Wednesday, May 8, 2013


Tuesday==>Good morning to all of my loyal and faithful readers and followers. 

It was rainy and ugly at 8:30am this morning here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, but I am happy to report that as of 11:30am the rain is gone and it has cleared up a bit. It was actually the first rain we have had in a couple of weeks.

So ... why don’t we get started with Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s Off Broadway show ...

CORE VALUES, about the owner and employees of a small travel agency facing the realities of a rapidly evolving marketplace==>A-

The show has excellent acting with a funny but also thoughtful story line, that takes place during an office-staged retreat. 

Reed Birney, as Richard, the agency owner, does a great job in getting the audience involved in his personal and professional dilemmas as he tries to lead his employees through a basically mind-numbing business retreat. The rest of the cast is also stellar.

Yes, parts of the story line are basically hard to believe but the acting quickly overcomes that flaw. I do think, however, that 10-minutes could easily be cut from the 90-minute running time.

The small house was sold-out and the audience was very much into the show. It runs through May 18th at Ars Nova on West 54th Street.

I have to report that The New York Times gave the show a very negative review. But, several of my theater-buddies share my view of the show ... so ... 

Billi Pod Says==>see it!

Today, being a Wednesday, your favorite blogger has scheduled yet another entertainment doubleheader, starting with an Off Broadway comedy ...

2:00==>SCRAMBLED EGGS - “We follow 
Karen on a hectic yet humorous journey through her life. Along the way we experience her dysfunctional parents, her sexual awakenings, and the rigors of dating, marriage and parenthood.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

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

Then for the evening, also at the Theatre Row Complex, will be an Off Broadway musical comedy ...

7:00==>BUNTY BERMAN PRESENTS - “In this musical comedy a 1950s Bollywood mogul tries to keep his studio alive but he must navigate his way through divas, mobsters, and ambitious tea boys.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

In the name of fair and unbiased reporting I must reveal that this show has received very mixed reviews from the critics along with very diverse opinions from most of my theater-buddies.

So ... we will just have to see, won’t we?

Moving on to the Yankee Universe, for Marty, of course ... 

The Bronx Bombers lost 2-0 last night to the Colorado Rockies as our bats went totally dead. We got only 4-hits. Barf!!

Tonight @ 8:40pm it will be game 2 of the series with David Phelps (1-1) on the mound for The Yankees vs. Juan Nicasio (3-0) for The Rockies.

I will be able to watch the final innings and that is good.

OK, need to run to the grocery store and do some stuff before my matinee ... so ... 

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>2.73 miles (or, 5,974 steps)

Total mileage since 7/1/12==>1,453.72 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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