In a Broadway Minute
with Howard Shapiro
Join Howard Shapiro every Friday at 8 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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OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR
An aging woman with a secret to tell.
Big-time slapstick in a major farce.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Tevye, still wishing he were rich.
THE COLOR PURPLE
The musical, completely rethought.
SCHOOL OF ROCK
The popular movie, turned into a Broadway musical.
David Mamet's latest play, with Al Pacino.
Stephen King's story, adapted for the stage.
ON YOUR FEET
The story of the Miami Sound Machine and its creators.
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
Arthur Miller's classic in a whole new light.
A musical about Japanese-Americans during World War II.
KING CHARLES III
A "future history play."
Emile Zola's dark story.
A home-wrecking dog on Broadway.
DAMES AT SEA
Tap-dancing on a battleship.
THE GIN GAME
A two-hander, with Cicely Tyson and James Earl Jones.
A man, his wife and a vistor.
FOOL FOR LOVE
Sam Shepard's play, revived.
The musical, with deaf and hearing performers.
Alexander Hamilton, now on Broadway.