So Long, Farewell: Broadway’s $16.5 million Addams Family Musical will close on December 31. (

Replacements: Mohamed Abdel Fattah is appointed the new antiquities chief in Egypt, replacing the controversial antiquities chief Zahi Hawass, who was ousted in a cabinet reshuffle. (New York Times)

Shaken, Stirred: Smithsonian director Wayne Clough said an initial post-earthquake survey of the Smithsonian buildings reveals cracks in some of the foundations. (Washington Post)

Legal Woes: Developments and controversy continue in the lawsuit filed by the family of George Grosz against the Museum of Modern Art in New York. (New York Times)

Agreements: The union representing Lyric Opera of Chicago’s performers and production staff has agreed to a one-year contract that cuts salaries by five percent. (Chicago Sun- Times)

Good Deeds: Philadelphia Orchestra conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, who takes over as Philadelphia Orchestra music director in 2012, will add an extra week of pro-bono conducting to his 2011 concerts with the orchestra. (Montreal Gazette)