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THEATRE: Murder, sleaze and celebrity

Sensational murder trials and the media circuses that accompany them might seem like new phenomena, but as the musical Chicago shows, they've been around for years

Kicking against the pricks

To hear him tell it, Arnold Wesker has never had much in the way of good luck. Now the National is reviving his 1962 hit `Chips with Everything' . So what does he say? `They should have picked something else.' By Jasper Rees

THEATRE Twilight of the Golds Arts Theatre, London

Would you abort a child if you knew it was gong to be gay? Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Dr James Watson, recently told Sunday Telegraph readers that "if you could find the gene which determines sexuality and a woman decides she doesn't want a homosexual child" then this would be grounds for a termination. First seen on Broadway in 1993, Jonathan Tolins's play, The Twilight of the Golds, imagines a scenario in which a wife of a research geneticist discovers, through testing, that the male foetus that she is carrying will most likely be gay. The play, which sometimes makes you squirm as much as it makes you think, looks at the turbulent effects of this knowledge on the kind of suffocating New York Jewish family (all worries and wisecracks) beloved of Broadway comedy.

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY

Just as war breaks out between blockbusters in Hollywood, so the home of American theatre is in the grip of a competitiveness previously unknown. Robert Cushman reports from New York

Reunion makes it a family occasion

Racing

Pop Albums: Alex Reece So Far Fourth & Broadway BRCD 621

And so to this week's drum 'n' bass offering, an above-average release from the new wunderkind of the genre, unfortunately thrown into the shade by Lewis Taylor's dazzling debut.

When J Edgar Hoover met Emma Goldman

First encounters

Slouching towards Stevenage

They call it progress: the rise of the multiplex, the fall of the picture palace.

THEATRE The Odd Couple, Haymarket Theatre

After 30 years, Tony Randall and Jack Klugman know their roles inside out. The trouble is, they've aged but their creations haven't.

Gambon poised for transfer to Broadway

Artspeople

LEADING ARTICLE : The National's show of secrecy

The great and the good are making themselves comfy in front of the casting couch. The board members of the National Theatre are scratching their brows as they ponder on the choice of the right man or woman to fill the most important role in British theatre. The director of the National Theatre, Richard Eyre, plans to leave sometime next year or the year after. His successor will be appointed by the middle of this year. Despite the importance of the position, the casting process and even the names of the potential players are shrouded in secrecy. If it is our National Theatre, why should we be so in the dark about who might run it?

McMillan remains a free spirit

Despite indifferent promoters, one of Britain's most intelligent boxers is sure he will be back with a title challenge. Greg Wood reports

When Fanny Brice met Florenz Ziegfeld

first encounters sorel and sorel

LETTER: Boxed Broadway

From Professor Peter Smith

A chorus of disapproval

I can't stand the theatre. I have nothing against luvvies, or playwrights, or anyone else in that noble profession, but hell for me would be an evening in the dress circle at a revolving performance of 'The Cherry Orchard'
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