Episode #25: Molly Pope Interview
In This Episode
Molly is returning to Joe’s Pub with a brand new show called Polly Mope. Polly Mope is a wry look inside what can happen when you find yourself stuck alone with yourself on a long, sleepless night. How do you get through the night? Molly Pope faces the literal and the metaphorical question on a nightlong musical mental agility course. Locked in her 6th floor walk-up, this solo musical delves into what she’ll do to make it to the dawn; coping with being a human person, the bi-polarcoaster, and wind chimes.
Molly Pope brings her neo-retro musical sensibility to original songs written with Jim Andralis & Larry Krone, Lance Horne, Erato Kremmyda, Brian Nash, Martha Redbone, and music director/collaborator Matt Aument.
Molly’s show Polly Mope will play at Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette Street) on Monday, March 16 at 7pm. Click here for tickets!
The Houdini Museum is located at 213 West 35th Street (4th Floor) in Midtown Manhattan.
More on Molly:
Molly Pope is a critically-acclaimed cabarettist whose shows have played Joe’s Pub, Feinstein’s/54 Below, Feinstein’s at the Regency, Ars Nova, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, OBERON (A.R.T.), Teatro ZinZanni (Joe’s Pub Seattle), and the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in Australia. Hailed as “One of downtown cabaret’s most adventurous performers” by the New York Times, she is the recipient of both the 2016 Bistro Award for Creative Cabaret Artistry and the 2016 MAC Award for Musical Comedy. She has been named a Time Out New York “Top Ten Cabaret Act of 2008” and 2012 and a Village Voice Best of NYC 2011 for “Best Singer To Turn Life Into A Cabaret.”
Most recently she recorded her first album, An Audience with Molly Pope, live at Joe’s Pub. She has also performed at The Cafe Carlyle (Tales From The Jazz Age), the Afterglow Festival in Provincetown, The Amber Zone at Sid Gold’s Request Room, Our Hit Parade at Joe’s Pub, Greenwich House Music School’s “Uncharted Series” and as a resident artist at The Kimmel Center (Philadelphia) and The Orchard Project. Stage credits include FOUND (Atlantic Theater Co, Philadelphia Theater Co), Horseplay, or the Fickle Mistress (LaMama ETC/Theatre Askew), Dan Fishback’s The Material World (Dixon Place).