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Monster Mash: Autry president to retire; Einstein's theory of relativity goes public; LuPone's ballet debut

March 9, 2010 |  8:54 am

Getprev-12 --Bidding farewell: John L. Gray, president of the Autry National Center of the American West, will announce his retirement today. (Los Angeles Times)

--Scientific treasure: The original 46-page manuscript of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity will go on public display for the first time in Jerusalem. (Jerusalem Post)

-Money woes: Photographer Annie Leibovitz reportedly is turning to a private equity firm for loans to help address her financial troubles. (Financial Times)

--Song and dance: Patti LuPone will make her debut -- in a singing role -- with the New York City Ballet in Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's "The Seven Deadly Sins" in the spring 2011 season. (New York Times)

--Bound for Texas: The late writer David Foster Wallace's papers have been acquired by the University of Texas at Austin's Harry Ransom Center, which also possesses the archives of authors Norman Mailer and Don DeLillo. (Austin American Statesman)

--Box-office bounce: Less than two months after it opened, the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's “A View From the Bridge,” starring Liev Schreiber and Scarlett Johansson, has recouped its initial investment, the show's producers say. (New York Times)

--Box-office blues: In New Jersey, the American Repertory Ballet cancels the rest of its season while the 12 Miles West Theatre Company suspends operations. (Star Ledger)

--Old faithful: The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History--the most popular museum in the country--is preparing to celebrate its centennial. (Washington Post)

--Master builder: Architect Bruce Graham, who designed Chicago's Willis Tower (originally known as the Sears Tower) and the John Hancock Center, has died at 84 in Hobe Sound, Fla. (Chicago Tribune)

Also in the L.A. Times: Columnist Patrick Goldstein on the layoffs of Variety's chief theater and film critics; Josef Woodard reviews the Los Angeles Master Chorale's performance of Bach's "St. Matthew Passion" at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

--Karen Wada

Photo: Albert Einstein in 1938. Credit: AFP/Getty Images