Shapiro on Theater

Howard Shapiro
Howard Shapiro
  • May 27, 2015

    Review: 'I Promised Myself to Live Faster'

    A long, crawly thing made of floppy red tubes worms its way across the stage. (It's hard to describe what Pig Iron Theatre Company's "I...
  • May 22, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'The Lion King' and his pride

    After seeing the opening Wednesday of “The Lion King” national tour at the Academy of Music, I can safely report that the circle of life remains intac...
  • May 21, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: Race, rhythm and fervor in 'Memphis'

    The infectious musical "Memphis," which has a sweet sensibility about a serious issue, is big, blustery and a whole lot of fun at the Walnut...
  • May 7, 2015

    Review: The bittersweet tune in 'brownsville song'

    The sweeter that things seem in the new play "brownsville song," the sadder they are. Even when a black high-school senior named Tray has a ...
  • May 6, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: A ferocious 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'

    Here are the ingredients in Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?": Imbalance, alcoholism, co-dependence, pragmatism, se...
  • May 1, 2015 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'Kinky Boots,' kicking

    At "Kinky Boots" the audience applauds a shoe. It happens on Broadway and also these nights at the Forrest Theatre in Center City, where the...
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