Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit

Just last night, Theater for the New City paid tribute to the playwright and theater critic Mario Fratti (whose adaptation of the Federico Fellini film 8 ½ became the Broadway musical NINE) at the 11th annual LOVE 'N COURAGE benefit at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in New York City. An annual evening to benefit TNC's Emerging Playwrights Program, this year's LOVE 'N COURAGE event featured appearances by Liliane Montevecchi, Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham, two-time Tony winner Tammy Grimes accompanied by Alex Rybeck, singer Anna Bergman accompanied by William Hicks, Austin Pendleton, Katharine Cullison, cabaret star KT Sullivan, Inma Heredia, Human Kinetics Movement Arts, Rachel Klein Dance Company, Jocab Merrick Storms, the Yip Harburg Foundation Rainbow Troupe, and Michael-David Gordon and TNC's Street Theater Company.

BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the performances below!

Mario Fratti is the author of nearly 70 plays, which collectively have received 600 productions in numerous languages in two dozen countries. His plays include BLINDNESS: A TRAGEDY IN IRAQ, SUICIDE, THE CAGE, ACADEMY, MAFIA, THE RACES and THE BRIDGE. The musical NINE won five Tony Awards, eight Drama Desk Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards during its original run on Broadway, subsequently earning three Outer Critics Awards and two Tony Awards when it was revived in 2003. A longtime, revered member of the press corps covering theater in New York City, Mr. Fratti serves as drama critic for several European newspapers.

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Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Program for 'Love n' Courage'

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Program for 'Love n' Courage'

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Crystal Field

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Crystal Field

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Crystal Field

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Crystal Field

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Alex Rybeck

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Alex Rybeck

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Tammy Grimes

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Tammy Grimes

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Tammy Grimes

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Tammy Grimes

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Tammy Grimes

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Tammy Grimes

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Tammy Grimes

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Alex Rybeck

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Tammy Grimes

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Tammy Grimes

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Tammy Grimes

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Tammy Grimes

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Alex Rybeck

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Phoebe Legere

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Phoebe Legere

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Phoebe Legere

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Phoebe Legere

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Rosie Mendez

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Austin Pendleton

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Austin Pendleton

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Austin Pendleton and Katharine Cullison

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Austin Pendleton

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Austin Pendleton and Katharine Cullison

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Austin Pendleton and Katharine Cullison

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Austin Pendleton and Katharine Cullison

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Austin Pendleton and Katharine Cullison

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Austin Pendleton and Katharine Cullison

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Inma Heredia

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Inma Heredia

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Inma Heredia

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Inma Heredia

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
The Rachel Klein Theater Ensemble

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Brian Rubiano

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Brian Rubiano

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Brian Rubiano

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Brian Rubiano

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Danielle Marie Fusco

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Danielle Marie Fusco

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Aurora Black

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Aurora Black

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Aurora Black

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Brian Joseph Ferree

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Brian Joseph Ferree

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Brian Joseph Ferree

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Brian Joseph Ferree

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Brian Joseph Ferree

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Brian Joseph Ferree

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Brian Joseph Ferree

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
The Rachel Klein Theater Ensemble

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Giulia Bisinella and Ian Campbell Dunn

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Giulia Bisinella and Ian Campbell Dunn

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Ian Campbell Dunn

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Giula Bisinella

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Giula Bisinella

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Ian Campbell Dunn

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Giula Bisinella

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Giulia Bisinella and Ian Campbell Dunn

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
The Yip Harburg Foundation Rainbow Troupe

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Jacob Merrik Storms

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Jacob Merrik Storms

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Jacob Merrik Storms

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
TNC's Street Theater Company members

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
F. Murray Abraham

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
F. Murray Abraham

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
F. Murray Abraham

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
F. Murray Abraham

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
F. Murray Abraham

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
F. Murray Abraham

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Liliane Montevecchi

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Liliane Montevecchi

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Liliane Montevecchi

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Liliane Montevecchi

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Liliane Montevecchi

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Liliane Montevecchi

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Liliane Montevecchi

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Liliane Montevecchi

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
KT Sullivan

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
KT Sullivan

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
KT Sullivan

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
KT Sullivan

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
KT Sullivan

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
KT Sullivan

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
KT Sullivan

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
KT Sullivan

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Liliane Montevecchi

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Liliane Montevecchi

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Liliane Montevecchi

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Liliane Montevecchi

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Playwright Mario Fratti

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Playwright Mario Fratti

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Mario Fratti and Liliane Montevecchi

Photo Coverage: Inside Theater for the New City's LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Mario Fratti and Liliane Montevecchi

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.