Thursday, March 27, 2014

Middle of the Night/No Exit/American Symphony Orchestra/The Gators

Thursday==>Well, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, I am certain you are interested in the fact that it remains cold here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World.

Yes, this morning at 8:30am the temperature was 25º, wind chill down to 18º, with sunny blue skies and steady winds off of the Hudson River.

Now we have that out of the way ... so ... we will move on to what Billi Pod was able to schedule last night for his entertainment event ... and that was ...

The Off Broadway show ...

8:00==>MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT - “A May-December romance set against New York in the 1950s involving an older Jewish widower and a young gentile married woman who fall in love and want to get married, to the dismay of their respective families.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

Billi Pod’s report card==>A

This show has a stellar cast, headed by Jonathan Hadary as the 53-year old widower and Nicole Lowrance (yes, that is the correct spelling) as the 24-year old woman, that brings Paddy Chayefsky’s comedy/drama to life.

The story line is emotionally involving and, although dated (of course), it is very entertaining.

The show received mostly favorable reviews, is playing at The Theatre Row Complex on my West 42nd Street block, has a running time of 2:10, with intermission, and closes its run on this Friday.

I am so glad that I finally got to see it.

Today is going to be a very interesting day/night because it is going to be a tripleheader, so I need to move on rather quickly ... so ... first is ...

2:00==>NO EXIT - “Jean Paul Sartre's existential classic tells the story of three strangers crossing paths in the afterlife while awaiting their ultimate fate. Each with their own secrets to tell, each with their own lies to expose, the pressure-cooker spirals into a maelstrom of manipulation, mockery, and malice.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

This revival received generally favorable reviews, is playing at The Pearl Theatre on West 42nd Street, has a running time of 1:40, with intermission, and runs through March 30th.

When the show is over I will come back to the warm and cozy confines of PHC for my usual pre-theater snack, a fruit and cheese plate, and then it will be ...

8:00==>AMERICAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA @ Carnegie Hall - The program is: Bruch - “Moses: An Oratorio.” (concert - complimentary ticket)

According to the press info: “This musical journey takes us from the bequest of the tablets on Mount Sinai and the infamous worship of the Golden Calf, to the Israelites’ years of wandering and Moses’ death on the very eve of the entry into Canaan.”

The running time for this concert is 2:20, with intermission.

When I booked this concert I wasn’t aware of the scheduling for the NCAA Basketball Tournament and my Florida Gators involvement ... which is the third part of my tripleheader ...

9:40==>FLORIDA/UCLA @ Memphis, carried on CBS.

The Gators are 4.5 point favorites. It should be a very interesting and exciting game.

I will leave my concert at intermission so I will certainly be back in PHC in time for the beginning of the game.

OK, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, it is time to post this and then get ready to begin my tripleheader.

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>3.29 miles (or, 7,425 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>284.03 miles (average 3.34 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.”

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