Kitty Carlisle Hart -- actress, widow of playwright Moss Hart, and New York State arts legend -- will be officially designated as a "Living Landmark" on Nov. 4. Hart will be one of several New Yorkers honored by the New York Landmarks Conservancy at Manhattan's Plaza Hotel. The 7 PM event is by invitation only. No other theatre professionals will be landmarked this year, but Hart won't be without familiar company. Lyricists, and fellow "Living Landmarks" Adolph Green and Betty Comden will be on hand to entertain. The duo will sing "New York, New York," from their musical On the Town. A new revival of On the Town is currently in previews on Broadway.
Hart began her career on the stage in the 1930s, largely retiring after marrying Moss Hart. Until 1996, she headed, for many years, the New York State Council on the Arts.
-- By Robert Simonson