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Monster Mash: Warner Bros. collaborates with Smithsonian museum; 'King Kong' headed to Broadway

September 16, 2010 |  8:15 am


Warner -- From Burbank to D.C.: Warner Bros. donates  $5 million to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to create a theater to present the history of American film. (Washington Post)

-- Singing ape?: A musical version of "King Kong" is expected to hit Broadway as early as 2013. (Associated Press)

-- Found: A missing painting by Corot has been found in the bushes of New York's Fifth Ave. on the Upper East Side, but the case isn't over yet. (New York Post) 

-- Musical legend: Stephen Sondheim attends the formal dedication of the theater that will bear his name on Broadway. (Playbill)

-- Drag race: The musical "Priscilla: Queen of the Desert" is set to open March 20 at Broadway's Palace Theatre. (Broadway World)

-- Investigation: The FBI has raided the offices of Richard H. Love, the Chicago gallery owner whose customers have complained that he has failed to pay money owed to them. (Crain's Chicago Business)

-- Stranger than fiction: Novelist Orhan Pamuk plans to open his Museum of Innocence in Istanbul, named after the fictional institution in his 2008 novel of the same name. (The Art Newspaper)

-- Curtain: The current Broadway revival of "West Side Story" will close Jan. 2. (Broadway World)

-- No Bjork: An opera based on the 2000 Lars von Trier film "Dancer in the Dark" has opened in Copenhagen. (Financial Times)

-- And in the L.A. Times: MOCA will host a survey exhibition of American graffiti art scheduled for 2011; child opera star Jackie Evancho loses on "America's Got Talent."

-- David Ng

Photo: a view of the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank. Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times