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Monster Mash: Hugh Jackman, Daniel Craig to team up on Broadway; Obama featured in exhibition; Plácido Domingo does La Scala

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Brawn on Broadway: Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig are said to be teaming up for the Broadway production of Keith Huff’s ‘A Steady Rain’ in late 2009.

Future president: A photography exhibition opening Thursday in West Hollywood features portraits of President Obama during his undergraduate days at Occidental College.

Hauling it in: Broadway defies the recession by taking in a record $943.3 million in gross receipts during the 2008-09 season.

Big voices: La Scala’s upcoming season will include appearances by Plácido Domingo, Jonas Kaufmann, Erwin Schrott and the return of conductor Claudio Abbado after 20 years.

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Behind the curtain: ‘In the Heights: Chasing Broadway Dreams,’ a documentary about the Tony-winning musical, airs tonight on PBS.

Green to red: The eco-friendly prefab firm Michele Kaufman Designs will close its doors, a victim of the economic downturn.

Downtown cred: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe, Peter Sellars and Suzan-Lori Parks are among the talents lined up for the Public Theater’s 2009-10 season in New York.

Not quite a rebound: Disgraced Manhattan art dealer Lawrence Salander, who has been indicted on 100 counts relating to fraud, has resurfaced at an art gallery in upstate New York.

Upgrading: The principal venue for the Spoleto USA festival in Charleston, S.C., is looking to raise more than $100 million for extensive renovations that are to begin in 2011.

Monumental: Construction has begun on the ambitious Louvre Abu Dhabi cultural center that was designed by architect Jean Nouvel.

Coming soon: The Cerritos Center’s 2009-10 season will include performances by violinist Sarah Chang, the baroque group Musica Angelica and the Russian National Orchestra.

Budget woes: The Utah Museum of Fine Arts has cut its staff and reduced working hours across the board.

Ruling: A judge has ruled against downtown Chicago residents who want to block the Chicago Children’s Museum from moving to Grant Park.

-- David Ng


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