By way of celebrating its 125th year of operation, the 92nd Street Y is presenting an evening of special highlights on May 22.
The special evening will feature introductory remarks by Kitty Carlisle Hart and will be produced by Dan Kaplan and directed by Charles Repole. Donald Pippin will serve as musical director and Peter Howard as musical coordinator.
Theatre features prominently in the event, beginning with Hart's introduction, right through to a performance by Marian Seldes (Three Tall Women) and Graeme Malcolm (Waste) in an excerpt from Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood, which was performed by Thomas himself at the 92nd Street Y in 1953.
Appearances and performances of one kind or another are expected by Sheldon Harnick, Mike Burstyn, former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, former New York Senator Alfonse D'Amato, Marilyn Horne, Marcus Deloach, guest artists from the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Ailey II with Ella Mitchell, David Parsons and Donald McKayle, jazz legends Dick Hyman, Derek Smith, John and Bucky Pizzarelli, radio personality Bob Sherman, folk artists Kingston Trio and Tom Chapin, and from the classical field, the Guarneri String Quartet which celebrates their return to their original home "stage" for the evening.
Cocktails and dinner begin at 6 PM, with curtain at 8 PM. Tickets for the evening are $500 to $1000. Black tie requested. The 92nd Street Y is located at the corner of Lexington Avenue. For information and reservations, please contact Eileen Solomon at (212) 415-5488. -- By Murdoch McBride