Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Broadway Battles Bullies/Inventing Mary Martin/Yankees/News from Columbia, SC

Tuesday==>It is an overcast morning here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World. At 11:00am the temperature is a rather mild 62ยบ with steady winds coming off of the Hudson River.

Your favorite blogger still has some left over errands and chores to finish, including his weekly trek to The Food Emporium across the street to take advantage of the additional 5% senior discount. 

So ... let’s get started with Billi Pod’s report on last night’s entertainment event ...

BROADWAY BATTLES BULLYING, the benefit concert for the Michael Morones Foundation, a new nonprofit dedicated to protecting and empowering our youth through educating communities about bullying and youth suicide prevention==>very emotional but totally enjoyable.

It was an interesting program with excellent performances from a stellar cast.

For your information ... On January 23rd, 11-year-old Michael Mornones, from North Carolina, attempted to hang himself from his bunk bed. He had been the subject of repeated vicious bullying at school for his love of the “My Little Pony” TV Series. He was found in time to save his life, but not soon enough to prevent permanent and severe brain damage.

He is currently undergoing rehab but he will need ongoing managed care for the remainder of his life.

His parents were in attendance and it was very emotional when they took the stage to thank the foundation and the audience.

My comp. seat was excellent. I was seated next to a longtime theater friend, who I have known by the name of Kim, for years. Well, he finally admitted to me that his “real” first name is “Michael” and he goes by the nickname Mik, which is the reverse of Kim

I guess I believe him.

In yesterday’s posting I had noted that I would probably walk back to the apartment after the concert. Well, instead, I got to the concert venue early so I could spend some time walking and wandering in the Washington Square Park area with all of the NYU students ... so ... I only walked about 1/3 of the way back after the concert. Still registered some excellent mileage for the day.

Moving on ...

Tonight’s entertainment event is an Off Broadway show ...

7:00==>INVENTING MARY MARTIN -“The 4-person world premiere multi-media celebration of the life and career of one of Broadway’s greatest stars, Mary Martin, who created the leading roles in One Touch of Venus, South Pacific, The Sound of Music and Peter Pan and became one of the most glamorous and beloved stars of the American musical theatre.” (Off Broadway - discounted TDF ticket)

Tonight is the first preview performance, it opens on April 27th, is playing at The York Theatre at the Citigroup Center on East 54th Street, has a running time of 2:15, with intermission, and runs through May 18th.

I am really looking forward to this show because of the excellent work that is always done by The York Theatre, headed by their Artistic Director, James Morgan, a Florida Gator, and his talented staff.

Moving on some more ...

The Yankees had a much needed day-off yesterday. Tonight @ 7:05pm is the first of two games with the Chicago Cubs out at Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed and Ego Built. 

On the mound for The Bronx Bombers will be Masahiro Tanaka (1-0) vs. Jason Hammel (2-0) for The Cubs.

In closing ....

If things go as anticipated down in Columbia, SC, sometime tomorrow your favorite blogger will become a great-grandfather for the second time. Yes, Gina Falletta is expected to deliver her second girl, to join their darling Saylor

Yes, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, I am soooooooo excited and charged ...

Will share the details as they develop on my FaceBook Timeline ... so ... stay tuned.

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>4.19  miles (or, 9,156 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>354.29 miles (average 3.41 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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