Sunday==>For the first time in I don’t remember how long the temperature here in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World, is above freezing at 33º, although the wind chill factor has it down to 27º.
Good news right? Actually, not ... because ... the forecast is for snow, sleet and rain to arrive in the early afternoon hours and carry on over until tomorrow.
Man ... when is it gonna end ... when?
OK ... I know ... I know ... but still ... when?
Anyway, let’s move on to something much more positive and that was Billi Pod’s spectacular entertainment doubleheader yesterday ... beginning with ...
The Off Broadway show ...
ONE DAY: THE MUSICAL, this musical is based on true journal entries written by teens spanning two decades and follows the electrifying journey of eight teenagers as they face ravaging internal struggles and exhilarating triumphs on the passage to discovering their own truths==>A+
Man, I LOVED everything, and I mean, everything about this show - the book, the production values, the special effects, the music, the choreography, the acting and the energy that flowed from the stage into the audience.
The highly emotional and involving story line uses actual words from diary’s/notebooks/letters of teenagers dealing with bullying, depression, anxiety, abuse, eating disorders, and homophobia.
The young 11-person cast is stellar and each one has his/her moment to involve the audience in the realistic turmoil of being a teenager in today’s world.
The house was full and we were very much into the production. The audience included people my age down to tweens and everyone seemed to be totally enjoying themselves.
This show has received very favorable reviews and is an update of the original show called “Inappropriate” that premiered in 1999 and then became a cult teen musical.
It is playing at the 3LD Art & Technology Center on Greenwich Street, way way downtown, has a running time of 2:00, with intermission, and, unfortunately, its limited run ends today. The final performances are at 3:00pm and 7:30pm.
Billi Pod says==>catch this if you can!!
When the show was over I opted not to return to the apartment as originally planned. Instead, I subwayed up to Times Square and went to Pax on West 42nd Street where I had a fresh fruit bowl and a diet Snapple.
Then, it was time for the second part of my entertainment doubleheader ...
Demetri Martin is one of my favorite comedians and he had the audience firmly in his grip as soon as he walked on stage.
Demetri, a NYU Law School dropout, delivers one-liners that are both cerebral and off-beat. At the end of the show he accompanied himself with a guitar and harmonica, at the same time.
The show was profanely in-your-face funny and it was just what Billi Pod was looking for.
The house was full and we were all very much into the show. Demetri received a roaring standing ovation when the show was over. He more than earned it.
Yes, I left Town Hall with a smile on my face, which froze in place as I walked back to the apartment in the frigid wind.
So, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, I hope you will agree with your favorite blogger that yesterday was a pretty interesting entertainment doubleheader.
Now ... what about today?
Today’s entertainment event is a return visit to an outstanding Broadway show ...
7:30==>THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME - “Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain. He is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.” (Broadway - discounted Actors Fund Benefit ticket)
I originally saw this show back on September 11, 2014, with my friend Sandy Mullon, while it was in very early previews. We both loved it and I gave it an A.
Since then it has received uniformly rave reviews and is considered to be a “hit.” The young lead actor, Alexander Sharp, should receive a Tony nomination for Best Actor.
The Actors Fund has promised that the seats for tonight’s performance will be “prime location seats.” We will keep our finger's crossed.
I am really looking forward to seeing it again.
Also, on a very positive note==>yesterday I went downtown to my show early and had a nice walk and wander session, even though it was cold. That and my walking to and from my evening’s show resulted in some good walking stats==>4.52 miles.
And, even though February 2015 was the coldest February since 1934, I was able to record a total of 111.55 miles during the month, with a daily average of 3.98 miles. Not bad ... not bad at all, IMHO ... but ... remember ...
I report - you decide.
Oh ... forgot to mention ... still nothing from the building ownership regarding their lease renewal offer.
On Monday ... or maybe Tuesday ... I will share with you loyal and faithful readers and followers some major personal news regarding your favorite blogger ... so ... stay tuned and ...
STAY WARM EVERYONE IN THE TRI-STATE AREA
Total mileage for February==>111.55 miles (average 3.98 miles per day)
Total mileage for 2015==>239.94 miles (average 4.07 miles per day)
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”