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Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala

The two-time Tony Award-winning actress Tammy Grimes (PRIVATE LIVES, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN) and composer David Amram (scores for the films SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS and THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE) were just honored at Theater for the New City's 12th annual LOVE 'N COURAGE evening. An annual event that benefits TNC's Emerging Playwrights Program, this year's LOVE 'N COURAGE event was hosted by Phoebe Legere and Matt Morillo and featured performances by Ms. Grimes, Mr. Amram, Vinie Burrows, Judy Gorman, Yip Harburg Foundation's Rainbow Troupe, Luba Mason, Human Kinetics Movement Arts, and The Love Show, along with select excerpts from plays by Andrea Fulton, Georges Bizet, Daniel Catan and Seymour Barab.

Tammy Grimes has a long and distinguished career in stage, film and television, dating back to her debut in 1959 in THE LITTLEST REVUE. She triumphed on Broadway in 1960 in the musical THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, earning the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. In 1960 she won the Tony for Best Actress in a Play as Amanda in a revival of Noel Coward's PRIVATE LIVES. She starred in 42nd STREET in 1980, followed by ORPHEUS DESCENDING and WIT & WISDOM. Her numerous film appearances include PLAY IT AS IT LAYS, SOMEBODY KILLED HER HUSBAND and THE RUNNER STUMBLES.

David Amram has composed more than 100 orchestral and chamber music works including the film scores for THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE and SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS. He wrote the groundbreaking Holocaust opera THE FINAL INGREDIENT and the score for the landmark 1959 documentary PULL MY DAISY narrated by Jack Kerouac. Recent orchestral works include GIANTS OF THE NIGHT, commissioned and premiered by flutist Sir James Galway; VARIATIONS ON A SONG BY WOODY GUTHRIE, and A CONCERTO FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA, written for and premiered by pianist John Mankamatsu. He was the "composer in residence for public events" duirng the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

Theater for the New City is a long-running bastion for new theatrical works. While talented emerging playwrights often find themselves competing for funding with more established writers, TNC's mission is to offer 'love and encouragement' to these struggling artsts with its Emerging Playwrights Program. Theater for the New City is a Pulitzer Prize-winning community cultural center known for its high artsitic standards and community service. One of NY's most prolific theatrical organizations, TNC producers 30-40 premieres of American plays each year, at least 10 of which are by emerging and young playwrights. Many influential theater artists of the last quarter century have found TNC's Resident Theater Program instrumental in their careers, among them Sam Shepard, Moises Kaufman, Richard Foreman, Charles Busch, Maria Irene Fornes, Miguel Pinero and Academy Award winners Tim Robbins and Adrien Brody.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
'12th Annual Love N' Courage' celebrating David Amram and Tammy Grimes

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
'12th Annual Love N' Courage' celebrating Tammy Grimes

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
'12th Annual Love N' Courage' celebrating David Amram

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Atmosphere and performers

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Atmosphere and performers

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Atmosphere and performers

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Tammy Grimes

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Crystal Field, Anne Jackson, Tammy Grimes and Roberta Wallach

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
David Amram, Luba Mason and Crystal Field

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Crystal Field, Rosie Mendez and Gale Brewer

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Tammy Grimes

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
David Amram

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
David Lewis

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Luba Mason

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Luba Mason

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
David Amram

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
David Amram

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
David Lewis and Lee Roy Reams

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Lee Roy Reams

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Lee Roy Reams

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Lee Roy Reams

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Roberta Wallach and mother Anne Jackson

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Roberta Wallach and mother Anne Jackson

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Joe Sirola

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Joe Sirola

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Phoebe Legere

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Phoebe Legere

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Phoebe Legere

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Phoebe Legere

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Phoebe Legere

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Tammy Grimes and David Lewis

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Joe Sirola and Tammy Grimes

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Joe Sirola and Tammy Grimes

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Lee Roy Reams and Tammy Grimes

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Lee Roy Reams, Tammy Grimes and David Lewis

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Lee Roy Reams and Tammy Grimes

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Lee Roy Reams and Tammy Grimes

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Lee Roy Reams and Tammy Grimes

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Tammy Grimes and Lee Roy Reams

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Lee Roy Reams and Tammy Grimes

Photos: Inside Theatre for the New City's 12th Annual LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
Tammy Grimes


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