In A Broadway Minute with Howard Shapiro

Fridays at 8 am, Saturdays at 10 am

Join theater critic Howard Shapiro each week for a short review of the latest Broadway shows. Howard 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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This year, everyone is invited to the Public Theater’s annual star-studded fund-raising gala because it’s an open stream on the Internet this coming Monday. Theater Critic Howard Shapiro tells you about the gala, called We Are One Public, this week on In a Broadway Minute, Friday (5/29) at 8 am and Saturday (5/20) at 10 am.

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The playwright Terrence McNally gave theater some of its great moments. Theater critic Howard Shapiro will hail McNally's versatility this week on In a Broadway Minute, Friday (4/3) at 8 am and Saturday (4/4) at 10 am.