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Monster Mash: Olivier Awards streamed live; Cate Blanchett speaks up; dates set for Tony Awards

February 26, 2010 |  9:27 am

Olivier -- Inaugural webcast: The Olivier Awards -- Britain's top theater honor -- will be streamed live online for the first time on March 21. Among this year's nominees are Jude Law, Rachel Weisz and Gillian Anderson. (Playbill)

-- Stumping for the arts: Cate Blanchett gives a speech on the importance of the performing arts in Australia. (Sydney Morning Herald)

-- Mark your calendars: The Tony Award nominations will be announced May 4 and the ceremony will be held June 13 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Broadway World)

-- Looking for a paycheck: A growing number of playwrights are moonlighting as TV script writers. (Wall Street Journal)

-- Honored: Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas is one of the artists to receive the National Medal of Arts this year. (San Francisco Chronicle)

-- Staying put: The British government has placed a temporary export ban on a drawing by Raphael that was recently sold at auction for $47.6 million. (Bloomberg)

-- Fraud: Three people from Louisiana have been accused of plotting to sell forgeries as paintings by folk artist Clementine Hunter. (Associated Press)

-- Historical blockbuster: Filmmaker Roland Emmerich has announced that Vanessa Redgrave, Rhys Ifans and David Thewlis will join the cast of "Anonymous," a movie that suggests that William Shakespeare did not write all of his plays. (Cinematical)

-- Cheerocracy: Atlanta's Alliance Theatre said it will present the world premiere of "Bring it On," a stage production based on the 2000 cheerleading film starring Kirsten Dunst. (Playbill)

-- And in the L.A. Times: Museum attendance rose in 2009, but that didn't necessarily help the bottom line; the dance company Morphoses announces a new curatorial model following the departure of Christopher Wheeldon.

-- David Ng

Photo: the Olivier Award. Credit: the Laurence Olivier Awards