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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.


Broadway Buzz, Big Apple-Style

(May 20, 2013) - From Broadway to Lincoln Center to Central Park and beyond, NYC is amping up for its sunniest of seasons with a city full of stars (the 67th Annual Tony Awards on June 9th being the official jumping-off showcase), new productions, and a smattering of intoxicating surprises. (read the story...)

Peter and the Starcatcher: Now Off-Broadway, Still Off-the-Wall & Out of This World

(April 23, 2013) - Nearly a year ago, the quirky/brilliant Peter and the Starcatcher picked up five Tony Awards. Now it's back off-Broadway at New World Stages. (read the story...)

Hot, Hotter, Hottest: Prime Time on Broadway

(April 23, 2013) - In this season of flashy footwear (Cinderella; Kinky Boots), superstar clout (Tom Hanks, David Hyde Pierce, Sigourney Weaver, et al.), and tour de force performances (Holland Taylor, Bette Midler (pictured), Fiona Shaw, and Alan Cumming), the pressure is on to pick wisely from a blitzkrieg of options. (read the story...)

Guess Who's Coming to Broadway...

(March 25, 2013) - Just when you think you’ve laid out the perfect game plan for the new Broadway season, along comes a late-inning curveball or two and suddenly you’re reconfiguring your must-see lineup to accommodate last-minute arrivals and departures, shows and stars! (read the story...)

A New Crop of Tony Contenders Invigorate the Great White Way

(February 27, 2013) - March is most definitely making a bravura entrance with new season previews popping up like crocuses up and down the Great White Way. The much-anticipated lineup is nothing short of a marvel, boasting multiple first-ever revivals, one-person shows, mega musicals, and original plays. (read the story...)

Off Broadway, It's All in the Timing!

(February 21, 2013) - I know Valentine’s Day is long gone, but my jaded New York heart still swells when I think about the revival of playwright David Ives’ All in the Timing. You see, this particular collection of six one-act comedies was my intro to Mr. Ives’ smart, literate and awesomely loopy style, and I fell hard. (read the story...)

Fuerza Bruta - Running, Sloshing & Rocking Indefinitely

(February 21, 2013) - Fuerza Bruta comes from the same duo that created the groundbreaking De La Guarda: Buenos Aires natives Diqui James and Gaby Kerpel. And clearly, these two collaborators and their uninhibited group of young performers are open to anything. (read the story...)

Close Encounters of the Romantic Kind - A Month of Theatrical Valentines

(January 30, 2013) - Since the lure of Valentine's Day romance is responsible for much of February’s mystique, we zero in on a few productions that are currently reverberating with passion both on and off Broadway. (read the story...)

Totally Tubular Time Machine - Back to the Future Meets the MTV Music Awards

(January 17, 2013) - Get ready to hob and nob with your favorite “celebrity pop stars” in Totally Tubular Time Machine, a way off-the-chart unique, interactive, time travel-inspired theatrical meet-and-greet/concert that opens on January 19. (read the story...)

A New Year of New York Theatre Begins

(January 10, 2013) - While new year resolutions are still being posted on Twitter and its kindred cyber-spirits, I find myself thinking less about resurrecting that dusty exercise bike/coat rack and more about the intriguing theatre season now in progress—and the one looming in the near future... (read the story...)

Gift Guide for Theatre-Lovers: The Ultimate, Last-Minute, Seriously Helpful Christmas Countdown

(December 14, 2012) - It’s down to the wire and still, you’re coming up dry for your coveted collection of friends who adore all things theatre. So to help your pedal-to-metal final lap around the holiday track, here are a handful of savvy solutions to your stage-struck shop-a-thon. Get ready to be a star gifter! (read the story...)

Holiday Stages, Big Apple-Style - Theatres Citywide Are Aglow With a Fa-La-La of Fan “Fare”

(November 30, 2012) - Lights galore? Check. Nip in the air? Check. Awesome store window displays? Check. Trees, Menorahs, sumptuous treats? Check. And for theatregoers of all generations, the greatest thrill of all: a happy and hearty Santa-sized list of New York holiday shows to savor and share! (read the story...)

Holiday Bonanza: The Theatrical Compendium

(November 16, 2012) - This year’s collection of nostalgic holiday shows is stirring joy and excitement in the hearts of theatregoers young and old. Reserve your tickets now for one, two (or a few!) of winter’s most festive theatre stocking stuffers! (read the story...)

A Celebration of Talent at the World’s Most Star-Studded Theme Park: Broadway!

