Friday==>It is a bright and cold morning here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, only 28º @ 9:00am. The forecast is for it to only reach the high 30s during the day and into the evening. Man, when will it warm up?
Yeah, I know ... my bitching and moaning ain’t gonna make it any warmer ... thank you so very f**king much for reminding me.
Anyhow ... a big TGIF shoutout for all of my Worker Bee friends who are watching the clock tick down from the claustrophobic confines of their cubicles, broom closets and wait-stations. Just remember - for Worker Bees==>the weekend doesn’t get started until at least 5:05pm.
So ... my loyal and faithful readers and followers, why don’t we get Friday’s posting started with Billi Pod’s report cards on Thursday AWESOME entertainment doubleheader, starting with ...
THE ERIC WHITACRE SINGERS @ Alice Tully Hall==>A.
The press blurb referred to Whitacre as “the rock star of choral composers,” and when he came on stage he received the type of ovation from the crowd that is usually reserved for rock stars. Not joking ... he did.
I loved the program. The 70-minutes flew by. The choral group of 28 extremely talented performers did a masterful job with the array of classical and modern pieces. The modern pieces were mostly composed by Whitacre.
There was a large contingent of students in the audience and I assumed most of them were from Julliard. Whitacre is a Julliard alum.
When the concert was finished, after a couple of encores, the audience gave everyone a roaring, well deserved, standing ovation.
Yeah, I left Alice Tully Hall with a big smile on my face.
The second part of my Thursday entertainment doubleheader was a one-man show, in early previews, downtown at The Rattlestick Playwright’s Theatre in The West Village ...
BUYER AND CELLAR, about a struggling actor in L.A. who has taken a job working in the basement of the Malibu home of a beloved megastar (hint - her first name is Babs)==>A
Folks, I totally loved this show performed by Michael Urie, who played multiple characters, including Babs. It is funny, often profane, and laced with many insider-entertainment-freak jokes.
The house was full and almost everyone seemed to be enjoying the show. In the audience were my theater-buds Phil, Marty, and Dian, with her friend Gail.
Phil, Marty and I gave the show an A but the ladies were more in the B- range. Oh well ...
Billi Pod says==>see this show. It runs through May 4th.
Moving on ...
Tonight’s entertainment is another Musical’s in Mufi performance at The York Theatre ...
SILK STOCKINGS - “Cole Porter’s last musical, a 1955 reworking of the Soviets-to-Paris romp ‘Ninotchka,’ featuring the classics ‘All of You,’ ‘What Is This Thing Called Love’ and others.” (Off Broadway - discounted ticket)
This is the final production in this season’s Musical’s in Mufti Series. To refresh your memory==>“Mufti” (pronounced MUFF’tee) means “in street clothes, without the usual trappings.” The show is presented script-in-hand, with minimal staging and props. The cast is given only 30-hours of rehearsal time.
Really looking forward to this show.
Moving on some more ...
I have received “unofficial” information that the leasing agency is “seriously” considering my counter-proposal ... so ... stay tuned.
On the sports scene (you are welcome Marty)==>Opening Day for The New York Yankees @ Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed And Ego Built, is only 10-days away.
The first game of the 2013 season will be at 1:05pm on Monday, April 1st, against The Boston FuckSox and Billi Pod will be there in his new seat assignment.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE!!
Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>4.01 miles (or, 8.900 steps)
Total mileage since 7/1/12==>1,260.18 miles
GO GATORS AND GO YANKEES!!
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