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Monster Mash: Supervisors leave Ring Festival intact; plot of secret Mamet play revealed; typo delays 'Doctor Atomic' CD

July 22, 2009 |  8:09 am

David Mamet --Alternative motion approved: County Board of Supervisors votes to leave alone the focus of the Los Angeles Ring Festival, which one lawmaker sought to expand because of "Ring" cycle composer's anti-Semitic views.

--Shhh ... don't tell anyone: Plot of David Mamet's super-secret new Broadway play, "Race," starring James Spader and Kerry Washington, isn't so super-secret anymore.

--Dancing across America: Tony Award-winning "Billy Elliot" musical launches its tour in Chicago.

--Whoops! A typo on the cover of St. Louis Symphony's "Doctor Atomic" CD delays release

--Creative recycling: Artist creates new art out of works deaccessioned by Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

--Familiar territory: Alicia Silverstone headed to Broadway to reprise her role in Donald Margulies' "Time Stand Still," which was first seen at the Geffen Playhouse.

--'Oldest, richest potter': Master potter Otto Heino of Ojai dies at 94.

--Previews delayed: Cast member's family emergency forces cancellation of two preview performances for "Catch Me If You Can" musical in Seattle.

--Scaling back: San Francisco's cash-straped Magic Theatre gives up one of its two performance spaces.

--Packing the movie theaters: Mexican audience embraces National Theatre's "Phedre," although a bit is lost in translation.

--Lisa Fung

Photo: David Mamet in 2008. Credit: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times