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Monster Mash: Katy Perry to Broadway? Da Vinci ticket scalpers

November 25, 2011 |  8:03 am

Harvey Weinstein is considering developing a Broadway musical based on the new movie "My Week with Marilyn," with singer Katy Perry in the lead role as Marilyn Monroe

Blonde: Harvey Weinstein is considering developing a Broadway musical based on the new movie "My Week with Marilyn," with singer Katy Perry in the lead role as Marilyn Monroe. (E! Online)

High demand: The National Gallery in London said it would crack down on ticket scalping for its blockbuster show of Leonardo da Vinci paintings. (Reuters)

Blockbuster potential: Josh Gad, one of the stars of Broadway's "The Book of Mormon," said a movie version of the musical is likely to happen, though the timing remains unknown. (Hollywood Reporter)

Dishonor: Street artist Banksy is in the running for this year's Turnip Prize, a Turner Prize parody honoring artwork showing little effort. (Telegraph)

Racy: A professor at Michigan State University is generating controversy for a series of nude photos of himself that defenders claim are artistic in nature. (Detroit News)

Protest art: A Staten Island artist has created a caricature portrait of the director of the Brooklyn Museum in protest of David Wojnarowicz's "A Fire in My Belly." (Village Voice)

Semper fi: Supporters of the Marine Corps are launching a national effort to build a $12 million museum documenting the service's history. (Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle)

Comically gifted: Actor-writer B.J. Novak has admitted to pulling a prank at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts in 1997. (Boston Globe)

Future plans: Stage director Michael Grandage is planning on establishing a new theater company after leaving the Donmar Warehouse in Britain. (BBC News)

Cultural summit: The Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and Cuba's Philharmonic Orchestra will team up this weekend for the first time. (Prensa Latina News Agency)

Passings: Opera singer Sena Jurinac has died at age 90, and Baroque singer Montserrat Figueras has died at 69. (BBC News and NPR)

And in the L.A. Times: Architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne on the architectural challenges for the 2012 Olympics in London.

-- David Ng

Photo: Katy Perry. Credit: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters


 
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