Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday==>Entertainment Doubleheader - The Gators - Baseball

Sunday==>Your favorite blogger here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In the World, has a very interesting entertainment doubleheader scheduled for this lovely Fall day ... so ... why don’t we get started with details on the first event ...

The Off Broadway show ...

3:00==>BAUER - “An examination of the near-forgotten feud between famed modernist painter Rudolf Bauer, his benefactor Solomon Guggenheim, and Hilla Rebay, the woman who introduced them. With his life's work procured by the Guggenheim Foundation, Bauer believed that the museum in New York was being built to house his creations. However, the Guggenheim opened without a single Bauer on display and he and his paintings were banished to obscurity.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)

This show received generally favorable reviews, is playing at the 59E59 Theatre Complex on East 59th Street (one of my favorite venues), has a running time of 1:30, without intermission, and its final performance is at 7:00pm tonight.

I have been wanting to see this show and I am so glad it came up on one of my ticket services before its closing date.

When the show is over I will spend some time at The Apple Store at 59th and 5th Avenue and then leisurely walk down to East 54th Street for my second show, stopping along the way for a bite, hopefully, some fruit and cheese. 

My second entertainment event is part of the Musicals in Mufti Series by The York Theatre Company ...

7:30==>BIG: THE MUSICAL - “Josh Baskin is just like any other angst-ridden teenager – he can’t wait to grow up. Too bad you have to get through adolescence first. But when Josh makes a wish to be “big” at a carnival and wakes up the next morning in the body of a 30-year-old man, he learns how complicated adulthood can be.” (Off Broadway - discounted TDF ticket)

As I said, this is part of the York Theatre’s Musicals in Mufti Series, and, as you now probably know “Mufti” (pronounced MUFF’tee) means “in street clothes, without the usual trappings.” The show is presented script-in-hand, with minimal staging and props.

This musical is based on the movie “BIG,” which starred Tom Hanks. Starring in this production are Kerry Butler and John Tartaglia.

The show is playing at The York Theatre @ The Citigroup Center on East 54th Street, has a running time of 2:40, with intermission, and runs through October 19th

I am a huge fan of The York Theatre Company and its Artistic Director, James Morgan, who is also a Florida Gator.

So ... there you have it my loyal and faithful readers and followers. I hope it turns out to be as interesting as it looks ...

OK ... moving on ... or perhaps down is the better word ... to the sports scene and ... first ... The Gators ...

Folks, I’m not going to take up too much of your valuable time in rehashing what turned out to be a puke-inducing 30-27 loss to LSU.

As most of you know, we lost on the last play of the game when LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye made a 50-yard field goal.

Turnovers, dropped passes and broken coverage doomed The Gators and drove another nail into Coach Muskrat’s coffin.

IMHO our chances for a winning season are now pretty grim.

On a positive sports note ... 

In the American League Championship Series (ALCS) the Kansas City Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-6, in Baltimore, to take a 2-game advantage.

Game Three is at Kansas City on Monday @ 8:07pm, carried on TBS.

What about the National League Championship Series (NLCS) I know some of you are asking your inner selves?

Well, inner selves ... your favorite blogger could care less about the National League ... so ... just check the sports section of your local newspapers and ... what? Oh ... 

Sorry ... you are right ... thank you Miz Mullon ... in the name of fair and unbiased reporting ... I do have a responsibility to report ... so ... 

Last night in St. Louis the Giants beat the Cardinals 3-0 in Game One of the NLCS behind an excellent performance from Madison Bumgarner.

Game Two is tonight at 8:07pm, carried on FOX. Jake Peavy (7-13) will be on the mound for the Giants vs. Lance Lynn (15-10) for the Cards.

You are sooooooo very welcome!

So ... time to post this and then get ready for my entertainment doubleheader.

Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>4.05 miles (or, 8,851 steps)

Total mileage for 2014==>1,156.30 miles (average 4.07 miles per day)


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