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Howard Shapiro 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 and Broadway. He teaches arts criticism and travel writing at Temple University.

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2014

October 17
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
An oldie, revived.

October 10
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
A British smash hits Broadway.

October 3
THE COUNTRY HOUSE
A new play, mirroring Chekhov.

September 26
LOVE LETTERS
Two lives, witnessed through two sets of letters.

September 19
THIS IS OUR YOUTH
Disaffected young adults in the '80s.

September 12
UPCOMING PLAYS
Opening, and not musical, on Broadway.

September 5
UPCOMING MUSICALS
What they'll be singing on Broadway this Fall.

August 22
50 YEARS OF FIDDLER
An American musical endures.

August 22
POOR BEHAVIOR
Two couples and their weekend together.

August 15
LONGEST BROADWAY RUNS
The top three, all musicals.

August 8
KING LEAR
John Lithgow in the iconic role.

August 1
SUMMER CLOSINGS
Four musicals end their runs.

July 25
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
Woody Allen's movie, as a Broadway musical.

July 18
VIOLET
Sutton Foster as a woman with a misplaced faith.

July 11
LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
Audra McDonald as singer Billie Holiday.

July 4
THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN
On windswept coastal Ireland, a boy's evolution.

June 27
CABARET
A revival of Roundabout Theatre's take on the musical.

June 20
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Capers and deception in Central Park.

June 13
THE REALISTIC JONESES
Two couples, alike and not.

June 6
TONY AWARD PREDICTIONS
Once more, we go out on a limb.

May 30
CASA VALENTINA
A very private resort in the Catskills.

May 23
ACT ONE
Moss Hart's memoirs, turned into theater.

May 16
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
A bizarre story, set in the form of a rock concert.

May 9

OF MICE AND MEN

John Steinbeck's play, revived.

April 25
IF-THEN
A musical from the "Next to Normal" team.

April 18
A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Lorraine Hansberry's great American play.

April 11

MOTHERS AND SONS

Terrance McNally's new play about an uneasy reunion.

April 4

LES MISERABLES

Victor Hugo's sweeping story, a second Broadway revival.

 

March 28

ALADDIN

The latest stage musical comedy from Disney.

 

March 21

ROCKY

The Italian Stallion in a new Broadway musical.

 

March 14

ALL THE WAY

President Lyndon Johnson's hard-fought campaign.

 

 

 

 

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