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Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

December 29, 2008 | 10:10 am


-- The Phantom never dies: Andrew Lloyd Webber plans "Love Never Dies," a sequel to the mega-hit "Phantom of the Opera."

--Opera singer and Broadway star Dorothy Sarnoff, who launched a second career as an image consultant, dies at 94.

-- Chicago-based David Cromer will direct the Broadway revivals of Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and "Broadway Bound," replacing Daniel Sullivan.

-- Former National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman William R. Ferris calls for the Obama administration to create a Cabinet-level position for a secretary of Culture.

-- Playwright Dale Wasserman, author of the book for the musical "Man of La Mancha," dies at 94. Read the Times' obituary.

--Diane Haithman

Photo: Jason Mills as The Phantom and Sara Jean Ford as Christine in the "Phantom of the Opera Tour" at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Credit: Joan Marcus / OCPAC