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Monster Mash: 'Avenue Q' transferring off-Broadway; Warhol works stolen; artist wins Venice film prize

September 14, 2009 |  8:45 am


--Not closing yet: Tony-winning "Avenue Q" will move off-Broadway following its run at New York's John Golden Theatre.

--Major art theft: Original artwork by Andy Warhol, valued in the millions, has been stolen from a home in L.A.

--Award winner: Iranian video artist Shirin Neshat wins the best director award at the Venice Film Festival for her feature work "Women Without Men."

--Past revisited: Heirs of a man who allegedly sold a Vermeer painting to Adolf Hitler are now demanding its return from a Vienna museum

--Power to the people: Times art critic Christopher Knight detects socialist and communist imagery in a logo associated with conservative pundit Glenn Beck.

--Hiring: The New York Philharmonic has received a $10-million gift to endow a new composer-in-residence position.

--Reuse, recycle: Dame Judi Dench has donated a set from the movie "Shakespeare in Love" so that it may be turned into a working theatrical venue.

--Heidi Klum not included: Designer Philippe Starck plunges into the world of reality television.

--Putting it together: The creative team is set for the upcoming stage musical version of the feature film "Somewhere in Time."

--Pushing buttons: David Mamet writes about about his new play "Race," opening this season on Broadway.

--Birthday presents: The USC Thornton School of Music has received major gifts as part of its 125th anniversary celebration.

-- David Ng

Photo: Kate Monster, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Princeton and John Tartaglia in "Avenue Q." Credit: Ari Mintz / Newsday