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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.


Chicago at 20 and All That Jazz

(November 09, 2016) - NaTasha Yvette Williams dazzles as the duplicitous Mama in Chicago on Broadway. (read the story...)

Local Color: Blue Man Group Celebrates 25 Years

(November 08, 2016) - If there's one thing to be learned from 25 years of the Blue Man Group, it's that every so often it’s a good idea to liberate the 10-year-old boy tsunami surfing somewhere between your superego and id. Oh, he’s there all right, chowing down on junk food, tossing back Jell-O shots, eagerly hoping you’ll free him—if only for 1 hour and 45 minutes—from his perpetual time out. (read the story...)

Griffin Miller On and Off Broadway: Breaking News

(November 01, 2016) - A Tony-winning show bows out and a dual-diva Broadway drama opens its ticket sales.... all in all a bad-news/good-news Tuesday for New York theatre. (read the story...)

Celebrity Sightings on Broadway

(October 31, 2016) - Regarding the current collection of celebrity draws—well, let’s just say audiences are in for a seriously mind-blowing season, with Off-Broadway giving Broadway a run for its superstars thanks to the Tony, Emmy, and Oscar winners who opted for projects “Off” the Great White Way. (read the story...)

Todrick Hall Kicks Up Seriously High Heels in Kinky Boots

(October 28, 2016) - The sensational musical Kinky Boots adds Todrick Hall (Lola) to the dream team of Harvey Fierstein (book), Cyndi Lauper (music/lyrics), and Jerry Mitchell (director/choreographer). (read the story...)

Gary Busey Comes to Off-Broadway!

(October 13, 2016) - Hollywood actor Gary Busey (who catapulted to fame and picked up a Best Actor Oscar nomination in 1978 for his portrayal of Buddy Holly in The Buddy Holly Story) will be making his Off-Broadway debut when he joins the cast of Perfect Crime, on November 21st. (read the story...)

White House Chef to Bake for Sweeney Todd in NYC

(October 07, 2016) - Former White House Pastry Chef Bill “the Crust Master” Yosses will serve as “official pie maker” for the U.S. transfer of London’s West End hit, the Tooting Arts Club’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The show will begin performances on February 14th, with opening night set for March first. (read the story...)

New Broadway Musicals: The Rush Is On

(September 30, 2016) - The opening round of the new fall-winter production schedule is up, running and zigzagging all over the Big Apple, scorching a wildly diverse path across Broadway stages. For theatregoers, this means that no matter where your heart or preferences lie it’s pretty much a slam-dunk you’ll find your perfect match (no online dating required). Read on for the latest on the new musicals coming to Broadway now. (read the story...)

Breaking News: Hello, Dolly! Breaks Broadway Record

(September 19, 2016) - $9,082,497. That’s the official ka-ching heard 'round the Great White Way last Saturday when the first caboodle of tickets for Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler went on sale. This hefty amount marks a very comfy cushion for the revival of the Michael Stewart/Jerry Herman mega-musical, especially when you consider there’s half a year to go before the show starts previews on March 15th. (read the story...)

Breaking News: Something Rotten! Closing & More

(September 16, 2016) - Just when you thought the hemorrhaging of Broadway shows had reached its peak with the closing announcements of Matilda and Jersey Boys, the bloodletting picked up more momentum. Joining Matilda in its January 1st exodus will be the musical Shakespearean farce Something Rotten! (final performance count: 742). (read the story...)

Breaking News: Leona Lewis Not Long for Cats

(September 16, 2016) - Leona Lewis will soon be leaving her little cat’s feet—or thigh-high boots, as the case may be—at the Neil Simon Theatre’s stage entrance. She’ll be out the door after her Sunday, October 9th performance. (read the story...)

Fall Broadway Celebrity Round Up: New & Now

(September 12, 2016) - Some seriously high-octane celeb power is spreading across Broadway at this very moment as the head count of award-winning actors from stage, film, and your favorite TV shows multiplies, probably breaking all kinds of new season records! Plentiful previews, outstanding opening nights...here’s to indulging in the thrill of a great season as celebrities come to New York theatre for fall, 2016. (read the story...)

Guess Who's Coming to Broadway: Celebs Hitting NYC Stages

(September 09, 2016) - The upcoming theatre season in New York is shaping up to be a good one if you like to see celebrities taking to Broadway stages. Kristin Chenoweth, Liev Schreiber, and the Broadway debut of Danny DeVito are only the beginning! (read the story...)

