Tuesday==>Your favorite blogger here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, is happy to report to his loyal and faithful readers and followers that last night’s entertainment event, BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: Musicals of 1990-2014 @ Town Hall, was a total success and it receives a grade of==>A.
The program, written and hosted by Scott Siegel, featured one song from a Broadway show for each year, performed by a stellar cast of seasoned Broadway singers and dancers.
The evening got off to a great start with “Love Changes Everything” from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love. This is one of my favorite show-tunes of all-time. Once I hear it I then have trouble getting it out of my head. This morning it is still there.
For Billi Pod the other highlights were: “Seasons of Love” from Rent, performed by the Broadway by the Year Chorus; “The Acid Queen” from Tommy, performed by Cheryl Freeman; “I’m Not That Smart" from The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, performed by Rory O’Malley of The Book of Mormon fame; and, “Memphis Lives in Me” from Memphis, performed by Chad Kimball.
The house was virtually sold-out and everyone seemed to be having a great time. My discounted TDF seat was in the balcony about 1/3 of the way back. Not bad at all.
This was the final concert on the season and I am looking forward to next season. Siegel announced that next season will follow the same format of one song per year.
The show was over at 10:45pm and I left Town Hall with a big smile on my face.
Tonight’s entertainment event is gonna be something quite different ...
8:00==>THE ZOMBIES: A MUSICAL - “The Zombie Apocalypse has arrived and everybody's hungry. This world premiere comedy is set in a small town in middle-America, where the cast of characters face issues like racism, gun control, religion and conspiracy theories. The romantic triangle between handsome Junior, suicidal goth waitress Chloe and rich stoner kid Basil is complicated…the secret carried by Little Pete is tearing him apart…will he tell his father?” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)
This show is playing at Playwrights Horizons on West 42nd Street, right next door to my apartment building, has a running time of 2:00, with intermission, and runs through July 13th.
Moving on ...
Last night, up in Toronto, The Blue Jays (43-35) administered a major ass-whipping to The Wankies (39-36), winning 8-3 as our starting pitcher, Chase Whitley, gave up 8-runs in only 3 1/3 innings.
Man, am I glad that my entertainment event kept me away from this embarrassing fiasco. Oh, and, of course, our bats were limp yet again.
Tonight at 7:07pm will be game 2 of the 3-game series. On the mound for The Wankies will be David Phelps (3-4), who had an excellent outing last week against The Blue Jays vs. Mark Buehrle, who is only 1-11 in 17 career starts against The Wankies.
OK, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, time to post this and then head over to The Food Emporium to take advantage of their extra 5% senior-citizen discount, which they offer only on Tuesdays.
Yesterday’s errands and chores plus an entertainment event located near 6th Avenue resulted in another excellent walking day ...
Total mileage for 2014==>672.52 miles (average 3.87 miles per day)
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”