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Monster Mash: Christopher Ashley rumored for 'Spider-Man'; Cate Blanchett in 'Uncle Vanya'

March 9, 2011 |  7:45 am


Rumored: Christopher Ashley, the artistic director of the La Jolla Playhouse, is one of the names being mentioned as a possible replacement for Julie Taymor in Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." (New York Post)

Stellar: The Kennedy Center has announced its lineup for the 2011-12 season, which will include Cate Blanchett in the Sydney Theatre Company's recent production of "Uncle Vanya." (Washington Post)

Trending down: Fewer young blacks and Latinos are attending arts events, according to a new study. (Los Angeles Times)

Deadlocked: The labor stalemate at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra continues as the two sides disagree on the state of talks. (Detroit Free Press)

For sale: The last surviving vessel of the Spanish-American War, docked in Philadelphia, is looking for a new caretaker. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Highbrow: The 2011 Lincoln Center Festival has announced its lineup, which will include the new opera based on the movie "Dancer in the Dark." (Playbill)

Abrupt departure: More details on why New York's Public Theater parted ways with its executive director, Andrew D. Hamingson. (New York Times)

Leading role: Rupert Everett will star in a West End production of Shaw's "Pygmalion," opening in May. (Playbill)

Resignation: Ray Cullom, managing director of the  Long Wharf Theatre, is leaving the New Haven company for an as yet unnamed position running a performing arts center. (Hartford Courant)

Also in the L.A. Times: Music critic Mark Swed on the career of composer Philip Glass.

-- David Ng

Photo: The Foxwoods Theatre in New York, home to "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." Credit: Spencer Platt / Getty Images