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Monster Mash: 'Elling,' starring Brendan Fraser, to close early; artist enrages with terror-inspired painting

November 26, 2010 |  8:46 am


Flop: "Elling," the Broadway comedy starring Denis O'Hare, Brendan Fraser and Jennifer Coolidge, will close on Sunday after just nine regular performances. (Playbill)

Controversial: An artist has sparked outrage in London with his depiction of the ripped-apart bus destroyed in the city's July 7, 2005, terror attacks. (Daily Mail)

Colorful: Artist Takashi Murakami contributed inflatable characters to Thursday's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. (New York Times)

More discord: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's musicians have rejected a new contract proposal by management that, among other things, would have sweetened the previous offer by $1 million over three years. (Detroit Free Press)

Save the date: The Laurence Olivier Awards -- Britain's highest theater honor -- will be presented at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on March 13. (Broadway World)

Moving: The city of Londonderry will host the 2013 Turner Prize, marking the first time the prestigious art-prize ceremony has been held in Northern Ireland. (BBC News)

Lucky dog: A dog bowl designed by Los Angeles artist Ed Ruscha sells at auction for $27,450. (Los Angeles Times)

Honored: This year's Aga Khan Award for Architecture was won by five projects, including the restored center of Tunisia's capital and a school built as a bridge uniting a Chinese village. (Bloomberg)

Populist move: Britain's Royal Ballet will hold four performances at London's O2 Arena in an attempt to bring ballet to a wider audience. (Reuters)

And in the L.A. Times: Theater critic Charles McNulty reviews Stephen Sondheim's new book, "Finishing the Hat"; a new exhibition featuring work by graffiti artist Rick Ordonez is opening in L.A.

-- David Ng

Photo: Brendan Fraser, right, with Denis O'Hare and Jennifer Coolidge in "Elling" on Broadway. Credit: Joan Marcus / Associated Press