Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Tuesday==>Have some very interesting plans for today so we need to get this posting started with ...

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

THE ANTHEM, the rollicking sci-fi musical inspired by Ann Rand’s dystopian 1938 novel, Anthem, about a future in which individual identity is a crime and the revolt of the young against the evil state==>A

What a totally amazing show!!

As mentioned in the press blurb, the show is indeed filled with “romance, rousing music, energetic dancing and high flying aerial acrobatics.”

The cast is absolutely and totally stellar, headed by Jason Gotay as Prometheus, Randy Jones (of The Village People fame) as Tiberius and Ashley Kate Adams as Athena.

I can’t say enough about the aerial acrobatics that are often within touching distance of the audience.

The show is virtually a rock opera with outstanding songs by Jonnie Rockwell and lyrics by Erik Ransom.

My only quibble with the show is that perhaps it could use a bit of trimming, maybe as much as 15-minutes.

Having said that, I totally enjoyed the evening and highly recommend it to those of my loyal and faithful readers and followers in the Tri-State area who are interested in something a bit “different.”

The show, still in previews, is playing at the Lynn Redgrave Theatre @ Culture Project on Bleecker Street in The East Village, has a running time of 2:15, with intermission, and runs through July 6th.

I left for the show almost 90-minutes early so I could have a nice walk and wander session down in The East Village. It felt really nice.

Moving on to today’s entertainment plans ... starting with ...

At 2:30pm I am meeting up with my friend Marie Taylor and we will either walk or subway, depending on the weather, down to the David Zwiner Gallery on West 19th Street in Chelsea to see ...

A Mercantile Novel by Oscar Murillo - “A candy making factory has been recreated inside the gallery, where tens of thousands of candies are being produced and given away for free to gallery visitors.”

At the gallery we will be joined by Marie’s husband, Lenny Gordon.

Sounds interesting and yummy, doesn’t it.

The exhibition runs through June 14th.

Then for the evening is an Off Broadway show ...

7:30==>SCAPIN - “An outrageously hilarious new musical that knocks Moliere's classic for a loop as it ingeniously incorporates masks, improvisation, slapstick and the sublime songs of the late, great Rusty Magee.” (Off Broadway - $9.00 TDF ticket)

This show, that just opened, is playing at The Studio @ The Theatre Row Complex on my West 42nd Street block, has a running time of 2:00, with intermission, and only runs through June 8th.

My only problem with this event is the fact that the seats in The Studio are without padding and they get pretty uncomfortable after about 45-minutes. Oh well ... nuttin’ I can do ‘bout it.

Moving on ...

On the sports scene, again, for you Marty ...

Last night out at Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed and Ego Built, The Wankies (29-27) SUCKED yet again as they lost 10-2 to The Seattle Mariners (29-28) in a makeup game. According to the papers, the game was riddled with limp bats and lackluster defense, including a grievous mental error by Derek Jeter.

Thank God my show time kept me away from this mess.

Tonight at 7:05pm, at The Stadium, will be the first game of a 3-game series against The Oakland Athletics (35-22), who have the best record in the American League. On the mound for The Yankees will be Hiroki Kuroda (4-3) vs. Scott Kazmir (6-2) for The Athletics.

Moving on ...

Had another very  good walking and wandering day yesterday, thanks to the lure of the azure blue skies.

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>5.20 miles (or, 11,363 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>572.57 miles (average 3.74 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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