American Globe Theatre

Todays Date: 10/21/19
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Address: 145 W. 46th Street
New York, NY    10036

Phone: 212-869-9809

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American Globe Theatre, the longest running classical theatre in Times Square, presents RICHARD III and CYMBELINE in their staged reading series in January. Award-winning American Globe Theatre is recognized as producing quality classical theatre. This is the first time in American Globe's 24 year history that they have undertaken these two rarely seen classics by the Bard. Artistic Director and Shakespearean author, John Basil, will direct RICHARD III and Kelley McKinnon, recently from American Shakespeare Centre, will direct CYMBELINE.


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Puppet Romeo & Juliet  | Open: 01/09/13 Close: 01/20/13
O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou blue and fuzzy? Deny thy puppeteer and refuse thy strings, or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and I’ll no longer be a Capulet.

Get your yellow moustache ready! Shakespeare’s most famous love story is getting a fun and furry makeover this January, courtesy of American Globe Theatre and the Puppet Shakespeare Players. See the star-crossed lovers like you’ve never seen them before as the Puppet Shakespeare Players flip this tale of woe upside-down! Puppet Romeo & Juliet is a ridiculous romp that’s sure to keep kids and adults laughing from the first word to the final death. Join us for kung fu, kazoos, and plenty of hot puppet love! www.puppetshakespeare.org
 


About the Company: The Puppet Shakespeare Players

The Puppet Shakespeare Players is a troupe dedicated to bringing Shakespeare’s work to the masses. Our mission is to reinvent and reimagine the Bard’s work through comedy, puppetry and a variety of other mediums while staying true to the original intent and spirit of Shakespeare’s plays. It is our belief that these works promote conversation across backgrounds, cultures and ages through language, poetry and pure entertainment.

Hit & Run Shakespeare: Twelfth Night  | Open: 01/05/13 Close: 01/05/13
American Globe Theatre and Accidental Shakespeare Company are proud to present TWELFTH NIGHT on Twelfth Night! Prepare yourself for fast-paced, high-stakes bardolatry. In Hit & Run Shakespeare, there is NO director, NO rehearsal, and NO plan: just pure, spontaneous PLAY! Our ensemble of actors will come together, fully memorized and with fully developed characters, to create a one-night-only production of Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT. A referee will ensure that any mistakes on stage are punished appropriately. You, our audience, supply random objects which the actors must use as props. We believe that the joy of live theater lies in its accidents — and watching actors deal with them creatively. The hilarity, the life, the truth of TWELFTH NIGHT will emerge from this sense of play, and the dynamic it creates with you — our audience! Visit accidentalshakespeare.tumblr.com/hitandrun for more information about the ‘Hit & Run’ style and the rules of the game! Come Play With Us!

 

Date: Saturday, January 5th

Time: 7:00pm

Location: American Globe Theatre
    
145 West 46th Street 
  
located in St. Mary’s, Times Square
    
New York, NY 10036
    
between 6th and 7th avenues
    123.ACE.NQR.7 to Times Square
    BDFM to Rockefeller Center
Tickets: $10- $20 (available at door)
Website: accidentalshakespeare.tumblr.com/hitandrun
 


About the Company: Accidental Shakespeare Company

The Accidental Shakespeare Company is an ensemble dedicated to bringing you playful productions of classic works.

Accidents are part of the joy of live theatre. The honesty of an unplanned moment can be exciting, hilarious, and even moving. At ASC, we aim to bring the unexpected into each and every one of our performances.

Theatre is an ever-changing art form, and we feel that the best work happens when great performers are given the opportunity to play.

Play on!

