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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MEASURE FOR MEASURE
Shakespeare in Battery Park.
How the hymn came to be.
PENN AND TELLER ON BROADWAY
Celebrating four decades of magic together.
How J.M. Barrie created Peter Pan.
AN ACT OF GOD
Jim Parsons, as The Divine.
IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
A musical about a wedding day gone chaotic.
Sam Waterston is the central figure, Prospero.
TONY AWARD PREDICTIONS
Chita Rivera in the last musical by John Kander and Fred Ebb.
Life in the strange lane.
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
A stage version of the movie.
Boris Pasternak's novel as a musical. (Closed May 10)
LIVING ON LOVE
Renee Fleming's Broadway debut. (Closed May 3)
Intrigue in King Henry VIII's court.
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.