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Monster Mash: Broadway's 'Spider-Man' books first box-office dollars; Andy Warhol museum director resigning

November 30, 2010 |  8:11 am

Taymor Millions of dollars to go: "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" grossed an estimated $200,605 on its first day of previews. The previews begin on a shaky note. (Variety, Culture Monster)

Resigning: The director of the Andy Warhol Museum, Thomas Sokolowski, will be stepping down Dec. 31. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Theatrical honors: The winners of the 2010 London Evening Standard theater awards include Rory Kinnear as "Hamlet." (The Guardian)

For sale: A 1926 flower painting by Georgia O'Keeffe that has been in the collection of the O'Keeffe Museum for more than a decade will be auctioned off Wednesday by Christie's in New York. (Santa Fe New Mexican)

Defaced: Vandals have spray-painted prehistoric rock art in Red Rock Canyon in Nevada. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Star lineup: Estelle Parsons will be joining Frances McDormand and Tate Donovan in David Lindsay-Abaire's "Good People," which is set to open on Broadway March 3. (Playbill)

Missing: Thieves have stolen a small replica of a Volkswagen Beetle that was part of a sculpture in the Vancouver Biennale public art exhibition. (CBC)

Looking forward: The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced the upcoming season at Tanglewood. (Boston Globe)

Cultural heritage: A federal committee has told the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology to return certain Alaskan Native American artifacts. (Anchorage Daily News)

And in the L.A. Times: Theater critic Charles McNulty reviews "Next to Normal" at the Ahmanson Theatre; architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne will join L.A.'s director of city planning, Michael LoGrande, in an onstage conversation Wednesday 7 p.m. at Occidental College.

-- David Ng

Photo: Director Julie Taymor signs autographs following Sunday's preview performance of "Spider-Man" on Broadway. Credit: Charles Eshelman / Getty Images