The Pulitzer Prize and Obie Award-winning Theatre for the New City holds its 7th Annual Love N' Courage, this year honoring the beloved acting couple Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson, as well as Martha Coigney, director of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) in the U.S. for over 35 years.
The LOVE 'N' COURAGE celebration begins with cocktails at 6:30pm, Dinner at 7:00pm, and performances at 8:00pm.
The renowned actors/playwright Charles Busch hosts.
Proceeds benefit the Emerging Playwrights' Program at Theater for the New City, located at 155 First Avenue in the East Village, where it remains one of the few remaining outposts for experimental and political theater in 21st century New York.
Among the performers at Love N' Courage are two of the honorees themselves, Mr. Wallach and Ms. Jackson, along with guest artists Laura Linney (Oscar-nominated for You Can Count on Me, Kinsey); playwright Romulus Linney; a trio of Tony Award-winning actresses - Marian Seldes (A Delicate balance), Elaine Stritch (Elaine Stritch at Liberty) and Tammy Grimes (The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Private Lives); Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus); actress and socialite Betsy von Furstenberg; composer and singer Phoebe Legere; and tango dancers Daniel Fetecua-Soto and Anna Amadei. Chuck Cooper, currently appearing in the hit Broadway revival of Finian's Rainbow performs along with other stars from this acclaimed production.