Broadway's Jersey Boys Sets Closing Date

(September 07, 2016) - It’s always a bit of a heartbreaker when it comes to saying good-bye to an old friend, and for me that includes stellar shows that have been around for a long, successful run. So when I received the official notice that Jersey Boys would be closing January 15th of next year I felt more than a passing sense of loss—there was the sting of abandonment. Thankfully, 2006’s Tony-winning musical has four months to go (months that will no doubt sell out quickly). (read the story...)

The Metropolitan Opera: Celebrating 50 Years at Lincoln Center

(September 06, 2016) - Half a century ago this month, the Metropolitan Opera House kicked off its inaugural season in its new Lincoln Center home with the world premiere of Samuel Barber’s Antony and Cleopatra. This opening night—September 16, 1966—marked an architectural and creative transformation, or, as the New York Times described it the next morning, “a crescendo of splendor.” (read the story...)

Stars Michael Cerveris and Judy Kuhn on the Last Sweet Days of Fun Home

(September 02, 2016) - It was back in June the announcement came: “Fun Home to Play Its Final Performance on Broadway on September 10, 2016 After History-Making 18-Month Run.” I love this show, maybe because it came to Broadway on tip-toe yet managed to break rules, tear down walls and, most impressively, open eyes. It also brought in some incredible talent, like stars Michael Cerveris and Judy Kuhn. (read the story...)

Chicago at 20 & All That Jazz

(August 17, 2016) - Chill the Champagne...get out the confetti...pump up the volume on the Grammy-grabbing cast recording: the irresistible hit musical Chicago is inching up on its 20th Broadway birthday and the gin has never been colder or the piano hotter than it is right now at the Ambassador Theatre. (read the story...)

Go Behind the Scenes with Broadway Up Close Walking Tours

(August 10, 2016) - Actor Tim Dolan is blowing the lid off Broadway’s deepest, quirkiest, most surreal secrets...and he’s willing to share them with anyone with a comfy pair of walking shoes and a willingness to explore the underbelly of the world’s most famous theatre district. (read the story...)

Life of Pie: Breaking Boundaries with Broadway’s Waitress

(August 10, 2016) - Well before Hillary Clinton became the first woman to land a major U.S. party’s presidential nomination, the historic sounds of a glass ceiling shattering could be heard throughout Broadway’s nooks, crannies, and rehearsal studios as the musical Waitress announced an all-female creative team: a Broadway first. (read the story...)

Whoopi Goldberg & Nathan Lane Among Stars Soloing in White Rabbit Red Rabbit

(July 18, 2016) - Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane, Patrick Wilson, Brian Dennehy, and Mike Biribiglia have signed up for single performances in Off-Broadway's fascinating new theater experiment White Rabbit, Red Rabbit. (read the story...)

An American in Paris's Leanne Cope

(July 15, 2016) - Stepping into a role immortalized on celluloid 65 years ago by Hollywood icon Leslie Caron has to be all kinds of daunting, particularly if it includes stepping out of your ballerina comfort zone into the Broadway spotlight where the skill pool includes singing and acting. (read the story...)

Shuffling Along: Broadway Closings Breaking News

(June 24, 2016) - A tsunami of closing announcements have bombarded the Broadway coast this past week, but the mega shocker is clearly Shuffle Along, or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, which is calling it quits altogether on July 24th—the date previously cited for star Audra McDonald’s pregnancy exodus. (read the story...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell Does More Than Shuffle Along

(June 21, 2016) - In 1988 Brian Stokes Mitchell made his Broadway debut in a short-lived musical called Mail at the Music Box Theatre. “Back then I was one of the youngest people in the cast, and now, well...” he lets his voice trail off in a knowing chuckle, positing that he’s come full circle to become a senior cast member at the Music Box—this time in one of the hottest shows in town: Shuffle Along, or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. (read the story...)

Broadway Gossip Summer 2016

(June 17, 2016) - Bright Star and Lin-Manuel Miranda leave Broadway, but Jaime Camil comes storming on in Chicago, as we look at the hot Broadway Gossip for summer 2016. (read the story...)

New York Theatre: The Rockettes and Other Summer Sensations

(June 14, 2016) - Get ready for some serious sizzle, theatre lovers: New York is looking forward to a serious summer of dramatic entertainment. From the stardust still floating around this year’s Tony Awards to the altogether fabulousness of this season’s Off-Broadway shows, 2016 marks one A+ summer in the city! We're excited to see brand-new productions by the Rockettes and Cirque du Soleil, plus a song-and-dance spectacular centered on NYC's own tough guy in tap shoes, Robert Cagney. (read the story...)


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