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Monster Mash: Darren Criss fuels 'How to Succeed' box office

January 10, 2012 |  7:57 am

Darren Criss helped the musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" to bring in an impressive $1,386,065 at the box office for the most recent week.\

How to succeed on Broadway: Actor Darren Criss helped the musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" bring in an impressive $1,386,065 at the box office for the most recent week. It was the "Glee" actor's first week in the Broadway show, having replaced Daniel Radcliffe. (Variety)

Domingo honored: Tenor Placido Domingo has been named one of the winners of Israel's prestigious Wolf Prize. He is the first vocal artist to ever win the award, which includes a $100,000 prize. (Associated Press)

Digging deep: A new multimillion-dollar project will study the seismic stability of 46 museums in Italy, and is scheduled to run until 2014. (The Art Newspaper)

Leadership role: Barbara Slilfka, a former fashion editor at Harper's Bazaar, has been elected to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation's board of trustees. (Art Forum)

Monetary motives: Some recent Broadway revivals are being driven by heirs to musical estates. (New York Times)

Making music: ArtistsWorks offers musicians a new way to make money and enables students to carry on a regular dialogue with well-known instructors through Web video exchanges. (Los Angeles Times)

Rarities: A museum in Cambridge, Britain, is drawing record crowds thanks to a show dedicated to Vermeer. (Guardian)

Children will listen: Talks are underway to bring a revival of the musical "Into the Woods" to New York's Central Park this summer. (Playbill)

Ambitious: The world's first online contemporary-art fair, VIP Art Fair, is planning to expand this year. (Bloomberg)

Disturbing: A new opera on the issue of human trafficking is scheduled to debut this spring in Liverpool. (Guardian)

Passings: Miguel Terekhov, a dancer with the Ballets Russes, has died at age 83; violinist Israel Baker has died at 92.

Also in the L.A. Times: The Blue Whale in downtown is turning over its Wednesdays to the L.A. Jazz Collective.

-- David Ng

Photo: Darren Criss and Beau Bridges at a curtain call for a recent performance of "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York. Credit: Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images

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