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Griffin Miller

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 and spa editor for Promenade Magazine as well as 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, Sports Media reporter for The New York Times.

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Stars of 'Pippin' on Broadway Talk Parenting in Real Life
by Griffin Miller - November 08, 2013

Actors Charlotte D'Amboise and Terrence Mann, the husband-and-wife duo who play Fastrada and King Charles in 'Pippin' on Broadway, talk about how they juggle parenting their two daughters while performing eight shows a week on the Great White Way.

Theater Review: 'Gazillion Bubble Show: The Next Generation'
by Griffin Miller - August 28, 2013

The newest installment of this the Gazillion Bubble Show in NYC features more tricks, more laughs, and most importantly -- more bubbles! Our theater editor gives you a behind-the-scenes look at this popular show and the family who works magic with bubbles.

NYC Theater Review: 'Wanda's Monster'
by Griffin Miller - August 06, 2013

With a catchy score and colorful characters, 'Wanda's Monster' is a book-turned-musical that preaches the importance of being open to new things -- even things that go bump in the night. Our theater editor reviews the show, playing at NYC's Dimson Theatre.

'Monkey: Journey to the West' Is an Eye-Popping, On-Stage Road Trip for Families
by Griffin Miller - July 17, 2013

Our theater editor reviews "Monkey: Journey to the West," playing at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, and dubs it a family-friendly crowd-pleaser full of fantastical costumes, sets, and choreography with impressive acrobatic and martial art displays.

Theater Review: Off Broadway's 'Old Hats'
by Griffin Miller - April 24, 2013

"Old Hats," the Off Broadway show by comedy duo Bill Irwin and David Shiner, combines old-school vaudeville with live music and modern technology for a mostly family-friendly show brimming with irony and hilarity.

'Cinderella' on Broadway: A Magical Musical with a Modern Message
by Griffin Miller - March 22, 2013

In 'Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella' on Broadway, the beloved fairy-tale princess makes her debut (in glass slippers, of course) in a musical filled iconic songs, loveable characters, and a few modern surprises.

Last Chance To See The New Vic's Family Friendly 'As You Like It'
by Griffin Miller - March 08, 2013

It's the final weekend of the New Victory Theatre's family friendly production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" and we think you should take this opportunity to introduce your kids to the Bard.

'Bunnicula': The Ultimate Hare-Raising Musical
by Griffin Miller - February 26, 2013

Bunnicula, the popular book series by James and Deborah Howe, is brought to the stage of the DR2 Theatre in Manhattan in a new musical brimming with mystery, music, and wit. Both fans of the books and kids who are new to the story will find something to love in this show.

'Annie' Shines on Broadway
by Griffin Miller - January 25, 2013

"Annie" the musical, now playing on Broadway, is winning over a new generation of kids who connect with Annie's spirit and classic rags-to-riches tale. Our theater critic goes behind the scenes with Katie Finneran, who plays the comically villainous Ms. Hannigan.

'The Velveteen Rabbit' Reimagined in NYC
by Griffin Miller - December 21, 2012

"The Velveteen Rabbit," a Theatreworks production playing at DR2 Theatre in Manhattan, is a charming new take on the classic tale that uses found objects as props and relies on a creative trio of actors who aren't afraid to think outside the box.

Black Violin: Back in Manhattan and Ready to 'Bow' You Over
by Griffin Miller - October 26, 2012

Black Violin, the dynamic duo that includes violinists Kev and Wil B, astounds audiences with a funky fusion of classical, jazz, hip-hop, and R&B. Catch a concert at Manhattan's New Victory Theater this November.

Vital Theatre's 'Fancy Nancy The Musical' Bursts with Style and Wit
by Griffin Miller - September 27, 2012

Vital Theatre Company's newest staging, "Fancy Nancy The Musical," brings popular storybook illustrations to life on an Off Broadway stage. The result is a family-friendly production brimming with style and wit.