Hit & Run Shakespeare: The Winter's Tale  | Open: 11/24/12 Close: 11/24/12
Prepare yourself for fast-paced, high-stakes bardolatry. In Hit & Run Shakespeare, there is NO director, NO rehearsal, and NO plan: just pure, spontaneous PLAY! Our ensemble of actors will come together, fully memorized and with fully developed characters, to create a one-night-only production of Shakespeare’s THE WINTER'S TALE. A referee will ensure that any mistakes on stage are punished appropriately. You, our audience, supply random objects which the actors must use as props. We believe that the joy of live theater lies in its accidents — and watching actors deal with them creatively. The hilarity, the life, the truth of THE WINTER'S TALE will emerge from this sense of play, and the dynamic it creates with you — our audience! Visit accidentalshakespeare.tumblr.com/hit&run for more information about the ‘Hit & Run’ style and the rules of the game! Come Play With Us!


About the Company: Accidental Shakespeare Company

The Accidental Shakespeare Company is an ensemble dedicated to bringing you playful productions of classic works.

Accidents are part of the joy of live theatre. The honesty of an unplanned moment can be exciting, hilarious, and even moving. At ASC, we aim to bring the unexpected into each and every one of our performances.

Theatre is an ever-changing art form, and we feel that the best work happens when great performers are given the opportunity to play.

Play on!

King Lear  | Open: 10/18/12 Close: 11/04/12
 

 

Starring Tony Award nominee Stephen Mo Hanan* as King Lear.  In addition to Mr. Hanan, Dev Bondarin will direct a cast of 12, including David L. Carson*, Bryan L. Cohen, Natalie Doyle Holmes, John Graham, Ross Hewitt, Kelly Laurel Zekas, Conrad Schott, Montgomery Sutton*, Cheri Wicks, Dathan B. Williams*, and Tom Wolfson.  AEA Approved Showcase. *Member, Actors’ Equity Association

What are we blind to and what do we see? King Lear gives us a profound look at the relationship between madness and sanity, impiety and devotion, and, most simply: parents and children. The tragedy lies in its vivid dramatization of what happens when choices fueled by fear and greed spiral out of control. With the story of the aging Lear and his three daughters--two wicked and one true--Shakespeare ultimately shows us that honesty and love can challenge the chaos and cruelty that attempts to obliterate it.


About the Company: American Bard Theater Company
The American Bard Theater Company is a not-for-profit organization serving the Greater New York community. ABTC is dedicated to the exploration of the First Folio "Shakespeare wrote his plays to engage the 'ear' of his audience's imagination. He intended his plays to be heard and not seen, rather than read silently while sitting on the living room couch. To help his performers make the language of his plays spring to life on stage, he embedded linguistic and rhetorical clues within the scripts he provided for them. These were combined by two of his colleagues after his death after his death to form the First Folio edition of 1623." -John Basil founder of American Globe Theatre technique (a method that uses the author's linguistic clues to envision how the work was meant to be interpreted) as it applies to classical and contemporary theater. We seek to educate the public about First Folio technique through performances of plays and educational presentations.
The 18th Annual Fifteen Minute Play Festival  | Open: 04/23/12 Close: 05/05/12
It's fast, it's fun, it's where the audience gets to play critic and vote each night for their favorite play. Co-produced by American Globe and Turnip Theatre, this annual play festival features 35 original short plays chosen from more than 200 submissions from emerging playwrights throughout the country. The audience votes each night for their favorite play with the winners moving on to the finals and a chance to compete for awards and cash prizes.


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18th Annual Nyc 15 Minute Play Festival  | Open: 04/23/12 Close: 05/05/12
It’s fast! It’s fun! It’s where the audience gets to play critic and vote for their favorite plays.

 2012 marks the 18th anniversary of the Annual New York City 15 Minute Play Festival presented by Turnip Theatre Company in association with American Globe Theatre and featuring 35 original short plays chosen from more than 250 submissions from throughout the United States.  Audience members vote each night for their favorite play with the winners moving on to the finals and a chance to compete for cash prizes for Best Play, Best Direction, Best Performance and overall Audience Favorites. The Festival closing night on Saturday May 5 features an awards p

Five semi-finalist plays are presented each of the festival's first seven evenings, April 23 through April 29 and the audience is balloted to select the best play each night. In addition, the festival producers choose three plays as "producers’ choices" to include in the finals. Selected plays move on to the finals and two additional performances on May 4 & 5 where a panel of judges chooses winners in three categories: Best Play, Best Direction and Best Performance and the audience votes for overall Audience Favorites. Finalists are also eligible for the Alan Minieri Playwriting Award presented in memory of Turnip Theatre Company's late Artistic Director.

