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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THE LAST SHIP
A new musical, scored by Sting.
THE REAL THING
Tom Stoppard's riff on words and emotions.
The ethnic wars, over dinner.
ON THE TOWN
Three sailors and a day in New York.
IT'S ONLY A PLAY
Dishing it out on Broadway.
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
An oldie, revived.
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
A British smash hits Broadway.
THE COUNTRY HOUSE
A new play, mirroring Chekhov.
Two lives, witnessed through two sets of letters.
THIS IS OUR YOUTH
Disaffected young adults in the '80s.
Opening, and not musical, on Broadway.
What they'll be singing on Broadway this Fall.
50 YEARS OF FIDDLER
An American musical endures.
Two couples and their weekend together.
LONGEST BROADWAY RUNS
The top three, all musicals.
John Lithgow in the iconic role.
Four musicals end their runs.
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
Woody Allen's movie, as a Broadway musical.
Sutton Foster as a woman with a misplaced faith.
LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
Audra McDonald as singer Billie Holiday.
THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN
On windswept coastal Ireland, a boy's evolution.