Articles in Journeys

Review: ‘Prince of Broadway’ at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Harold Prince, a theatrical producer and director with 21 Tony Awards and who is associated with many of the best-known and most successful Broadway shows of the 20th century, is far too big a persona to be portrayed by just one actor. Indeed, it takes an entire ensemble to portray him.
In “Prince of Broadway,” a retrospective of his life, every cast member takes a turn portraying Mr. Prince wearing a …

Lobby Bar – October 6: Pumpkin Spiced iPhones, Michael Moore Sings Opera, and How to Steal From Google

Lobby Bar – The Fifty-First State of the Union
Pumpkin apple pie. Paul Riegler puts through the paces the new and improved CarPlay included in iOS 11, which adds important features such as lane guidance and speed limit info. Keep in mind, however, that the new version is only compatible with Apple’s fall collection of pumpkin spiced iPhone 8 devices.
More Moore. Take a seat next to Jonathan Spira at the Belasco Theater …

Theater Review: ‘The Terms of My Surrender’ at Belasco Theater

If Michael Moore doesn’t end up running for president or directing another movie, he may have a future as a late-night television talk show host. That’s the impression I was left with after spending two hours, without an intermission, in the (studio) audience of “The Terms of My Surrender.”
The filmmaker cum activist started his career, he tells us, by running for the local school board on a platform to have …

Great Moments in Travel History – October 2017

William E. Boeing, founder of the Boeing Airplane Company, was born on October 1, 1888, in Detroit, Michigan.
On or around October 3, 1900, Wilbur Wright made the Wright Brothers’ first glider flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
The Ritz Madrid hotel in Madrid, Spain, opened its doors on October 2, 1910 in a ceremony presided by King Alfonso XIII. The property was built at the request of the king, who wanted …

How to Help Puerto Rico and Other Islands After Multiple Hurricanes and Storms

Puerto Rico, which still lacks fuel and electricity, over a week after Hurricane Maria devastated the region, is in crisis. The mayor of San Juan has publicly begged people to “save us from dying.”
Everywhere one can see is the devastation left by the two storms. There’s no water, no power, no telephone service, no Internet. Roads that haven’t been washed away are blocked by debris from the storm.
Multiple charities are …

Lobby Bar – September 29: Free Ducks, Text a Flight Attendant, and How to Survive a Hurricane

Lobby Bar – You Can Dance if You Want To 
Cheap labor. Jonathan Spira heads to 59E59 Theaters to catch “Small World: A Fantasia.” While he was a little disappointed in the play, Mr. Spira made the trip worthwhile and did not go home empty handed; he persuaded a trio of dancing brooms to come home and augment his Roomba.
Efficient packing. ’Tis the season and we have five helpful tips so …

Today is National Coffee Day: Here’s Where You Get Free Coffee

Although for much of the world every day celebrates the hot beverage known as coffee, September 29 is National Coffee Day and many coffee-related businesses are offering their customers free or discounted cups of coffee.
Here is where you can get a complimentary morning (or afternoon) joe, in some cases throughout the weekend. In some stores, a purchase is required.
Krispy Kreme. The nation’s oldest doughnut and coffee company – it was …