Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at 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 photo coverage 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: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Amanta Tay from Human Kinetics Movement Arts

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Amanda Tay from Human Kinetics Movement Arts

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Masumi Kishimoto from Human Kinetics Movement Arts

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Masumi Kishimoto from Human Kinetics Movement Arts

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Amanda Tay from Human Kinetics Movement Arts

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Amanda Tay from Human Kinetics Movement Arts

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Liliane Montevecchi

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Liliane Montevecchi

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Liliane Montevecchi

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Liliane Montevecchi with Amanda Tay from Human Kinetics Movement Arts

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Liliane Montevecchi with Amanda Tay from Human Kinetics Movement Arts

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Liliane Montevecchi with Amanda Tay from Human Kinetics Movement Arts

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Liliane Montevecchi with Amanda Tay from Human Kinetics Movement Arts

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Liliane Montevecchi with Amanda Tay from Human Kinetics Movement Arts

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Liliane Montevecchi

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Crystal Field with Amanda Tay from Human Kinetics Movement Arts

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Crystal Field with Amanda Tay from Human Kinetics Movement Arts

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Crystal Field

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Rosie Mendez and Crystal Field

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Roberta Wallach

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Tammy Grimes

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Tammy Grimes and Crystal Field

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Tammy Grimes and Alex Rybeck

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Liliane Montevecchi

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Tammy Grimes and Liliane Montevecchi

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Tammy Grimes and Liliane Montevecchi

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Tammy Grimes and Liliane Montevecchi

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Austin Pendleton, Anne Jackson and Roberta Wallach

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Anne Jackson and Tammy Grimes

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Crystal Field, Liliane Montevecchi and Rosie Mendez

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Austin Pendleton

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Austin Pendleton, Anne Jackson

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Tammy Grimes

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Phoebe Legere and Tammy Grimes

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Phoebe Legere and Tammy Grimes

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Crystal Field and Phoebe Legere

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Phoebe Legere

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Liliane Montevecchi

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Liliane Montevecchi and Claudio Saponi

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Liliane Montevecchi and Claudio Saponi

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Betsy von Furstenberg

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Betsy von Furstenberg

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Austin Pendleton

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Katharine Cullison

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Austin Pendleton and Katharine Cullison

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Phoebe Legere

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Phoebe Legere

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Phoebe Legere

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Phoebe Legere

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Phoebe Legere

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Phoebe Legere

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Phoebe Legere

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

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
F. Murray Abraham

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
F. Murray Abraham

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
F. Murray Abraham

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
F. Murray Abraham

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
F. Murray Abraham

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Playwright Mario Fratti and Liliane Montevecchi

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at LOVE 'N COURAGE Benefit
Playwright Mario Fratti and Liliane Montevecchi

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

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

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

Photo Coverage: Theater for the New City Celebrates Mario Fratti at 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.


 
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