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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.

King Kong on Broadway: Catch Him While You Can

(July 12, 2019) - The 2,000-pound gorilla may be about to exit the room, but not before he leaves a legacy of the loudest audience oohs, ahhs, and OMGs in Broadway history—and a Tony Award tribute to his headline-grabbing stage presence! (read the story...)

Off-Broadway’s Best: Sizzling Summertime Picks

(July 11, 2019) - When it comes to theatre in the Big Apple, some like it hot—even in July and August. So I suggest heading to Off-Broadway, home to some of the hottest shows in town, including my personal roster of 14 do-not-miss productions, hand-picked for every member of the family! (read the story...)

Reviewer’s Beat: The Imbible and Day Drinking

(June 26, 2019) - Entering the intimate Green Room bar at New World Stages—setting for both The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking and Day Drinking: The Brunch Musical—means shedding the world outside and giving yourself over to a sparkling young cast who know their way around mixology, comedy, history, and a fast costume change. (read the story...)

Buzzalicious Theatre Here (NYC) & Now (WorldPride)

(June 25, 2019) - Après the Tonys…Thrill? Relief? Letdown? Opportunity? The latter, of course, has much to do with taking on uncharted Broadway by scoring tickets to the 2019-2020 season’s first wave of shows. (read the story...)

Best of the Best NYC Theatre Fests: Summer, 2019

(June 25, 2019) - June, July, and August in the Big Apple are known for Theatre Festivals—arguably the most innovative and inspiring in the world—and some of these events include shows from around the globe. And taking advantage of these fests is a right of theatrical passage for up and coming artists, and the audiences who ride the cutting edge to meet them for the first time during summer in the city. (read the story...)

Reviewer's Beat: Last Man Club

(June 21, 2019) - In Last Man Club, Axis Theater Company, the bold standard of boundary-breaking Off-Broadway theatre, once again serves up a powder keg banquet of characters, this time relegated to the Lost & Found Department of Dust Bowl Americana. (read the story...)

The 2019 Tonys: A Broad-Stroked Broadway Broadcast

(June 11, 2019) - Another Tony broadcast tucked in for the night (or year, if you will) as I try to lull the observational comic doing battle with my id to sleep. Fortunately, I’m no Jerry Seinfeld and so I proceed as an observational critic. (read the story...)

Life Sucks.: Who Knew Angst Could Be So Much Fun?

(June 10, 2019) - Thankfully, for those of us unable to navigate the production’s initial run, playwright Aaron Posner’s ingenious riff on Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya—Life Sucks.— has returned to take up residence at 42nd Street’s Theatre Row. (read the story...)

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...)

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