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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 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, a reporter for The New York Times.


Stage Style as You Like It: Spring 2018 On and Off Broadway

(April 24, 2018) - Primed to check out New York theatre’s spring collection? Then prepare for a mind-blowing convergence of musicals, plays, and big-name players onto that formidable theatrical runway known as Broadway. (read the story...)

Mondo Hufflepuffian News: 'Puffs' Goes From Off-Broadway to the Big Screen!

(April 06, 2018) - For seven years a certain boy wizard went to Wizard School. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs…who just happened to be there too. A play for anyone who has never been destined to save the world. (read the story...)

Bloodlust on Off-Broadway: Wicked Clone the Cinema Musical

(March 29, 2018) - As vampire historians visiting the Davenport Theatre would disclose (under a full-fanged-blood-red moon), Wicked Clone the Cinema Musical is a long overdue theatrical moment – especially since it began in 15th –century Transylvania with the birth of identical twin sisters Mihaela and Gabriela. (read the story...)

All Systems Go: NYC’s Theatre Season Lifts Off

(March 26, 2018) - Pedal-to-metal doesn’t begin to describe the annual frenzy surrounding Broadway’s busiest time of year--spring. (read the story...)

Critic's Pick: High Noon

(March 16, 2018) - You can drop kick any cinematic nostalgia of Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly and assorted bad guys back to 1952. Axis Theatre’s adaptation of Hollywood’s quintessential Old West showdown has been given a new, lushly surreal life with a company that paints the material and their characters with strokes of conflict -- both internal and verbal. (read the story...)

Life of Pie: Katharine McPhee to Join the Cast of Broadway’s Waitress

(March 14, 2018) - A handful of years before the #MeToo movement turned the spotlight onto female empowerment, Broadway shattered the glass ceiling when Waitress announced an all-female creative team. It was a Broadway first. (read the story...)

Scar's Face: The Lion King’s Villainous Stephen Carlile

(February 23, 2018) - Scar: Simba’s uncle; Mufasa’s younger brother; and the most complex character in Disney’s The Lion King. Especially in the hands—or claw-like paws—of Stephen Carlile, an ultra-charming Brit who has endowed Scar with a delicious three-dimensional malevolence. (read the story...)

Torch Song on the Move to Broadway

(February 21, 2018) - After raves, extensions, and a sold-out run at Off-Broadway’s Second Stage, Torch Song with that production’s stars—Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl—is headed to Broadway. Directing is Tony nominee Moisés Kaufman (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo; I Am My Own Wife). (read the story...)

Stage Stoked: Big Stars on Broadway and Beyond

(February 16, 2018) - At this very almost-March moment, the megalopolis known as New York, New York is the most theatrically exciting city on the planet thanks to electrifying new productions, record-breaking musicals, long-awaited revivals, and high-profile celebs who make Broadway and Off-Broadway their home for a limited—or ongoing—run. (read the story...)

Kristin Maldonado and Kandi Burruss: A Starry Season Skyrockets Onto Broadway

(January 24, 2018) - Long-awaited Broadway blockbusters; adored stage and screen performers; the world’s best theatre companies stretching from one end of the island to the other…welcome to February, Manhattan-style. Here, even frigid pre- and post-Valentine’s Day temperatures don’t stand a chance against the sizzling love fest sweeping New York’s stages this February. (read the story...)

January Comings and Goings Launch Broadway Into 2018

(January 19, 2018) - Thanks to a scorecard of white-hot shows laced with a jolt of celebrity voltage, Broadway is positioned to become a mega theatre mecca for January, 2018. (read the story...)

BroadwayCon 2018: Broadway's Biggest Names Come Out to Play

(January 19, 2018) - From all indications, the third BroadwayCon is stacking up to be all kinds of awesome, with a long list of Broadway stars including (but by all means not limited to): Christy Altomare, Laura Benanti, Heidi Blickenstaff, Stephanie J. Block, Sierra Boggess, Alex Brightman, Liz Callaway, Chad Kimball, Donna Murphy, Kelli O’Hara, Laura Osnes, Bryce Pinkham, Anthony Rapp, and Doug Wright. (read the story...)

