Life Reissues Rare Marilyn Monroe Photos on 85th Birthday; James Patterson Goes Triple Platinum

Regards from Broadway: “The Book of Mormon” nabbed 14 Tony Award nominations, earning the profane musical one nod short of the record for most nominations. (Washington Post)

Pay to (Extend) Play: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which extended the exhibition by a week to accommodate the overflow crowds for “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” will be opened during special viewing hours on Mondays for patrons buying $50 tickets. (New York Times)

Iconography: On her 85th birthday, Life reissues rare photos of a young Marilyn Monroe (Life) (Washington Post)

Mission: Museums: Osama Bin Laden’s death has caused a spike in visitors to the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida. (ABC)

E-asy Reading: The Hachette Book Group announced Wednesday that e-sales for James Paterson’s books have topped 3 million, with 2 million coming just in the last 11 months. (AP via Washington Post)

Detained: The organizing artists of a Beijing art show showing support for detained artist-activist Ai Weiwei have been detained by police. (Reuters)

Katherine Boyle reports on arts, museums and culture for the Style section.

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