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Monster Mash: New York City Opera's new leader; Nicole Kidman eyes Broadway return?

September 17, 2010 |  8:13 am

  Kidman -- New leadership: Former tobacco executive Charles R. Wall is stepping in as chairman of New York City Opera, replacing Susan Baker, who has resigned. (Bloomberg)

-- Rumor has it: Nicole Kidman is said to be returning to Broadway in a revival of Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth." (New York Post)

-- Innovative effort: A new foundation has awarded $90,000 in grants to support art criticism in the metro Atlanta area. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

-- Budget cuts: San Diego's mayor wants to suspend funding for a certain public art project. (San Diego 6)

-- Controversial work: Pretend City Children's Museum in Irvine is re-hanging a Hindu tapestry that it took down last month because it features a swastika that some considered offensive. (Orange County Register)

-- Protest: Canadian artist Rebecca Belmore has taken her fight against a Toronto gallery to YouTube. (Vancouver Sun)

-- Curtain: The Broadway revival of "Promises, Promises" is set to close Jan. 2. (Playbill)

-- Money trouble: The Jersey City Museum is behind in paying its mortgage and bills, according to city officials. (The Jersey Journal)

-- And in the L.A. Times: Theater critic Charles McNulty reviews the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Ruined" at the Geffen Playhouse; conductor Jeffrey Kahane withdraws from the season-opening concerts of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

-- David Ng

Photo: Nicole Kidman. Credit: Frazer Hamilton / Getty Images