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Lobby Bar – June 23: How Airplanes Relax, Cats Can Fly, and a Co-operative Driving

It is better to create than to learn! Lobby Bar is the essence of life.
Yep, him too. Jonathan Spira heads to Central Park to see his old friend, Julius. The play has undergone a few minor changes to be relevant to the current political landscape; highlights include Caesar dying for the 119th time, gasping “Et tu, Trumpe?”
Traveling club kids. Penn Station is trying to rid itself of its icky reputation, …

Today is Take Your Dog to Work Day

In case you didn’t know, today is Take Your Dog to Work Day, an unofficial holiday that traces its origins back to 1999.
The first Take Your Dog to Work Day was created by Pet Sitters International, a company that provides educational resources for professional pet sitters.
At Frequent Business Traveler, almost every day is Take Your Dog to Work Day as Editorial Director Jonathan Spira’s pup, Snickers the Wonderdog, who has …

Review: ‘Cats’ at Neil Simon Theatre

In the 1980s, three European musicals came to define Broadway in a manner never before seen. The three – “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Misérables,” and “Cats” – were, in fact, megamusicals, a form of almost entirely sung-through musical drama in which the spectacle was of equal if not greater importance than the plot.
Of these three, Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “Phantom,” which opened in the West End in 1986 and …

Review: ‘Julius Caesar’ at Public Theater – Delacorte Theater in Central Park

William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” published as “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” 400 years ago, is one of several of Shakespeare’s plays based on actual events in Roman history. While Julius Caesar is the title character, the play focuses on Brutus and his conflicts over his friendship with Caesar, his patriotism, and his honor.
Reinterpreted for the Trump era, the Public Theater’s production has drawn criticism in some circles for its depiction …

Lobby Bar – June 16: The Arctic Theatre, USB-Powered Air Conditioners, and United Apologizes… Again

Lobby Bar – The Place We Go Every Week When We’re Done Trying
Ratings games. The 2017 Tony Awards took place last weekend, so find out which of your favorite shows received accolades! We won’t spoil anything for you, but “Hamilton” has decided that it needs to step up its game, and rumor has it that the American history musical will be killing off another historical figure in a spin-off next …

Review: ‘Mary Poppins’ at Paper Mill Playhouse is ‘Practically Perfect’

Gliding through the air powered by an umbrella, everyone’s favorite nanny, Mary Poppins, is back in the New York area, that is until the wind changes course.
The Paper Mill Playhouse version is a vast improvement on the production that graced Broadway not too many moons ago. The cast is stronger, the book by Julian Fellowes of Downton Abbey fame is tighter, and the score has the revisions that critics and …

5 Tips for Surviving a Heat Wave This Summer

The calendar may still indicate “spring” but, with temperatures reaching over 90° F (32° C) in many parts of the United States, summer is clearly upon us.
While many enjoy the scorching weather, it’s nonetheless imprudent not to take certain precautions, especially for those spending a significant amount of time outdoors.
Here are five tips for staying healthy in the hot summer sun.
1.) Drink water.
Consuming copious amounts of water helps lower your …