Sunday==>Your favorite blogger here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In the World, has an entertainment doubleheader scheduled for today, plus an anticipated walk and wander session, all in the Upper Westside, so we need to get this posting underway ... so ...
Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s Off Broadway show ...
JUST JIM DALE, this solo show recounts a lifetime of irresistible showbiz tales, told through incredible stories and beloved songs==>A
It is extremely well performed by the 78-year old singer/dancer/composer/lyricist/actor/comedian.
Dale (his birth name was Smith) had the audience in the palm of his hand from the moment he walked on stage until his final bow to a roaring standing ovation.
He is a Tony Award winner, two-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee. He also was the voice in all seven of the “Harry Potter” audiobooks, winning multiple awards for this body of work.
The show is educational, very funny, poignant and emotionally involving as Dale shares his life-story with us through songs and stories.
I totally enjoyed it and am so glad that I got a chance to see it ... so ...
Billi Pod says==>See this show!!
It is still in previews, opens on June 12th, is playing at the Laura Pels Theatre on West 46th Street, has a running time of 1:40, without intermission, and runs through August 10th.
I left early for the show so I could get in a walk and wander session, even though it was very lightly raining. This, plus my usual walking and the walk to and from the theatre resulted in another good mileage day (details below).
Moving on to today ...
The first part of my entertainment doubleheader is in Off Broadway show in the Upper Westside ...
3:00==>AMERICAN HERO - “Three down-on-their-luck misfits take a job at a sandwich shop run by a recent immigrant from some unidentified homeland who turns out to be a no-show on the grand-opening day. A dark comedy about life, liberty and the pursuit of sandwiches.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)
This show just opened to mostly so-so reviews that basically panned the story line but praised the stellar cast, headed by Ari Graynor and Jerry O’Connell.
It is playing at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre @ Broadway and West 76th Street, has a running time of 1:30, without intermission, and runs through June 15th.
When the show is over I will leisurely walk down to Lincoln Center for the second half of my entertainment doubleheader, stopping along the way for some fruit and, hopefully, a Fresca.
My second entertainment event is a classical music concert ...
7:00==>DISTINGUISHED CONCERTS INTERNATIONAL @ Avery Fisher Hall - “Celebration & Reflection, Part I:
The program is:
Mozart - Coronation Mass; and,
Ellingboe - Star Song (World Premiere)
The concert will feature the Distinguished Concerts International Orchestra & Singers.
When the concert is over I will probably walk back to PHC, weather permitting, of course.
Speaking of the weather ...
Right now ... at 10:20am ... the weather is pretty awesome. It is 66º, sunny with azure blue skies and a projected high of 78º.
Yeah, maybe Billi Pod's plea to The Weather Gods worked.
Now ... moving on to some sports for Marty ...
Yesterday afternoon in Chicago The Yankees overcame a 3-run deficit in the top of the 9th inning to tie the game and then won it 4-3 in the 10th inning on a homer from Jacoby Ellsbury. David Robertson closed things out, making up for Friday’s blown save.
Today @ 2:10pm is the final game of the 4-game series. On the mound for The Yankees (25-23) will be our ace Masahiro Tanaka (6-1) vs. Andre Rienzo (4-0) for The Sox (25-26)
OK, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, it is time to post this and get ready to head out for my doubleheader.
So==>HAVE A GREAT REST OF THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, EVERYONE!
Total mileage for 2014==>526.60 miles (average 3.66 miles per day)
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”