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Monster Mash: Domingo back at work; Tom Hanks and 'American Idiot'; Salinger's letter to Hemingway

March 26, 2010 |  8:45 am


-- Future plans: Green Day says Tom Hanks may be interested in making a movie out of "American Idiot," the new Broadway show based on one of the American rock band's albums. (Wall Street Journal)

-- On the mend: Placido Domingo is back on the job as general director of the Los Angeles Opera, even though the 69-year-old tenor is still recovering from surgery to remove a malignant colon polyp. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Pen pals: A 1946 letter from a young Army man named J.D. Salinger to a writer he met named Ernest Hemingway will go on public display for the first time at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. (Associated Press)

-- On hold: Megan Mullally's departure from the cast of Terrence McNally's "Lips Together, Teeth Apart" has prompted the Roundabout Theater Co. to pull the Broadway revival from its spring lineup. (Playbill)

-- Long stories: "Gatz," Elevator Repair Service's six-and-a-half-hour staging of "The Great Gatsby" and Tricycle Theater Co.'s three-part "The Great Game: Afghanistan" will join new plays by Lisa Kron, Rinne Groff, Stephen Adly Guirgis and Tony Kushner in the 2010-2011 season at the Public Theater in New York. (New York Times)

-- Heading home: A Henry Moore sculpture stolen in New York in 2001 is being returned to its owner after it was turned over to authorities by a Toronto gallery owner. (CBC News)

-- More cuts: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians have agreed to another series of salary concessions to help the organization survive the rocky economy. (Baltimore Sun)

-- Back in action: Organizers of the Tony Awards have reversed an earlier decision and reinstated members of the New York Drama Critics Circle as voters for Broadway's biggest prize. (Los Angeles Times)

-- Also in the L.A. Times: Architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne on Frank Gehry's design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C.; art critic Christopher Knight reviews "The Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire" at the Getty Villa; music critic Mark Swed reviews Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra in Costa Mesa.

-- Karen Wada

Photo: The cast of Broadway's "American Idiot," which opens April 20. Credit: Bryan Bedder / Getty Images