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Monster Mash: 'Other Desert Cities' movie; Michael Jackson museum

November 23, 2011 |  7:50 am


Hot property: A film version of the Jon Robin Baitz play "Other Desert Cities," currently on Broadway, is said to be in development. (Deadline)

Languishing: Questions surround the planned Michael Jackson museum in Gary, Ind., which remains unrealized. (ABC 7 News)

In the works: A revival of "The Heiress" starring Elisabeth Moss could be headed to Broadway. (New York Times)

Perseverance: A 33-year-old quadriplegic is debuting a virtual violin he helped to develop at a concert in Montreal. (Montreal Gazette)

Glass ceiling: A recent study shows that more successful male artists had more sexual partners than less successful artists, but the same did not hold true for female artists. (Guardian)

Guilty: A woman who embezzled more than $1 million from the Mark Twain House and Museum has been sentenced to jail. (Hartford Courant)

Beating the odds: Two girls with cerebral palsy will perform in the Joffrey's production of the "Nutcracker" ballet. (Chicago Tribune)

This old house: A look at the recently renovated New York Historical Society. (Wall Street Journal)

Departure: John Mahoney has left the Steppenwolf's production of "Penelope" due to a death in the family. (Broadway World)

Money woes: The Royal Winnipeg Ballet has canceled some of its tour dates due to financial problems. (CBC)

Speculative: Has the value of Andy Warhol's art become over-inflated? (Intelligent Life)

Passings: Actor John Neville, who served as artistic director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival during the 1980s, has died at 86. (CBC). Also, Sena Jurinac, a celebrated Vienna State Opera performer in the 1940s and '50s, has died in southern Germany at age 90. (AP)

Also in the L.A. Times: Artist David Hockney has ranked LACMA near the top of his list for future donations; Sylvester Stallone is developing a stage musical based on the movie "Rocky."

-- David Ng

Photo: Michael Jackson in 1996. Credit: Simon Kwong / Reuters