Thursday, April 18, 2013


Thursday==>Your favorite blogger is happy to report to you loyal and faithful readers and followers that yesterday’s entertainment doubleheader was EXCELLENT, so ... let’s get started with his report card on ...

WHO’S YOUR DADDY?, the true story about the journey and struggles of a single, Irish, gay, out-of-work actor to adopt a Ugandan orphan==>A

This one-man show is extremely well performed by the playwright, Johnny O’Callaghan, who takes the audience along with him on his journey, sharing the good and the bad, sometimes very much in-your-face. Yes, it gets very profane at times ... so ... be warned.

The result is an emotionally involving experience that has the audience inwardly rooting for O’Callaghan and the then 5-year-old orphan.

After the show was over one of my seat mates told me that there had been an interesting article about the show in the New York Times, not in the Arts & Leisure section, but in the  NY News section. I read the article as soon as I got home to PHC.

Of course, you can’t read the contents of the article from this picture but I wanted to show you loyal and faithful readers what O’Callaghan and his now 11-year-old son, Odin, look like.

The show is running through the end of the month at the small studio theater downstairs at the Irish Repertory Theatre on West 22nd Street.

Billi Pod Says==>see this show.

When the show was over I came back to PHC, had the usual pre-theatre snack, a fruit and cheese plate, changed clothes and then headed uptown to Lincoln Center for the second part of my entertainment doubleheader ...

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, featuring violinist Joshua Bell, which was EXCELLENT as usual.

Bell, whom I love, performed Burnstein’s “Serenade for Violin” and received a well-deserved roaring round of applause.

In yesterday’s posting I had expressed concern about the World Premiere of a work called “Prospero’s Rooms” by Christopher Rouse, who is the Composer-in-Residence at the Philharmonic. Well, I am happy to report that it was OK and it wasn’t another atonal piece of dreck, as I had feared.

When the concert was over I walked back to PHC while listening to the final 2-innings of the YANKEES/DIAMONDBACKS game, which the Yankees won 4-3 in dramatic comeback fashion in the bottom of the 8th on a HR from pinch-hitter Travis Hafner.

Our ace CC Sabathia picked up the win and the Bronx Bombers are now 8-5.

Game 3 of the series is tonight @ 7:05pm out at Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed And Ego Built, and it will be Phil Hughes (0-2) vs. Patrick Corbin (2-0) for Arizona.

Moving on ...

Tonight’s entertainment event is ...

8:00==>FOUR MESSAGES - “What would you do if you thought you' d received messages from God? And then they all came true? A musical about doubt, faith, anger, and forgiveness." (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

This show is playing at the Theatre Row Complex on my block.

The weather yesterday was really nice, for a change, so I logged in some decent walk and wander mileage ...

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>6.51 miles (or, 14,255 steps)

Total mileage since 7/1/12==>1,365.71 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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