Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Tripleheader Wednesday for Billi Pod

Wednesday==>Let’s get started with Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s entertainment event, The Broadway show, starring Tom Hanks ...

LUCKY GUY, Nora Ephron’s tribute to real-life tabloid columnist Michael McAlary==>A

Folks, this was a totally enjoyable theater experience from the opening scene to the final eulogy to McAlary, who died at 41.

It was both informative and extremely well-acted by an outstanding cast, headed, of course, by Tom Hanks.

I don’t understand how the Tony-voters could have overlooked his stellar performance. Yes, I saw Tracy Letts in "Virginia Woolf" and thought he did a great job, but ... Hanks was much much better, IMHO.

Of course, the house was sold-out, with standing room, and the cast received a roaring, and I mean roaring, standing ovation at curtain-call.

Unfortunately, the show’s limited run ends today. I am so very glad I finally got to see it.

When I left the theater, with a smile on my face, I was happy to learn that The Yankees were winning their game up in Minnesota.

Yes, The Bronx Bombers won their second consecutive game, this time by a score of 7-4.

Game 3 of the 4-game series will be tonight at 8:10pm. On the mound for The Yankees will be our titular ace CC Sabathia (8-6) vs. P.J. Walters (2-4) for The Twins.

A-Rod’s return to the field, in a minor league rehab game, was less than encouraging. In the field he misplayed a bunt and at the plate he was 0-2, striking out and hitting into a doubleplay.

Moving on ...

Today is a tripleheader for your favorite blogger here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World.

First ... around noon John Scott Reed aka Fabson will come over to PHC for some much needed face time. 

We will have lunch somewhere in my Hell’s Kitchen ‘hood.

Then for the afternoon ... 

2:00pm==>NOBODY LOVES YOU - “This musical comedy follows a philosophy grad student who auditions for - and surprisingly finds himself cast in - a reality TV dating show, all in an attempt to win back his ex-girlfriend. But when an unexpected on-set love connection threatens to ruin his plan, manufactured drama collides with real emotion.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

This show, still in previews, is playing at Second Stages on West 43rd Street, has a running time of 1:45, without intermission, and runs through August 11th.

At the theater I expect to meet up with my theater-buddies Dian Crystal aka My Lady and Marty Kosarik aka Whatever. We might catch a bite later at Meske, our favorite Ethiopian restaurant on West 47th Street.

Then for the evening is an Off Broadway show down in Chelsea ... 

7:30==>SERIOUS MONEY - “This scathing satire is set in the trading pits and boardrooms of London's financial district and tackles the insider trading, abuse of power, greed, sexual politics, corporate raiding and leveraged buyouts of the late '80s.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

This show is playing down at The Atlantic Theatre Stage 2 on West 16th Street, has a running time of 2:20, with an intermission, and runs through August 3rd.

So ... there you have it my loyal and faithful readers and followers ... 

Oh ... my next walking challenge isn’t off to a very good start ... wait a minute ... I guess 3+ miles ain’t bad ... but ... anyway ... whatever ...

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>3.30 miles (or, 7,222 steps)

Total mileage since 7/1/13==>6.38 miles (average 3.19 miles per day)


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

1 comment:

Marty said...

I have to comment on TWO things in your blog today. First...thank-you. While "Whatever" is still not an ideal's way better than "Numnutz". Second, everyone is entitled to their opinion and you and I agree so often I just had to note that, while Tom Hanks gave a great performance and certainly deserved his Tony nomination, IMHO out of the five nominees for best actor he would nave been #5 if I were a Tony voter. Just sayin'.