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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.


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...)

2016 Tony Night: The Morning After

(June 13, 2016) - Tony, Tony, Tony....Broadway’s mega night 2016 not only rolled out the red carpet, it rolled out a back wall of 100,000 roses—a glam romantic touch that morphed into a bittersweet backdrop for fashion statements and interviews in the devastating shadow of the Orlando tragedy. (read the story...)

Griffin’s Tony Predictions, 2016 Edition

(June 13, 2016) - At standing ovation central, all eyes are rolling towards all things Hamilton—and let’s be honest, it’s earned every tickertape huzzah. So naturally, when it comes to this year’s Tonys, Hamilton bellied up to the nominee bar with a sweet 16 nominations. Will it take them all? No... and actually it can’t since it has multiple nominees in one category. (read the story...)

Chicago: Amra-Faye Wright Takes the Stand as Velma in Chicago

(June 09, 2016) - Amra-Faye Wright has played the role of Velma Kelly on five continents and is as savvy as they get when it comes to Chicago, Broadway’s longest-running musical revival (it celebrated its official opening night on November 14th, 1996, to be exact). (read the story...)

Hot Off the Tony Presses: Celebrity Presenters Announced

(May 27, 2016) - The first wave of Tony presenters being launched into cyberspace by the Broadway League and American Theatre Wing are definitely of the high caliber/high profile variety. Sprinkling some heavy duty stardust around the Beacon Theatre will be Cate Blanchett and Oprah Winfrey. (read the story...)

Broadway: Breaking News

(May 17, 2016) - Settle in for the latest from the world of New York theatre, where the Tonys, a free Broadway concert, and a couple of long-awaited debuts are in the news. For the latter: it might be more than half a year away, but hey, when two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s Jitney books its Broadway debut it’s theatre news that calls for any number of celebratory bells, whistles, and confetti tosses. (read the story...)

NY Theater June 2016: On and Off the Great White Way

(May 16, 2016) - From Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Drama League, Lucille Lortel, and Obie awards on up to the Tonys, the red carpets continue to unfurl in NYC. Yet even as the statuettes for 2015-2016 are being handed out, new productions are arriving on the scene—some of which will be scooping up these prizes a year from now. (read the story...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson: Fully Committed

(May 12, 2016) - Fully Committed, starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, is Broadway’s only solo show and one that requires a triple shot of adrenaline just to keep up with it. (read the story...)

Christian Borle to Play Willy Wonka on Broadway

(May 09, 2016) - Christian Borle’s recent career choices have netted him both Broadway VIP status and a couple of Tony Awards. And while fans of TV’s Smash know him as theatrical composer Tom Levitt, Borle clearly has a fondness for mixing it up onstage, playing characters that read "camp with a decided edge"—which explains why he’s signed on to play candy hotshot Willy Wonka in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory set to launch at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre next March. (read the story...)

Tony Nominations 2016: Hits & Misses

(May 03, 2016) - Okay theatre lovers, the Tony nominations are in for 2016 and there is much to celebrate...and a whole bunch to question. (read the story...)

Tony Awards Nominations 2016: Eligibility Announced

(April 29, 2016) - The 2016 Tony Award nominations—set for a paparazzi-tinged fanfare on the morning of Tuesday, May 3 at The Paramount Hotel’s Diamond Horseshoe—have reached both their cut-off date and last official eligibility announcement. Three prior gatherings of the Tony Awards Administration Committee netted all kinds of show showdown decisions, but the grand finale of who can run for what has been released. (read the story...)

Just Announced: Celebs Coming to Broadway

(April 22, 2016) - The latest crop of celebrity sightings on Broadway will have theatre fans—be they casual or committed—in a state of excitement. Stars from Bradley Cooper to Sienna Miller to Daniel Radcliffe will be gracing New York stages in the months ahead. Read on for the best of celebs coming soon to a Broadway theater near you. (read the story...)

Rebecca Luker Moves Audiences in Broadway's Fun Home

(April 22, 2016) - Rebecca Luker moves audiences as Helen in Broadway's Fun Home, the story of artist Alison Bechdel’s life as a child growing up in a funeral home; as a young lesbian coming into her own; and as an adult looking back on her family and the powerful tragedy that flashed behind her. (read the story...)

O Teatro de Nova York

(April 22, 2016) - Skakespeare escreveu que “o mundo inteiro é um palco”, mas Nova York certamente é o maior palco do mundo. Lar de 40 teatros da Broadways e centenas de espaços Off e Off-Off Broadway, a Big Apple facilmente reúne mais musicais, dramas, comédias e eventos teatrais num único dia do que qualquer outro destino no planeta. (read the story...)

