Wednesday==>Your favorite blogger has a matinee this afternoon (details below), so let’s get started with ...
Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s Off Broadway show ...
CHARACTER MAN, Jim Brochu’s salute to the memorable character actors of Broadway. Sprinkled with juicy backstage lore this one-man show spotlights the careers of Zero Mostel, Jack Gilford, Barney Martin and David Burns==>A+
Folks, I can’t remember when I enjoyed a show more.
Brochu is totally AMAZING, weaving the informative and emotionally involving story line through songs, dialogue and vintage photographs and films.
His stage presence and timing are impeccable and the 90-minute running time flies by.
The sold-out house was really into the show and we gave Jim a well-deserved standing ovation at curtain call.
If you are a lover of theater history, then this a MUST SEE. Even if you aren’t, this is still a MUST SEE ... so ...
Billi Pod says==>get thee to this show ASAP.
It officially opens tonight, is playing at Urban Stages on West 30th Street, has a running time of 1:30, without intermission, and runs through March 30th.
Moving on ...
This afternoon Billi Pod has a Broadway show ...
3:00==>ALL THE WAY - “This drama, headed by Bryan Cranston as President Lyndon B. Johnson, takes audiences behind the doors of the Oval Office and inside the first years of LBJ’s presidency and his fight to pass a landmark civil rights bill.” (Broadway - discounted TDF ticket)
This show has received very favorable advance buzz, opens on March 6th, has a running time of 3:00, with one intermission, is playing at the Neil Simon Theatre on West 52nd Street, and runs though June 29th.
At the moment the evening is open ... so ... stay tuned.
Total mileage for 2014==>198.89 miles (average 3.16 miles per day)
GO GATORS & GO YANKEES!!
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