Saturday==>It is a dark and dreary morning here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World. At 11:00am it is lightly raining and the temperature is 33º, wind chill down to 26º.
As forecast, it snowed overnight and there was a light accumulation but the rain has taken care of most of that, turning the intersections and crosswalks into a slushy mess.
I have canceled my 2:00pm show, at a theatre up on West 54th Street, because I simply didn’t want to brave the elements, particularly the slushy sidewalks and intersections. Fortunately, my show for the evening (details below) is at a theatre just a few steps away from my apartment building.
So ... let’s just get today’s posting underway with Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s Off Broadway show ...
SKILLET AND BOOKER: MATTERS OF THE HEART, music teacher Audie Booker is looking for love wherever she can find it. Musician/teacher Skillet Mahoney is looking to avoid love at all costs. Skillet and Booker are hilarious as they come face to face with all aspects of matters of the heart==>B+
In-your-face-funny and extremely well-performed with often very risqué humor. The performance space is very small and the actors are often times only inches away from the audience. The two actors create 7 unique characters during the show, each one motivated by “matters of the heart.”
The two performers, Kenneth Crutchfield and Terry Ballard, are a husband and wife comedy-duo and they have been performing SKILLET AND BOOKER since 2007. They have been at their current venue for almost a year.
Billi Pod says==>If you want good acting and kinda silly humor, then this is the show for you.
It is playing at the Harley House on West 46th Street, has a running time of 1:15, without intermission, and runs on Fridays only through March 27th.
Moving on to tonight’s entertainment event ...
The Off Broadway show ...
7:30==>FILM CHINOIS - “An atmospheric mystery set in 1940s China in which an American operative on a secret mission becomes enmeshed in a web of intrigue involving a Maoist femme fatale.” (Off Broadway - complimentary ticket)
Hummmmmmm ... not sure what “an atmospheric mystery” is ... we will see, I guess.
This show, which is billed as ... “in the vein of classic Hollywood films such as The Maltese Falcon”... is playing at The Theatre Row Complex on my West 42nd Street block, has a running time of 2:15, with intermission, and runs through February 8th.
We will close out today’s posting with an update for you loyal and faithful readers and followers on DeflateGate as reported in the headlines in this morning’s papers ...
NO BALLS: Goodell & NFL unlikely to take air out of DeflateGate before Super Bowl - back page of The Daily News.
DELAY OF SHAME: League investigation may drag on past Supe - back page of The NY Post.
And ... in The Gray Lady ...
Gamesmanship Vs. Cheating - front page of the sports section of The New York Times.
You are soooooooo very welcome.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE.
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