| May 8, 2012
| 9:37 AM
Maurice Sendak, author of the classic children's book "Where the Wild Things Are," has died, a spokeswoman for HarperCollins Publishers said Tuesday. He was 83.
Sendak illustrated nearly 100 books during a 60-year career, winning dozens of accolades as...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 2:05 PM
If real-life holiday drama has you down — or you simply want to take a break from the fun-but-hectic festivities and relax — we’ve got a list that you can check twice, filled with shows both naughty and nice. Traditional to irreverent,...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 4:35 AM
Rebecca Brooksher (Lortel Award nomination Best Actress for Lincoln Center’s “Dying City”), Scott Bryce (twice nominated for a Best Actor Emmy Award for TV's "As the World Turns") and Kieran Campion (Westport Country Playhouse’s...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 11:55 AM
The band GrooveLily brings Striking 12, their contemporary musical take on Hans Christian Andersen's holiday tale The Little Match Girl, to the Westport Country Playhouse this Saturday for two performances. In the show, which blends old-fashioned...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 12:32 PM
Copenhagen is a thriving metropolis and the main attraction in Denmark. But a trip here isn't complete without a swing through the cute Danish countryside. In less than two hours, you can time-travel from modern Copenhagen to a 10th-century Viking ship,...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 6:57 AM
The La Jolla Playhouse has been receiving a barrage of negative criticism from members of the Asian American community over its casting choices for the new musical "The Nightingale," featuring songs by the "Spring Awakening" team of Duncan Sheik and...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 10:21 AM
Christopher Ashley, the artistic director the La Jolla Playhouse, said Wednesday that he had not anticipated the level of negative feedback the company has received from members of the Asian American community regarding its multicultural casting of "The...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 7:01 AM
"The Nightingale," a new musical being presented at the La Jolla Playhouse, has drawn sharp criticism in recent days for the relative lack of Asian American actors in a work set in ancient China.
The creative team behind the musical, based on the Hans...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Are we really living in a post-racial world? It seems like we’re back in the 1990s, when all hell broke loose on Broadway after the British star Jonathan Pryce was cast as the Eurasian lead in “Miss Saigon.”
| Jul 4, 2010
I'm standing on a slice of paradise in Crete. The sun is burning down out of a blue sky, the sandy beach beneath my feet is stretching to crystal-clear sea, but terror is numbing my senses. Kayak instructor Russ is explaining that we're going to capsize...
| Aug 23, 2009
The Real Wizard of Oz
The Life and Times of L. Frank Baum
Gotham Books: 416 pp., $28
In contrast to the rambling text that follows, the title of this biography couldn't be more cogent. L. Frank Baum, inventor of the magical Land of...
| Dec 13, 2009
The Complete Fairy Tales
Translated from the French
by Christopher Betts
Oxford University Press: 256 pp., $29.95
There's no reliable way to score the game, but it's at least arguable that the European fairy tale has been the...