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Monster Mash: Netrebko, Villazon in 'Boheme'; Germany, Egypt fight over Nefertiti; Kristin Scott Thomas out of 'Night Music'

December 23, 2009 |  8:44 am

Boheme -- Powerhouses: Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón star in a movie version of Puccini's "La Bohème," which debuts on public television tonight. (KCET)

-- Tug of war: German officials have ruled out returning a bust of Queen Nefertiti to Egypt, claiming the ancient work is too fragile for travel. (BBC News)

-- Break a ... foot?: Kristin Scott Thomas has pulled out of a Paris production of "A Little Night Music" due to a foot injury and will be replaced by Greta Scacchi. (Theatermania)

-- Bringing it together: Casting is complete for the upcoming Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge," starring Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber. (Playbill)

-- Silenced: The Boys Choir of Harlem has officially ceased to exist, even though its last performance was in 2007. (The New York Times)

-- Acquisition: Stanford's Cantor Center for Visual Arts has acquired a 1962 bronze by Isamu Noguchi titled "Victim." (San Francisco Chronicle)

-- New tradition: A San Francisco production of Langston Hughes' "Black Nativity" has incorporated pop songs by Michael Jackson. (NPR)

-- And in the L.A. Times: The Claremont Museum of Art said it will close to the public on Dec. 27; Megan Mullally and Patton Oswalt will star in a Broadway production of Terrence McNally's "Lips Together, Teeth Apart."

-- David Ng

Photo: Netrebko and Villazón in "La Bohème." Credit: Peter Rigaud / PBS