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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.


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

(May 23, 2019) - 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...)

'Tis the Season to Be Tony: 2019 Tony Predictions

(May 17, 2019) - The game’s on, my friends, but the question remains: will it end with a sweep or a variety pack of shows taking a sliver of the 73rd Annual Tony Awards pie? (read the story...)

A Julie Nichols for a New Era: Lilli Cooper Shines in Tootsie

(April 23, 2019) - I last saw Lilli Cooper in SpongeBob SquarePants playing Sandy Cheeks and she was the most adorable thing on Broadway. Now she’s bringing a different sort of adorableness to the role of Julie Nichols, the leading lady caught up in a convoluted romance in Tootsie. (read the story...)

Reviewer's Beat: To Kill a Mockingbird

(April 16, 2019) - Unlike Harper Lee’s novel and the 1962 film, Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird begins in the courtroom—a tableau of characters that unfolds in flashbacks, the effect being a memory play (semi-autobiographical from Lee’s perspective), and a haunting one at that. (read the story...)

On Broadway: Breakout Hits & Big Name Buzz

(April 15, 2019) - As we turn the corner to the Tony Awards’ home stretch, major star wattage fills the theatres of Broadway. (read the story...)

Reviewer's Beat: Alice by Heart and Marys Seacole

(March 29, 2019) - Theater reviews of both Alice By Heart, and Marys Seacole. (read the story...)

Reviewer's Beat: My Fair Lady's New Cast Members

(March 26, 2019) - Gorgeous and wonderfully cast when it opened in April, 2018, My Fair Lady’s longevity has opened it up to a handful of distinguished replacements, starting with Laura Benanti who stepped into the role of Eliza Doolittle.  (read the story...)

NYC's Immersive Theater for Kids: Pip’s Island

(March 22, 2019) - Welcome to Pip’s Island: The Lighthouse Rescue, the groundbreaking take on interactive theatre that hits all the right notes for parents and little ones—from cool concept and live actors to fun music and creative problem solving, all set against a propulsive storyline. (read the story...)

Broadway News: Hugh Jackman Is The Music Man, James Corden Hosts the Tonys

(March 19, 2019) - Jeremy Jordan to join the cast of Broadway's Waitress; Hugh Jackman to return to Broadway in 2020 starring in The Music Man, and James Corden will helm the 73rd Annual Tony Awards. (read the story...)

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

(March 14, 2019) - 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...)

Star Power Ignited: March On and Off Broadway

(February 26, 2019) - Broadway’s version of March Madness is clocking in with an intoxicating influx of comedies, dramas, and musicals—bringing with them a wave of award-winning celebrities. (read the story...)

Reviewer's Beat | Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State

(February 26, 2019) - Colin Quinn, whose solo shows are catnip to anyone who likes their humor tinged with rebellion, has the wit, smarts, and verbal agility to turn the dyspeptic state of today’s political froo-froo into an engaging riff on the stars and stripes. (read the story...)

There's a New World Premiere in Town: Fiercely Independent

(February 25, 2019) - The new play Fiercely Independent, penned by Tony-winning producer Kathleen K. Johnson, cuts to the crux of everybody who’s been forced to play second fiddle to the Internet over dinner. Catch it at the SoHo Playhouse. (read the story...)

Funny, Fearless, Fabulous: It’s Showtime for Celebs on Broadway

(January 30, 2019) - Don’t count on finding them weaving through Times Square or chowing down on 99-cent storefront pizza slices, but if seeing celebrities in their natural habitat is on your NYC bucket list, you probably won’t be disappointed just walking (or dining) in the Theater District. (read the story...)

Reviewer's Beat: The Ferryman

(January 25, 2019) - Raucous shenanigans aside (and there are plenty), lurking behind every plot twist and poetic monologue are fresh and fermented Irish Republican issues in Jez Butterworth‘s Olivier Award-winning The Ferryman. (read the story...)

Eric William Morris Takes on Broadway’s Supersized Superstar in King Kong

(January 18, 2019) - His nickname is Kiko (“kee-ko”), lovingly coined by the people who work—and work with—him in Broadway's latest sensation, King Kong. (read the story...)

Ringing in 2019—Broadway Style

(January 17, 2019) - It’s time to zero in on the classic shows and sweep of stars that mark the New York theatre scene during the month of January.  (read the story...)

Reviewer's Beat: American Son

(January 03, 2019) - American Son, Christopher Demos-Brown’s provocative new work, is set in the waiting room of a Miami police station where Kendra, an African-American mother, looks for answers about her missing teenage son. (read the story...)

Reviewer's Beat: Elaine May and The Waverly Gallery

(December 21, 2018) - Oscar-winning playwright Kenneth Lonergan’s The Waverly Gallery offers audiences a theatrically enhanced time capsule inspired by his grandmother’s descent into dementia…and her actual Greenwich Village art gallery. (read the story...)

Your Complete NYC Holiday Show Roundup

(December 04, 2018) - A show custom-made for the holidays is the best way to enhance the rest of New York's seasonal lights and delights. Here is a list—feel free to check it twice—packed with classic and contemporary performances filled with sparkle and spirit! (read the story...)

Reviewer’s Beat: Broadway’s The Lifespan of a Fact

(December 03, 2018) - The star power of Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale come together in The Lifespan of a Fact. (read the story...)

Stage, Screen, & Recording Studio Superstars Light up Broadway: It’s On!

(November 26, 2018) - When it comes to the months of November and December, it’s Play Time on Broadway. That is, the season brings with it a swag bag of critically acclaimed non-musicals featuring big names, new names…basically the best of the best. (read the story...)

The Illusionists—Magic of the Holidays: A Blueprint for Awesome and Brilliant!

(November 12, 2018) - The fourth Broadway installment of The Illusionists—the current version subtitled Magic of the Holidays—is a sexy and skillful balancing act of mind-boggling and mind-blowing, featuring five virtuoso magicians and the electrifying (literally) dance group Light Balance. (read the story...)

Holiday Celebrations New York Style: Halloween and Beyond

(October 30, 2018) - If you’ve yet to hop aboard The RIDE in Masquerade a captivating New York City phenomenon come to life in the days leading up to Halloween, I suggest you take advantage of these last couple of days to indulge in the dramatic presentation -- based on European royalty’s tradition of masque balls -- as it awakens imaginations on the streets of The City that Never Sleeps. (read the story...)

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...)


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