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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.


The Best of Times (and Talent!) On & Off the Great White Way

(May 15, 2012) - In the event you’re in the process of coordinating your calendar for the next few weeks, be sure to include the 66th Annual Tony Awards broadcast set to air Sunday night, June 10 (8-11pm) on CBS. Unlike last year, when The Book of Mormon barely had time to leave tread marks as it rolled over the competition for Best New Musical, this season’s roster of contenders is about as diverse as it gets. (read the story...)

Spring Forward on the Great White Way

(May 01, 2012) - In case you hadn’t heard, New York City is celebrating that sparkling time of year dubbed (at least by me) The Preeminent Pre-Tony Playoffs (what can I say, I’m a sucker for alliteration). Still, 2012’s glam and glorious American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards -- set for Sunday night, June 10th on CBS -- is nothing if not the Super Bowl of Broadway: a star-a-thon deluxe featuring celeb wannabes and attractive relatives of theatrical VIPs as “seat fillers.” (read the story...)

Ghost the Musical - Believe? Ditto.

(April 17, 2012) - With network and cable reruns of the hit 1990 film Ghost a fairly regular occurrence, it’s to be expected that a stage musical based on the cinematic original is pretty much ripe for comparison. With Whoopi Goldberg flexing her most impressive comedic muscles as Oda Mae Brown (Academy Award), and Patrick Swayze’s Sam embodying every woman’s romantic ideal (even post-mortem), the challenge of bringing new faces to these iconic roles had to be staggering. (read the story...)

NY Theatre Has Never Been Hotter -- Blame It on Spring Fever

(March 27, 2012) - With all due respect to the Lone Star State, once the wagon train of new shows heading to the Tonys in June go all bumper-to-bumper, NYC will be hijacking Texas’s theme song. After all, it’s common knowledge in the City that Never Sleeps that “The stars at night are big and bright deep in the heart of Broadway!” (read the story...)

Getting into the Sister Act - Raven-Symoné Now Starring in the Broadway Hit

(March 20, 2012) - An irresistible talent who’s been charming television audiences for over 20 years, Raven-Symoné picks up the habit as the lead in Alan Menken and Glenn Slater’s hit Broadway musical. (read the story...)

SILENCE! The Musical - Off-Broadway's Ultra Gross, Super Hilarious Celebrity Fave

(February 29, 2012) - Craving a naughty, off-kilter dip in uninhibited and hilarious musical waters? Say no more: I’ve got your pool pass to the decade’s hottest Off Broadway parody: SILENCE! The Musical. Did I mention it’s unauthorized—as any twisted cult knock-off should be -- or that it was adapted for the stage by Hunter Bell at the request of brothers Jon and Al Kaplan, who wrote the songs? Well, it was. (read the story...)

Spring Theatre Season Is Happening Now...Own It!

(February 28, 2012) - You don’t have to run a tally on the limos idling outside Broadway theatres to do the celebrity math: big names are all over New York stages this March -- rehearsing, starting previews, entering established shows, launching new productions -- in short, giving the Big Apple its star-powered mystique. (read the story...)

Waiting in the Wings - Broadway's Complete Spring Lineup

(January 30, 2012) - Broadway’s complete spring lineup—including the luminaries slated to brighten the theatrical vista—is coming together. So in case you’re wondering just what’s on the horizon, here is the “Ultimate Coming Attractions” roster for confirmed productions from buzz central! (read the story...)

February - Broadway's Launchpad for the Spring Season

(January 30, 2012) - Broadway’s complete spring lineup is rapidly coming together, so if you’re curious about what’s on the horizon, here is the “Ultimate Coming Attractions” roster for confirmed productions! (read the story...)

Broadway News - Celebrate the New Year All January Long

(January 03, 2012) - Except for a wee handful of exceptions, most Big Apple Broadway musicals and plays are at their peak of availability now, with many offering deals and discounts hot enough to take the sting out of the brisk winter air and melt any residual Scrooge-iness that may have slipped across the 2011-2012 border. (read the story...)

Disney's The Lion King on Broadway Remains a 'Four-Paws-Up' Blockbuster

(December 20, 2011) - On October 15, 1997, The Lion King opened the doors to its first Broadway preview. It was not just a moment theatrical dreams are built upon, but a pivotal moment in which the already beloved story of Simba, the cub who would be king (in the animated 1994 Disney hit and a half), officially staked its claim on the Great White Way. (read the story...)

