Shapiro on Theater

Howard Shapiro
Howard Shapiro
  • May 7, 2015

    Review: The bittersweet tune in 'brownsville song'

    The sweeter that things seem in the new play "brownsville song," the sadder they are. Even when a black high-school senior named Tray has a ...
  • May 6, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: A ferocious 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'

    Here are the ingredients in Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?": Imbalance, alcoholism, co-dependence, pragmatism, se...
  • May 1, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'Kinky Boots,' kicking

    At "Kinky Boots" the audience applauds a shoe. It happens on Broadway and also these nights at the Forrest Theatre in Center City, where the...
  • April 30, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: Off 'To the Moon,' and riding on the ghost of Jackie Gleason

    You can't get closer to the late entertainer Jackie Gleason than on a stage in Old City, where locally-based actor Scott Greer is embodying the m...
  • April 15, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: Joyously unearthing 'The Fair Maid of the West'

    Don't be surprised if you become visibly giddy after "The Fair Maid of the West" begins, and if you haven't been able to settle do...
  • April 14, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: Bamboozling 'em with the 'National Pastime'

    Play ball! But wait -- time out! Don't play ball, just pretendthat you are. And there you have it -- the plot of the new musical"National Pa...
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