Monster Mash: Rafael Viñoly to design Kennedy Institute; Cherry Lane Theatre going dark

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-- Master builder: Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly has been selected to build the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. (Art Info)

-- Financial trouble: New York’s Cherry Lane Theatre said its mainstage will go dark for a year beginning in September as the company addresses a budget deficit. (Theatermania)

-- Opening day: Julie Taymor’s gender-bending film version of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” starring Helen Mirren, will open commercially in L.A. and New York on Dec. 10. (Playbill)

-- Next phase: “Come Fly Away,” the Tony-nominated, dance-infused musical from choreographer Twyla Tharp, will launch a national tour after closing on Broadway on Sept. 5. (BroadwayWorld)


-- Putting it together: A 45-ton set for the Metropolitan Opera’s new “Ring” cycle production has arrived at the company’s theater. (New York Times)

-- Appointment: Nacho Duato will be the first foreign-born ballet director of the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. (Agence France-Presse)

-- Lockdown: Lindsay Lohan is spending part of her time in jail creating art. (MTV)

-- And in the L.A. Times: LACMA receives a $75,000 donation from the Hollywood Foreign Press for the museum’s endangered-film program; a review of “Young Frankenstein” at the Pantages.

-- David Ng