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Monster Mash: Gil Cates dies at 77; Occupy L.A. protestors create new art

November 2, 2011 |  7:50 am

  Gil Cates, the founder and producing director of the Geffen Playhouse, died on Monday at age 77

Will be missed: Gil Cates, the founder and producing director of the Geffen Playhouse, died on Monday at age 77. (Los Angeles Times)

Street art: Protesters at Occupy L.A. have created art on two large wooden fences that the city has built to protect a historic fountain and memorial near City Hall. (Los Angeles Times)

Eagerly anticipated: A preview of the exhibition "Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan" at the National Gallery in London will be broadcast to cinemas in Britain. (Guardian)

Revolutionary: Eddie Redmayne will play the role of Marius in the film version of the musical "Les Miserables," which is expected to be released Dec. 7, 2012. (Deadline)

Grass roots: A look at how art has propelled the Occupy Wall Street movement. (CNN)

Profiteers: Police are cracking down on ticket scalpers at Moscow's newly renovated Bolshoi Theatre. (Wall Street Journal)

Delayed: Edward Albee's new play, "Laying an Egg," has been postponed at New York's Signature Theatre. (Playbill)

Back for more: The New York artist who gave birth in a gallery has returned to her installation along with her baby. (Associated Press via Washington Post)

Disturbed: Documents detailing the 1875 institutionalization of Mary Todd Lincoln are now part of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. (ABC 7 News)

Evicted: Police in New York have cracked down on two military veterans who have each operated food carts in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art despite city orders to stop. (New York Times)

Expanding: The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is unveiling a new wing that nearly doubles the size of the institution. (Associated Press via Boston Globe)

New leader: Christopher Hampson has been named as the Scottish Ballet's new artistic director. (BBC News)

Stepping down: Two members of the Tokyo String Quartet, including its founding violist, plan to retire from the group at the end of next season. (New York Times)

Macabre: A mock corpse of Chinese artist Ai WeiWei in an art gallery has caused a commotion in a small German town. (Reuters)

Indie rocker: New York's Museum of Modern Art has commissioned a new work from Antony Hegarty, lead singer of the band Antony and the Johnsons. (New York Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: Theater critic Charles McNulty writes about the legacy of Gil Cates, and theater professionals remember Cates.

-- David Ng

Photo: Gil Cates at the Geffen Playhouse in 2008. Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

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