Broadway Review: 'Bring It On: The Musical'
by Griffin Miller - August 27, 2012

Broadway's "Bring It On: The Musical" is a pep rally with heart, humor, and backflips that teens and tweens will love. It's a must-see for kids who love cheerleading and a fun ride for the whole family.

NYC Theater Review: 'Zarkana' by Cirque du Soleil
by Griffin Miller - July 20, 2012

"Zarkana" by Cirque du Soleil is a tantalizing, funny, and physically thrilling show that your kids will love just as much as you do.

Broadway Review: 'Peter and the Starcatcher'
by Griffin Miller - June 21, 2012

In Broadway's Tony Award-winning 'Peter and the Starcatcher,' we learn how Peter Pan earned his flight credentials and how a mustachioed pirate became Captain Hook. Is the show for kids? Yes and no, says our theater critic.

Broadway Review: Disney's 'Newsies!'
by Griffin Miller - May 16, 2012

From fact to film to Broadway, Disney's "Newsies!" on stage in New York City is a mega-musical with energy to spare.

Midtown's Magic Carpet Ride
by Griffin Miller - April 23, 2012

"The Amazing Max and the Box of Interesting Things" is an NYC show with Vegas flair, welcoming kids into a world of quirky and energetic magic that they (and their parents) won't soon forget.

'Alice in Wonderland' on MacDougal Street
by Griffin Miller - March 23, 2012

Our theater editor reviews a new Off-Broadway musical version of 'Alice in Wonderland' presented by the Literally Alive Children's Theatre group at the Players Theatre in NYC. Join her on a magical, musical underground adventure for theatergoers young and old, down a most awesome rabbit hole in the heart of Greenwich Village.

Blue Man Group Brings It to the Next Level
by Griffin Miller - February 08, 2012

Blue Man Group has taken its tongue-in-cheek techno passion to the next level with some awesome new additions to its long-running show at NYC's Astor Place Theatre. Get the scoop on the larger-than-life thrills in store for audience members young and old at this interactive experience the creators like to call "alternative Broadway."

There’s a New ‘Bully’ in Town
by Griffin Miller - January 27, 2012

The Bully, a critically acclaimed musical for young audiences, tackles the bullying epidemic with smarts, humor, and plenty of dancing, is a great conversation starter.

Merry Little Family Shows in the Big City
by Griffin Miller - December 01, 2011

In classic New York style, there are plenty of festive shows to choose from this holiday season, from classics like the "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" and "George Balanchine's The Nutcracker" to new treats like "Peter Pan" and "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." Get all the details on these fun family shows here, including age ranges, running dates, and ticket prices.

NYC Theater Review: Peter Pan at The Theater at MSG
by Griffin Miller - October 17, 2011

"Peter Pan" is a two-week-only holiday run at The Theater at MSG this December. Get your tickets now because the magic of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell shouldn't be missed!

Off-Broadway Review: 'Voca People' is a Wildly Entertaining Blend of Sci-Fi and Show Biz
by Griffin Miller - September 15, 2011

The Voca People, an octet of audio-crazed aliens, have landed at NYC's Westside Theatre in an Off-Broadway hit musical fueled by cosmic choreography and amazing a capella.

Five Fabulous Life Lessons Kids Learn from The Ohmies
by Griffin Miller - August 16, 2011

Kiddie musical theater troupe The Ohmies expertly pack valuable life lessons and healthy tips into each performance in the form of dancing, tumbling, yoga, stretching, and colorful costumes. Check out our list of the important lessons kids can take away from an Ohmies performance after they boogie down on the yoga mat.

'Dance, Stretch, and Giggle' With The Ohmies: Morning Wish Garden!
by Griffin Miller - August 16, 2011

Interactive musical performers The Ohmies invite kids to "dance, stretch, and giggle" their way to the front of the stage for an exciting new act, "The Ohmies: Morning Wish Garden!" Through a fun combination of dancing, yoga poses, and tumbling, kids can help The Ohmies coax Mr. Sun to come out so their garden of wishes may grow

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