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Monster Mash: L.A. Philharmonic announces new season; Olivier nominations; Kevin Spacey's Middle East theater school

February 7, 2011 |  7:45 am


Looking forward: The Los Angeles Philharmonic announces its 2011-12 season, which will include visits to San Francisco and Caracas, Venezuela. (Los Angeles Times)

Olivier nominations: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "Love Never Dies" and Thea Sharrock's production of Terence Rattigan's "After The Dance" lead the nominations for the 2011 Laurence Olivier Awards, announced Monday in London. (Olivier Awards)

Foreign territory: Kevin Spacey is launching a Middle East theater academy that is intended to teach stagecraft through classes and workshops. (Associated Press)

Stalled: A French court has told architect Frank Gehry to halt construction of "Cloud," a glass-covered art complex in western Paris commissioned by Bernard Arnaud. (The Telegraph)

Pet project: James Franco is planning to mount an off-Broadway production inspired by the sitcom "Three's Company." (CNN)

Uptown girl: Christie Brinkley will make her Broadway acting debut when she steps into the role of Roxie Hart in the long-running revival of "Chicago." (Playbill)

Endangered: The curator of the Edgar Allan Poe House in Baltimore has warned that the museum may close following a city decision to end funding. (Baltimore Sun)

Relocating: The architecture firm Gensler is planning to move its regional headquarters to downtown L.A. after operating in Santa Monica for 20 years. (Los Angeles Times)

For sale: Stephen Colbert will auction off a portrait of himself that features embellishments by Shepard Fairey, Andres Serrano and Frank Stella. (USA Today)

Also in the L.A. Times: A profile of the Belarus Free Theater, during a recent stop in Chicago, and a conversation with Wynton Marsalis.

-- David Ng

Photo: Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown L.A. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times