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Monster Mash: Jeffrey Tambor quits Broadway's 'La Cage'; Banksy loses documentary Oscar; another 'Spider-Man' delay?

February 28, 2011 |  7:20 am

Tambor Dramatic exit: Actor Jeffrey Tambor has abruptly withdrawn from the Broadway revival of "La Cage aux Folles." (Broadway World)

Win some, lose some: Banksy's "Exit Through the Gift Shop" lost the Academy Award for documentary feature to "Inside Job," but the street artist won at the Independent Spirit Awards. (Los Angeles Times)

Again?: Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" may delay its opening until June -- too late to be considered for this year's Tony Awards. (New York Times)

Star power: Tom Cruise confirmed at Sunday's Oscars ceremony that he will star in the movie version of the stage musical "Rock of Ages." (US Weekly via MSNBC)

Still recovering: Conductor James Levine's health continues to be an issue after he canceled a Thursday performance with the Boston Symphony due to complications from back surgery. (Boston Herald)

Had enough: The entire percussion section of the striking Detroit Symphony Orchestra has taken new jobs. (Detroit Free Press)

Speaking out: Opera singer Angel Blue has said that she was kicked out of a taxi in Vienna for being black. (Los Angeles Times)

Theft: An attempt to steal copper from the Firefighters Hall and Museum of Minneapolis has resulted in an estimated loss of $13,000. (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

Also in the L.A. Times: A review of the Martha Graham Dance Company at South Coast Repertory.

-- David Ng

Photo: Jeffrey Tambor. Credit: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times

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