This year's playwrights include: James Armstrong, Lisa Bernier, Sarah Bernstein, Barbara Blatner, Jonathan R. Citron, Joël Doty, Nora Ferrari, William Fowkes, Patrick Gabridge, Agnes Garrett, Jolene Goldenthal, Andrew R. Heinze, Eric Lane, Mark Harvey Levine, Barry M. Libin, David Loughlin, Janice Maffei, Cheri Magid, Richard Manley, Ruth Miller, Edward Musto, Richard W. Petrocelli, Roy Pierson, Kristyn Leigh Robinson, Jo Ann Rosen, Jack Rushton, Brett Ryback, Deborah Savadge, L. F. Schwabacher, Judd Lear Silverman, Leo Simone, Susan Soon He Stanton, Frank Tangredi,  James Webb and Michelle Jane Wilson

 

Pericles, Prince Of Tyre  | Open: 03/09/12 Close: 04/01/12
Through three storms at sea, five far-away lands and one prince’s lifetime, Pericles, Prince of Tyre is an adventurous, romantic comedy complete with deadly pirates, charming princesses and a hero prince who takes a constant cosmic beating.  In this epic tale, treachery, incest and deadly abuses of power conspire to conquer goodness, love and dignity.  Can hopeful perseverance and good deeds change the world? 

Seldom produced, Pericles was co-authored by William Shakespeare who completed the work of his contemporary, the unscrupulous George Wilkins.  In this 2012 adaptation, the American Bard Artistic Ensemble and guest artists play multiple roles while creating a vivid aesthetic with fabrics, acoustic sounds, original music, and creative puppetry, reflecting the relevant and vital work of an emerging classic theater company in New York City.

From co-director and co-adaptor Natalie Doyle Holmes:  "I'm interested in using as many different theatrical constructs as needed to tell a story.  When I read Pericles, Prince of Tyre I believed there to be the potential to play with a world of theatrical goodies (puppets, music, fabrics, etc.). I saw the script as a gateway into a colorful world of playful textures, sights and sounds.  That's how it grabbed me.  Jack Herholdt and I "adapted" the script to plant a piece of ourselves in the story, make it our own, and feel an even closer connection to the work.  It's still very much Wilkins' and Shakespeare's script, and we like to think of it as Wilkins', Shakespeare's and the American Bard Theater Company's script as well."


About the Company: American Bard Theater Company
The American Bard Theater Company is a not-for-profit organization serving the Greater New York community. ABTC is dedicated to the exploration of the First Folio "Shakespeare wrote his plays to engage the 'ear' of his audience's imagination. He intended his plays to be heard and not seen, rather than read silently while sitting on the living room couch. To help his performers make the language of his plays spring to life on stage, he embedded linguistic and rhetorical clues within the scripts he provided for them. These were combined by two of his colleagues after his death after his death to form the First Folio edition of 1623." -John Basil founder of American Globe Theatre technique (a method that uses the author's linguistic clues to envision how the work was meant to be interpreted) as it applies to classical and contemporary theater. We seek to educate the public about First Folio technique through performances of plays and educational presentations.
Hamlet  | Open: 10/28/11 Close: 11/19/11
In Denmark, a king is dead. His brother, Claudius, has snatched the throne and the widowed queen. Life goes on for everyone it seems but Hamlet. The ghost of Hamlet's father appears and reveals that Claudius killed him by poison. The prince is then fixated on his uncle as the murderer and is charged by his father’s ghost to avenge his death. While attempting to right what was wronged, he struggles under the weight of his task and becomes disconnected from the foul world around him. This is American Globe’s first production of Hamlet in a decade. Come see Shakespeare’s disturbing and psychological masterpiece, which delves into the enigma of a man's mind.


