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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.


Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Gets 'Kinky'

(November 25, 2013) - Suddenly there’s a compelling new reason for theatre lovers (and adults of all ages) to be psyched on November 28th – and it has nothing to do with food or football. (read the story...)

Mary Bridget Davies Shines in A Night With Janis Joplin on Broadway

(November 20, 2013) - In case you were wondering, the adrenaline-fueled, fiercely candid Broadway musical A Night With Janis Joplin is in no way your standard celebrity-impersonator concert. (read the story...)

Debra Jo Rupp Is Becoming Dr. Ruth Off Broadway

(November 06, 2013) - Showtime might have Masters of Sex, but Off-Broadway has welcomed something far better to New York audiences: Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the tiny woman with the unmistakable accent who pulled the pin on the Puritanical hand grenade responsible for opening up the discussion of sex. (read the story...)

Out and About on the Great White Way

(October 31, 2013) - You might have noticed that the Bard is all over the place: Romeo and Juliet with Orlando Bloom; Macbeth starring Ethan Hawke; and Richard III and Twelfth Night in repertory and showcasing two-time Tony winner Mark Rylance’s masculine (Richard) and feminine (Olivia) sides. (read the story...)

Chicago's Roz Ryan Proves When You're Good To Mama, Broadway's Good To You!

(October 29, 2013) - Roz Ryan has lost count of the number of Roxie Harts, Velma Kellys and Billy Flynns she’s worked with over the 15 years she’s been in and out of the role of the pragmatically corrupt Matron “Mama” Morton in Chicago, but she’s certainly been enjoying the ride -- and the company. (read the story...)

Previews, Mega-Stars & Opening Nights

(October 07, 2013) - Every fall, Broadway hits its prime-time stride: New shows launch, long-running hits celebrate double-digit birthdays, and acclaimed film and TV actors tweak their London and Hollywood schedules to perform exclusively for New York theatregoers. (read the story...)

Romeo and Juliet - Back on Broadway After a 36-Year Hiatus

(October 01, 2013) - Orlando Bloom makes his Broadway debut as that love-smitten Montague lad known as Romeo, and according to opening-night critics, he did rather well. And then there’s our Juliet for the 21st century, played with radiant, girlish charm by Condola Rashad. (read the story...)

Bronx Bombers Hits a Home Run Off Broadway

(September 30, 2013) - The Off Broadway premiere of a new play, from the team behind Lombardi and Magic/Bird, that looks at the storied history of Yankees baseball. (read the story...)

Broadway Preview: A Star-Spangled Season Takes Flight

(September 04, 2013) - This fall, Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad are Romeo and Juliet while Zachary Quinto joins Cherry Jones in The Glass Menagerie. Plus: Rachel Weisz, Daniel Craig, and Hollywood/literary adaptations Big Fish and A Time to Kill. (read the story...)

It’s Epic! Kids & Parents Get Their Theatre Groove On

(August 07, 2013) - Broadway and Off-Broadway are basking in a banner season with 2013’s dog day hotbed of high-impact family-fabulous shows—including both established hits and theatrical newbies. Must-see advisories are in effect! (read the story...)

Casting Changes Coming for Broadway's 2013-2014 Season

(August 02, 2013) - Broadway’s casting floodgates are open and not just for the new 2013-2014 season, either. Suddenly it’s that time of year when star contracts wind down and a surge of news hits the theatrical buzz front. So buckle up, my stage-savvy friends, as we’re in for a big fat changeover all over the Great White Way. (read the story...)

Aaron Posner Brings Potok's My Name Is Asher Lev to Off Broadway

(July 12, 2013) - One would think passion and religion would be natural allies. In My Name Is Asher Lev, these two ideals struggle to find a common ground in the orthodox Jewish world of Asher Lev and his parents circa 1950s Brooklyn. (read the story...)

Getting Your Summer Stage Groove On - Big Apple Style

(July 12, 2013) - While the rest of America may be test-driving their local summer stock productions, here in New York City the theatrical choices are seemingly endless, assuredly eclectic, and totally awesome. The only problem is, if you don’t have access to a time machine, there’s no way to catch them all. (read the story...)

Beyond the Footlights with Hairspray’s Julie Halston

(July 11, 2013) - Backstage at Hairspray: It’s 11:56 on a Wednesday night when actress Julie Halston descends from the upper warren of dressing rooms at the Neil Simon Theatre... (read the story...)

Janis, Grisham, and Waller Are Coming to Broadway This Fall

(June 26, 2013) - Rupert Holmes is bringing A Time to Kill to the Great White Way. Plus: The Bridges of Madison County and Janis Joplin. (read the story...)

Summer NYC Theater Update: New Shows, Celebs, Festivals & More

(June 19, 2013) - New Broadway shows include First Date, The Beatles' Let It Be, and Luis Bravo’s Forever Tango. Plus: Wendy Williams in Chicago and more. (read the story...)

School Britannia: Matilda the Musical

(June 12, 2013) - If you happened to catch this year’s Tony Awards, you have a solid idea of why tickets to Matilda the Musical are in high demand by both grown-ups who survived childhood and kids who are currently navigating its unpredictable ins, outs, and “whatevers.” (read the story...)

Annie on Broadway: I Think She's Gonna Like It Here!

(May 29, 2013) - While now may not be as bleak a period as the Great Depression, the rocky times are fraught with one too many gloomy parallels to dark events of the 1930s. Fortunately, these parallels are turned gently upside down in Broadway’s splendid revival of Annie. (read the story...)

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...)


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