Wednesday==>It is a beautiful summer day here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In the World.
At noon it is 76º with azure blue skies, puffy clouds and a very nice breeze coming off the Hudson River.
And ... yes ... your favorite blogger can hear the voices calling to him to leave this apartment and begin a nice walk and wander session ... so ... let’s just get started with ...
Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s Off Broadway show ...
EXQUISITE POTENTIAL, all parents think their children are great but Alan Zuckerman just happens to think his 3-year-old son, David, is the Messiah. In 1984 Alan and his wife, Laura, visit their rabbi to verify David's possible divine nature. Today, thirty years later, David has grown up and the answer to a father's question is revealed, or is it?==>A-
The acting in this show is excellent, especially considering that the cast members play different characters in the second act, set 30-years in the future.
Vince Gatton, who plays Alan in the first act and the son, David, in the second act, and Rachel Evans, who plays Laura, the skeptical pregnant wife in the first act and Beth, the estranged daughter/sister in the second act are totally outstanding and believable.
The story line is interesting, involving and just a bit quirky as we continue to face the issue of whether David is indeed the Messiah and, if so, why hasn’t he moved forward to “Save the World.”
I don’t want to reveal too much because to do so would spoil the playwright’s intentions. Suffice it to say that not all of the questions/issues are resolved, and I will leave it at that.
Billi Pod says==>catch this show before it closes.
It is playing at the ArcLight Theatre on West 71st Street, has a running time of 2:00, with intermission, and runs through August 3rd.
Before the show I had a great walk and wander session in the West mid-70s area around the theatre. I really like this ‘hood and would love to be living there.
Hummmmm ... my lease on 420 W. 42nd Street, Apt. PHC, is up on May 31, 2015 ... should I consider moving uptown ... ??? ... hummmmmmmmmm ... ??? ... stay tuned ...
Moving on ...
Tonight’s entertainment event is an Off Broadway show ...
7:30==>NO STRINGS ATTACHED - “Monty and Luis have had a happy romantic partnership for ten years. Their only issue seems to be whether or not to get married. A chance encounter with Stefan, a sexy, mysterious waiter, disrupts their cozy lives because both Monty and Luis have a secret connection to him. The three men’s lives intertwine in a number of surprising, romantic and potentially devastating ways.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)
This comedy is playing at the Stage Left Studio on West 30th Street, has a running time of 90 minutes, without intermission, and runs Wednesday - Saturday through August 16th.
Now ... to close ... let’s have some sports ...
Last night in Arlington, TX, The Yankees (55-51) beat the woeful Rangers (42-65) 12-11 in a game that the Yankees kept looking for ways to lose. At one point they had a 6-run lead but the bullpen, including our closer David Robertson, basically sucked.
I was able to watch the final innings and it was a total nail-biter. Yeah ... I know ... I know ... a win is a win and we produced a lot of runs ... but ... in doing so we also sucked ... oh well ... a win is a win.
Tonight at 8:05pm will be the final game of the 3-game series. On the mound for The Bronx Bombers will be Hiroki Kuroda (7-6) vs. Colby Lewis (6-8) for The Rangers.
The Yankees will have tomorrow off and then on Friday will start a 3-game series against the loathsome Boston FuckSox at that fetid cesspool known as Fenway Park.
And ... yes ... my weekend entertainment schedule is going to be built around watching these three games.
Hey ... don't be judgmental ... I'm a Yankee fan and this is a series against The FuckSox ... what else am I supposed to do?
So ... on this happy note will post this and then decide where my walk and wander session is going to be.
Total mileage for 2014==>818.46 miles (average 3.90 miles per day)
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”