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What’s Doing in London’s West End


London’s West End, which, despite its name, is in Central London, is home to numerous tourist attractions, shops, businesses, and of course theaters. Indeed, the term “West End” is as synonymous to theater as is “Broadway,” and the two theater districts are considered to be home to the most important English-language theaters in the world.
While theater in London dates back to the late 1500s, the first West End playhouse, Theatre …

Lobby Bar – January 30: Trans-Spatial Phone Calls, Talking with Strangers, and the Secret of Time Travel


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Calming cacophony. Jesse Sokolow spends some relaxing nights at the Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, New York. There’s nothing quite like immersing yourself in a lodge in the woods, swimming in the serene outdoor pool, getting sensational 90-minute massages, and listening to the soothing sounds of the in-hotel bowling alley just below your room as you nod off to …

‘Mrs. Mayfield’s Fifth-Grade Class of ’93 20-Year Reunion’ – Review

Robin (Lindsey Austen) and 
Joey (Jordan Tierney) during the reunion party

Richard Brown, who has taught film in New York City for the past 40 years, speaks of “getting on the ride” when it comes to an audience making a connection to characters in a movie. In the best of cases the viewers get on the ride early on; but all too often they never get on the ride.
The concept of getting on the ride is applicable to plays as well …

‘Film Chinois’ at the Beckett Theatre – Review

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Is it a floor wax or a dessert topping?  Pan Asian Repertory Theatre’s Film Chinois, a play with elements of the film noir genre, does beg that question at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row.  The play has many of the elements of the genre – shadowy scenes, silhouetted figures, a black-and-white-ish visual style, and of course, femmes fatales – but how well does this translate to the stage?
The setting? Beijing, …

Lobby Bar – January 23: The Secret to Good Music, 2,400-Pound Bug Zappers, and Why Superheroes Can’t Keep Secrets


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Doc’s dreams come true.  Find out what travel plans our readers have in store for 2015 in our annual Business Travel Outlook Report.  An alarming percentage of respondents say they will nix air travel in favor of hover boards as soon as the technology reaches commercial status.
Choco–migration.  It’s time to go shopping at the most chic boutique around – …

FBT Survey: Business Travel Set to Increase in 2015


Business travelers report they will be on the road more often in 2015 than last year, according to a new Frequent Business Traveler research report.
Almost half of business travelers surveyed said they plan on taking more trips in 2015 as compared to 2014, while a similar number said they anticipate taking more trips in 2015 than they did two years ago in 2013. The number of travelers who say they …

Visiting the Continent Now More Affordable Than Ever as Euro Continues Slide Against Dollar


Traveling to Europe soon? Consider bringing an empty suitcase to carry home all of your purchases. The euro has dropped precipitously against the dollar over the past year to $1.146 and shows signs of achieving parity.
It was only a few years ago that the euro was at $1.45 and it was at $1.36 at the beginning of 2014.
As long as the U.S. economy continues to remain in better shape than …