Holiday Shows for the Whole Family on Broadway and Off

(December 02, 2011) - Looking to catch some great theater while visiting NYC over the holidays? Here are eight sure-fire family stocking stuffers. (read the story...)

Broadway Holiday Hoopla With Fa-La-La Galore

(December 02, 2011) - If you're looking for a Christmas or holiday gift, nothing tops theatre tickets for generating smiles, kisses, high-fives and the happiest of memories. But what to get whom? Here’s a Broadway shopping list compliments of the pixilated elves at City Guide! (read the story...)

Broadway 2011-2012 Preview - Viva November!

(November 01, 2011) - Think November is just a ho-hum interlude between Halloween and the mega holidays? Not in New York, my friends -- and especially not when Broadway dominates your calendar. Here, where celebrity names grace innumerable marquees, giving thanks isn’t reserved for a single day but rather an entire month of intoxicating opening nights and awesome anniversaries. (read the story...)

The Voca People - The Off Broadway Sensation Returns to NYC

(October 17, 2011) - Yes, visually they do resemble a profoundly white-washed Blue Man Group -- only instead of props, paint, and physical insanity, The Voca People express themselves via sound, and after a successful run Off Broadway last fall, the Voca People are back beginning tonight, February 16, at New World Stages. (read the story...)

Halloween Theater Surprises - Off Broadway Shows Not for the Faint-Hearted

(October 13, 2011) - Take a Walk on the Dark Side: Theatrical Scare Tactics for Those Who Take Halloween to (Tell-Tale) Heart (read the story...)

Broadway Fall 2011 Preview Part 2 - Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway & More

(October 12, 2011) - Into star gazing? The New York theatre scene's fall celeb-a-thon is officially in high gear (read the story...)

Victoria Clark - Sister Act's Mother Superior on Broadway

(October 03, 2011) - For those unfamiliar with Clark’s work, you’re in for an eye-opening treat once you score tickets to this stage adaptation of the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg film. (read the story...)

Broadway Fall 2011 Preview - It's Show Time!

(September 20, 2011) - A look at Man and Boy starring Frank Langella, Sondheim's Follies, Relatively Speaking, Samuel L. Jackson in The Mountaintop, Wicked casting news, and more. (read the story...)

Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark - Broadway's Adrenaline-Fueled, Rock-Infused Musical Thrill Ride

(August 30, 2011) - Let’s begin at the end: the soaring OMG! climactic battle of good vs. evil between Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Reeve Carney) and Dr. Norman Osborn/The Green Goblin (Patrick Page): a bona-fide audience gasp-a-thon unlike anything ever beheld on Broadway before. (read the story...)

Broadway Moves from Summer to Fall

(August 18, 2011) - Welcome to Broadway's annual segue from sweltering dog days to autumn respite -- August being summer’s last gasp and September marking the first signs of a percolating new theatre season. (read the story...)

Catch Me If You Can - Broadway’s Bigger-Than-Life True Story

(July 26, 2011) - Word of mouth -- an underrated publicity bazooka if ever there was one -- along with theatrical daredevil Norbert Leo Butz’s off-the-chart rendition of “Don’t Break the Rules” on the 2011 Tony Awards broadcast, has (most deservedly, I might add) swept the high-octane musical comedy Catch Me If You Can out of the shadows and into an ever-expanding spotlight that has first-time audiences exiting the show in a “yowza” state of mind and ticket sales in a hearty upward spiral. (read the story...)

Broadway Jukebox Musicals - Shows That Take You Back to Your Summer Happy Place

(July 19, 2011) - Catching up with Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles in Broadway, Baby It's You, and more. Plus: Memphis and Hair (read the story...)

Shake, Shake, Shake Your Shakespeare...

(June 14, 2011) - Once spring departs the Big Apple, you can be certain the city will be gearing up for its favorite annual visitor: The Bard. In addition to several Off- and Off-Off-Broadway Shakespearean offerings, often in park settings—BYOB: Bring Your Own Blanket -- there’s the celebrated Delacorte Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park where, in addition to open-air ambiance, theatergoers are privy to comfy stadium-style seats and big-name performers -- for free. (read the story...)

Summer in the City - STAGE-SCAPE 2011

(June 14, 2011) - One of Broadway’s most dynamic musical seasons ever is settling into summer with The Book of Mormon’s sell-out-status thermostat continuing to skyrocket and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, starring Daniel Radcliffe, flexing its box office muscle, propelled by the timely release of the final Harry Potter film. (read the story...)


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