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City Guide Theatre Editor Griffin Miller moved to New York to pursue an acting/writing career in the 1980s after graduating magna cum laude from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Since then, she has written for The New York Times, For the Bride, Hotels, and a number of other publications, mostly in the areas of travel and performance arts. She currently is the theatre and spa editor for Promenade Magazine as well as theatre editor for all NYMetroParents publications. An active member of The New York Travel Writers Association, she is also a playwright and award-winning collage artist. In addition, she sits on the board of The Lewis Carroll Society of North America. Griffin is married to Richard Sandomir, Sports Media reporter for The New York Times.


Summer Theatre in NYC: Fests and More

(June 23, 2017) - While Broadway shakes off its residual Tony Night stardust, I suggest adding to your wish list of Dear Evan Hansen, Groundhog Day, and Miss Saigon some of Off-Broadway’s summer plays, musicals, and festivals—performed indoors and out. Imagine: shows poised to take on Broadway in a year or two...stars keeping it real in the classics…parodies with wild ride guarantees…thought-provoking…unorthodox…and sometimes free! (read the story...)

Tony Awards: The Aftermath Commences (The Latest Closings and Extended Runs)

(June 14, 2017) - Once the Tonys pass, Broadway tongues will get to wagging on closings, extended runs, and all the other fallout from the awards show. An annual inevitability? State of the Arts tradition? Or maybe, a simply worded cliché: let's get this show on the road. Any way you tweet it, it happens as a direct result of the Tony Awards. (read the story...)

Notes From the Tony Trenches: 2017 Award Wrap Up

(June 12, 2017) - As far as the 2017 Tony Awards go, color me saturated. From the schvitzy red carpet prequel to the protracted opening number to mega musical performances to playwright synopses to backstage commercial lead-ins to assorted comedic tidbits to thank-you speeches laced with pokes at the current administration’s disdain for the arts…it was a wild ride. (read the story...)

Tony Nominations 2017: Picks & Pronouncements

(May 11, 2017) - Red carpet madness is just around the corner of Manhattan’s 5lst Street and Sixth Avenue, where Radio City Music Hall is buffing up its Deco sizzle and glam in preparation for Broadway’s biggest (televised) event: The 71st Annual Tony Awards. (read the story...)

Broadway Exits and Entrances: Farinelli and the King, Time and the Conways, and More

(May 10, 2017) - Broadway bids farewell to Amélie and The Glass Menagerie, gets ready to welcome Farinelli and the King and Time and the Conways. (read the story...)

Broadway's 'Amelie, A New Musical' to Close This Month

(May 05, 2017) - The musical version of the French film Amélie starring Hamilton alumna Phillipa Soo has achieved the annual – and dubious -- honor of being the first up-and-running-open-ended show of the 2016-2017 season to suffer the slings and arrows of zero Tony nominations. Well-intentioned and sweet, the musical was a hard-sell to tourists who comprise a big and important chunk of ticket buyers. Closing date is set for May 21st. (read the story...)

They're Here! Tony Nominations 2017: The Good, The Great, The Dissed

(May 02, 2017) - The official announcement leading to Broadway’s Annual A-List Face-Off is now out, marking the first rung on the Tony Awards ladder. (read the story...)

Michael Moore Surrenders to Broadway

(May 01, 2017) - He’s an Oscar-winning filmmaker, Emmy-winning television creator, best-selling author and a boon to every talk show with the chutzpah to book him. And now, with his quiver heavy with disgruntled pragmatism, controversy and hard-core humor, Michael Moore is priming his rhetoric for an unrelenting game of political Whack-A-Mole in his theatrical debut in his latest work, The Terms of My Surrender. I, for one, cannot wait. (read the story...)

Broadway's Summer Kicks Off with Red-Hot Star Clout

(April 28, 2017) - June 11ths’s red carpet leading into the 71st Tony Awards may be a month and change away from being unfurled, but New York’s 2017-2018 theatre season has already begun stacking its theatrical Jenga blocks, starting with Scott McPhereson’s Marvin’s Room, making its Broadway debut on June 8th at the American Airlines Theatre. (read the story...)

Theatre NYC: Shaken and Stirring on Broadway

(April 26, 2017) - Basketball fans eyeing the finals have nothing on theatre aficionados—and the stakes are just as high now that Tony season is upon us. And while you might think landing a shiny statuette is the carrot that entices big name players to Broadway each season, this just isn’t the case. (read the story...)

Kevin Spacey to Host 2017 Tony Awards

(April 18, 2017) - Radio City Music Hall will be welcoming Kevin Spacey back into Broadway’s inner circle on June 11th when he steps onto the iconic stage as host of the 71st Annual Tony Awards. (read the story...)

