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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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.
Drama and comedy opening through the end of the year.
A musical about a musical.
Closing after 14 years on the boards.
Alexander Hamilton, now on Broadway.
Stuck in a movie theater, and in their lives.
Rarely seen Shakespeare, in Central Park.
THE KING AND I
The Tony winner for best musical revival.
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.