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Monster Mash: Detroit Symphony Orchestra reports deficit; Renee Fleming joins Lyric Opera of Chicago

December 10, 2010 |  7:58 am

Fleming Struggling: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, already suffering from an ongoing musicians' strike, reports an $8.8-million deficit for the fiscal year. (Detroit News)

New role: Soprano Renée Fleming takes an artistic advisory position with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. (Chicago Tribune)

Simmering over seating: The mayor of Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, has resigned after allegedly getting into a fight over seating at a concert by tenor Placido Domingo. (The Independent)

Leading man: Neil Patrick Harris will star in a production of Stephen Sondheim's "Company,"  to be presented by the New York Philharmonic in April. (New York Times)

Shutting down: The Sacramento Opera has canceled the remainder of its current season and dismissed most of its staff, citing a budget shortfall. (Sacramento Bee)

Ensemble effort: The cast of the Broadway production of "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo," starring Robin Williams, has been announced. (New York Times)

Group decision: The Tony Awards Administration Committee has ruled that the recent Broadway production of "Brief Encounter" will qualify for the best play category. (Playbill)

And in the L.A. Times: Dick Van Dyke withdraws from his upcoming show at the Geffen Playhouse due to an injury; the Pasadena Playhouse said it has raised $2 million and will launch another fundraising campaign.

-- David Ng

Photo: Soprano Renée Fleming. Credit: Ringo H.W. Chiu / For The Times