Sunday, June 22, 2014


Sunday==>Good morning to all of my loyal and faithful readers and followers out there in the hinterlands, boondocks and wastelands.

Your favorite blogger here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, needs to get this posting underway because he wants to be in front of his TV for this afternoon’s YANKEES/ORIOLES game ... so ... let’s get started with ...

Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s Off Broadway show ...

READING BETWEEN THE LIES - “The year is 1947, and Arthur Binkman, once the toast of Broadway, has returned from a self imposed exile with a new play. In order to determine if he still has "it", a reading is arranged at the home of wealthy producers Horace and Kitty Manderly. With players including Arthur's unfaithful ex-wife, his small town fiancĂ©, a former child star out of touch with reality and an unscrupulous actor determined to blackmail his way into the production, everyone is a potential target and everyone is a potential suspect.”==>A

The basic theme is==>a staged reading of a new play goes terribly awry.

This was really a lot of fun, with tons and tons of deep belly laughs as the multi-talented cast takes on marriage, infidelity, show business, divorce, the rich, the entitled, treacherousness and revenge.

Each of the characters has hidden secrets that, when finally revealed, send the story line spinning in another, and unexpected, direction.

The 10-person cast is extremely talented, especially Wende O’Reilly as Betty Blue, the former child star who now is totally out of touch with reality, and that is putting it mildly.

The small theater was full and the audience was really into the show as was your favorite blogger. Yeah ... when it was over I left the theatre with a big smile on my face.

Billi Pod says==>if you need laughs and like off-beat humor, then this is the show for you.

This show just opened, is playing at The Bridge Theatre @ Shetler Studios on West 54th Street, has a running time of 1:30, with an intermission, and runs only through June 29th.

It is general admission seating and the box office doesn't open until 15 minutes before the curtain.

Moving on ...

Billi Pod’s entertainment event for tonight is a return visit to an Off Broadway show ...

7:00==>MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL - “This comedy is set in present day Staten Island at the funeral of Anthony’s father Joe. Anthony is reunited with his gay brother Peter Pinnunziato, who he hasn’t spoken to in over a decade. Family drama and crazy characters unite when everything that can possibly happen at an Italian wake certainly will!” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

I saw this very funny show back on December 22, 2013 and gave it an A. When it showed up on one of my ticket services I grabbed it because I am definitely in the mood for another evening of in-your-face humor.

This well-reviewed comedy is playing in repertory with MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING on Sunday’s only at St. Luke’s Theatre on West 46th Street, has a running time of 2:00, with intermission, and runs through September 28th.

We will close this posting out with the usual sports ...

Yesterday afternoon out at Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed and Ego Built, The Yankees (39-34) lost 6-1 to The Orioles (38-35) as Vidal Nuno had another dismal outing, giving up 3 HRs and 4 ERs in 6 1/3 innings. The Yankee bats went dead again.

Despite this puke-inducing performance Manager Joe Girardi says Nuno will remain in the 5th slot in the starting rotation. This says a lot about our pitching staff.

This afternoon at 2:00am it will be the final game of the 3-game series. On the mound for The Yankees will be our ace Masahiro Tanaka (11-1) vs. Chris Tillman (5-4) for The Birds.

Hummmmmm ... might have time for a walk  and wander session before the game ... so ... 


Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>4.65 miles (or, 10,181 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>662.30 miles (average 3.85 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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