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Monster Mash: Jan Maxwell of 'Follies' injured; Sondheim stranded by snow

October 31, 2011 |  7:35 am


Accident: Actress Jan Maxwell, currently in the Broadway revival of "Follies," was hit by a vehicle Saturday while crossing the street, but is expected to make a quick recovery. (BroadwayWorld)

Show must go on: Stephen Sondheim canceled his appearance in Orange County this weekend due to the snowstorm on the East Coast. But the show went on with singers Brian Stokes Mitchell and Christine Ebersole. (Los Angeles Times)

Dr. Death: Artwork and other items that belonged to the late Dr. Jack Kevorkian have failed to sell at auction. (Associated Press, via Detroit Free Press)

Heading east: The Pritzker Architecture Prize ceremony will be held in Beijing on May 25. (Wall Street Journal)

Leaving: Actresses Jennifer Damiano and T.V. Carpio will leave Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" next month when their contracts expire. (Associated Press, via Wall Street Journal)

Party: The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University is hosting a gala cocktail reception to benefit the museum. (State News)

Expanding: The Upright Citizens Brigade has opened an East Village location, following venues in Chelsea and in Los Angeles. (New York Times)

Lucky toddler: Sandra Bullock's agents recently purchased an Andy Warhol print at auction as a gift for the actress' 1-year-old son, Louis. (US Weekly)

Honored: Winners of the 2011 Theatre Awards UK include Peter Hall, Derek Jacobi and Martin Sheen. (Theatermania)

Delayed: A developer in Abu Dhabi has said that branches of the Louvre and Guggenheim art museums being built could now open at least a year later than planned. (Associated Press)

Seeking solace: The New York Jets' Aaron Maybin has turned to painting and poetry to overcome personal tragedy. (New York Daily News)

Germs: The city of New York has warned the New Museum that it can have only one visitor at a time in an interactive skinny-dipping exhibit. (New York Post)

Highbrow and lowbrow: The Detroit Opera House has served as a key filming location for "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas." (Detroit Free Press)

Trooper: An opera singer was shot and robbed outside her home in Tennessee but that didn’t stop her from singing her part from a wheelchair off stage. (WREG)

Playwright chat:Jon Robin Baitz will answer questions online Thursday, the day his first Broadway play, "Other Desert Cities," is about to open. (Culture Monster)

Also in the L.A. Times: Music critic Mark Swed reviews Gustavo Dudamel at Disney Hall and the Pasadena Symphony.

-- David Ng

Photo: Jan Maxwell in a scene from "Follies." Credit: Joan Marcus