Shapiro on Theater

Howard Shapiro
Howard Shapiro
  • July 19, 2016 |  SHAPIRO ON THEATER

    Review: The taming of 'The Taming of the Shrew'

    What are we to make of "The Taming of the Shrew," William Shakespeare's comedic celebration of woman-bashing and submisson? Kate, the r...
  • June 23, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'The Harassment of Iris Malloy' plus West Side rumbles

    Just what was going on, or not going on, in the U.S. senator's hotel room? And what was that woman doing in there? And who will make money knowin...
  • June 18, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'Jamaica'-bound, and with a calypso beat

    The storm that whips up at the end of the first act of "Jamaica," the musical that opened Thursday night at New Freedom Theatre, is a doozy....
  • June 13, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: The mystery of 'Time Is on Our Side'

    Who gets to tell your story? That's a theme of the Tony-winning sensation "Hamilton," which explores the history of founding father Ale...
  • June 10, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Leslie Odom Jr., from East Oak Lane to a Tony Award nomination

    Leslie Odom Jr. was growing up in East Oak Lane when he got a tape recorder from his parentsat age 5. He sang into it for hours on end. Move forward 2...
  • May 20, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: Digging into 'The Secret Garden'

    However much time you're able to spend in the garden these days, it's nothing compared to the classy cast of the musical "The Secret Ga...
  • May 5, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: Trying to see through 'See What I Wanna See'

    Beware of hucksters. In the musical "See What I Wanna See," in a splendid production in Center City from 11th Hour Theatre Company, you get ...
  • April 29, 2016

    Review: With many faces, 'I Will Not Go Gently'

    Pardon me if tour de force seems too lame a phrase for Jennifer Childsand the new show she's written, "I Will Not Go Gently." Titled af...
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