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Monster Mash: Egyptian Museum secured; porn at CTG; Pasadena Playhouse dumps Furious Theatre

February 2, 2011 |  8:11 am

Egyptian Museum

Safe... for now: Troops secure Egyptian Museum, home to the King Tutankhamen collection and thousands of priceless antiquities, after looters strike. (Los Angeles Times)

Amicable divorce?: Pasadena Playhouse evicts resident company Furious Theatre. (Los Angeles Times)
 
Any burning questions?: Culture Monster hosts a live chat with playwright Neil LaBute today at 1 p.m. (Los Angeles Times)

Porn at Douglas: Center Theatre Group commissions a musical about the sex trade industry. (Los Angeles Times)

Guess we're not a blog: Bloggers -- yes, bloggers -- get the first peek at the upcoming Broadway musical “Book of Mormon,” by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. (Guyism)

Cheap labor: Tommy Tune is working on a new musical based on the rise and fall of Studio 54 with the help of college students who weren’t even born during the rise and fall of Studio 54. (Vulture)

Free admission: Google unveils Art Project, which lets you stay at home and visit museums around the world. (Los Angeles Times)

Getting into the habit: Tony winner Victoria Clark (“The Light in the Piazza”) has been tapped to play Mother Superior in Broadway’s “Sister Act,” which had its start at the Pasadena Playhouse. (Playbill)

Wanna buy a muse?: Pablo Picasso’s “La Lecture,” a portrait of his muse Marie Therese Walter, goes on sale at Sotheby’s in London next week. (BBC)

Keeping it (mostly) pure: Italian culture minister vows to minimize mega-ads on the Coliseum even though Tod’s shoes is sponsoring its conservation. (The Art Newspaper)

The big debate: Rahm Emanuel and other Chicago mayoral candidates on the Windy City’s biggest issue: Their favorite architectural landmark. (Chicago Tribune)

Um, where’s Klimt’s Adele?: Who were the 10 most influential artist muses of all time? Here’s one list. (Flavorpill)

And in the Los Angeles Times: Christopher Knight just loves the Charles Garabedian retrospective in Santa Barbara; Charles McNulty has some issues with “Death of a Salesman” in San Diego; a Supreme Court justice rules on Hamlet’s sanity.

--Lisa Fung

twitter.com/lfung

Photo: Troops surround the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square. Credit: Chris Hondros / Getty Images

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