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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.


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...)

How to Score Tickets for Springsteen on Broadway

(September 29, 2017) - Even when the disappointment of sold-out Springsteen on Broadway looms heavy and hard, there is a flicker of hope when it comes to scoring tickets to see The Boss on Broadway. Sure, it’s not the most surefire flicker, but, to paraphrase Dirty Harry: Do you feel lucky, fans? (Or Bruce Tramps, if you prefer.) (read the story...)

Manhattan Stages Become Celebrity Central

(September 08, 2017) - Millennials, Gen-Xers, Boomers—whatever generational mindset you embrace, rest assured you can indulge your inner fan during this star-spangled new season. Not only is Broadway seeing seismic numbers of A-listers from TV and film, but Off-Broadway’s growing roster of big names is probably breaking some kind of theatrical record as well. (read the story...)

Breaking News on the Broadway Front

(September 06, 2017) - Who knew the balance of post-Labor Day week would come bearing Broadway buzz of the “yikes!” persuasion? Some of us are still reeling or—as the Brits would say—we’re a bit gob-smacked. Cutting to the chase, it was just announced that Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2 (originally slated to end its run on January 7th) has posted a closing date of Sunday, September 24th. (read the story...)

Broadway Buzz for Kids: Frozen, Charlie, and Wicked News

(August 14, 2017) - It has been floating around the “arriving on Broadway in 2018” stratosphere for awhile now, but happily, Frozen -- Disney’s highly anticipated stage musical based on the 2013 jumbo animated hit film of the same name -- has a theatre, an official preview date and, most importantly, “first dibs at tickets” info. (read the story...)

Star Gazing on Broadway This Fall

(August 11, 2017) - Sure, summer’s winding down and the new theatre season’s a month or two away from full-throttle, but trust me: star power and new faces are making 2017’s transition from August to September a white-hot time of year. Classics like The Phantom of the Opera and newcomers like Prince of Broadway are only part of New York’s expansive theatrical picture. I invite you to indulge in some serious celeb sighting! (read the story...)

Guess Who's Coming to Broadway...(Spoiler Alert: The Boss)

(August 09, 2017) - Oh, the bizarre cross pollination of Broadway of the 2017-2018 season: from SpongeBob SquarePants and his under-the-sea cohorts to two-time Oscar winner Glenda Jackson’s return to Broadway after a 30 year hiatus in Three Tall Women (alongside 2017 Tony winner Laurie Metcalf); to the spanking new Jimmy Buffett jukebox musical Escape to Margaritaville to Downton Abbey’s Cora Crowley (Oscar nominee Elizabeth McGovern) in J.B. Priestly’s vintage Time and the Conways. (read the story...)

The New Season Takes Shape in New York Theatre

(July 11, 2017) - It’s time to turn your attention to the new season of New York theatre, already in progress. (read the story...)

The Elder Price Is Right: Book of Mormon’s Nic Rouleau

(July 11, 2017) - The character played by Nic Rouleau is described in The Book of Mormon script as “a young, dashing Mormon Missionary…with a big smile on his face” and he is the first post-prologue character onstage at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre. (read the story...)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Your Golden Ticket to Wonka Mania

(June 28, 2017) - Interesting kid, Charlie Bucket, the young hero of Broadway’s latest family-friendly sensation, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He lives in a single parent home. Sort of. While his mom (Emily Padgett) works numerous jobs, the two share their home with all four of Charlie’s grandparents—who have retired (literally) to one seriously gridlocked bed. Not that they mind. In fact, aside from their diet of deceased vegetables and a lack of heat, they seem to enjoy their tucked-in lives. (read the story...)

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...)


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