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Monster Mash: Kate Moss' Shakespearean debut; the $1.5-million comic book; no Tony gig for Conan

March 30, 2010 |  8:14 am


--Free spirit: Supermodel Kate Moss reportedly will make her stage debut doing Shakespeare this summer, portraying a nymph in a Sam Mendes production of "The Tempest" at Kevin Spacey's Old Vic theater in London. (Daily Mirror)

--Au revoir: The Broadway show "All About Me," which stars the odd couple of Michael Feinstein and Dame Edna Everage (Barry Humphries), will close Sunday, less than a month after it opened -- which would give it an even shorter run than "The Miracle Worker," whose producers announced its pending demise earlier this month. (Playbill)

--Holy kryptonite!: A copy of the 1938 edition of Action Comics No. 1 -- which features the debut of Superman -- has sold for a record $1.5 million, the third million-dollar comic book sale this year. (Associated Press)

--No deal: Speculation aside, it looks like CBS won't be getting Conan O'Brien to host this June's Tony Awards ceremony. (Entertainment Weekly)

--On the block: The relatives of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, plan to sell the Rubens painting "A Commander Being Armed for Battle" as well as a trove of other works of art and family possessions that could bring in an estimated $29 million. (Bloomberg)

--Long time coming: The historic Bolshoi Theater in Moscow is now scheduled to reopen in October 2011 after a controversial restoration that has dragged on for nearly five years. (Agence France-Presse via New York Times)

And in the L.A. Times: Theater critic Charles McNulty reviews "The Wake" at the Kirk Douglas Theatre; a documentary about English guerrilla artist Banksy takes a DIY approach to its release.

-- Karen Wada

Photo: Kate Moss. Credit: Chris Jackson / Getty Images for De Beers