Broadway's Gideon Glick and the Search for a Significant Other

(March 28, 2017) - It’s been more than a few weeks since I saw Gideon Glick in playwright Joshua Harmon’s funny, poignant, strikingly human Significant Other which—as it spiraled beyond its heartfelt conclusion into curtain call—left a young woman sitting behind me in tears. The kind of heavy-duty tears that speak to an emotional connection with the characters that inhabited our hearts for the previous two hours and fifteen minutes. (read the story...)

Broadway Goes Full Throttle for Spring

(March 22, 2017) - It happens every spring: Broadway’s rip-roaring, all-star running of the new show bulls. And April, my theatre-craving friends, is mondo month for taking in previews and openings as the shows stampede towards June 11th’s Tony Awards. (read the story...)

Bit Parts: Breaking Theatre News & Reviews in a New York Nutshell

(March 06, 2017) - The latest gossip on this spring's newest Broadway shows-with Kevin Kline, Glenn Close, Laura Linney, Cynthia Nixon, Allison Janney, and more. (read the story...)

March Magic: What's New on Broadway

(February 24, 2017) - Just when you thought selecting the perfect Broadway show would be a slam-dunk, a hefty March preview count turned the New York theatre decision-making process into a supersized challenge. From the month’s first heady days, when the long-awaited revival of Miss Saigon helicopters in (3/1), and Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage’s Sweat transfers from Off-Broadway to Studio 54 (3/4), it’s a pedal-to-metal landscape. (read the story...)

Broadway’s On Your Feet! | The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan

(February 17, 2017) - If you plan to be backstage at the Marquis Theatre between shows on any given Saturday, it’s a good idea to brush up on your Spanish. The bilingual cast of On Your Feet!—the high-octane musical bio about Emilio and Gloria Estefan—has reserved the day to converse exclusively “en Español,” or, as leading lady Ana Villafañe explains, “It’s a game we play every week to honor our cultures and the two people [who] brought these cultures together through their music.” (read the story...)

Preview Season for New York Theatre: 1984 & More!

(February 07, 2017) - Football season? Over. Theatre season? Just revving up. In the now, previews: the new offerings of On-, Off-, and Off-Off-Broadway are entering the theatrical arena at an exhilarating rate. (read the story...)

The Big BroadwayCon 2017 Wrap Up!

(February 02, 2017) - BroadwayCon—the theatre-addict’s pipeline to merchandise, networking, cavorting, hobnobbing—with each other and the celebs who make the Great White Way great—may be over but, like reliving a favorite show in your mind’s eye, the takeaway is indelible. (read the story...)

Happy Bubble Birthday (A Gazillion Times Over!)

(January 30, 2017) - On Saturday, February 15th the family-friendly, ultra-popular, über-delightful, mega-awesome Gazillion Bubble Show will celebrate its tenth anniversary at Off-Broadway’s New World Stages. (read the story...)

The Devil Wears Prada Heads to Broadway

(January 30, 2017) - Books–to-movies-to-mega-stage-musicals may be business as usual by now, but sometimes the stakes are high enough to celebrate—like when Sir Elton John (music) and Paul Rudnick (book and lyrics) team up to write a musical version of The Devil Wears Prada for Broadway. (read the story...)

New York Theatre's February Celebrity Scene

(January 25, 2017) - The crush of powerhouse players steamrolling their way onto Broadway this February says it all: 2017’s superstar muscle has arrived. (read the story...)

A Bronx Tale's Nick Cordero and Bigger-Than-Life Life

(January 20, 2017) - Few Broadway shows have the professional pedigree brought to life in the memory musical A Bronx Tale. Born of actor-writer Chazz Palminteri’s hit one-man stage/childhood-through-young-adulthood 1960s flashback, this indelible production shines brightly thanks in part to the performance by Nick Cordero as complicated gangster/mentor to Calogero (Chazz) that strikes the loudest and most poignant chord with theatergoers. (read the story...)

Broadway Behind the Scenes: BroadwayCon Update, Aladdin Changes, and More

(January 18, 2017) - For the next couple of weeks leading up to BroadwayCon’s three days kicking off on January 27th, I expect there will be one, two, or several more updates to my original story. This is the first. (read the story...)

BroadwayCon 2017: Broadway's Biggest Names Come Out to Play

(January 10, 2017) - BroadwayCon, Broadway’s seismic annual event, has outgrown last year’s New York Hilton Midtown venue. For 2017, from Friday, January 27th through Sunday the 29th, BroadwayCon will “play” NYC’s Jacob Javits Center with a star-spangled “cast” of celebs, both onstage & behind the scenes. Carpe BroadwayCon! (read the story...)

A Confident and Compelling 'Othello: The Remix'

(January 04, 2017) - I first read Othello in high school; I directed a scene from it in college; I’ve sat through countless stage productions and I’ve caught a few film versions here and there (thank you, TCM). But I have never been as swept up in the emotional trajectory of the characters as I was in the Q Brother’s hip-hop take, Othello: The Remix. (read the story...)


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