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Howard Shapiro
Howard Shapiro
  • February 1, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Bruce Graham on his new play 'Funnyman', stand up comedy and the legacy of burlesque

    At the first preview performance of his new play "Funnyman," Bruce Graham sat at the top row of the theater at the Arden -- or sometimes he ...
  • January 29, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: At the Drake in Center City, an evolution and '#therevolution'

    For InterAct Theatre Company – founded 28 years ago to stage works that speak to current issues – Wednesday night marked a new era. Not only did the c...
  • January 22, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'From the Depths,' will the real Oscar Wilde please rise?

    It's a rare depiction, to my mind, that treats the playwright Oscar Wilde as an actual human being and not some cartoonish, foppishly witty, sexu...
  • January 14, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'The Hard Problem?' For Wilma Theater, no difficulty

    It's been a heady week for the Wilma Theater. First, its co-founder and artistic director Blanka Zizka announced a $10 million campaign to re-do ...
  • December 14, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: Then and now, 'Gentlemen Volunteers'

    Pig Iron Theatre Company is celebrating 20 years of bold and unconventional work by restaging an early piece that created a buzz here, then nationally...
  • December 4, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: Hounded (with laughs) by 'Baskerville'

    Plenty of mystery surrounds the blood-thirsty hound plaguing theBaskerville family, but one thing we know for sure: He's a doggedcreature. He fol...
  • November 23, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: A joyful, hopeful 'Black Nativity'

    The Christmas show "Black Nativity" was written by the late poet Langston Hughes, who wanted his African American culture to be clearly repr...
  • November 13, 2015 |  Shapiro On Theater

    Review: The questions surrounding 'Equivocation'

    Ask me what the play "Equivocation" is about and I could give you lots of answers, including God, souls, religion, politics, theater, acting...
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