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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.


From King Kong to Cher: A Star-Studded Fall for New York Theatre

(October 15, 2018) - Original, dynamic, and wildly anticipated, fall 2018 is unleashing its arsenal of new NYC theatre productions backed by some of the biggest names in showbiz. In fact, taking into account Broadway and Off-Broadway’s already proven super shows, this is an autumn so theatrically eclectic that no matter what you crave—from pop-saturated musicals to thought-provoking dramas—it’s yours for the taking in New York. (read the story...)

The Best Halloween Costumes Inspired by Broadway

(October 15, 2018) - A Halloween toast (cider, of course) to the Night of the Living Theatrics, both ghoulish and glam! It’s the time of year when every kid and kid-at-heart gets the go-ahead to indulge their fondest costume desires—including those inspired by some of Broadway’s biggest hits. (read the story...)

Elsie Fest: For Your Weekend Calendar...

(October 04, 2018) - …the fourth annual, one day, not-to-be-missed music festival a.k.a. Elsie Fest. This blissful end-of-summer celebration is set for this Sunday, October 7th, on Central Park’s SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield. (read the story...)

What to See During the 2018-19 Met Opera Season

(September 28, 2018) - The beauty of The Metropolitan Opera’s 2018-2019 calendar is not only that it’s flush with new productions, repertory favorites, and a charmed circle of performers, its new Music Director—Montreal-born Yannick Nézet-Séguin—is assuming his new post two-seasons ahead of schedule. (read the story...)

And So It Begins...Celebrities Hit New York Stages for Fall

(September 07, 2018) - As fall valiantly tries to amp up its orange and gold profile, Broadway is busy welcoming an intriguing influx of new shows and stars. Many, many shows and more than many stars. Off-Broadway is no slouch, either…lots of celebrity voltage there as well. So. Shoulders back; deep breath; diving in…! (read the story...)

September Shenanigans on New York City Stages

(August 07, 2018) - As I survey the September stages—what's upcoming on Broadway and beyond in New York theater—I am moved to a confession. I am addicted to slapstick. So when I learned The Play That Goes Wrong, Broadway’s longest running non-musical—once slated to close in September—had been tossed a lifeline through January 6th, I slipped on a banana peel and walked into a wall in celebration. (read the story...)

Come From Away: A Once and Future Kindness

(July 24, 2018) - On the night of September 11, 2001, after the World Trade Center landscape had been desecrated into Ground Zero, Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein and a handful of their fellow NYC students sat around a piano letting music mitigate their emotions. (read the story...)

Wicked: 15 Years of Defying Gravity

(July 16, 2018) - With a loving wink to the 1939 MGM film, Broadway's Wicked takes flight with Glinda the Good, floating above the citizens of Oz in a bubble extravaganza wearing a fairy tale ball gown and radiant smile... (read the story...)

The Summer Stage Advantage: Superstar Power on Broadway

(July 12, 2018) - When heat waves sizzle their way into the Big Apple, take note: with enticing productions, noted actors, and generous blasts of A/C, Broadway and Off-Broadway theatres are NYC’s optimum chill-out havens. (read the story...)

The Best Summer Theater Fests in NYC

(June 26, 2018) - After the Tony Awards signal the end to the Broadway season, New York theater insiders rev up for the city’s annual summer smorgasbord of festivals. We have our favorite theater fests lined up here, listed alphabetically... (read the story...)

New York Theater: Summer Stage Buzz

(June 19, 2018) - When the subject turns to New York’s summer performance scene, there’s a nifty element of surprise lurking behind countless curtains (symbolic or real), from Broadway to the hidden-treasure reaches of Off-Off the Great White Way. (read the story...)

Predictions for the 2018 Tony Awards

(June 07, 2018) - With the 72nd Annual Tony Awards only days away, I am once more honored to regale readers with predictions. Of winners. In key categories. Chosen by me. A masochistic venture at best because, should you be at all familiar with my success ratio over the years, I am embarrassingly iffy at this! (read the story...)

Tony Season on Broadway: Beyond the Buzz

(May 18, 2018) - In a Tony nomination season dominated by pop culture and iconic revivals, it's easy to ignore simple question facing every theatregoer: what do you like? (read the story...)

The 2018 Tony Nominations Are…In!

(May 01, 2018) - The day we’ve been waiting for—although not nearly so much as potential nominees have been—has arrived! So go ahead, be psyched as you zero in on this year’s Tony Awards contenders, and by all means prepare your wish list/predictions for the big night (June 10th at 8pm ET, PT time delay)! (read the story...)

Mean Girls, Mean Girls, Whatcha Gonna Do? | Taylor Louderman on Broadway

(April 25, 2018) - When Taylor Louderman makes her entrance as “apex predator” Regina George in Tina Fey’s acclaimed new musical Mean Girls, she arrives in a spectacularly gauzy burst of pink attitude. (read the story...)

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...)


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