Griffin Miller, Theatre Editor

Stars of 'Pippin' on Broadway Talk Parenting in Real Life

(Nov. 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'

(Aug. 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'

(Aug. 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

(Jul. 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'

(Apr. 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

(Mar. 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'

(Mar. 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

(Feb. 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

(Jan. 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

(Dec. 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

(Oct. 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

(Sep. 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'

(Aug. 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

(Jul. 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'

(Jun. 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!'

(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

(Apr. 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

(Mar. 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

(Feb. 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

(Jan. 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.

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