Thursday, July 10, 2014

An Entertainment Doubleheader for Thursday

Thursday==>Good morning to everyone out there in the morass known as cyberspace.

Your favorite blogger here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, needs to get this posting started because Billi Pod has an entertainment doubleheader scheduled for today ... yes ... I know it is a Thursday ... but ... he still has a doubleheader scheduled for today ... so just keep reading ...

First, let’s get Billi Pod's comments/thoughts on yesterday’s staged reading of ...

A WOMAN ON TOP, about Senator Virginia Stanton who has had it all, career, marriage, family, success, and divorce. Reaching toward her ultimate goal, Virginia seeks the Presidential nomination of her party while her ex-husband, Governor George Reitman, runs on the opposing side’s ticket==>interesting premise but it needs a lot of work if it is going to find a commercial production.

I saw it with my theater-buddies Dian Crystal aka My Lady and Marty Kosarik aka Whatever, with his boyfriend Robert, and we all had about the same reaction.

When the reading was over Marty and Robert split and Dian and I headed over to our favorite Ethiopian restaurant, Meske, on West 47th Street in my Hell’s Kitchen ‘hood.

This photograph shows our usual awesome meal, The Vegetarian Platter
We had a great time and did a lot of much needed catching up.

When we were finished stuffing ourselves, we split. Dian headed over to the Eastside, walking, of course, for her Kabbalah class (not sure I totally understand what this is) and I headed back to the apartment to watch the 7:05pm YANKEES/INDIANS game, from Cleveland.

Man, what a game! The Yankees won 5-4 in the 14th inning on a homer from Jacoby Ellsbury and David Robertson’s 22nd save.

The final out was made just a few minutes before midnight. Another good thing about the game - I did my usual each 1/2 inning walking routine and that ultimately made for a very good walking day, with total mileage of 4.10 miles.

The final game of the 4-game series will be tonight at 7:05pm. On the mound for The Yankees (46-44) will be David Phelps (3-4) vs. T.J. House (1-2) for The Indians (44-46).

The Yankee Universe is in utter disbelief over the late breaking news that our ace, Masahiro Tanaka, has been placed on the 15-day DL due to an “inflamed elbow.” WTF!! Results from the MRI will be released today. WTF?????

Anyway ... moving on to the details for today’s entertainment doubleheader ...

First is a show in the just opened New York Musical Theater Festival (NYMF) ...

1:00==>ACADEMIA NUTS - “It's the National High School Quizbowl Championship and dreamy-eyed brainiac Maggie McCutter hopes to win a scholarship so she can escape her controlling mother. Maggie's world is hilariously turned upside down when she falls for Tyler O'Neil, a football-loving opponent from rival team, the Walla Walla Walruses. As she's torn between the family she's got and the friendship she's found, will Maggie's trivial pursuits be in jeopardy?” (NYMF - $9.00 TDF ticket)

This self-described “nerd-rock musical” is playing at The Signature Theatre Complex on West 42nd Street, has a running time of 1:50, with intermission, and the remaining performance dates are: Thursday, July 10 at 1:00pm; Friday, July 11 at 9:00pm; Saturday, July 12 at 5:00pm; and, Sunday, July 13 at 8:00pm.

When the show is over I will come back to the apartment and have my usual pre-theater snack, a fruit and cheese plate, and then will head out for the second half of my doubleheader, the Off Broadway show ...

7:00==>HONOR BOUND - “An ambitious young reporter tries to uncover secrets about a respected, retired doctor but instead discovers long-buried conflicts between two old friends. Set against the bonds of baseball, curve balls are thrown and cherished memories are recaptured.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

This well-reviewed drama is playing at St. Lukes Theatre on West 46th Street, has a running time of 2:00, with intermission, and the remaining performance dates are on Fridays only through September 26th.

I should be back in PHC in time to watch the final innings of the YANKEES/INDIANS game.

So ... there you have it my loyal and faithful readers and followers. I hope you will agree that today's entertainment doubleheader sounds very very interesting ... so ... time to post this and then get ready to let the doubleheader begin.

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>4.10 miles (or, 8,969 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>733.77 miles (average 3.86 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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