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Monster Mash: Hurricane Irene wreaks financial havoc on Broadway

August 29, 2011 |  7:50 am


Wipe out: Hurricane Irene has taken a financial toll on the New York theater scene, with all Broadway shows and many off-Broadway shows canceling performances over the weekend. (Los Angeles Times)

Spared: The National September 11 Memorial and Museum didn't experience any significant flooding from Hurricane Irene. (Associated Press, via Wall Street Journal)

Incendiary: An L.A. artist has gotten into trouble for a painting depicting a Chase bank branch engulfed in flames. (Los Angeles Times)

All-star cast: The trailer for "Page Eight," the new TV movie written and directed by David Hare, is now online. The British spy thriller is scheduled to air this fall on PBS. (YouTube)

Money trouble: The Marjorie Barrick Museum at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas faces an uncertain financial future after it was stripped of state funding. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Not over yet: Officials at the University of Texas have refiled a lawsuit against Ryan O'Neal over an Andy Warhol portrait of the late actress Farrah Fawcett. (Houston Chronicle)

Serious condition: Italian tenor Salvatore Licitra is in the hospital after being badly injured in a road accident. (Agence France-Presse, via Australian Broadcasting Company)

Helping hand: The University of Missouri has stepped in to aid the Missouri Symphony with its real estate problem. (Columbia Missourian)

Up and coming: The Dallas Theater Company is emerging as one of the top companies in Texas. (New York Times)

Also in the L.A. Times: A conversation with Culver City architect Steven Ehrlich, who recently received the 2011 Maybeck Award.

-- David Ng

Photo: A man walks in Times Square as Hurricane Irene arrives in New York on Sunday. Credit: Mike Groll / Associated Press