Liliane Montevecchi, F. Murray Abraham, Tammy Grimes Will Be Part of Love 'N Courage Tribute to Mario Fratti

Theater for the New City's 11th annual Love 'N Courage benefit will be presented Feb. 24 at 6 PM at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in New York City.

The evening will pay tribute to playwright and theatre critic Mario Fratti, whose adaptation of the Federico Fellini film "8 ½" became the Broadway musical Nine.

The gala will feature appearances by Tony winner 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.

The evening will also feature the premiere of Fratti's new five-minute play Poet, along with musical selections from Nine.

Mario Fratti is the author of nearly 70 plays, which collectively have received 600 productions in numerous languages in two dozen countries.

The evening will begin at 6 PM with cocktails, followed by dinner at 7 PM and performances at 8 PM. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased online at or by calling (212) 868-4444.