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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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.
David Mamet's latest play, with Al Pacino.
Stephen King's story, adapted for the stage.
ON YOUR FEET
The story of the Miami Sound Machine and its creators.
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
Arthur Miller's classic in a whole new light.
A musical about Japanese-Americans during World War II.
KING CHARLES III
A "future history play."
Emile Zola's dark story.
A home-wrecking dog on Broadway.
Alexander Hamilton, now on Broadway.