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Monster Mash: Theater veterans win Emmys; 'Enron' aims for Broadway; H1N1 virus sculpture on display

September 21, 2009 |  8:57 am


-- And the Emmy goes to...: Theater veterans Cherry Jones, Kristin Chenoweth and Rob Ashford were among the winners at Sunday's Emmy Awards.

-- Major project: Thom Mayne's Morphosis has unveiled designs for the Perot Museum of Nature & Science in Dallas.

-- Credit default swaps: "Enron," a new play about the fall of the financial giant, is hoping to open on Broadway after a London run.

-- Not contagious: An artist has created a sculpture that depicts the structure of the H1N1 -- or swine flu -- virus.

-- Desperate times: The Philadelphia Orchestra is looking to raise $15 million to avert a financial crisis during its next two seasons.

-- Curtain raiser: The Metropolitan Opera in New York opens its season tonight with a new production of Puccini's "Tosca" starring Karita Mattila.

-- Dissident artist: More details emerge about artist Ai Weiwei's emergency brain surgery in Germany last week.

-- Riled: Arts groups in Pennsylvania are upset over the state's decision to extend the sales tax to cultural performances and venues.

-- Tighter belts: British businesses are cutting spending on the arts and may not increase it until 2011, according to a survey.

-- Royal venue: The Versailles Chateau Opera House is reopening after a two-year renovation.

-- David Ng

Photo: Cherry Jones, who won an Emmy for her role in Fox's "24." Credit: Associated Press