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Monster Mash: Philadelphia Orchestra's money problems; Bolshoi Theatre gets new leader

August 4, 2010 |  8:20 am


-- Financial woes: The Philadelphia Orchestra faces red ink and declining audiences. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

-- New leadership: The Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow has named Russian conductor Vassily Sinaisky as musical director. (Agence France-Presse)

-- Sentenced: Lawrence Salander, the New York art dealer convicted of stealing from his clients, has been sentenced to six years in jail. (New York Daily News)

-- Broadway bound: The musical "Wonderland: A New Alice" will open on Broadway in March 2011 following an engagement in Florida. (Playbill)

-- Fund-raising: The Utah Natural History Museum is asking local voters for $15 million to complete its new home. (Salt Lake Tribune)

-- Cultural destination: A new "arts playground" rises in the city of Guangzhou, China. (International Herald Tribune)

-- Visiting the provinces: New York theater gossip columnist Michael Riedel travels to San Diego for the new musical "Robin and the 7 Hoods" at the Old Globe. (New York Post)

-- Appointment: Conductor Keith Lockhart of the Boston Pops has been named principal conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra. (Grammophone)

-- And in the L.A. Times: Neil Patrick Harris on directing "Rent" at the Hollywood Bowl; the world's most expensive car, a 1936 Bugatti, is going on display at a museum in Oxnard.

-- David Ng

Photo: members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, with conductor Yannick Neget-Seguin. Credit: Jessica Griffin / Philadelphia Orchestra