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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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Twefth Night Benefit 9.17.14

Twefth Night Benefit 9.17.14

Posted on Sep 11, 2013 in Events

One night only! September 17 A glamorous evening at the elegant and historic PLAYERS CLUB 16 Gramercy Park South (Cocktails at 6:45) TWELFTH NIGHT! Starring Tony Award Winner LEN CARIOU, Saturday Night Live’s DARRELL HAMMOND, RICHARD KIND, SUSIE ESSMAN, & ALAN ZWEIBEL of Curb Your Enthusiasm, SCOTT ADSIT & MAULIK PANCHOLY (30 Rock), RYAN TRAMONT (The Hurt Locker) and many more! With music by the legendary IAN McDONALD of the musical ensembles KING CRIMSON & FOREIGNER. Directed by Lynnea Benson Frog & Peach Theatre Company, New York’s critically acclaimed and widely beloved Shakespeare ensemble invites you to a star-studded reading of the Bard’s most hilarious comedy. Tickets are just $99! ($149 at the door) Proceeds for this Gala Benefit Reading support Frog & Peach’s Main Stage Season (opening with Hamlet, October 17 at the West End Theatre) and our Free & Discounted Student ticket program. Visit SmartTix or call Smarttix at 212 868 4444 for Twelfth Night tickets...

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Measure for Measure Benefit reading 2.26.13

Measure for Measure Benefit reading 2.26.13

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 in Events, Uncategorized

Frog & Peach Theatre Company Presents A reading of Measure For Measure, by William Shaksepeare Starring Austin Pendleton & Darrell Hammond Tuesday, February 26, 2013 At the glamorous PLAYERS CLUB, 16 Gramercy Park South View Map | Buy Tickets Bar opens at 6:45, Reading begins at 7:30 Sin & the State, Pimps & Prelates– When Love is Outlawed, what will we do for fun? When sex becomes punishable by death, who will escape judgement? Starring Austin Pendleton as the repressed and obsessed Angelo, Darrell Hammond as the hilariously illicit philosopher Pompey, Amy Frances Quint as the unwittingly lovely Isabel, and Ted Zurkowski as the degenerate wastrel Lucio. Music by Ian McDonald ONE NIGHT ONLY! Details: It’s a right wing dream come true–Total Power over loose public morals. What could possibly go...

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KING LEAR -Benefit Reading 7.9.12

KING LEAR -Benefit Reading 7.9.12

Posted on Jun 30, 2012 in Events, Uncategorized

Don’t Miss! King Lear Monday, July 09, 2012 Length: 1 hr 20 mins Intermission: Yes A Gala All-Star Reading to Benefit Frog & Peach at the Luxurious Players Club, starring Jeffrey DeMunn (of AMC’s The Walking Dead), the fabulous Bebe Neuwirth, Darrell Hammond, John Rothman, Rich Sommer (of AMC’s Mad Men), Wrenn Schmidt, Peter Gerety, Ryan Tramont, Ted Zurkowski, David Wohl, Amy Frances Quint, Eric Doss, Erick Gonzalez, and Jack Sochet. With a score by Ian McDonald, ( of King Crimson and Foreigner) played live at the Players Club, July 9, at 7:30! 16 Gramercy Park South. Meet and Mingle over cocktails at 6:45, curtain up at 7:30. Running time-1 hour twenty minutes plus intermission. Tickets are on sale now at smarttix! BUY TICKETS NOW! The evening begins at 6:45 with cocktails in the Club’s magnificent Great Hall. KING LEAR begins at 7:30. Proceeds benefit the fabulous Frog & Peach Theatre Company, New York’s most cutting edge Shakespeare ensemble, with a score composed and performed live by Rock Legend IAN MCDONALD of King Crimson and...

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HAMLET-ALL-STAR BENEFIT 2.12.12

HAMLET-ALL-STAR BENEFIT 2.12.12

Posted on Feb 7, 2012 in Events, Uncategorized

Join The Frog & Peach Theatre Company February 21st, 2012 at the luxurious Players Club for a star studded Benefit Reading of William Shakespeare’s HAMLET, starring FRED WILLARD, AUSTIN PENDLETON, SHIRLEY KNIGHT, TED ZURKOWSKI, ANNA CHLUMSKY, DAVID MARGULIES, DARRELL HAMMOND, RYAN TRAMONT, ROSS BESHEAR, LENNY CIOTTI & ERICK GONZALEZ. Music composed and played live by Rock Legend IAN MCDONALD (King Crimson, Foreigner). Directed by Lynnea Benson. This Gala Event begins with cocktails at 6:45. The reading starts at 7:30. This special presentation of Hamlet runs about 75 minutes. There will be an intermission. Tickets are on sale now for this once in a lifetime theatrical event! For tickets, call 212 868 4444 or Click HERE TO go to smarttix.com This event is just $99 when you order on smarttix, $149 at the door. PLAYERS CLUB 16 Gramercy Park South New York,...

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