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Monster Mash: Jon Cryer joins musical production of 'Company'; 'Spider-Man' choreographer still has job

March 22, 2011 |  7:30 am


Going to plan B: Jon Cryer, whose role in the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men" is uncertain as a result of the Charlie Sheen tumult, is joining the cast of the New York Philharmonic's April production of the musical "Company." (Playbill)

Still working ... for now: Daniel Ezralow, the choreographer of Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," has issued a statement contradicting an earlier report claiming that he is being replaced. (Broadway World)

Celebration: Architect Frank Gehry celebrated his 82nd birthday over the weekend in the New York building that bears his name, with the likes of Bono, Candice Bergen and Mike Nichols. (Curbed NY)

New leader: Oliver Tostmann has been named curator of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. (Boston Globe)

Ailing: James Levine, the music director of the Metropolitan Opera, has cut back on his appearances this season as a result of continuing health problems. (Los Angeles Times)

New date: The Old Globe has delayed the opening of the Olivier-winning comedy "Rafta, Rafta." (San Diego Union)

Changing: Leimert Park, a historically African American neighborhood of L.A., is gaining new, diverse fans at its art walk. (Los Angeles Times)

Court victory: Photographer Patrick Cariou has won his copyright case against Richard Prince and the Gagosian Gallery. (The Art Newspaper)

Weird: A new abstract painting is intended to represent Prince William and Kate Middleton. (Time)

Commemoration: Milan's La Scala opera house recently observed a minute of silence to honor the victims of Japan's earthquake and tsunami. (Associated Press)

Also in the L.A. Times: A review of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra's performance at the Sydney Opera House; a review of the play "Groundswell" at the Old Globe.

-- David Ng

Photo: Jon Cryer, left, with Charlie Sheen in "Two and a Half Men." Credit: Greg Gayne / Associated Press