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Monster Mash: Intiman Theatre back? Kirsten Dunst joins cast

November 17, 2011 |  7:23 am


Still kicking: The Intiman Theatre in Seattle is launching a $1-million fund-raising campaign to revive its suspended operations, with plans for a 2012 summer season of four productions. (Seattle Times)

Star attractions: Kirsten Dunst will join Mark Ruffalo and Billy Crudup in a screen adaptation of Adam Rapp's Pulitzer finalist play "Red Light Winter." (Indiewire)

Looking likely: "Honeymoon in Vegas," a new stage musical based on the 1992 Nicolas Cage movie, could make it to Broadway next season. (New York Post)

Not interested: The Getty Museum has denied it wants to acquire a painting by Leonardo da Vinci. (Los Angeles Times)

Ancient works: Peru has asked a Swedish museum to return its entire collection of Paracas mantles. (The Art Newspaper)

Popular: The Broadway production of "Other Desert Cities" by Jon Robin Baitz will now be an open-ended run. (Broadway World)

New leader: The Muzeo exhibit hall in Anaheim has a new executive director. (Los Angeles Times)

Hard times: Corporate support for dance companies in New York has fallen significantly. (Wall Street Journal)

Rebounding: The financially strapped Colorado Symphony has added back some of its canceled performances. (Denver Post)

Abrupt departure: A dance center in downtown Minneapolis is losing the executive director it hired just 10 months ago. (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

Decision: San Francisco has terminated a $750,000 Central Subway art contract with artist Tom Otterness, who has drawn controversy for a past project in which he killed a dog. (San Francisco Examiner)

Summer plans: The Old Globe's 2012 season will include "Divine Rivalry," about Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, and "God of Carnage." Adrian Noble is returning. (Los Angeles Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: A review of Vicki Ray at a Piano Spheres recital at Zipper Hall; L.A. Theatre Works will tour China this fall.

-- David Ng

Photo: Kirsten Dunst. Credit: Phil McCarten / Reuters