Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hereafter - Money Grubbin’ Whores - Old Man and the Old Moon - Fabulous - Derek Jeter

Sunday==>This posting is somewhat delayed because your favorite blogger is in the middle of his second consecutive entertainment doubleheader ... so ... let’s get started with Billi Pod’s report cards on yesterday’s entertainment events ... starting with ...

HEREAFTER MUSICAL - “Three women have come together at the home of world renowned psychic Jason Richards, desperate to make contact with their loved ones who have passed. Unbeknownst to them, the spirits materialize during the reading and we discover that, like the living, they are also having a great deal of difficulty moving on.”

I was seeing this show with my theatre-buddies Dian Crystal aka My Lady, Marty Kosarik aka Whatever, and his boyfriend, Robert, and our seats were together. Both Dian and Marty had seen the show before and both totally liked it.

Folks, in the name of fair and unbiased reporting, I have to now admit that I made a serious error in booking this show. Right after I did I began to have misgivings but hoped that I was mistaken ...

Well, as the show developed the first story line involved a young man who was killed in a freak accident and his mother’s difficulties in reaching closure 20 years later.

This brought about a flood of emotions as a result of what happened in my family in July ... and ... I just couldn’t get it out of my head.

At intermission I told my friends that it was just too much for me to handle and I was going to leave. They understood.

So ... no report card on this show, that is playing at The Snapple Theater at Broadway and West 50th Street, has a running time of 2:20, with intermission, and runs on Saturday afternoons through December 27th.

I am happy to report that I got everything back in order emotionally in time for my next show ... so ... we will now have Billi Pod’s report card on the Off Broadway show ...

MONEY GRUBBIN’ WHORES, NYC union plumber Matt and his gorgeous Israeli wife Aviva are getting divorced. They meet for a settlement. The back-room deal is mediated by Matt’s best friend Frankie, and Aviva’s cousin Moshe. As the couple battles it out through cultural differences, mixed messages, and high passions, one question remains…what is the price of love==>B.

There is a lot to like about this show even though it is another one of those “dark comedies” that starts out kinda funny and then gets more and more serious and dark as it develops, until by the end it ain’t funny at all.

The cast is excellent.

The promo material said that it was extremely profane and, OMFG, it really was and all of the characters yell, scream, and cuss almost nonstop. After awhile it gets old and I think the show could use a bit of trimming by about 10-15 minutes.

However, Billi Pods says it is worth seeing with the above caveats.

This show is playing at The Theatre Row Complex on my West 42nd Street Block, has a running time of 1:30, without intermission, and runs through October 19th.

Moving on ...

Today will be the second consecutive entertainment doubleheader ... beginning with ...

noon==>THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON - “The tale of an old man who must abandon his duties of filling up the moon every month to cross the seas in search of his missing wife, who left home in search of a mysterious melody carried in the ocean breeze. On his journey, the Old Man will encounter titanic leviathans of the deep, apocalyptic storms, civil wars, cantankerous ghosts and other startling and fantastical creatures.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

I saw this show back on November 6, 2012, when it was playing at The Gym @ Judson down in The Village, and totally enjoyed it. Billi Pod gave it an A back then.

It is now playing at The New Victory Theatre on West 42nd Street, has a running time of 1:30, without intermission, and runs through October 13th.

I will be seeing this show with Dian Crystal aka My Lady. When it is over she has another show, so I will come back to the apartment. When her show is over we will connect again for ...

The Off Broadway show ...

7:30==>FABULOUS! The Queen of New Musical Comedies - “Two female impersonators pass for biological gals on a luxury liner, the Queen Ethel May, where they are required to keep their male identities secret from snooping crew members, jewel heisting gangsters and every gentleman caller that comes their way.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

Trust your favorite blogger on this ... it is gonna fall in the "loved it or hated it" category, with no middle ground.

This musical is playing at the Times Square Arts Center on West 43rd Street, has a running time of 2:30, with intermission, and is an open run.

In closing ... this is being finalized after my first show. I made it back to the apartment in time to catch Derek Jeter’s final at-bat as a Yankee in the Boston FuckSox game up at Fenway Park ... and ... guess what ... The Captain, who was the DH, got a single in the 3rd inning to drive in a run and the stadium went absolutely crazy when Jeter was then removed for a pinch-runner. His Yankee career was now officially over.

So==>so long Derek ... thanks for the memories.

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>2.91 miles (or, 6,376 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>1,102.50 miles (average 4.08 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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