Staunch advocates of new works for the theater – the late actress and philanthropist Betsy Von Furstenberg, along with sculptor and painter Donn Russell – will be honored when Theater for the New City, the Lower East Side Pulitzer Prize winning theater complex now in its 30th year, presents its annual fundraising gala LOVE N’ COURAGE on February 22 at 6 pm at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South in Manhattan).
Theater for the New City’s long-standing annual event to raise funds for TNC’s emerging writers programs, salutes key figures in the arts community who support the development of new works for the stage.
Headlining the tributes to Ms. Furstenberg and Mr. Russell will be performers David Amram, Phoebe Legere, KT Sullivan, the Yip Harburg Foundation Rainbow Troupe, TNC’s Street Theater Company, dancer Cha-Lee Chan and Eric Yves Garcia.
The beloved downtown performers Phoebe Legere and Matt Morillo will emcee the event. The evening will also honor supporters Cecilia and J. Seward Johnson, Jr., for whom TNC’s Johnson Theater is named. The Johnson Theater is one of four stages that Theater for the New City provides for writers, directors, actors, designers and producers to present new work.
LOVE N’ COURAGE begins at 6 pm with cocktails followed by dinner at 6:45 pm and a performance and presentation at 8 pm. Seating for the event is limited to 180 patrons. Individual tickets are $175, and $150 each for tables of 10 to 12.
For reservations call Theater for the New City at 212 254 1109 or visit SmartTix or TNC’s website www.theaterforthenewcity.net.