Miranda Bryant

News and features writer based in New York
Miranda.L.Bryant [at] gmail.com


It's a Brit Broadway takeover
London theatre is in a golden age in New York, with hits like Angels in America and Harry Potter about to open. It's the real special relationship, says Miranda Bryant
Ashley Graham
Cover story for Wonder Women issue
Seeking sanctuary in books
It was a fleeting encounter with the underside of a prominent author's shoe that got me thinking about my relationship with bookshops. Outside on the summer's evening streets of...


Banned a century ago, Modigliani nude fetches record £116m
A celebrated nude by Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani made history when it sold at Sotheby’s in New York for $157.2 million (£116 million) — a new record for the auction house.
Magic night on Broadway as Harry Potter play makes 'electric' debut
POTTERMANIA erupted on Broadway as blockbuster play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child made its New York debut, making a “dream come true” for its British cast and writer.
Angels in America gets a heavenly reception for Broadway transfer
Andrew Garfield and the cast of Angels In America took Broadway by storm as the British production made its debut in New York. The marathon performance of the National Theatre's...
Aboah: I've formed a bond with Prof Green over our dark times
Adwoa Aboah said she has developed an “amazing bond” with Professor Green as they joined forces in New York to talk about their experiences with mental health issues
Zadie Smith: 'I asked to use my husband's book title. Feel free, he said'
Zadie Smith said she is in "quite a lot of trouble" after she took the name of her husband's as-yet-unpublished poetry collection and used it as the title for her latest book....
New York follows London's lead with first 'night mayor'
Ariel Palitz, a former club promoter and owner, was this week named senior executive director of the US city’s newly created office of nightlife
Letter from New York: One year on from Trump's swearing in, tens of thousands will take to...
Will New York nightlife finally get its mojo back?
A change in the law could help the city breathe new life into its clubbing and music scene
Star comedian scores a hit on Broadway as his very British humour makes a Manhattan transfer
Planned Parenthood head: healthcare bill is 'devastating' for women
Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards gave a damning verdict on the Republicans' healthcare bill to repeal and replace Obamacare on Thursday, claiming: "Being a woman is...
Letter from Mexico City: Fashion Week brightens defiant capital after quake
For a capital still showing the physical and emotional scars of a deadly earthquake, it has brought a welcome dash of brightness and glamour
You'll never talk alone: Liverpool boss Klopp is my inspiration for stage show, says Boyle
Danny Boyle is drawing inspiration for his latest stage project from an unlikely source: the football techniques of Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp.
‘I gauge success of my plays by what I hear people say in the taxi queue afterwards’
PLAYWRIGHT Lucy Kirkwood has revealed her new technique for gauging the success of her plays — lurking in New York taxi queues.
Letter from New York
2.5m shrug off terror attack to cheer on marathon runners
As horror unfolded, children dressed for Halloween gripped their mothers in fear
Witnesses to the truck atrocity today said children in Halloween outfits watched in terror after alleged attacker Sayfullo Saipov drove along a cycle path, killing eight people.
Solange tells fans to hand in phones before concert to create ‘radical intimacy’
While some musicians politely ask fans to put down their phones and pay attention, Solange Knowles went a step further. Beyoncé’s younger sister, pictured, confiscated all...
Emmy winning role almost finished me off, says The Night Of star Riz
Actor Riz Ahmed said preparing for the breakthrough television role which scooped him an Emmy left him on the verge of a “physical and mental” breakdown.
Ai Weiwei: Britain must take more responsibility over refugee crisis
Ai Weiwei called on Britain and other major powers to take "much more responsibility" for the refugee crisis as he unveiled his largest ever public exhibition in New York. The...
Laura Marling's teamwork debut writing original music for Robert Icke play Mary Stuart
Laura Marling usually struggles to collaborate with other artists - but says director Robert Icke was the exception. The Londoner wrote the feature song for Icke's play Mary...
1984 on Broadway considers getting a nurse in for queasy audiences
Producers are considering recruiting a nurse for the hit stage adaptation of George Orwell's 1984 because so many theatregoers have been taken ill during performances -...
London medic launches Syria health appeal
The London doctor behind the world's first crowdfunded hospital today warned of a "catastrophic humanitarian situation" in Syria as she launched a campaign to provide healthcare...
We can teach London how to clean up toxic air, says Mexico City chief
Rooftop gardens, bicycle rental as a serious commute option and mandatory vehicle emission tests could help bring down London's toxic air pollution levels, according to Mexico...
Hunker down at home in these hectic times, says White Co founder
Founder of The White Company Chrissie Rucker said that more people were seeking sanctuary in their homes during "hectic" times
Letter from New York: Trump divides opinion as tensions bubble below surface
Outside Trump Tower, the New York home of America's divisive president, it is back to business as usual - on the surface at least. In the absence of Donald Trump, who has not...
Times Square crash: CCTV shows car plough into pedestrians
The driver who mowed down dozens of pedestrians in New York's Times Square, killing one and injuring 22, told police he was "hearing voices" and that "God made me do it", it was...
Met Gala guests have designs on most bonkers outfits yet
From Beyonce's figure-hugging latex ball gown to Cara Delevingne's fake tattoos and Madonna's now infamous buttocks-exposing dress, the Met Gala red carpet is known for its...

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