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Monster Mash: Feud breaks out over 'Love Never Dies' musical; archaeologists attack BP plans

September 2, 2010 |  8:07 am



-- Backstage drama: A feud has broken out between Andrew Lloyd Webber and the backers of "Love Never Dies," the sequel to "The Phantom of the Opera." (New York Post)

-- Warning bell: Archaeologists are criticizing BP's drilling plans in the Mediterranean. (The Art Newspaper)

-- Censored: A ballet dedicated to the people of Tibet is pulled from the Shanghai Expo by the Chinese government. (The Guardian)

-- Bizarre: A lawsuit over a missing Corot painting will be dropped after the New York woman who filed it identified a prison mug shot as that of the portrait’s co-owner. (Bloomberg)

-- Stepping down: Heinz Fricke, the music director of the Washington National Opera and the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, has announced his retirement. (Washington Post)

-- High-tech: A look at the new electronic displays at Lincoln Center, designed by Diller, Scofidio + Renfro. (New York Times)

-- Signature role: Christopher Plummer will reprise the title role of "Barrymore" in Toronto in early 2011. (Playbill)

-- And in the L.A. Times: Music critic Mark Swed reviews Bramwell Tovey at the Hollywood Bowl; the latest developments in the Ansel Adams controversy.

-- David Ng

Photo: Andrew Lloyd Webber. Credit: Daniel Deme / EPA