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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A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Lorraine Hansberry's great American play.
MOTHERS AND SONS
Terrance McNally's new play about an uneasy reunion.
Victor Hugo's sweeping story, a second Broadway revival.
The latest stage musical comedy from Disney.
The Italian Stallion in a new Broadway musical.
ALL THE WAY
President Lyndon Johnson's hard-fought campaign.
LOVE AND INFORMATION
Getting it across in a world that moves rapidly.
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
Passion in the Iowa farmlands.
Taking to the field, on Broadway. (Closes March 2)
John Patrick Shanley's new play, set in Ireland.
Opening on Broadway this spring.
THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY
A new book of theater artists' memories.
A 1928 play, never revived until now.
Carole King's Story, in a new musical.
THE BARD'S BROADWAY
Lots of Shakespeare this season.
WAITING FOR GODOT
On Broadway, Waiting Again.
NO MAN'S LAND
Is anything what it seems in Harold Pinter's play?
Shakespeare's Globe takes on a tyrant.
The version by Shakespeare's Globe.
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
A new murder musical-comedy.
Actor Ethan Hawke as the mad Scot.
Mike Nichol's take on Harold Pinter's drama.
Harlem, and The Cotton Club, revisited.
THE SNOW GEESE
A new play about a family gripped by change.
A TIME TO KILL
John Grisham's first novel, adapted for the stage.
THE WINSLOW BOY
On family's response to an injustice.
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
A pop-icon reborn on stage.
A new musical about a man with big stories.
New shows, revivals and Shakespeare.
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
The revival of an American classic.