Monster Mash: Breaking news and headlines
--And the winner is: "Black Watch," "God of Carnage," "Jersey Boys" and "La Cage Aux Folles" are among the shows honored with 2009 Olivier Awards.
--Hitting a low note: Opera companies are especially hard hit during the economic recession.
--Cue 'Unchained Melody': The musical version of the 1990 film "Ghost," with music and lyrics by former Eurythmics member Dave Stewart, is planned for London in 2010.
--Better late than never: Dutch police recover paintings by Pissaro and Renoir 22 years after they were stolen.
--Case closed: No retrial is planned for the artist whose inflatable artwork killed two people and injured 27.
--Case not yet closed: The German government will appeal a ruling on the return of posters seized by the Nazis.
--Whoops: The stunt bidder who won disputed Chinese bronzes at auction thwarted another who had planned to return the items to China.
--Drama over comedy: A writer has claimed that Alan Ackybourn stole his play.
--Love for Leonardo: Museums nationwide get in Da Vinci mode.
Photo: A scene from the touring production of the National Theatre of Scotland's "Black Watch." Credit: Stephen Osman / Los Angeles TImes