Creative Team: 
Playwright: William Shakespeare
Director: John Basil
Set & Lighting Design: Mark Hankla
Composer/Sound Designer: Scott O'Brien
Costume Design: Campbell Ringel
Fight Director: Ian Roettger
Props: Samantha Carlisle
Stage Manager: Megan O'Brien
Asst. Directors: Olivia Gemelli, Gillian Riley
16th Annual NYC 15 Minute Play Festival  | Open: 04/19/10 Close: 05/01/10
It’s fast! It’s fun! It’s where the audience gets to play critic and vote for their favorite plays. 2010 marks the 16th anniversary of the Annual New York City 15 Minute Play Festival featuring 35 original short plays chosen from more than 300 submissions from throughout the United States. Audience members vote each night for their favorite play with the winners moving on to the finals and a chance to compete for cash prizes for Best Play, Best Direction, Best Performance and overall Audience Favorites. The Festival closing night on Saturday May 1 features an awards presentation. This year's playwrights include: Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro, Michael Bettencourt, Leslie Bramm, Ron Burch, Joshua H. Cohen, Stephen Cooper, Catia Cunha, Jo-el Doty, C.S. Drury, Kitty Dubin, Bill Dudley, Jared Elinger, Patrick Gabridge, Ryan Gajewski, Nick Gandiello, Constance George, Daniel Heath, Matt Heftler, Andrew R. Heinze, Mya Kagan, Demetra Kareman, V.E. Kimberlin, Cassandra Lewis,Michele Markarian, Kathryn O’Sullivan, Nicole Pandolfo, Bill Quigley, Ron Radice, Kristyn Leigh Robinson, Deborah Savadge, Pamela Scott, Katherine Sherman,  Jeff Stolzer, T.C. Tanis, Vanda,& David L. Williams. Visit our website for a complete schedule of this year's plays and past festival winners.

Titus Andronicus  | Open: 02/25/10 Close: 03/21/10
American Globe Theatre celebrates its' 21st season as Times Square's longest running classical theatre with Titus Andronicus, the revenge tragedy by William Shakespeare. It all begins when victorious general, Titus Andronicus, returns to Rome with hostages: Tamora, Queen of the Goths and her sons. Then ensuing maelstrom serves up tongue, hands, rape, adultery, racism and Goth-meat pie. Not for the faint of heart. With this rarely seen classic, Artistic Director and Shakespearean author John Basil, explores man's inhumanity to man and how it relates and resonates with a modern day audience.

WHEN: February 25-March 21
Thurs.-Sat. @ 7:30 pm
Sunday @ 3:00 pm

WHERE: American Globe Theatre
145 West 46 Street, located in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin

TICKETS: $18

RSVP: 212-869-9809 or www.theatermania.com
 

Directed by: John Basil
Asst Dir: Josh Hillman, Sara Tice, Lilly Wild
Stage Manager: Audrey Marshall
Asst Stage Mgr: Olivia Gemelli
Set Design: Vincent Masterpaul
Composer: Scott O'Brien
Costume Design: Jim Parks
Lighting Designer: Mark Hankla
Properties: Katie Chai

Starring: Spencer Bazzano, Gabe Bettio, A.J. Cote, Mike DePaolo, Rick Fay*, Jon Hoche*, Liz Keefe*, Erica Knight, Nick LaMedica, James Parenti, Rainard Rachele*, Adrien Saunders, Lamont Stephens*, Nick Vorderman, Diana Zambrotta

* actors appears courtesy of Actor’s Equity Assiciation

Henry V  | Open: 03/26/09 Close: 04/25/09
 American Globe Theatre, New York City's longest-running classical theatre celebrates its 20th season, with Henry V. Known as the "people's king,” Henry V focuses on a young king who must learn to leave his idle pursuits behind to lead the English army to victory over France. This commentary on war not only follows Henry's efforts to unite the armies of Britain through his inspirational leadership but also observes the difficult and often damaging decisions one must make during war. John Basil, published author of Will Power: How to Act Shakespeare in 21 Days, directs the main stage show of American Globe Theatre.

