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Monster Mash: Dudamel to Carnegie Hall; Charlie Chaplin musical

January 27, 2012 |  7:45 am


New York, New York: Gustavo Dudamel will conduct the Simon Bolivar Symphony at Carnegie Hall next season. (New York Times)

Summer tradition: The Public Theater in New York said its two Central Park productions this year will be Shakespeare's "As You Like It," starring Lily Rabe, and a revival of the musical "Into the Woods." (Playbill)

Movie legend: The new musical "Becoming Chaplin" is expected to open on Broadway during the 2012-2013 season. (Theatermania)

Accused: A New York art dealer has been charged in a $4-million fraud for selling works by Picasso, Matisse and others without informing the owner or giving him the proceeds. (Associated Press)

Departure: The executive director of the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation will step down in 2013. (Wall Street Journal)

Taking action: The music director of the China Philharmonic recently fought back against a mugger while in New York. (New York Times)

Eastern flavor: The Houston Grand Opera has announced the lineup for its 2012-13 season. (Houston Chronicle)

Par avion: Camille Pissarro's painting "Le Marché aux Poissons" is finally heading home more than 30 years after it was stolen from a French museum. (CNN)

In no hurry: The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, has reported the theft of a painting by British artist Richard Parkes Bonington, 12 years after it went missing. (Telegraph)

Hanging in there: Museums in Chicago saw a slight increase in visitors in 2011, despite the sluggish economy. (Chicago Tribune)

Resignation: The chief executive of the Sydney Opera House is stepping down. (Australian)

Taste of evil: An upcoming exhibition at the New York Historical Society, featuring four centuries of sterling silver, will include two pieces of flatware that belonged to Adolf Hitler. (Associated Press)

Are you ready for some opera?: The Dallas Opera's production of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" will be simulcast on giant screens at Cowboys Stadium this spring. (Houston Chronicle)

Libelous?: The owner of a Chicago violin shop is suing an online critic who is calling him a "rip-off artist." (Associated Press)

Passing: Eiko Ishioka, the celebrated Japanese graphic artist and designer for stage and film, has died at 73. (Los Angeles Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: Theater critic Charles McNulty reviews the Broadway-bound "Clybourne Park" at the Mark Taper Forum.

-- David Ng

Photo: Gustavo Dudamel conducting the L.A. Philharmonic this month at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times