makes Shakespeare come to life for thousands of New Yorkers of all incomes and educational backgrounds. Frog & Peach receives only modest government and foundation funding.  The lion’s share of our support comes from New Yorkers who care about the work we do–providing the special nourishment of Shakespeare to those who may feel shut out of the Cultural Conversation, who share our committment New York City’s students.  As word of our unique programs reaches the public, there is additional pressure to serve more teachers, students, and seniors–New Yorkers who are thirsting for enrichment–with free or discounted tickets.  Despite strained resources, we haven’t had to turn anyone away–yet.  To continue our important work, we need your help. We look forward to seeing you at this splendid event.  If you cannot attend, please consider becoming a Member of The Frog & Peach Family by making a donation at the Frog & Peach Website or by clicking the Donation button below. Your ticket purchase and donation will help supply ciritical funding for ticket subsidies, outreach and operating expenses to give New York students and seniors the arts enrichment they deserve.  And tickets to Natural Magic are tax deductible!  See our website for more details as they become available. ~Lynnea Benson DOWNLOAD/PRINT PDF of Flyer *design by Chris...

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