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Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

April 30, 2009 |  8:21 am


-- It was only a matter of time: "Octomom, the Musical" puts out a casting call.

-- Raising money: Hirschhorn plans to put three Eakins paintings up for auction to raise money for acquisitions.

-- Offering to help: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians offer to relinquish  $1 million in salary and benefits to help weather the recession.

-- Top design: Snohetta's design for Oslo's $800-million opera house wins the Mies van der Rohe architecture prize.

-- New work: Damien Hirst will show "Blue Paintings" at the Wallace Collection in London this fall.

-- Too busy: Sam Mendes scraps plans to stage Mozart's "Don Giovanni" opera at Glyndebourne in 2010.

-- What recession?: The University of Michigan Museum of Art proceeds with a plan for  a $42-million expansion, designed by Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture,

-- Double the offerings: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Savion Glover and Placido Domingo are among the highlights of the 2009-10 Broad Stage season.

-- Cast named: Kelly McGillis and Julia Duffy will star in "Little Foxes" at the Pasadena Playhouse.

-- Reasons to look spiffy: Broadway's "reasons to be pretty" encourages audience to turn on their cellphones and text about others' appearance.

-- Lawsuit settled: The two-year dispute over Disney Hall's "Collar and Bow" sculpture is finally tied up.

-- Controversial sale: Possibly looted Chinese relic is auctioned in Paris.

-- Raise a glass: Carrie Fisher takes her solo show "Wishful Drinking" to Broadway.

-- Lisa Fung

Photo: Camera-shy Nadya Suleman. Credit: Nick Ut / Associated Press