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Monster Mash: Assessing the 'Spider-Man' fallout; World Trade Center families upset over sculpture

March 11, 2011 |  7:33 am

Foxwoods Assessing the damage: Times theater critic Charles McNulty weighs in on director Julie Taymor's ouster and the fate of Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." (Los Angeles Times)

Inside the web: Some of Julie Taymor's signature touches could be retooled in "Spider-Man: Turn Of the Dark." (New York Times)

In poor taste? Plans to erect a sculpture in a London park using girders salvaged from the World Trade Center site have been put on hold after victims' families complained. (Reuters)

New leadership: London's Donmar Warehouse has named Josie Rourke as its new artistic director, taking over from Michael Grandage. (The Guardian)

Public art: The Plaza Hotel in New York will play host to a new large-scale sculpture by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei. (New York Times)

Curtain: Broadway's "American Idiot" will close April 24 and producers are bringing back Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong for its final weeks. (Los Angeles Times)

Cultural diplomacy: Officials in Austria and Mexico are close to a deal that would send Moctezuma’s Crown home  on loan. (The Art Newspaper)

Changing their minds: The Motion Picture Assn. of America has overturned an "R" rating on artist Julian Schnabel's new movie "Miral." (Indiewire)

Purchasing power: The Museum of Modern Art in New York is acquiring works by Cy Twombly. (New York Times)

Going home: The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has returned a headdress to an Alaskan Native American tribe. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Halted: Politicians in Hungary have abruptly stopped plans to redevelop Budapest’s Museum of Fine Arts just as construction was set to begin. (The Art Newspaper)

Sticking around: Twyla Tharp's "Sinatra Dance with Me" has extended its Las Vegas run through April 30. (Playbill)

Also in the L.A. Times: Music critic Mark Swed reviews violinist Midori in Orange County; Idyllwild Arts Academy gets ready to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

-- David Ng

Photo: New York's Foxwoods Theatre, home of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." Credit: Justin Lane / EPA