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Goodbye, Mr. Sendak…and a little-known collaboration with Tony Kushner

Picture of Maurice Sendak with Wild Thing in the background

As most of you who have been online today know, Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are and The Soul Kitchen died today at the age of 83. Nearly everyone is familiar with his children’s books and illustrations, however, you may not know that Sendak collaborated with Tony Kushner (Angels in America, Caroline or Change) on a children’s book adaptation of the opera Brundibar. Later, their version of the story was adapted into a full opera (Sendak contributed the scenic design.)

To hear Sendak talk about this collaboration with Kushner and his remarkable career, click HERE.

To watch a wonderful video of Sendak talking about Where the Wild Things Are, click HERE.

To watch the trailer for Spike Jonze’s movie version of Where the Wilda Things Are, click HERE.

Have a wonderful Tuesday, everyone!