Julie Andrews and Beverly Sills to Host Hart to Hart; McDonald Performs

News   Julie Andrews and Beverly Sills to Host Hart to Hart; McDonald Performs Academy Award winner Julie Andrews and famed opera star Beverly Sills will co-host the upcoming tribute to Kitty Carlisle Hart and the late Moss Hart at Avery Fisher Hall.
Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The Nov. 21 gala evening is titled "Hart to Hart" and will feature tributes in song and film clips, followed by a gala dinner on the Fisher Hall Promenade. Those expected to take part in the evening include Jane Alexander, Orson Bean, Polly Bergen, Steven Blier, Mario Cuomo, Michael Feinstein, Denyce Graves, Rosemary Harris, Celeste Holm, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Sylvia McNair, Anna Moffo, Rise Stevens and honoree Kitty Carlisle Hart. Moss Hart's career will be remembered with film clips from "You Can't Take It with You" and "The Man Who Came to Dinner" as well as performance footage of Julie Andrews, Richard Burton and Robert Goulet in such musicals as My Fair Lady and Camelot. Stars of Broadway and opera will also offer songs from the musicals Hart wrote with Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Kurt Weill and Ira Gershwin.

Kitty Carlisle Hart's career will be celebrated with clips from the film "A Night at the Opera" as well as segments from her many years on the TV game show "To Tell the Truth." Her accomplishments during her two decades as Chairman of the New York State Council on the Arts will also be remembered.

Tickets to "Hart to Hart" are priced $50-$2,500. Tables are also available for $10,000-$25,000. Call (212) 769-7062 for more information. The Avery Fisher Hall concert and tribute begins at 6 PM; dinner commences at 8:30 PM.