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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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.
ROMEO AND JULIET
Star-crossed on Broadway.
The longest Off-Broadway run, ever.
Last season's musical productions, now on disc.
BUYER AND CELLAR
A comedy set in Barbra Streisand's basement.
How Shlomo Carlebach created a new liturgy.
LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
The Bard, updated and set to music.
A musical exploring new beginnings.
LET IT BE
A Beatles tribute concert on Broadway.
The dance of passion, on Broadway.
MONKEY: JOURNEY TO THE WEST
A Chinese tale, set to music and acrobatics.
RANTOUL AND DIE
The lovelorn and the love-lost.
Broadway's three top-grossing shows.
A new musical about the record label.
Assessing a stock burlesque character.
A musical revival made new.
TONY AWARD PREDICTIONS
What will win - maybe.
THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
An African-American take on Horton Foote's classic.
Alan Cumming, playing just about all the roles.
I'LL EAT YOU LAST
Bette Midler as one of Hollywood's legendary agents.
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.