Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Diorama/Ethel Sings/The Yankees

Sunday==>Wow!! It is another beautiful day here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World - 67º and sunny at 11:00am, with a nice breeze coming off the Hudson River. After my show this afternoon (details below) this is definitely going to be a walk and wander day for your favorite blogger.

So ... my loyal and faithful readers and followers ... let’s get started with Billi Pod's report card on last night’s Off Broadway show ...

THE DIORAMA, two very different personalities collide when artistic Cecily moves in with her Wall Street lawyer sister, Janey, and - as one does - decides to construct a life-size igloo in the small apartment==>B+

The story line is pretty predictable but is also very funny, most of the time. Yeah, it is a rom/com with a major dose of drama.

The acting is excellent, especially Melissa Maclead Herion as Janey and Susan Louise O’Connor as the quirky younger sister Cicily, who you are torn between wanting to hug and wanting to bitch-slap.

Billi Pod says==>Worth seeing.

This comedy/drama just opened, is playing at The Theatre Row Complex on my West 42nd Street block, has a running time of 1:20, without intermission, and runs through June 14th.

Moving on to today’s entertainment event ...

3:00==>ETHEL SINGS - “Ethel Rosenberg, a determined mother of two, exceptional singer, writer and actor is caught up in the Young Communist League's fight for decent working conditions. Her husband Julius' need to ‘save the world’ will be his undoing. Ethel's love for Julius will be hers.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

This self-described “wild theatrical ride with music” is in early previews, opens on June 6th, is playing at The Theatre Row Complex on my West 42nd Street block, has a running time of 1:35, with intermission, and runs through July 13th.

After booking the show I have been having the recurring thought that I have seen a staged reading of this show somewhere, and was unimpressed. Hope I am wrong.

Anyway ...

On the sports scene ... for you Marty ... of course ...

Yesterday afternoon out at Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed and Ego Built, The Yankees (29-25) beat The Minnesota Twins (25-28) 3-1 behind another stellar performance from our ace Masahiro Tanaka, who improved his record to 8-1.

Bad news==>Mark Teixeira had to leave the game in the 6th inning with soreness in his surgically repaired right wrist.

The final game of the 3-game series is this afternoon @ 1:05pm. On the mound for The Yankees will be Chase Whitley (0-0) vs. former Yankee Phil Hughes (5-1).

Let’s move on some more ...

Yesterday was another excellent walking day for your favorite blogger. I had walk and wander sessions both before and after my show and did my usual “walking regimen” while I was watching the Yankees/Twins game on my new (to me) 42” flat-screen TV. I recorded 5.40 miles, making the total for the month of May==>147.24 miles. Not bad.

In closing ... unfortunately I will be unable to have the anticipated face time with John Scott Reed aka Fabson. Sometimes “things” just happen and I totally understand.


Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>5.40 miles (or, 11,802 steps)

Total mileage for May==>147.24 miles (average 4.75 miles per day)

Total mileage for 2014==>561.68 miles (average 3.70 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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