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Monster Mash: Hugh Jackman sets Broadway return; Banksy mural recovered

September 14, 2011 |  7:50 am


Charismatic: Hugh Jackman will return to Broadway in the revue "Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway," scheduled to open Nov. 10 and continue through next Jan. 1. (Hollywood Reporter)

Found: A lost mural by the street artist Banksy has been recovered at a gallery in Berlin. (Reuters)

Under consideration: A bill in Congress proposes that the federal government take over the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum in New York and provide $20 million in annual funding. (New York Times)

Romantic interest: Bobby Cannavale will star opposite Lauren Ambrose in the Broadway-bound revival of "Funny Girl," which will open at the Ahmanson Theatre on Feb. 1. (Los Angeles Times)

Music of the night: "The Phantom of the Opera" will be broadcast to cinemas around the U.S. from London's Royal Albert Hall in October, on the occasion of the musical's 25th anniversary. (Reuters)

Back on Broadway, part 2: Kristin Chenoweth tells "The View" she'll star in a revival of the 1978 Comden-Green musical "On the Twentieth Century." (

Guilty: A court in Canada has upheld the 2009 fraud convictions of theater producers Garth Drabinsky and Myron Gottlieb. (Globe and Mail)

New leader: The Cleveland Museum of Art has elected Steven Kestner as chairman of its board. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Apt name: The Nederlands Dans Theatre has named Paul Lightfoot as its new artistic director. (New York Times)

Hipster musical: "Once," the new stage musical based on the popular indie film, will star Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti. (Playbill)

Ruling: A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit claiming U.S. agents illegally raided Montana's Custer Battlefield Museum. (Associated Press)

Passing: British pop artist Richard Hamilton has died at 89. (Associated Press)

Also in the L.A. Times: A look at the new Fowler Museum show from artists Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Richard Montoya.

-- David Ng

Photo: Hugh Jackman. Credit: Alexander Hassenstein / Getty Images