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 musical revival about the record company and its founder.
THE COLOR PURPLE
A recap of this year's Tony-Award winner for best musical revival.
AN ACT OF GOD
Sean Hayes being divine.
A recap of this year's Tony Award winner for best new play.
Cirque du Soleil's Broadway debut.
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
The Bard with new twists.
TONY AWARD PREDICTIONS
In a season dominated by "Hamilton."
About the creation of the 1921 groundbreaker.
LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
Jessica Lange in the Eugene O'Neill revival.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson in many roles.
A musical about an immortal family.
The movie, turned into a musical.
Brett Easton Ellis' novel, now a musical.
Frank Langella in a portrait of aging and coping.
A new musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.
Director Ivo van Hove's take on the Arthur Miller classic.
SHE LOVES ME
The revived musical about two pen pals in love.
Confronting abuse, years later.
A floating casino sinks in the Hudson.
Captive women in the Liberian bush.
The big question: Can they be the same show?
Forest Whitaker in a Eugene O'Neill one-act.
A family gathers on Thanksgiving.
THE HAMILTON IMPACT
The toughest ticket has a broad effect.
THE SEASON SO FAR
What to see (if you can't get tickets to Hamilton).
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.
Alexander Hamilton, now on Broadway.