Articles in Journeys

Lobby Bar – December 22: Sleeping in the Subway, Hillary Duff on Broadway, and Even the Sun Hates Us

Lobby Bar – Where it’s Friday Every Day
Sun’s out. The winter solstice occurred this week, providing the Northern Hemisphere with the shortest day of the year. This is also the day we find out whether or not the sun will ever rise again, or if the star will decide to leave us all to freeze as it explores alternative measures to fight global warming.
The doctor is in. Take a seat next …

Thursday’s Winter Solstice to Mark Longest Night of the Year

Today, Thursday, December 21, marks the winter solstice, the day of the year with longest night and fewest hours of daylight. The solstice is an astronomical phenomenon at which the Northern Hemisphere is tilted furthest away from the sun, and takes place at the same time everywhere on earth.
In 2017, the solstice will occur at 11:28 a.m. EST, hence 10:28 a.m. CST, 9:28 a.m. MST, and 8:28 a.m. PST. At …

Review: “Once on This Island” at Circle in the Square Theatre

Coming into the Circle in the Square Theatre on an icy winter’s day, the stark contrast of islanders fishing in the lagoon, milling on the beach, and parading around a goat wearing a diaper was striking. Theatergoers in the first row had their feet in sand.
It’s clear something untoward had happened. The upturned boat, what appears to be workers tending to the villagers, their shoes and clothing hung out to …

Review: ‘Who’s Holiday!’ at Westside Theatre

Just in time for the holidays, playwright Matthew Lombardo has taken on “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” with his “Who’s Holiday!”, turning the former into a risqué adult comedy. Now an adult, Cyndi Lou Who, portrayed brilliantly by Leslie Margherita, has been released from prison and lives in her uncle’s trailer that she recently inherited. It’s Christmas Eve and she’s hosting a holiday party.
Despite proximity to Whoville’s Mount Crumpet, “that …

Saying Goodbye to Lyric Soprano Barbara Cook

The Broadway community gathered together Monday night at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center to honor one of its own, Barbara Cook, who died on August 8, 2017.
“A Tribute to Barbara Cook” looked back at the star’s career that began in the golden age of Broadway musicals and was reborn in later years in concert halls and cabarets. Ms. Cook won a Tony Award in 1958 for her performance …

Review: ‘The Children’ at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Something is askew in the English seaside, a fact made immediately apparent by the off-kilter set of “The Children,” which transferred to the Manhattan Theatre Club from a successful run at the Royal Court Theater in London this month. It isn’t just the earthquake or the tsunami that follows, nor is it the shutdown of the nuclear reactor because the emergency generators will take over.
Alas, they are in the basement.
Perhaps …

Lobby Bar – December 15: Treating Aircraft Depression, How to Fly for Free, and Vaccinate Yourself Against Celery

Lobby Bar – Santa’s Coming to Spy on You
Cost of friendship. With ten days to go until Santa comes to town, we present to you our Holiday Gift Guide: Diamond Edition, for those in your life with expensive taste (or taste buds).  We recommend you get your loved ones a few Bitcoin, guaranteed to add immaterial wealth and joy to their lives, at least until the cryptocurrency goes belly-up and …