A first-day-of-issue ceremony — free and open to the public — is set for 11 AM at New York University's Rosenthal Pavilion of the Kimmel Center, just one day after the 100th anniversary of Hart's birth. "The Postal Service is proud to honor Moss Hart, one of the legends of the golden age of Broadway," stated U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors-appointed member John Walshin a release. "As a screenwriter and director, Hart captured America's optimistic spirit to the delight of audiences then and now."
The stamp — by Tim O'Brien, based on a photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt — depicts Hart in Times Square among the titles of his popular works Light Up the Sky, Once In a Lifetime and My Fair Lady.
Walsh will dedicate the stamp with expected guests including Hart's wife, actress and singer Kitty Carlisle Hart, his daughter Dr. Catherine Hart and son Christopher Hart. NYU President Dr. John Sexton will also participate in the ceremony.
A performer, writer, director, producer and theatre owner, Hart is known for his comedies with writing partner George S. Kaufman including the Pulitzer Prize winner You Can't Take It With You as well as his Tony Award winning direction of the musical My Fair Lady.
Other works with Kaufman include Once in a Lifetime, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Merrily We Roll Along, The Fabulous Invalid and I'd Rather Be Right.