Saturday==>It’s still very very cold here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The Word ... but, you loyal and faithful readers and followers already know this ... so ... let’s just move on to things that are more important ... like ...
Oh ... yeah ... snow is in the forecast for the afternoon and into the evening ... whatever ... let’s move on to ...
Billi Pod’s report card on last night’s entertainment event ...
The Off Broadway show ...
FASHIONS FOR MEN, shop owner Peter Juhasz is a saintly beacon of decency who only sees the good in everyone - making him easy prey for the sinners who surround him. When his wife steals his last dollar and runs off with his top salesman, Peter is on his own, facing bankruptcy. Will he wise up and learn to protect himself from those who would take advantage of his goodness?==>A
There is so much to like in this revival of the Ferenc Molnar comedy set in Budapest. Yes, by today’s standards the 3 act, two intermission, 2:40 running time is long ... but ... it flies by as your attention is focused on what is happening on stage.
The story line is a bit convoluted and the ending is pretty predictable but no matter because it is totally involving and you really care about what happens to Peter.
The cast is outstanding, especially Joe Delafield as Peter, Rachel Napoleon as Paula, everyone’s “love” interest, and Kurt Rhodes as the Count, who is Peter’s mentor/benefactor/opponent.
The rest of the cast play multiple roles.
The scene changes between acts are amazing, the costumes are very realistic and the sets are perfect.
Yeah, I found this to be a totally enjoyable theater experience and I joined the rest of the sold-out house in giving the actors a well-deserved roaring round of applause at curtain call.
Once again The Mint Theatre put on an excellent production and stayed true to its mission “... to bring new vitality to worthwhile but neglected plays.”
Billi Pod says==>see this show.
It is playing at The Mint Theatre on West 43rd Street, has a running time of 2:40, including two intermissions, and runs through March 29th.
Oh ... a side note==>bet you didn’t know that Molnar also wrote “Liliom” which was the basis for the classic musical “Carousel.” Well, now you do. You are welcome.
Moving on ...
Of course, due to the frigid weather your favorite blogger will remain in the warm and cozy confines of his apartment during the day. He might brave the elements for a quick trip across the street to The Food Emporium.
Then, for the evening he will layer and head out, via subway, up to Carnegie Hall on West 57th Street for ...
Ginastera - Turbae ad Passionem Gregorianam; and,
Ives - Symphony No. 4
(classical concert - complimentary ticket)
The press blurb for the program states: “It’s Big. 300 musicians. 5 ensembles. 2 conductors. The greatest 20th century masterpieces you’ve never heard.”
Yeah ... no way was I going to miss this.
Moving on some more ...
I am happy to report to you loyal and faithful readers and followers that your favorite blogger totally enjoyed the first performance of the new TV series THE JACK AND TRIUMPH SHOW - featuring Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”) and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (“Conan”).
As expected, it is very funny and very in-your-face profane. Just the kinda of humor that Billi Pod loves.
It will be shown on Fridays at 11:30pm on Adult Swim (Cartoon Network).
Billi Pod says==>if you are still up and awake, then check it out.
Oh ... in closing==>will someone please bitch-slap Rudy Giuliani and tell him to just SHUT THE FUCK UP!!
In his latest rant and rave he said this about Obama ... “The ideas that are troubling me ... come from communists with whom he associated when he was 9 years old.”
Really Rudy? Will you PLEASE just SHUT THE FUCK UP!!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND ... and ...
STAY WARM EVERYONE IN THE TRI-STATE AREA
Total mileage for 2015==>208.01 miles (average 4.08 miles per day)
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