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Monster Mash: 'Spider-Man' musical scores at Broadway box office; 'American Idiot,' the movie?

January 11, 2011 |  7:27 am


Raking it in: "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" was the Broadway box-office champion last week, dethroning "Wicked" from a top slot it had largely owned since 2004. (Wall Street Journal)

Rocking on: A film version of the Broadway musical "American Idiot" is in the works. (New York Times)

Theater of war: The Tricycle Theatre is teaming up with the Pentagon to perform its production "The Great Game: Afghanistan" at the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Sidney Harman Hall. (Broadway World)

Art in motion: Artists Chuck Close and Kehinde Wiley unveil work that will be displayed on top of New York taxi cabs. (New York Daily News)

Axed: A Massachusetts museum dedicated to Lizzie Borden is being shut down due to financial pressure. (Boston Herald)

Creative team: Playwright Enda Walsh and director John Tiffany are joining the Broadway production of "Once," which is expected to open in the fall. (Playbill)

Flop: The recent off-Broadway revival of "Dracula" has closed after just seven regular performances. (Theatermania)

Espionage: "Page Eight," a new spy movie with an original screenplay by playwright David Hare, will star Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes and Judy Davis. (BBC News)

Commemoration: The Manitoba Museum has put out a call for stories and artifacts related to the sinking of the Titanic. (Winnipeg Free Press)

And in the L.A. Times: A detailed look at the Cancun Underwater Museum; a new radio documentary, "The Sleeping Fool," ventures into the minds of museum security guards.

-- David Ng

Photo: A scene from "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." Credit: Jacob Cohl / Associated Press