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Monster Mash: Patti LuPone, Mandy Patinkin headed for Broadway

August 2, 2011 |  7:44 am

Patti LuPone Mandy Patinkin

Holding out: A group is making a last-ditch effort to halt the move of the Barnes Art Foundation. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Together again: "An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin" -- recently seen at the Valley Performing Arts Center -- will open Nov. 21 on Broadway, at the Barrymore Theatre. (Associated Press)

Prime time: NBC has set a Feb. 6 premiere date for the upcoming "Smash," a fictional series about the making of a Broadway musical. (TV Line)

Coming soon: The Getty is planning a major Southern California architecture show, and funding seven others. (Los Angeles Times)

Hard times: Across the country, state arts funding is being slashed or even eliminated. (New York Times)

Honored: Geoffrey Rush and Cate Blanchett were among the winners of the 2011 Helpmann Awards, Australia's version of the Tonys. (Australian Stage)

Accord: The San Francisco Opera has reached a new agreement with its musicians union. (SF Weekly)

More drama: A new legal development threatens the endowment of the bankrupt Philadelphia Orchestra. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Endangered species: An artist in Massachusetts has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for buying sperm whale teeth on the black market. (Associated Press, via Boston Herald)

Bogus: A letter held at a New Jersey museum and thought to be by Lord Byron has turned out to be a fake. (Newark Star-Ledger)

Succeeding: Darren Criss will take over from Daniel Radcliffe in the Broadway revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." (Los Angeles Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: The Los Angeles Philharmonic will announce Tuesday that it has named Lionel Bringuier to the new post of resident conductor.

-- David Ng

Photo: Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin perform together at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles in 2009. Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times