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Monster Mash: Broadway legend Arthur Laurents has died; national Latino museum gets vote of support

May 6, 2011 |  7:50 am

Laurents Theater legend: Arthur Laurents, the writer-director behind "West Side Story," "Gypsy" and other theatrical works, is dead. He was believed to be 93. (Los Angeles Times)

Show of support: A federal commission has recommended construction of a museum on the National Mall honoring the history of American Latinos. (Los Angeles Times)

Tribute: The National September 11 Memorial and Museum has released a computerized guide to the location of every name inscribed on its bronze parapets. (New York Times)

Historic landmark: Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House, located in Hollywood, is getting another makeover. (Los Angeles Times)

Rumored: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is said to have spent $1.2 million on an artwork by Salvador Dali at a recent auction, after being outbid on two Picassos. (New York Post)

Speaking out: A  blogsite has translated nearly 100 of Ai Weiwei's tweets into English. The artist has been imprisoned by Chinese officials for more than a month. (Telegraph)

Who knew?: An underground urban art scene is flourishing in Dubai. (Reuters)

Massive: A giant sculpture of a girl's head by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa has been unveiled in New York's Madison Square Park. (Associated Press)

Money trouble: A new performing arts center in Orlando, Fla., may be saved by wealthy board members. (Orlando Sentinel)

Two-time Tony winner: Frank Langella will return to Broadway in Terrence Rattigan's "Man and Boy," set to open Oct. 9. (Playbill)

Also in the L.A. Times: Theater critic Charles McNulty reviews Tony Kushner's new play at the Public Theater in New York; Julie Taymor is scheduled to participate in a national theater conference in L.A. in June and San Diego's Old Globe announces its 2011-12 season.

-- David Ng

Photo: Arthur Laurents, standing, with Richard Rodgers, in 1964. Credit: Associated Press


 
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