In a Broadway Minute
with Howard Shapiro
Join Howard Shapiro every Friday at 8 a.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. for a short review of the latest Broadway shows. Theater critic Howard Shapiro joined the Philadelphia Inquirer in 1970 and has held a number of reporting and editing positions, including cultural arts editor and travel editor and writer. He was an Inquirer theater critic for 10 years, covering Philadelphia theaters and Broadway. He teaches arts criticism and travel writing at Temple University.
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SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
Jake Gyllenhaal in his Broadway singing debut.
TYING A RECORD
The man with four shows on Broadway.
Glenn Close stars as Norma Desmond, once again.
Eleven productions open through the spring.
UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY
Volume 3 in a collection of anecdotes and reminiscences.
The first Broadway production of the August Wilson play.
Early Chekhov - discovered, updated and starring Cate Blanchett.
Goodby to a bunch of shows.
A NEW BROADWAY THEATER
The restored Hudson is a theater again.
THE SEASON SO FAR
Four new musicals stand out.
Life on the subways, a cappella.
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
A high-schooler, and a lie gone viral.
A BRONX TALE
Chazz Palminteri's story, now a musical.
NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812
For Josh Groban's Broadway debut, a tale by Tolstoy.
LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
Games of seduction, revenge and deceit.
THE FRONT PAGE
Making deadlines, once more, on Broadway.
THE CHERRY ORCHARD
Anton Chekhov's masterpiece, in a new version.
An extended family and the oncoming scourge of AIDS.
Taking chances in an unusual relationship.
OH HELLO ON BROADWAY
Comedian Nick Kroll and John Mulaney as their alter egos.
Irving Berlin, on Broadway again.
Lost in the Amazon, and in the modern world.
The sounds of the new season.
Drama, comedy opening this Fall.