Monday, April 27, 2015

The Visit - Dinner With John Scott Reed - The Subway Series

Monday==>As you loyal and faithful readers and followers know ... today, being Monday, is your favorite blogger’s usual errands and chores day ... so ... we need to get this posting underway so he can address his to-do list ... so ... we will start with ...

Billi Pod’s report card on yesterday’s Broadway show ...

THE VISIT, Claire Zachanassian (Chita Rivera), the worlds richest woman, returns home to find the man (Roger Rees) who had captured her heart and then cast her aside and shattered her dreams. What she does next shocks the town to its core==>A

This show is built around and sustained by the presence of Chita Rivera who is on stage for almost all of the performance. Her voice is still excellent but it is her presence that enraptures the audience from the moment of her dramatic entrance to the final climatic scene.

Even though her character is missing a limb, the highlight of the show is when she performs a gentle ballet with her younger self.

The music and lyrics by Kander and Ebb are emotionally involving and the cast is excellent.

The story line, is, of course, very troubling as it deals with the “vengeance is mine” theme and the battle between goodness and tons and tons of money.

Spoiler alert==>it does not have a “feel good” ending.

My comp. ticket was super-excellent, row G in the center orchestra section. 

Billi Pod says==>see this show.

It is playing at The Lyceum Theatre on West 45th Street, has a running time of 1:35, without intermission, and is an open run.

When the show was over the weather was super-nice, so I did a very pleasant walk and wander session in my Hell’s Kitchen ‘hood.

Then, for the evening was, of course, the rubber game of the YANKEES/METS Subway Series out at Yankee Stadium, The House That Greed And Ego Built.

The Yankees won 6-4 on a HR from A-Rod and sloppy fielding from the Mets.

These are the headlines in today’s papers ...

Bombers blast Mets - Take series crown.
front page of the NY Post

STILL THE KINGS - Yankees outlast Mets in ugly finale to win Subway Series.
back page of the NY Post

E TRAIN - Yanks take first leg of Subway Series thanks to Met gaffes, A-Rod HR.
back page of the Daily News

And, in the Gray Lady ...

Mets Drop Deciding Game of Crosstown Series After Committing Multiple Fielding Blunders.
inner sports section of the NY Times

No matter because a win is a win.

Tonight at 7:05pm, at the Stadium, is the first game of the 3-game series against the Rays

On the mound for the Yankees (11-8) will be Adam Warren (1-1) vs. Nathan Karns (1-1) for the Rays (11-8).

The Bombers and the Rays are tied for first place in the AL East.

Moving on ...

Today will be the usual errands and chores and then for the evening ...

Around 8:00pm I will meet up with John Scott Reed aka Fabson. He is treating me to a Birthday Dinner at a restaurant of his choosing.

Really excited about this because we have a lot of catching up to do and I can’t wait to hear the details of his recent business trip to Israel.

Last week was really interesting. Despite having lots of stuff on his mind regarding the upcoming move, the Subway Series on TV, and his 81st Birthday, your favorite Big Apple blogger saw three Broadway shows: Living on Love (with Renee Fleming), Fish In The Dark (with Larry David) and, The Visit (with Chita Rivera). Not bad ... not bad at all!

Advance alert==>tomorrow’s posting will be delayed because Billi Pod has a 10:00am appointment with his heart doctor for his 6-month checkup. Then, at 1:00pm is a Birthday lunch at Meske with Dian Crystal aka My Lady, Marty Kosarik aka Whatever and Vera Olichney


Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>5.30 miles (or, 11,580 steps)

Total mileage for the week==>27.19 miles (average 3.88 miles per day)

Total mileage for 2015==>453.90 miles (average 3.91 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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