Monster Mash: Hugh Jackman eyes 'Les Miz' movie; Placido Domingo honors Daniel Catan in Paris
Jean Valjean?: Hugh Jackman is in talks to star in a film version of the musical "Les Miserables," directed by Tom Hooper. (The Hollywood Reporter, via Reuters)
In memoriam: Placido Domingo has dedicated the upcoming Paris engagement of "Il Postino" to the opera's late composer, Daniel Catan. (Associated Press, via ABC News)
All that money can buy: An interview with Wal-Mart heiress Alice L. Walton about the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas. (New York Times)
Looking up: The financial condition of the Metropolitan Opera in New York is showing signs of improvement. However, some of its leaders recently took sizable pay cuts. (Wall Street Journal)
Broadway bound: The Kennedy Center's revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" is transferring to Broadway. (Los Angeles Times)
Winner: London's British Museum has won the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year for its project "A History of the World." (Reuters)
New leader: The Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art has named John W. Smith as its new director. (Boston Globe)
Action: New York's Lincoln Center inaugurates its new film center this week. (WNYC)
Best in show: Artist Wim Heldens' portrait "Distracted" has won the BP portrait prize. (The Guardian)
Reuse, recycle: South Korea is turning a former military facility into a branch of the National Museum of Contemporary Art. (Associated Press)
Woodwinds: The free Claremont Clarinet Festival, now in its sixth year, will take place Friday and Saturday at Pomona College. (Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)
Also in the L.A. Times: Reviews of the revised "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" still find much to be desired from the musical.
-- David Ng
Photo credit: Cameron Mackintosh Ltd.