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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LONGEST BROADWAY RUNS
The top three, all musicals.
John Lithgow in the iconic role.
Four musicals end their runs.
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
Woody Allen's movie, as a Broadway musical.
Sutton Foster as a woman with a misplaced faith.
LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
Audra McDonald as singer Billie Holiday.
THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN
On windswept coastal Ireland, a boy's evolution.
A revival of Roundabout Theatre's take on the musical.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Capers and deception in Central Park.
THE REALISTIC JONESES
Two couples, alike and not.
TONY AWARD PREDICTIONS
Once more, we go out on a limb.
A very private resort in the Catskills.
Moss Hart's memoirs, turned into theater.
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
A bizarre story, set in the form of a rock concert.
OF MICE AND MEN
John Steinbeck's play, revived.
A musical from the "Next to Normal" team.
A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Lorraine Hansberry's great American play.
MOTHERS AND SONS
Terrance McNally's new play about an uneasy reunion.
Victor Hugo's sweeping story, a second Broadway revival.
The latest stage musical comedy from Disney.
The Italian Stallion in a new Broadway musical.
ALL THE WAY
President Lyndon Johnson's hard-fought campaign.