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Monster Mash: Holocaust Museum gets big gift; Wallis Annenberg and MOCA

September 28, 2011 |  7:50 am


Donation: The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum said it received its largest single gift ever -- $17.2 million from the estate of Eric F. Ross. (Washington Post)

Philanthropist: Wallis Annenberg has joined the board of L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art. (Los Angeles Times)

Sign on the dotted line: Plácido Domingo has signed his first exclusive recording contract in 40 years with Sony Classical. (The Classical Review)

Work in progress: A revised version of the musical "Little Miss Sunshine" had a reading in New York with Raul Esparza and Sherie Rene Scott. (Broadway World)

Dysfunctional family: Laurie Metcalf and David Suchet will star in a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey into Night" in London. (Playbill)

Have the lambs stopped screaming?: "Silence! The Musical" -- a stage parody of "The Silence of the Lambs" -- has settled in for an open-ended run at New York's P.S. 122. (Theatermania)

Honored: "The Book of Mormon" and "Follies" on Broadway were among the honorees of the 27th Annual Artios Awards from the Casting Society of America. (Broadway World)

Big sound: The Kennedy Center is getting a new organ as a gift worth an estimated $2 million. (Washington Post)

Leading lady: Australian actress Robyn Nevin will play the title role in Shakespeare's "King Lear" next season in Melbourne. (The Australian)

Also in the L.A. Times: Architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne reviews the new public library in West Hollywood.

-- David Ng

Photo: The Museum of Contemporary Art's Geffen Contemporary. Credit: Ringo H.W. Chiu / For The Times