Photo Flash: 'Love n Courage' Gala

Theater for the New City held its fifth annual "Love 'n' Courage" gala - hosted by Elaine Stritch, with guest including Edward Albee, Bill Irwin, Marian Seldes, Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson and singer/songwriter Amanda Green - on Sunday February 10 at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in New York City.

The event which benefited Theater for the New City's "Emerging Playwrights Program," paid tribute to Albee, America's greatest living playwright and a longtime supporter of Theater for the New City, as well as a champion of programs that support and encourage young playwrights.

One of the world's most produced and revered dramatists, Edward Albee has received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama three times, three Tony Awards and was previously the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. Four major productions of his plays - new and revivals - are being presented in the New York Metropolitan area this year as Albee turns 80.

Photos by Michael Portantiere

Edward Albee

Edward Albee and Marian Seldes

Amanda Green (right) and her husband Jeffrey Kaplan

Elaine Stritch (left) and benefit chair Betsy von Furstenberg

l-r: Eli Wallach, TNC Executive Artistic Director Crystal Field, and James Walker (honored at the event for his work on behalf of fundraising for TNC's Arts-In-Education program)

Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson

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