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Monster Mash: Plans for 'Elf' musical; Guggenheim, MoMA Holocaust pacts assailed; new leader at Intiman

June 18, 2009 |  9:08 am

Elf -- In development: Musical versions of "Elf" and "Secondhand Lions" are in the works.

-- New leader: Director Kate Whoriskey is set to replace Bartlett Sher as artistic director of Seattle's Intiman Theatre.

-- Harsh words: A judge rebukes the Guggenheim and the Museum of Modern Art over a secret Holocaust settlement agreement.

--Big win: HOK's L.A. office beats starchitect firms to win the  commission for an  $180-million transit center in Anaheim.

-- What would Mr. Roarke say? Nike enlarges its footprint on the Ricardo Montalban Theatre.

-- Everyone's happy: MCC Theater denies there's a rift with playwright Neil LaBute.

-- No so happy here: Architect Santiago Calatrava parts ways with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concert hall.

-- New issue, new play: David Hare tackles the banking meltdown in his latest play for the National Theatre.

-- Helping out: Fred Sands donates $2 million to the Museum of Contemporary Art.

-- Big commission: Rem Koolhaas' OMA and  Shenzhen-based architects Urbanus win the design competition for a cultural center and transport hub in Shenzhen, southern China.

-- Second act: Actor T.R. Knight is set to exit "Grey's Anatomy" -- but is he Broadway bound?

-- Exit, entrance:  "August: Osage County" ends its run on Broadway, but a touring production is coming to the Ahmanson.

-- Lisa Fung

Photo: Will Farrell in the film version of "Elf". Credit: Alan Markfield / New Line Productions