Hart celebrated her birthday each year at Feinstein's with a sold-out evening of cabaret. The one-night tribute benefits the Dramatists Guild of America, a cause that Hart championed throughout her life. Cabaret favorite Michael Feinstein hosts the evening, which begins at 8:30 PM. The evening features onstage tributes by Mario and Matilda Cuomo and Anne Kaufman as well as performances by Jane Powell, Dina Merrill, George S. Irving, Christine Andreas, KT Sullivan and Anna Bergman.
David Lewis, Hart's longtime musical director, is the musical director for the tribute.
Kitty Carlisle Hart's lengthy resume included work on the Broadway stage (Rodgers and Hart's On Your Toes), the opera stage (The Rape of Lucretia), the silver screen ("Radio Days," "Six Degrees of Separation" and "Catch Me If You Can") and the small screen (a panelist on "To Tell the Truth" for 15 years). Hart, who was married to Moss Hart, served as chairperson of the New York State Council of the Arts for 20 years. Ms. Hart died April 17, 2007.
Feinstein's at Loews Regency is located in Manhattan at 540 Park Avenue at 61st Street. For tickets call (212) 339-4095.