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Monster Mash: 'Book of Mormon' tops Drama Desk nominations; conflict in Libya impacts new Tripoli museum

April 29, 2011 |  8:15 am


Drama Desk picks: The best-reviewed musicals of the season, the new "The Book of Mormon" and the revival of "Anything Goes," received 12 and 10 Drama Desk nominations, respectively, the most of any shows of the season. (Playbill)

Disrupted: The conflict in Libya has halted work on a new museum in Tripoli. (The Art Newspaper)

Not budging: China denies that the imprisonment of artist Ai Weiwei has anything to do with human rights. (Reuters)

Religious art: A Utah artist has pulled his prints from the Brigham Young University bookstore, claiming that the school is catering to liberals offended by his painting that depicts Christ in Washington. (Salt Lake Tribune)

Wedding march: The new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge choose Hubert Parry's iconic anthem "I Was Glad" for their processional. (Los Angeles Times)

Impasse: The outlook appears bleak for labor negotiations at the New York City Ballet. (WNYC)

Sold! As the spring auctions approach, it appears the art market has recovered from the recession. (Wall Street Journal)

Money problems: A multimillion-dollar donation for a planned opera house in Lucerne, Switzerland, is in dispute. (New York Times)

Harmonious: The Colorado Symphony and its musicians have agreed to a three-year contract that will restore four weeks of pay lost to furloughs, as well as a pay increase. (Denver Post)

Windfall: Boston's Huntington Theatre has received a $10-million gift. (Boston Globe)

Heading abroad: New York's Lincoln Center will serve as a consultant for a new arts center in Tianjin, China. (New York Times)

Diva hour: Patti LuPone will guest-star in the season finale of "Glee." (Entertainment Weekly)

And in the L.A. Times: Theater critic Charles McNulty reviews "Completeness" by Itamar Moses at South Coast Repertory.

-- David Ng

Photo: Rema Webb, Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad perform in "The Book of Mormon." Credit: Joan Marcus