Shapiro on Theater

Howard Shapiro
Howard Shapiro
  • January 22, 2015 |  Shapiro On Theater

    Review: 'Closer' and in love, four ways

    The minute we lay eyes on Alice, which is the minute Patrick Marber'splay "Closer" begins, one thought comes to mind: She's troubl...
  • January 21, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Light the Lights! The spring season opens with our NewsWorks theater preview

    The second half of the theater season is beginning to bud, and with about 50 professional theater companies in metropolitan Philadelphia, it'll b...
  • January 20, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'Hot 'n' Cole' in champagne flutes filled with Porter

    "Times have changed," Cole Porter wrote as the first three words to "Anything Goes," and the current Mauckingbird production of &q...
  • January 19, 2015

    Review: 'The Body of an American,' the travails of a playwright

    A writer named Dan O'Brien tuned into "Fresh Air" on August 27, 2007, and this is what Terry Gross was saying: "Remember that fam...
  • January 16, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'A Life (or two) in the Theatre'

    Are the best times in the theater when things go terribly wrong? Not in my experience, but the best times in David Mamet's 1977 play, "A Lif...
  • January 9, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'Motown: The Musical,' with A and B sides

    Nobody can tell a good story about Berry Gordy Jr. better than Berry Gordy Jr. And the bad ones? Well, some of them are even in "Motown: The Musi...
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