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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.


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...)

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...)


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