Thursday, May 9, 2013


Thursday==>A HAPPY BIRTHDAY shout-out to my son-in-law Dr. John Bendeck aka Dr. John of Columbia, SC. John has reached the big SIX OH today and is celebrating this momentous occasion with his wife, Kathi, in St. Lucia, in the Caribbean. Have a great time guys.

Your favorite blogger wants to get this Thursday posting started with his report cards on the two shows that comprised yesterday’s terrific entertainment doubleheader ... so ... first ... a comedy at The Theatre Row Complex on my block ...

SCRAMBLED EGGS, our journey with Karen and her dysfunctional parents, sexual awakenings, and the rigors of dating, marriage and parenthood==>A-

The show is funny and at times very poignant. It is extremely well-acted, especially Amy Van Nostrand as Karen. The stellar supporting cast plays multiple roles, literally changing characters at the snap of a finger.

I am so glad I got to see it because its limited run ends on May 11th.

Then for the evening was my second show at Theatre Row, the musical ...

BUNTY BERMAN PRESENTS, the musical comedy about a 1950s Bollywood mogul trying to keep his studio alive==>B+

In the name of fair and unbiased reporting I have to reveal that I had serious misgivings about this show, due largely to some really nasty postings on several of the local theater chat-boards.

Well ... I found this show to be pleasantly fun and ended up liking it a whole lot more than I had expected/anticipated. The staging and choreography is excellent and the score is acceptable.

The acting is very good and I particularly liked Sarob Wadia as Raj, the aging and fading leading-man.

It is playing at the largest theater in the Theatre Row Complex and it was probably 98% full and the audience was very much into the show.

It runs through June 1st.

So ... Billi Pod says==>see it

When the show was over I came back to PHC and settled in to watch the rest of the Yankees/Rockies game out in Denver. It was only the 3rd inning.

Well, it was a nail-biter to put it mildly. Whew ... we won 3-2.

The Yankees got an excellent outing from David Phelps, although he didn’t get the win. We scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 9th and then Mo came in to record his 12th save of the season.

Interesting side note - due to the depleted roster, in the bottom of the 9th Vernon Wells was called on to play 3rd base, a position he had not played during his entire professional career. He fielded a grounder and made a perfect throw to lst. Wow!!

This afternoon, at 3:10pm, is the final game of the 3-game series and it will be our ace CC Sabathia (4-3) on the mound for The Bombers vs. Jeff Francis (1-2) for The Rockies. CC's last two outings have been lackluster.

Of course your favorite blogger will be in front of the tube for the game ... then for the evening is a show downtown in The West Village ... 

8:00==>COLIN QUINN IN UNCONSTITUTIONAL - “The comic tackles 226 years of American Constitutional calamities in 70 minutes. From predator drones to the Kardashians, he pulls no punches in asking if this is what the founding fathers planned.” (Off Broadway - $9.00 TDF ticket)

This show is playing at The Barrow Street Theatre and has a limited run.

Oh ... I forgot to give a weather report to you loyal and faithful readers and followers. Well ... it has been lightly raining all morning and it is kinda yucky here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World. Oh well ...

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>2.04 miles (or, 4,465 steps)

Total mileage since 7/1/12==>1,455.76 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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