Monster Mash: Dance innovator Pina Bausch dies; award for Michael Maltzan; new exec director at Pasadena Playhouse

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--Modern dance innovator: German dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch dies at 68, five days after receiving cancer diagnosis.

--Worthy cause: Architect Michael Maltzen’s Inner-City Arts project wins a high-profile award.

--Keep repeating: Entertainment Weekly is still reporting that ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ actor T.R. Knight will join ‘Lend Me a Tenor’ on Broadway. But first, a stint in ‘Parade’ at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.

--Whose is it? Van Gogh’s ‘The Night Café' is at the center of suit between a descendant of a former owner and Yale University Art Gallery.


--A new playhouse to call home: Stephen Eich, formerly of the Geffen Playhouse, takes the post of executive director of the Pasadena Playhouse.

--Nonbinding accord: Forty-six nations pledge to boost efforts to return Nazi-looted artworks to Jewish victims and their heirs.

--No kidding: Jerry Lewis to direct a musical version of his 1963 film ‘The Nutty Professor,’ with music by Marvin Hamlisch.

--A star is born: Tate Britain commissions an unknown artist for high-profile showing.

--Not laughing: Artist flees Turkey over collage portraying prime minister as a dog.

--Lisa Fung