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Monster Mash: Ashton Kutcher on Broadway?; new Calatrava job; Guggenheim cuts; cast change in 'First Wives Club'

June 17, 2009 |  8:41 am

Ashton Kutcher --Fodder for Twitter: Is Ashton Kutcher (that's @aplusk to Tweeters) in talks to appear in Neil LaBute's "Fat Pig" on Broadway?

--Cast change: Sheryl Lee Ralph replaces ailing Adriane Lenox in "The First Wives Club," opening at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre next month.

--Risking their life for art?: Pedestrians imperiled while jaywalking to get to the Art Institute of Chicago's new Modern Wing. In L.A., we have these cool things called crosswalks.

--Big gift: Anonymous donor gives $50 million to Dartmouth for new art center.

--Recession woes: Guggenheim cuts 25 jobs, or 8% of staff, after endowment shrinks 18%.

--New commission: University of South Florida Polytechnic picks Santiago Calatrava to design first building on new campus. (Update: An earlier version incorrectly referred to the school as University of Southern Florida.)

--Another closing: "Irena's Vow" to end its Broadway run June 28.

--Give it back: Picasso Museum director makes an appeal for return of stolen sketchbook.

--Ratings ploy: "Britain's Got Talent" runner-up Susan Boyle invited to appear on "America's Got Talent."  

--NPH watch: Tonys host Neil Patrick Harris tries a new medium: cartoons. (Via Broadway Stars)

--Class projects: Students at Cal Poly Pomona perform interpretive dance around architectural landmarks in downtown L.A.

--Lisa Fung

Caption: Ashton Kutcher. Credit: Max Nash / AFP/Getty Images