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Monster Mash: Is Daniel Radcliffe looking to 'Succeed'?; fraud at Brooklyn Museum; RBS may sell art

December 24, 2009 |  8:56 am

Radcliffe -- Wonder boy: Daniel Radcliffe performed in a recent reading of the musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," fueling speculation that the "Harry Potter" actor will be returning to Broadway. (Broadway World)

-- Creative accounting: A former payroll manager at the Brooklyn Museum has pleaded guilty to embezzling $620,000 by wiring money to invented staff members. (New York Post)

-- Garage sale?: The Royal Bank of Scotland said it is considering selling works from its in-house art collection, which is valued at $24 million. (Bloomberg)

-- Staying put: Officials in San Francisco have struck a deal that will allow the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum to keep a majority of its Oceanic artwork. (San Francisco Chronicle)

-- Saved, for now: The financially strapped Charlotte Symphony will play for at least another season after meeting its fundraising goal. (Charlotte Observer)

-- Still unsteady: The road to recovery is long and complicated for the culturally rich city of L'Aquila, Italy, which was hit by an earthquake in April. (The New York Times)

-- Internal politics: Personnel trouble is afoot at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

-- Taking the helm: Playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis is set to direct the off-Broadway run of Michael Aronov's "Manigma." (Playbill)

-- And in the L.A. Times: Reaction to the Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon split.

-- David Ng

Photo: Daniel Radcliffe. Credit: Richard Drew / Associated Press