Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines
--The 27-year-old Shakespeare Santa Cruz must raise $300,000 by noon on Dec. 22 or it will go dark in 2009 and possibly permanently.
--Nonprofits fear fallout after the arrest of New York money manager Bernard Madoff.
--Museum of Contemporary Arts board members speak out about the Los Angeles museum's financial situation.
--Is "Rock of Ages" moving to Broadway next spring? Maybe.
--Sci-Arc holds an e-mail -- yes, e-mail -- auction of some L.A. architects' sketches.
--Another victim of the economy: The Broadway revival of "Gypsy," starring Patti LuPone, will close on Jan. 11.
--Economic slowdown leads Christie's to slash auction price estimates by 10% in hopes of spurring sales.
--Yasmina Reza's ("Art") "God of Carnage" will arrive on Broadway in spring of next year.
--Velvet Underground founding member John Cale is to represent Wales at the Venice Biennale. The 66-year-old musician will produce new audio-visual work in collaboration with artists, filmmakers and poets.
--Audiences at Broadway's "Speed-the-Plow" on Saturday afternoon got a musical treat from one of the stars.
--A revival of "West Side Story," directed by Arthur Laurents, begins its pre-Broadway run in Washington today.
--A "lost" 38-ton sculpture by Richard Serra returns to a museum in Spain.
Photo" Gene Gillette (Prince Escalus), Caitlin FitzGerald (Juliet) and Charles Pasternak (Romeo) in Shakespeare Santa Cruz's production of "Romeo and Juliet." Credit: R.R. Jones