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Monster Mash: 'Book of Mormon' among Drama Desk winners; Getty Museum loses top antiquities curator

May 24, 2011 |  7:50 am


Accolades: "The Book of Mormon" and "War Horse" were among the big winners at the Drama Desk awards on Monday. (Playbill)

Resigning: Karol Wight, the Getty Museum's senior curator for antiquities, is leaving the organization to become the executive director of the Corning Museum of Glass in upstate New York. (Los Angeles Times)

Art and commerce: New York's Museum of Modern Art has announced a two-year, multimillion-dollar sponsorship deal with Volkswagen. (Bloomberg)

Hard sell: The cast of Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" will perform with Bono and the Edge on the season finale of "American Idol" on Fox. (Broadway World)

Giving: Tenor Plácido Domingo is donating $200,000 to relief efforts for parts of Japan affected by the March earthquake and tsunami. (Kyodo News)

Free of charge: A select group of museums around the country are offering free admission to active duty military members and their families for the summer. (San Diego Union Tribune)

Recovered: A rare painting stolen 40 years ago that found its way to the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Ky., will be returned to its rightful owner. (WDRB News)

Hair-raising: David Mamet is set to write and direct an HBO movie on convicted music producer Phil Spector, with Al Pacino and Bette Midler expected to star. (Variety)

Also in the L.A. Times: Kirk Douglas and his wife, Anne, have awarded a new $1-million matching grant to Center Theatre Group; theater critic Charles McNulty reviews "A Dram of Drummhicit" at La Jolla Playhouse.

-- David Ng

Photo: A scene from "The Book of Mormon" at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York. Credit: Joan Marcus