Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines
--A 1909 Picasso painting that was to be the centerpiece of a Nov. 3 Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern art sale has been withdrawn. "Arlequin" has been estimated to sell for about $30 million.
--The Stephen Sondheim-John Weidman-John Doyle musical "Road Show" is set to open tonight at the Public Theater. It is Sondheim's first new musical to debut in New York since 1994's "Passion."
--British architect Thomas Heatherwick's futuristic vision for a giant illuminated cube for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo hits a roadblock.
--Signaling a response to the economic downturn, Broadway experienced a drop not just in weekly box office, but also in attendance figures.
--Leaders of New York's largest nonprofit theaters are receiving healthy paychecks despite signals of tough economic times ahead.
--London's Royal Opera House is looking into plans to temporarily move its opera and dance performances to the northern city of Manchester.
--The J. Paul Getty Trust will announce today $2.8 million in grants to 15 Southern California institutions for exhibitions in 2011 exploring the local art scene.
--Hoping to cash in on the success of the "High School Musical" craze, Paramount fast-tracks plans for a new film version of "Footloose" and signs "HSM3" star Zac Efron.
--Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor wins the $100,000 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre.
--A building under construction in Abu Dhabi has applied to Guinness Book of Records as the “world's most inclined tower.”
Photo of Picasso's "Arlequin" at Sotheby's auction house in London. Credit: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images.