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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

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.

 

March 7

LOVE AND INFORMATION

Getting it across in a world that moves rapidly.

 

February 28

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

Passion in the Iowa farmlands.

 

February 21

BRONX BOMBERS

Taking to the field, on Broadway. (Closes March 2)

 

February 14

OUTSIDE MULLINGAR

John Patrick Shanley's new play, set in Ireland.

 

February 7

UPCOMING MUSICALS

Opening on Broadway this spring.

 

January 31

THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY

A new book of theater artists' memories.

 

January 24

MACHINAL

A 1928 play, never revived until now.

 

January 17

BEAUTIFUL

Carole King's Story, in a new musical.

 

January 10

THE BARD'S BROADWAY

Lots of Shakespeare this season.

 

January 3

WAITING FOR GODOT

On Broadway, Waiting Again.

 

 

2013

December 27

NO MAN'S LAND

Is anything what it seems in Harold Pinter's play?

 

December 20

RICHARD III

Shakespeare's Globe takes on a tyrant.

 

December 13

TWELFTH NIGHT

The version by Shakespeare's Globe.

 

December 6

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER

A new murder musical-comedy.

 

November 29

MACBETH

Actor Ethan Hawke as the mad Scot.

 

November 22

BETRAYAL

Mike Nichol's take on Harold Pinter's drama.

 

November 15

AFTER MIDNIGHT

Harlem, and The Cotton Club, revisited.

 

November 8

THE SNOW GEESE

A new play about a family gripped by change.

 

November 1

A TIME TO KILL

John Grisham's first novel, adapted for the stage.

 

October 25

THE WINSLOW BOY

On family's response to an injustice.

 

October 18

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN

A pop-icon reborn on stage.

October 11

BIG FISH

A new musical about a man with big stories.

October 4

FALL PREVIEW

New shows, revivals and Shakespeare.

September 27

THE GLASS MENAGERIE

The revival of an American classic.

 

 

 

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