Howard Shapiro

Program Host

Howard Shapiro is host of In A Broadway Minute, which airs Fridays at 8 am and Saturdays at 10 am.

Howard began reviewing Broadway shows for The Classical Network in 2010. He also reviews Philadelphia theater for WHYY, and the written versions of his Philadelphia reviews appear on the blog "Shapiro on Theater." Howard -- everyone calls him "Howie" -- spent 10 years as The Philadelphia Inquirer’s staff theater critic, reviewing in metropolitan Philadelphia and on Broadway. During nearly 43 years at the newspaper, his assorted reporting and editing jobs included cultural arts editor and editor of the Travel section. He’s been a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and an Internews Fellow in Greece. He was a fellow, and later a mentor, at the National Endowment for the Arts Institute for theater critics in Los Angeles. Howard teaches arts criticism and travel writing at Temple University and has been hanging around theaters much of his life.criticism and travel writing at Temple University and has been hanging around theaters much of his life.

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"Bernhardt/Hamlet" is a Broadway world premiere about actress Sarah Bernhardt's decision at the end of the 1800s to take on the role of Hamlet. Hear theater critic Howard Shapiro's review of this play on In a Broadway Minute, Friday (9/28 at 8 am) and Saturday (9/29 at 10 am).

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