Spring Showtime on Broadway: Jesse Tyler Ferguson & More

(April 13, 2016) - A euphoric windfall of returning VIP stars has landed on Broadway this spring and the buzz is almost deafening. Oscar winner Jessica Lange, Golden Globe recipient Gabriel Byrne, and Tony winner John Gallagher, Jr. are appearing in Long Day’s Journey Into Night, while Emmy winner Sean Hayes is going all Supreme Being in An Act of God. We may be most looking forward to five-time Emmy nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson of Modern Family, who has opted to spend his summer vacation in the one-man comedy Fully Committed. (read the story...)

Broadway Tips: How to Do Theater in NYC

(April 05, 2016) - Shakespeare wrote, “All the world’s a stage,” but New York is the world’s stage. Home to 40 Broadway theatres and hundreds of Off- and Off-Off Broadway houses, the city boasts more musicals, dramas, comedies, and theatrical events in a single day than anywhere else on the planet. (read the story...)

Front Page Story: Nathan Lane, John Goodman & John Slattery to Star in The Front Page Revival on Broadway

(March 29, 2016) - I guess it’s only fair the “hot off the presses” first alert on The Front Page’s return to Broadway went to The Chicago Tribune. After all, the 1928 Ben Hecht-Charles MacArthur classic play is set in the rumpled, smoke-filled newsroom of a Windy City newspaper back in the day. But now that the word is out—make that unleashed—let’s run with it here in NYC where The Front Page will begin previews on Broadway in September (official opening cited as October 20th, 2016). (read the story...)

The Woodsman: Once Upon (Another) Time in Oz

(March 24, 2016) - Late on a winter afternoon in the vacant downstairs lobby of NYC’s New World Stages, the overhead lights strike me as a bit too bright, the space too vast. But maybe that’s my memory playing tricks on me. Maybe I’m still under the spell cast by the intimate twilight of The Woodsman, which will begin its Monday night performance in three or so hours a few feet from where I’m sitting. (read the story...)

Spring Broadway Buzz: Chicago, The Tonys & More!

(March 23, 2016) - While March may be the jumping off point for spring’s new Broadway shows, it is also a month of bountiful theatre buzz—current, upcoming, and off into the future. From a historic anniversary for a musical legend to a welcome to some high-wattage talent, here’s a lowdown on what’s shaking on New York’s theatre scene for spring 2016. (read the story...)

The Best New Musicals Coming to Broadway for Spring 2016

(March 16, 2016) - Spring is when the musicals come out to play on Broadway. The start of 2016 looks to be playing true to form with the crème de la crème of Broadway stars readying their vocal chops for a fine lyrical season. Read on for our picks for the best new musicals coming to Broadway this spring. (read the story...)

This March on Broadway: From Stars to Supernovas

(February 29, 2016) - If you're looking for big-name actors from the stage, the small screen, and the silver screen, look no further than Broadway this March. Shake off the last of winter’s bitter chill and warm up with New York theater and its radiant wave of hotshot celebs. Jeff Daniels, Michelle Williams, Lupita Nyong’o, Forest Whitaker, Frank Langella, and Ed Harris are only the beginning! (read the story...)

Trip of Love: The ’60s Musical with “Fringe” Benefits

(February 17, 2016) - Off-Broadway is rocking some seriously fun nostalgia courtesy of Trip of Love, the gloriously retro musical revue awash with catch phrases—“Make Love Not War”—beach blanket and black light visuals, hippies, hotties, and far-out production numbers (from “Wipe Out” to “White Rabbit”) for a “Right on!” celebration of the grooviest of yesteryears! (read the story...)

Broadway Bound Favorites: Mockingbird and Frozen

(February 12, 2016) - Big news in New York theater this week! Two high-profile adaptations are Broadway bound: Harper Lee's Pulitzer winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Disney's 2014 Oscar winning animated film, Frozen. (read the story...)

Your Ultimate Guide to February's Broadway Previews

(January 26, 2016) - Good thing February has 29 days this year since it’s a month overflowing with outstanding new shows, celebrated performers, and the opportunity to zero in on them before word spreads and scoring tickets becomes a major challenge. So without further ado, here are February’s Broadway debuts, the latest in dramas, comedies, and musicals that will have New York's theatrical world recharged for spring. (read the story...)

Meow! CATS is Back (and Bette Midler Too)

(January 22, 2016) - This just in: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS is heading back to the Great White Way this summer in its first revival since it left the Winter Garden in 2000. And Bette Midler will be blazing onto Broadway soon as well, in Hello, Dolly, opening next year. (read the story...)


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