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Monster Mash: 'Spider-Man' producer sued by Live Nation; Anne Hathaway at American Museum of Natural History gala

November 19, 2010 |  8:11 am

Hathaway Heading to court: Live Nation has filed a $5.4-million lawsuit against its former chairman, Michael Cohl, who is a producer of the upcoming Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark." (Hollywood Reporter)

Celebrity gathering: Anne Hathaway and Alec Baldwin were among the star attendees of the American Museum of Natural History's 2010 Museum Gala in New York. (Broadwayworld)

Longtime coming: The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas is scheduled to open Nov. 11, 2011. (First Arkansas News)

Fired? Theater critic John Simon says he has been let go by Bloomberg, which the news organization disputes. (New York Post)

Recovered: Italian authorities have announced the return of two ancient statues stolen from Italian museums in the '80s that ended up in the hands of a dealer and a collector in New York. (Associated Press)

Master plans: A look at Frank Gehry's designs for the Philadelphia Museum of Art's expansion project. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

In the red: The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has reported a $2.3-million deficit for the 2010 fiscal year, due largely to a 20% decline in donor contributions over the previous fiscal year. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Dismissed: The Virginia Opera has fired its founding music and artistic director, Peter Mark, after 36 years of service. (The Washington Post)

Stage veterans: Ellen Burstyn and Carol Kane have joined the previously announced Keira Knightley in the West End revival of "The Children's Hour," opening Feb. 9. (Playbill)

Getting there: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra said it has raised $20.7 million toward a $50-million campaign. (Dallas Morning News)

Literary lion: Peru plans to transform the early childhood home of Nobel Prize-winning author Mario Vargas Llosa into a museum. (Agence France-Presse)

Appointment: Terence Riley, the former director of the Miami Art Museum, has been appointed chief curator for the 2011 Shenzhen & Hong Kong Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture. (New York Times)

And in the L.A. Times: Art critic Christopher Knight reviews The Art of the Americas wing at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston; theater critic Charles McNulty on "Pandemonium" at UCLA's Royce Hall. 

-- David Ng

Photo: Anne Hathaway at the American Museum of Natural History's 2010 Museum Gala. Credit: Michael Loccisano / Getty Images