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Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines

February 25, 2009 |  9:02 am

Would_you_pay_28_million_for_this_c-- Seriously? For a chair?: A 1920s leather armchair sells for a record $28 million at auction of Yves Saint Laurent's art collection.

-- Economy strikes again: Center Theatre Group delays "Lieutenant of Inishmore" at Mark Taper Forum.

-- Betting on controversy: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego rents artwork to Vegas casino gallery.

-- In defense of sushi: Jeremy Piven expected to attend a hearing with Broadway union over his abrupt "Speed-the-Plow" exit.

-- Museum woes: Philadelphia Museum of Art cuts exhibitions, staff, salaries and may raise admission fees. 

-- Hometown girl returns: Evan Rachel Wood set to star in "Romeo and Juliet" at Theatre in the Park in Raleigh, N.C.

-- A twofer deal: Museum of Contemporary Art Denver names a new director and announces a merger.

-- Blame the freeloaders: Theatre @ Boston Court replaces "pay what you wish" with $5 tickets.

-- Here and gone: Sanaa, designer of New York's New Museum of Contemporary Art, is selected for Serpentine Gallery's temporary pavilion in Kensington Gardens.

-- You are what you view: Are Broadway theatergoers getting more sophisticated and intellectual?

--Lisa Fung

Photo: Would you pay $28 million for this circa 1920 leather-upholstered armchair by Irish-born French designer Eileen Gray? Credit: Bloomberg News