Elaine Stritch to Host Love and Courage Benefit Honoring Albee Feb. 10

News   Elaine Stritch to Host Love and Courage Benefit Honoring Albee Feb. 10 Tony and Emmy winner Elaine Stritch will host the 5th annual Theater for the New City benefit Love and Courage Feb. 10.

Held at the National Arts Club, the event will fete Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning playwright Edward Albee, who will discuss his career and read selections from his body of work.

Joining Albee will be Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Tony winner Bill Irwin, as well as Marian Seldes, who earned a Tony for her performance in Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama A Delicate Balance.

Also on hand will be Tony-winning actress Tammy Grimes performing two songs during the evening, which also includes a performance from the Wendy Osserman Dance Company.

The Love and Courage fundraiser benefits the Theater for the New City's Emerging Playwrights Program, which provides playwrights a professional environment to develop as theatre artists, and introduces fresh ideas into mainstream playwriting through access to experienced designers, directors and performers.

Edward Albee's work includes his Tony Award-winning dramas Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?. He received Tony nominations for The Ballad of the Sad Café, Tiny Alice, A Delicate Balance, Seascape, and was awarded a Tony for Lifetime Achievement in 2005. His plays A Delicate Balance, Three Tall Women, and Seascape were each awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Albee has also been honored with the Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts. Love and Courage will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30 PM, followed by dinner and an 8 PM performance. Tickets, priced $125, are available by calling (212) 254-1109 or by visiting www.theaterforthenewcity.org.

The National Arts Club is located at 15 Gramercy Park South in Manhattan.

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