Shapiro on Theater

Howard Shapiro
Howard Shapiro
  • November 24, 2016

    Review: 'An Iliad' through history

    The unnamed poet in Lantern Theatre's stunning production of the audacious "An Iliad" gives us, in awe and befuddlement, his eyewitness...
  • November 23, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'The Wizard of Oz' stands before you. Really.

    The tin man still needs a heart, the scarecrow lacks a brain and the lion cannot find courage – no matter how many times you see "The Wizard of O...
  • November 21, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'Sleeping Beauty,' springing awake

    Here's an easy way to spot this season's Grinches, Scrooges and assorted partypoopers: They're the ones not smiling at the People'...
  • November 17, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'Found,' saved and collected

    When you see a scrap of paper on the sidewalk, what do you do? Probably nothing, unless you're cleaning the sidewalk. Then you sweep it into the ...
  • October 25, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    At this Philadelphia theater, the patrons decide the price of a ticket

    More than long lines or scarce parking, there's one thing that will keep patrons from attending plays without fail: high ticket prices. Well, one...
  • October 25, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Theater Exile and Arden win the top Barrymore Awards

    Islamic militants kidnap an investment banker in Pakistan and a grade-school girl is entranced by a forbidden garden – productions on those two themes...
  • October 21, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: Emotional stirrings in 'A New Brain'

    My hat comes off, and my heart goes out, to director Matthew Decker and the classy cast of the emotionally icky musical "A New Brain," which...
  • October 7, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'Grounded' with her heart in the sky

    In "Grounded," a fighter pilot soars. And Kittson O'Neill, the actress playing that character, soars as well in a dynamic performance a...
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