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Howard Shapiro In a Broadway Minute
with Howard Shapiro

Join Howard Shapiro every Friday at 8:30 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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2015

February 27
LIVES OF THE SAINTS
A new Off-Broadway musical about the man on the $10 bill.

February 20
HAMILTON
A new Off-Broadway musical about the man on the $10 bill.

February 13
INTO THE WOODS
Stripped-down and muscular.

February 6
MUSICALS THIS SPRING
Eight productions, coming up.

January 30
CONSTELLATIONS
A new play, on a cosmic level.

January 23
HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
A musical adapted from the movie.

January 16
UPCOMING PLAYS
Five openings through March.

January 9
RECORD-BREAKING BROADWAY
Setting financial and attendance records.

January 2
THE ELEPHANT MAN
Bradley Cooper in the revival's title role.

2014

December 26
THE RIVER
Hugh Jackman in Jez Butterworth's new play.

December 19
SIDESHOW
A revival of a musical about conjoined twins. (Closes January 4, 2015)

December 12
A DELICATE BALANCE
Edward Albee's play, open to interpretation.

December 5
THE ILLUSIONISTS
Seven master magicians on Broadway.

November 28
THE HOLIDAYS ON BROADWAY
The "must-see" new play and musical productions.

November 21
THE LAST SHIP
A new musical, scored by Sting.

November 14
THE REAL THING
Tom Stoppard's riff on words and emotions.

November 7
DISGRACED
The ethnic wars, over dinner.

October 31
ON THE TOWN
Three sailors and a day in New York.

October 24
IT'S ONLY A PLAY
Dishing it out on Broadway.

October 17
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
An oldie, revived.

October 10
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
A British smash hits Broadway.

October 3
THE COUNTRY HOUSE
A new play, mirroring Chekhov.

September 26
LOVE LETTERS
Two lives, witnessed through two sets of letters.

September 19
THIS IS OUR YOUTH
Disaffected young adults in the '80s.

September 12
UPCOMING PLAYS
Opening, and not musical, on Broadway.

September 5
UPCOMING MUSICALS
What they'll be singing on Broadway this Fall.

 

 

 

 

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