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Monster Mash: Plug pulled on 'Funny Girl'; Getty Museum suit

November 4, 2011 |  7:50 am


Postponed indefinitely: Producers in New York have pulled the plug on the revival of "Funny Girl" that was to open at the Ahmanson Theatre in early 2012 before transferring to Broadway in April. (Los Angeles Times)

Legal battle: The J. Paul Getty Trust has failed to stop a lawsuit by the Armenian Orthodox Church that accuses the museum of harboring stolen illuminated medieval manuscripts. (Los Angeles Times)

Expensive mistake: A cleaning lady at a German museum inadvertently ruined a valuable sculpture by artist Martin Kippenberger when she attempted to scrub it. (Guardian)

Coveted: A painting by Gustav Klimt, titled "Litzlberg am Attersee," has sold for $40.4 million at auction. (New York Times)

Leading ladies: Patti LuPone and Laurie Metcalf will star in the new David Mamet play "The Anarchist," which is expected to open on Broadway in the fall of 2012. (Playbill)

Notable purchase: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has acquired a rare work by the artist Hans Schäufelein dating from the 16th century. (New York Times)

Helping hand: A Belgian artist has invited Ai Weiwei to rebuild his demolished Shanghai studio in an area near Ghent. (The Art Newspaper)

Also in the L.A. Times: An examination of the paychecks of Deborah Borda and Gustavo Dudamel of the L.A. Philharmonic, and Charles McNulty reviews "Next Fall" at the Geffen Playhouse.

-- David Ng

Photo credit: Center Theatre Group