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Monster Mash: Tokyo architects win Pritzker Prize; 'Glee' guests set; the Met's $30-million bonanza

March 29, 2010 |  8:13 am

Spring Awakening

--Top prize: The 2010 Pritzker Prize -- architecture's highest honor -- has been awarded to Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, partners in the Tokyo firm SANAA who are known for their reticent, ethereal designs. (Los Angeles Times)

--Reunited: Tony winner Idina Menzel ("Wicked," "Rent") and Tony nominee Jonathan Groff ("Spring Awakening") will make guest appearances on the April 13 episode of the Fox series "Glee," with Groff playing a potential love interest for Lea Michele (his "Spring Awakening" co-star) and Menzel playing Groff's glee club coach. (Playbill)

--Big boon: Philanthropist Ann Ziff has given the Metropolitan Opera $30 million, its largest gift from an individual ever, at a time, says general manager Peter Gelb, "when the Met is sorely in need of cash.”  (New York Times)

--Winning words: Bill Cain's Shakespearean fantasy thriller, "Equivocation," has won the 2010 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, given by the American Theatre Critics Assn. to the best script that received a professional premiere outside of New York City in 2009. The Geffen Playhouse staged the play last year. (Theatermania)

--Calling it quits: The Broadway revival of "The Miracle Worker," starring Abigail Breslin as Helen Keller and Alison Pill as Annie Sullivan, will close Sunday, just a month after it opened. (Variety)

--Baby June: Stage and screen actress June Havoc, who along with her mother, Rose, and sister, Louise -- better known as stripper Gypsy Rose Lee -- inspired the 1959 Broadway musical "Gypsy," has died at 96. (Village Voice via Playbill)

--Trend-setter: Peter Gowland, whose swimsuit shots and self-designed large-format cameras helped define glamour photography for six decades, has died at 93 in Pacific Palisades. (Los Angeles Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: Theater critic Charles McNulty challenges Southern California's large nonprofit theaters to recall the values on which they were founded; music critic Mark Swed interviews conductor and composer Pierre Boulez; Paula Abdul denies rumors she'll be going to Broadway.

-- Karen Wada

Photo: Jonathan Groff and Lea Michele, seen in the 2007 Broadway production of "Spring Awakening,"  will reunite on Fox's "Glee." Credit: Joan Marcus / Associated Press / Jeffrey Richards Associates

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