(November 12, 2012) - And while I cannot guarantee you’ll see Al Pacino (taking a break from Glengarry Glen Ross) tossing back an espresso in a Starbucks, I can assure you that the current roster of Broadway productions has something for everybody and, if you choose wisely, you’ll leave the theatre with amazing memories and more Tweets than an aviary. (read the story...)

Billy Ray Cyrus: Painting Chicago Red Hot for Its 16th Birthday

(November 07, 2012) - And for theatregoers at Broadway’s Ambassador Theatre, this is where it gets really good, because the dapper dude spotlighted center stage playing man-about-town/lawyer-at-large Billy Flynn is a real-life Billy—singer/songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus making his premiere entrance on the Great White Way in true “life-imitates-art” fashion. (read the story...)

Halloween Theatrics, Gotham-Style: Strange, Provocative, Scary...Interactive

(October 09, 2012) - Transylvania may be home base for legions of mythic movie monsters, but New York City is fright (and fun) central in the weeks leading up to—and following—the Eve of All Hallows. Below are a sampling of what’s in store should you have the guts to go bobbing for Big Apple thrills on the murky side of Manhattan! (read the story...)

It’s Playtime on the Great White Way!

(October 09, 2012) - If you’re reading this, you’re theatre-going timing couldn’t be better: previews and openings are swooping into Broadway theatres like mythical birds, each with high-profile celebrities riding their wingspan. In short, here is a sample of the shows and stars you can be among the first to see this season. (read the story...)

A: Firing On All Cylinders - Q: What is NYC’s Theatre Scene Doing This September?

(September 12, 2012) - Building on Broadway’s musical success stories over the past two years—Book of Mormon, Newsies, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Once, and Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, and long-running champions such as Wicked, Jersey Boys, Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia!, Chicago, The Lion King, and the grandfather of them all, Phantom of the Opera (inching up on its quarter century celebration in 2013)—is the new fall season, led by showbiz rags-to-riches-to-scandal dazzler Chaplin (official opening 9/10), with Rob McClure in his breakthrough, tour de force performance as the Little Tramp. (read the story...)

As Fall Approaches, It’s Transition Time On and Off-Broadway

(August 08, 2012) - It’s a given: the New York theatre-scape is always in flux—sometimes in a good way, sometimes not so much. Still, from mid-August to mid-September there’s breaking buzz almost every day involving newsworthy entrances and exits. (read the story...)

New York International Fringe Festival 2012 Runs August 10-26

(August 08, 2012) - From August 10 through August 26, the sixteenth edition of the New York International Fringe Festival -- aka FringeNYC -- takes over multiple theatres located Off- and Off-Off-Broadway. Bearing the title of “the largest multi-arts festival in North America,” it reigns as the summer event for those Manhattan insiders and visitors whose radar is set to home in on all things creative, cutting-edge, and off-the-wall. (read the story...)

Election Year Heats Up for Gore Vidal’s The Best Man and Its Slate of New Stars

(August 01, 2012) - Towards the end of Act I in the current revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, James Earl Jones, as former President Arthur Hockstader, unleashes his bold face baritone on the line, “I tell you there is nothin’ like a dirty, low-down political fight to put the roses in your cheeks.” (read the story...)

Insider Alert: Summer Equals Showtime - From Broadway to Al Fresco Performances, Entertainment Escalates When Temperatures Soar in the Big Apple

(July 17, 2012) - Let’s begin with the latest round of newcomers to join two of Broadway’s super successes from the past season: Clybourne Park and Gore Vidal’s The Best Man. (read the story...)

Silence! The Musical - Ingenious Parody of a Big Budget Cult Film? Nirvana for Twisted Theatre Fans? Or Both?

(July 11, 2012) - Silence! The Musical is a tuneful romp through the whackadoodle psyches of two serial killers (Dr. Hannibal “the Cannibal” Lecter and Jamie “Buffalo Bill” Gumb), and the rookie FBI agent, Clarice “haunted by memories of her deceased papa” Starling, determined to ace her first official assignment. (read the story...)

Summer Spectacular: Big Apple Shows Custom-Made for “All in the Family!!”

(June 14, 2012) - You watched the Tony Awards (and if you haven’t, my live blog of the event will get you up to speed tout de suite), so you know who won what for the 2011-2012 Broadway season. And -- assuming the shows you most desire to see are still running (some, alas, are long gone limited editions) -- summer here in New York is known as prime time for scooping up the primo seats on the Great White Way. (read the story...)

Lincoln Center Summer Festival Theatrical Offerings

(June 05, 2012) - Imported classics and several must-see celebrities make this season’s collection of theatrical gifts from Lincoln Center one of their finest. Here’s a quick summary so you can get a jump on tickets before they fly off the box office shelves. (read the story...)


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