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Monster Mash: National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum; Banksy artwork

December 16, 2011 |  7:50 am


Ongoing feud: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is said to be close to suing the National September 11 Memorial & Museum foundation over hundreds of millions of dollars in disputed costs. (Wall Street Journal)

Trekking to Broadway: William Shatner will bring his one-man show to the Music Box Theater for two weeks in February. (New York Post)

Making waves: Banksy, the anonymous street artist, is causing a stir with a sculpture that addresses the Catholic sex abuse scandal. (Independent)

Ask away: Composer Danny Elfman will participate in a live chat Friday about his work on Cirque du Soleil's "Iris." (Los Angeles Times)

Troubled project: Architect Oscar Niemeyer's name will be removed from a building in Spain that he designed and that is set to close just several months after opening. (Guardian)

Getting a break: Illinois is close to passing tax incentives that will give a boost to pre-Broadway and long-running shows in large theaters. (Chicago Tribune)

Honored: "The Ides of March," the George Clooney movie based on the play "Farragut North," received four Golden Globe nominations, including one for screenplay adaptation. (Los Angeles Times)

What a feeling: A stage musical version of the movie "Flashdance" is set to open on Broadway next year. (New York Times)

For sale?: The city of Toronto is considering selling the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. (Toronto Star)

High hopes: A stage musical based on the book "Because of Winn-Dixie," with songs by Duncan Sheik, is aiming for Broadway. (Broadway World)

And in the L.A. Times: Art critic Christopher Knight lists his top art shows of 2011; theater critic Charles McNulty reviews "Fela!" at the Ahmanson.

-- David Ng

Photo: A view of the downtown New York site of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Credit: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press