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Monster Mash: New 'Spider-Man' creative team greets the public; micro-sculpture of Britain's royal couple

April 27, 2011 |  7:50 am


This post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom for details.

Positive spin: The new creative team of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" visited NBC's "Today" show Tuesday to discuss the revisions to the troubled Broadway musical. (NBC, via Hulu)

Royal couple: A microscopic sculpture of Prince William and his bride-to-be, Kate Middleton, has gone on display in Birmingham, England. (BBC News)

Get the guests: Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" will return to Broadway in October 2012, starring Tracy Letts and Amy Morton. (Playbill)

Prison time: The tagger known as Revok has been sentenced to 180 days in jail after a judge found that he had violated the terms of his probation in a previous vandalism conviction. (Los Angeles Times)

Major donation: The Petersen Automotive Museum in L.A. has received a gift of $100 million in buildings, land, cash and cars from the widow of its founder. (Los Angeles Times)

Strings attached: A mystery donor has given the University of Sydney in Australia a Picasso painting worth as much as $20 million on the condition that it is sold to fund scientific research. (Agence France-Presse)

Play for pay: Orchestra musicians with the Crystal Cathedral in Orange County walked out of Easter service over lack of pay. (Los Angeles Times)

Shakespeare and more: New York's Public Theater has announced the lineup for its upcoming season. (New York Times)

Heated: A panel addressing the censorship controversy at the Smithsonian has brought out impassioned rhetoric from curators and art experts. (Washington Post)

Exclusivity: The Gagosian Gallery has reached an agreement to be the sole gallery worldwide to sell and mount exhibitions of the work of photographer Richard Avedon. (Associated Press)

Before she was famous: The Catalina Island Museum is hosting an exhibition of rare artifacts from the life of Marilyn Monroe. (Los Angeles Times)

Singing about money: An economic index of home prices has been converted into an opera. (NPR)

Honored: The nominations for the Outer Critics Circle Awards, recognizing Broadway and off-Broadway productions, have been announced. (Theatermania)

Also in the L.A. Times: Jennifer Aniston will participate in the L.A. debut of the 24 Hour Plays, at the Broad Stage in June.

For the record: A previous version of this post had an incorrect opening date for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

-- David Ng

Photo: The Foxwoods Theatre in New York, home of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." Credit: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press