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Howard Shapiro
Howard Shapiro
  • October 2, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: The one-dimensional images in 'Photograph 51'

    They can be brilliant and they can be cynical, petty, cutthroat hypocrites. I'm not referring to the usual suspects – I'm talking about the ...
  • September 21, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'High Society,' high times

    They don't make musicals like they used to – but then, Cole Porter is no longer around. In fact, he wasn't around in 1998 either when the st...
  • September 16, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Fringe reviews: 'Alias Ellis Mackenzie' and 'It's So Learning'

    Alias Ellis Mackenzie The theater artist Thaddeus Phillips, whose group Lucidity Suitcase International has given the Fringe many memorable moments, ...
  • September 8, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Fringe reviews: 'Underground Railroad Game,' 'The Shoplifters,' 'Exit the King' and 'Zombies ... with Guns'

    Underground Railroad Game Raw, revealing, funny and poignant – "Underground Railroad Game" is hands-down the best piece I've seen in t...
  • September 5, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Fringe review: 'A Doll's House'

    In his loopy take on Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece "A Doll's House," Norwegian playwright/director/choreographer Jo Strømgren capture...
  • September 4, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Fringe reviews: 'The Captive' and 'After the Rehearsal/Persona'

    The Captive I'm shocked, shocked, I tell you – or I may have been in 1926, when Edouard Bordet's "La Prisionnère," the story of a...
  • August 28, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    It's Fringe Festival time — and here's the theater I want to see (among the 140-odd productions)

    A fellow named Brian Feldman will come to your kitchen, wash your dishes -- and then recite any monologue of your choosing in a one-on-one event calle...
  • August 24, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    This year's Barrymore Award nominees cover a wide spectrum of Philadelphia-area theater

    This is the year that the region's smaller professional theaters, plus those in the suburbs, sit at the front of the table: Nominees in the 26 ca...
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