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Monster Mash: Plácido Domingo renews L.A. Opera contract; Boston Tea Party museum's steep price

September 21, 2010 |  8:15 am

DomingoStaying put: Plácido Domingo has renewed his contract as general manager of the Los Angeles Opera through 2013. (Los Angeles Times)

Sticker shock: A planned Boston museum devoted to the colonial Tea Party movement has an intimidating price tag. (Boston Herald)

Controversial museum: The Simon Wiesenthal Center has unveiled a new design by Chyutin Architects for its planned Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem, replacing a design by Frank Gehry that was deemed too expensive. (The Jerusalem Post)

New leadership: Christie's International has hired former publishing and music executive Steven Pleshette Murphy to succeed longtime chief executive Ed Dolman, who was promoted to chairman. (Wall Street Journal)

Critical voice: New York magazine names Scott Brown as its new theater critic. (Theatermania)

Down under: The Sydney Theatre Company announces its 2011 season, which will feature an appearance by co-artistic director Cate Blanchett. (Playbill)

Off the beaten path: The King's Head theater pub is London's newest, and most unlikely, opera venue. (The Guardian)

Easy rider: Christie's unveils highlights from its upcoming sale of art from the collection of the late Dennis Hopper. (Art Daily)

Working together: The Metropolitan Opera and the Juilliard School will join forces on a production of "The Bartered Bride." (Associated Press)

Familiar face: "American Idol" alumna Vonzell Solomon has joined the cast of the touring company of "Burn the Floor." (USA Today)

Also in the L.A. Times: Art critic Christopher Knight reviews work by Steve Roden; theater critic Charles McNulty reviews "Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin" at the La Jolla Playhouse.

-- David Ng

[Updated: a previous version of this post stated that art work by Dennis Hopper was going on sale at Christie's. It is in fact art from Hopper's collection.]

Photo: Plácido Domingo. Credit: Jose Mendez / EPA