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Monster Mash: Austin Powers to Broadway? 'Sunset Blvd.' back?

December 12, 2011 |  7:15 am

Austin Powers
Groovy, baby: Mike Myers is reportedly in talks to turn his hit “Austin Powers” spy-spoof flicks into a Broadway musical. (New York Post)

Ready for its close-up?: The on-again, off-again film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Sunset Blvd." could be on again. (Daily Mail)

Still recovering: Conductor James Levine has withdrawn from performances at the Metropolitan Opera through at least 2013. (Los Angeles Times)

Provocateur: A profile of Damien Hirst, who will fill 11 Gagosian galleries worldwide with shows of his "Spot" paintings. (Los Angeles Times)

Honored: The American Institute of Architects has awarded the 2012 AIA Gold Medal to Steven Holl and the firm VJAA. (Archinect)

Hesitant: More art experts are becoming reluctant to give their opinions in public because of the perceived threat of legal action. (The Art Newspaper)

Back in town: Times columnist Patt Morrison interviews conductor and former L.A. Philharmonic music director Esa-Pekka Salonen. (Los Angeles Times)

Dance and theater: Choreographer Bill T. Jones, who won a Tony Award for "Fela!," discusses his influences, West African dance and diverse theater audiences. (Los Angeles Times)

Moving in: Suzanne Geiss, former executive director of Deitch Projects in New York, has opened her own gallery in the same space. (Art Media Agency)

Vibrant: A traveling exhibition of street art organized by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London has opened at the Ulster Museum in Belfast. (Belfast Telegraph)

Appointment: The Lyric Opera of Chicago has named singer Renée Fleming's manager as its new director of public relations. (Chicago Classical Review)

Drive: Jeff Koons has turned a BMW M3 into a work of art. (Motor Authority)

Unsteady footing: Ballet San Jose faces an uncertain future as plans for 2012 remain under wraps. (San Francisco Classical Voice)

Also in the L.A. Times: Wim Wenders and members of Tanztheater Wuppertal discuss the 3-D dance documentary "Pina"; a string of tuba thefts has been reported in local high schools; music critic Mark Swed reviews the Boston Symphony at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

 -- David Ng

Photo: Mike Myers as Austin Powers. Credit: New Line Cinema