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Monster Mash: Jim Parsons returning to Broadway?; 'Finding Neverland'

November 18, 2011 |  7:50 am

Jim Parsons, who stars in TV's "The Big Bang Theory," is in talks for a Broadway revival of "Harvey"

Emmy winner: Jim Parsons, who stars in TV's "The Big Bang Theory," is in talks for a Broadway revival of "Harvey." (New York Times)

Resurrected?: "Finding Neverland," the new musical that was canceled at the La Jolla Playhouse, will have workshop productions in London. (Daily Mail)

Under the weather: Placido Domingo was unable to sing this week in Florida Grand Opera's performance of "Luisa Fernanda" due to a throat infection. (Miami Herald)

Hot topic: A look into the worldwide debate concerning the repatriation of antiquities. (The Art Newspaper)

Free money: California organizations received $4.3 million in the latest round of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. (Los Angeles Times)

Going public: Artist Ai Weiwei spoke to television journalists about his battle with Chinese officials over taxes. (Guardian)

Staying put: Conductor Leonard Slatkin has signed a new three-year deal with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, extending his tenure as music director through the 2015-16 season. (Detroit Free Press)

Nature's best: Some ancient paintings are being restored with the help of special bacteria. (Wired)

Heading home: Indiana University will return a painting depicting the flagellation of Christ to the Berlin palace from which it disappeared in 1945. (Associated Press via Chicago Tribune)

Major composers: The Salzburg Festival has commissioned new operas from Gyorgy Kurtag, Marc-Andre Dalbavie, Thomas Ades and Jorg Widmann. (Associated Press)

Maintaining dignity: The financially struggling New York City Opera has rejected offers from musicians to perform for free. (NY1)

Gray matter: Samples of Albert Einstein's brain are going on display at the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Stranger than fiction: A painting by a mythical artist has sold at auction. (Guardian)

Improvising: The Kentucky Opera has notified patrons that it will not have an orchestra for its Friday and Sunday performances of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro." (Louisville Courier-Journal)

Baring it all: A male porn star will give a master class at New York's Museum of Arts and Design. (Huffington Post)

Also in the L.A. Times: Film critic Kenneth Turan reviews "Eames: The Architect and the Painter."

-- David Ng

Photo: Jim Parsons in CBS' "The Big Bang Theory." Credit: Cliff Lipson / CBS