 


The Winter's Tale  | Open: 03/13/08 Close: 04/05/08
American Globe Theatre, New York City's longest-running classical theatre, presents The Winter's Tale. When King Leontes accuses his wife of adultery, his rabid jealousy results in the division of his family, as wife and children are lost to grief and abandonment. Sixteen years pass before his daughter, lost in the country of Bohemia, begins a romantic journey that will heal her family's wounds. "The Winter's Tale" is a play about healing separation in relationships and within one's self-- a play that embodies Shakespeare's vision of love in extreme - love that inflames and enrages; love that tames and heals. John Basil, published author of Will Power: How to Act Shakespeare in 21 Days, directs the main stage show of American Globe Theatre.
The Tempest  | Open: 03/15/07 Close: 04/14/07
American Globe Theatre, Times Square's longest-running, Off-Off-Broadway theatre, presents Shakespeare's farewell to the stage. It is a play of enduring enchantment and one of the richest treasures to be found in drama. Marooned on an isle, a great but embittered magician prepares to take vengeance on those who have wronged him, only to learn the nature of compassion and forgiveness. The Tempest is the culmination of Shakespeare's unequalled creative powers

John Basil, published author of Will Power: How to Act Shakespeare in 21 Days, directs the main stage show of American Globe Theatre which "...continues its tradition of presenting impressive, incredible and innovative revivals of Shakespearean plays." OOBR
The Comedie of Errours  | Open: 09/15/06 Close: 10/07/06
American Globe Theatre, Times Square's longest-running, Off-Off-Broadway theatre, presents Shakespeare's first comedy, which takes audiences on a ride with two sets of twins, a shipwreck, mistaken identities and much more. An outrageous, farcical example of his comic genius, Shakespeare takes us on a delightful tale of errors made in the course of a single day, all in the name of love.

Directed by Kelley McKinnon, who has both acted on the main stage and directed for the Shakespeare for Schools program, makes her directorial debut on the main stage of the American Globe which "...continues its tradition of presenting impressive, incredible and innovative revivals of Shakespearean plays." OOBR

The Merchant of Venice  | Open: 03/16/06 Close: 04/08/06
Shylock, one of Shakespeare's most eloquent antagonists fights for his dignity, his gold and the vengeance that outweighs them both. Enemies collide in one of the most famous courtroom showdowns ever written. This play is a masterful examination of complex characters who decry moral corruption in others and yet struggle to know their own.
Tap Attack  | Open: 06/23/05 Close: 06/25/05
A collection of sensational rhythm tap dances that deliver fun, high energy and delicious footwork to audiences of all ages. The show includes original choreography, danced to a wide range of musical sources, re-creations of classic tap numbers and improv.
11th Annual NYC 15 MInute Play Festival  | Open: 04/18/05 Close: 04/30/05
It's fast, it's fun, it's where the audience gets to play critic and vote each night for their favorite play. See the winners of the semi-finals on April 29th & 30th and pick the overall Festival winner. Playwrights include: Series A - Jim Gordon, Michael Griffo, Jay Hanagan, Mark Harvey Levine and John Walch; Series B - Molly Smith Metzler, Joni Ravenna, S.W. Senek, D. Tucker Smith & Aoise Stratford. Stay for the awards ceremony after the last show on April 30.
A Midsummer Night's Dream  | Open: 03/10/05 Close: 04/09/05
Escape with us as we journey into a fun, fantastical world of myth, mystery and magic. Share in the mayhem created when mortals, fools and fairies collide. If you're looking for a feast for the soul, this timeless classic will not fail to touch the heart with laughter and joy.