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Monster Mash: Alan Rickman's Broadway play moving to West End?

January 13, 2012 |  8:19 am


Alan Rickman is said to be in talks to bring Theresa Rebeck's "Seminar" to London's West End

Alan Rickman is said to be in talks to bring Theresa Rebeck's "Seminar" to London's West End. The play is currently running on Broadway. (Daily Mail)

Abrupt departure: The New England Conservatory said the director and conductor of its Youth Philharmonic Orchestra is leaving effective immediately. The abrupt departure comes after the discovery that a sex offender was hired as a videographer to record student performances during the last 10 years. (Associated Press)

Historic site: Officials in Belgium are attempting to save and restore a house where Vincent Van Gogh once resided. (The Art Newspaper)

Scandalous: Eric Nederlander, a member of the famous Broadway family, was arrested Thursday and accused of letting himself into his girlfriend's apartment, pulling her hair and berating her. (New York Daily News)

Moneybags: Steve Cohen, the billionaire financier and art collector, is joining the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art. (Los Angeles Times)

It's official: The Broadway production of "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever," starring Harry Connick Jr., has posted a closing date of Jan. 29. (Playbill)

Masterpiece: A work by Gerhard Richter, once believed to belong to collector Bernard Arnault, is being donated to the Israel Museum by its true owner, Lily Safra. (New York Times)

Public art: Keith Haring's last surviving large-scale mural in Australia is the subject of a proposed conservation project. (The Art Newspaper)

Also in the L.A. Times: Theater critic Charles McNulty reviews "Red Hot Patriot," starring Kathleen Turner, at the Geffen Playhouse, and film critic Kenneth Turan reviews the 3-D movie "Pina."

-- David Ng

Photo: Alan Rickman. Credit: Jennifer Altman / For The Times