Rizzoli Bookstore and Simon & Schuster celebrated the 60th anniversary of "Eloise" with a conversation between "Eloise" illustrator Hilary Knight and three-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters, who can be heard narrating the new "Eloise" audiobooks.

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On May 22, 2017 Lilane Montevecchi stopped by to visit my show at the Lincoln Center.  She posed for the ''bluebird lady” in circus mural, from my book ''The Circus is Coming !''

Here she is with her portrait.  She is included in the vitrine ''stars'' which includes funny ladies along with Kaye Ballard, Bette Midler, Martha Ray, Carmen Miranda...and Dame Edna.

We topped off the day with a dinner at Le Veau d'Or.

Needless to say, we all savor certain scores, songs and performances on original, revival and studio cast albums.

In Half a Sixpence, we love hearing Tommy Steele play that banjo in “Money to Burn.”

Through Hallelujah, Baby! we see how song styles gradually changed in the first six decades of the twentieth century thanks to Jule Styne’s magnificent music and Peter Matz’s remarkable orchestrations.

When we listen to No, No Nanette’s tappers in “I Want to Be Happy,” we may be seated, but we often find our own feet tapping away, for we’re just as happy as they.

However, when Irene’s “The Riviera Rage” plays, we can no longer stay seated, becau...

The New York Public Library for The Performing Arts is currently host to a small, gem of an exhibition featuring the art/design of nonagenarian artist, Hilary Knight. Those of you aware only of Knight’s most iconic creation, the irrepressible Eloise (authored by Kay Thompson, illustrated by Knight) should treat yourselves to this glimpse into his utterly stylish and inventive world. Meticulously designed and constructed by the honoree himself, the show unfortunately lacks documentation. I recommend the two recordings offered through earphones for illumination.

“What’s amazing to me is that I still do it. Most people my age are playing go...

The famed illustrator puts his working collection on display in Hilary Knight’s Stage Struck World at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

“Can you tell me where I could buy this wallpaper?” asked a recent visitor at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. NYPL exhibit curator David Leopold cocked his head and smiled, “It’s not for sale.”

In fact, it’s not wallpaper. It’s the pièce de résistance of Hilary Knight’s Stage Struck World, the splashy new exhibition at the New York Public Library of the Performing Arts now on view through September 1.

“It’s not your typical museum show,” says Leopold. The one-of-a-ki...

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