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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LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
Games of seduction, revenge and deceit.
THE FRONT PAGE
Making deadlines, once more, on Broadway.
THE CHERRY ORCHARD
Anton Chekhov's masterpiece, in a new version.
An extended family and the oncoming scourge of AIDS.
Taking chances in an unusual relationship.
OH HELLO ON BROADWAY
Comedian Nick Kroll and John Mulaney as their alter egos.
Irving Berlin, on Broadway again.
Lost in the Amazon, and in the modern world.
The sounds of the new season.
Drama, comedy opening this Fall.
A record-breaking season.
A musical classic, revived.
LAST CHANCE TO SEE THESE SHOWS
Six shows, closing soon.
TROILUS AND CRESSIDA
Love and war in Central Park.
NEW "TKTS" LOCATION
An experiment at Lincoln Center.
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.