In a Broadway Minute
with Howard Shapiro
Join Howard Shapiro every Friday at 8:30 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 adn Broadway. He teaches arts criticism and travel writing at Temple University.
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THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES
A new comedy traces a family's evolution.
THE BIG KNIFE
Bobby Cannavale in a play about working in the movies.
Alec Baldwin in a play about two hermitic brothers.
A musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's book.
A big new Broadway musical by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper.
Tom Hanks in the late Nora Ephron's play.
HANDS ON A HARDBODY
A new musical about a truck and American dreams.
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
A new adaption for the stage.
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
A send-up of Anton Chekov.
Holland Taylor channels a Texas governor.
The sounds of the Spring season.
Some shows are running their course.
PRODUCING SHAKESPEARE (PC)
The Bard plays on.
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (PC)
Scarlett Johansson tackles the Tennessee Williams classic.
MANILOW ON BROADWAY (PC)
Delayed by flu, he's back in his hometown.
William Inge's 50's play, in revival.
THE OTHER PLACE (PC)
A new drama starring Laurie Metcalf.
GOLDEN BOY (PC)
Clifford Odets' boxing-boy classic, revived. (Closed Jan. 20)
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (PC)
David Mamet's classic, reinterpreted.
The classic revived.
A new holiday musical from Jean Shepherd's stories. (Run Ended)
THE ANARCHIST (PC)
David Mamet's new short-lived play. (Run Ended)
The Life of preacher Aimee Semple McPherson, in song. (Run Ended)