Shapiro on Theater

Howard Shapiro
Howard Shapiro
  • January 18, 2017 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'Lizzie,' and axes to grind

    As folk heroines go, Lizzie Borden is a highly questionable choice. It's not just the 40 whacks (or is it 81?), a historically inaccurate figure ...
  • January 12, 2017 |  Shapiro on Theater

    The Philadelphia theater season swings into spring

    The extraordinary range of productions on Philadelphia-areastages this spring is proof that theater here is vibrant – and that local audiences who sup...
  • December 22, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: The dimensions of friendship in 'A Year with Frog and Toad'

    You have your frogs, you have your toads. They have their differences.
  • December 15, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'Wilde Tales' that Oscar wrote

    I'll now do something critics should do only on rare occasions: Review the audience. On a Sunday matinee produced by the Quintessence Theatre Gro...
  • December 12, 2016 |  Shapiro On Theater

    Review: 'The Carols,' but not the ones you might sing

    A new musical called "The Carols," set during World War II in a hicksville town with too few guys available to cast the annual "A Chris...
  • 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...
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