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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Originally a mistress; now, who knows?
A battle between success and idealism.
THE HEIDI CHRONICLES
Wendy Wasserstein's prize-winner.
ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
The revived musical, set aboard a train.
Helen Mirren on Broadway as Queen Elizabeth.
How millions of people know Broadway.
FISH IN THE DARK
Larry David, in his Broadway debut.
LIVES OF THE SAINTS
A compilation of one-acts Off-Broadway.
A new Off-Broadway musical about the man on the $10 bill.
INTO THE WOODS
Stripped-down and muscular.
MUSICALS THIS SPRING
Eight productions, coming up.
A new play, on a cosmic level.
HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
A musical adapted from the movie.
Five openings through March.
Setting financial and attendance records.
THE ELEPHANT MAN
Bradley Cooper in the revival's title role.
Hugh Jackman in Jez Butterworth's new play.
A revival of a musical about conjoined twins. (Closes January 4, 2015)
A DELICATE BALANCE
Edward Albee's play, open to interpretation.
Seven master magicians on Broadway.
THE HOLIDAYS ON BROADWAY
The "must-see" new play and musical productions.
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.