Broadway Breaking Buzz: The Holiday Season + the Go-Go's and Pretty Woman

(December 13, 2017) - The holiday season spilling into the New Year is a balancing act for theatre lovers. On one hand you have a buoyant collection of shows celebrating seasonal magic: concerts laced with carols, The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center, a gaggle of Off-Broadway A Christmas Carols, and Santa hopping back and forth from sharing the stage with the Rockettes during Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular to mentoring Buddy in Elf the Musical at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. (read the story...)

A Glorious Sound: The Songwriting Team of Once on This Island

(December 05, 2017) - When the subject turns to the songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty there tends to be a respectful pause and a smile. Not only are they musical theatre superstars (legendary...prolific...award-winning), they’re the good guys—people you want to have brunch with. And be inspired by. (read the story...)

Born to Extended Run: Springsteen on Broadway Now Through June 30th, 2018

(November 28, 2017) - They don’t call him The Boss for nothing. Bruce Springsteen, who is effectively proving he’s “born to run” at the intimate (i.e., under 1,000 seats) Walter Kerr Theatre in his sellout solo show, Springsteen on Broadway, is giving his legions of fans who were unable to score tickets to see him up-close-and-personal, a second chance. (read the story...)

New York Theatre Holiday Buzz and Gifts: 2017 Edition!

(November 28, 2017) - With giant-sized Christmas trees, snowflakes, and menorahs lighting up the month of December all over the Big Apple, it’s good to know that Broadway and Off-Broadway are keeping up Great Festive Expectations, from music to intimate interactive holiday gatherings to family-fabulous fun stuff. (read the story...)

NYC Holiday Shows: Beyond the Obvious

(November 27, 2017) - Just when you thought you aced holiday and other theatrical offerings this December, here are a few more to add to your wish list – choose wisely, plan accordingly, and enjoy big-time! (read the story...)

Closing Soon! A Night of 'Uncommon Sense' at the Sheen Center

(November 22, 2017) - Something spectacularly beautiful and moving is unfolding onstage at downtown’s Sheen Center, but only for a few more days. Playing through this coming Sunday (11/26) only – following a critically acclaimed one-month run – Uncommon Sense is an important, exciting, funny and haunting work written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris is about autism. More specifically, it shows theatregoers what its like living on the diverse autism spectrum. (read the story...)

Big News for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the Christmas Spectacular

(November 16, 2017) - It was announced this week that the family-friendly musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring two-time Tony winner Christian Borle will play its final Broadway performance on January 14th. Having opened on April 23rd, the show will have played 27 reviews and 305 regular performances. (read the story...)

Back Where She Belongs: Hello, Bernadette!

(November 09, 2017) - Iconic, captivating, and Broadway’s ultimate 24-carat gem, two-time Tony-winner Bernadette Peters is heading "back where she belongs": stopping traffic from one end of the Great White Way to the other in the megahit revival of Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s Hello, Dolly! (read the story...)

November Stages New York: It’s Show Time!

(November 01, 2017) - From edgy to quirky to who-knows-what, the new theatre season is riding New York’s Broadway and Off-Broadway fast track in full pedal-to-metal velocity, fueled equally by celebrity muscle and the infusion of talented up-and-comers. (read the story...)

October Stages: Celebrity Pull on Broadway

(October 16, 2017) - Don’t even bother checking your rearview mirror: New York’s new theatre season is in the moment, shattering the fall status quo with superstars Bruce Springsteen (in his Broadway debut, Springsteen on Broadway) and John Leguizamo (re-emerging after a five-year hiatus from Broadway) in his latest solo comedy, Latin History for Morons. (read the story...)

Broadway Latest: Meteor Shower Cast Change and War Paint Closing

(October 13, 2017) - Preemptive Broadway closings always strike a melancholy chord, especially when they impact two of the world’s most luminous musical theatre stars: Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. (read the story...)

Broadway Latest: Jason Mraz, Once on This Island, and Mean Girls the Musical!

(October 10, 2017) - Making a 10-week detour from concerts and recording sessions, two-time Grammy Award winner Jason Mraz is making his Broadway debut in the hit musical Waitress. Also upcoming: Mean Girls the musical and Once on This Island, which begins previews in New York in November. (read the story...)

Halloween Theatre NYC: Shows That Go Bump in the Night

(October 04, 2017) - New York’s reputation for Halloween antics—from the goes-without-saying fabulousness of the Village Halloween parade to masked balls to haunted whatnots—is in full theatrical throttle. And it looks like Frankenstein is upstaging Dracula on all fronts this year. (read the story...)


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