Saturday, March 23, 2013

Two More Years In PHC!!

BREAKING NEWS==>Well, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, I am happy (I think) to report that yesterday your favorite blogger reached an agreement with the leasing department of 420 W. 42nd Street and, taking a deep breath, he signed all of the paperwork required for a new 2-year lease on PHC.

So ... I will be looking Northward into Hell’s Kitchen from the 41st floor until June 1, 2015.

I won’t bore you with the details other than to say that both sides compromised a bit and that the final rent agreement is well within the range for one-bedroom apartments in a high-rise doorman building in Midtown Manhattan, in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World.

But ... I have to admit, in the name of fair and unbiased reporting, that this morning Billi Pod finds himself in a somewhat divided state-of-mind. Half of him is saying “Thank God this over, now move on with your life” while the other half is experiencing a phase of “Buyer’s Remorse” and is saying “You are paying how much? WTF were you thinking???”

Oh well ... it is done ... so let’s move on ... 

Today is another doubleheader so I need to get this posting started with my report card on last night’s entertainment event, the York Theatre's Musical’s In Mufti performance of ...

SILK STOCKINGS, Cole Porter’s last musical, the 1955 reworking of the Soviets-to-Paris romp 'Ninotchka'==>A

As I had anticipated, this was a totally enjoyable experience, with a beautiful score by Cole Porter.

It is extremely well-performed by a stellar cast, headed by Ben Davis as Steve, the movie producer, and Erin Davie as Ninotchka, the Soviet agent. The rest of the ensemble cast is excellent.

The show has two performances today and two Sunday and I highly recommend it, if tickets are still available.

Moving on ...

As I said ... today is going to be another entertainment doubleheader for Billi Pod ... starting with ...

2:00==>UNBROKEN CIRCLE - “Set in 1970 Galveston, Texas, a family is brought together for the first time in years on the day of its patriarch’s funeral. As the day turns into night, the man’s impact on his family unfolds in unexpected and surprising ways. An exploration of how abuse and family secrets affect every person in each generation differently.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

The play is written by James Wesley, who is married to the incomparable cabaret star Seth Rudetsky, who is known as the “Mayor of Broadway.” Their 12-year old daughter, Juli, is in the cast. Wesley is also a cast member.

When the show is over I will meet up with Dian Crystal aka My Lady and her posse for an early meal at our favorite Ethiopian restaurant, Meske, on West 47th Street in my Hell’s Kitchen ‘hood.

Then, with Dian and Marty Kosarik aka The Dozer and his friend Cathy, it will be a Broadway show ...

8:00==>THE BIG KNIFE - “A revival of Clifford Odet’s 1949 drama about scandal and damage control at a Hollywood studio, where executives use every trick to keep stars’ transgressions out of the gossip pages.” (Broadway - discounted ticket)

Heading the stellar cast is Emmy Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Bobby Cannavale.

The show is still in early previews so there isn’t any advanced buzz to speak of.

So ... there you have it my loyal and faithful readers and followers ... I will post this and then get ready for yet another boring day/evening here in Gotham City.

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>2.74 miles (or, 5,988 steps)

Total mileage since 7/1/12==>1,262.92 miles 


Billi Pod
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”

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