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Monster Mash: More on movie museum plan; 'Funny Girl' on Broadway

October 6, 2011 |  7:50 am

LACMA West, the site of the planned movie museum

Action: More details on the planned movie museum, a partnership between the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. (Los Angeles Times)

High hopes: The upcoming revival of "Funny Girl" will land on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre, with an opening set for some time in April. (Los Angeles Times)

Looking ahead: The Philadelphia Orchestra, still in bankruptcy proceedings, could be close to a contract with its musicians. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Helping hand: Placido Domingo is making a large donation toward earthquake relief in Christchurch, New Zealand, as part of a benefit concert this week. (Radio New Zealand)

Honored: Modern-dance choreographer Trisha Brown has been selected to receive a lifetime achievement honor from the New York Dance and Performance awards. (New York Times)

Commanding presence: A review of actor John Lithgow's new memoir by theater critic Charles McNulty. (Los Angeles Times)

Fixer-upper: Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron are working on the restoration of the Park Avenue Armory in New York. (New York Times)

Brand new: A closer look at the new Soka Performing Arts Center in Orange County. (Los Angeles Times)

Dropped: An orchestra in Israel has removed a female singer from its lineup after pressure from Orthodox subscribers. (Haaretz)

In the works: Two new museums are being planned for the cities of Bihar and Kolkata in India. (The Art Newspaper)

Shut in: A Chicago resident has been selected to spend 30 days living at the city's Museum of Science and Industry. (Chicago Tribune)

Moving ahead: The San Antonio Symphony has decided to start the 2011-12 performance season without a contract with its musicians. (San Antonio Express-News)

Also in the L.A. Times: Music critic Mark Swed reviews composer Georg Friedrich Haas' Green Umbrella premiere at Walt Disney Concert Hall; theater critic Charles McNulty reviews "Somewhere" at the Old Globe in San Diego.

-- David Ng

Photo: LACMA West, the site of the planned movie museum. Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times